Corporate Governance

Jason is committed to being a responsible, engaged corporate citizen. We hold ourselves and our companies to the highest standards of ethical behavior and business integrity. These standards are detailed in the Jason Code of Ethics and Business Ethics Policy, which guides our everyday operations. An independent Board of Directors also supervises our business conduct to ensure full compliance.

Board of Directors

Jeffry N. Quinn

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jeffry N. Quinn is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also the founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Quinpario Partners LLC, and has served in such role since July 2012. Prior to forming Quinpario Partners LLC, Mr. Quinn was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Solutia Inc. (formerly NYSE: SOA), a global specialty chemical and performance materials company. From May 2004 to July 2012, Mr. Quinn served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia, and served as the Chairman of the Board from February 2006 to July 2012.

Mr. Quinn became President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia shortly after it had filed for bankruptcy. Over eight years as CEO of Solutia, Mr. Quinn oversaw its transformation from a domestically oriented commodity chemical company to one of the world’s leading specialty chemical firms. Solutia was sold to Eastman Chemical in July 2012. Mr. Quinn joined Solutia in 2003 as Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel. In mid-2003 he added the duties of Chief Restructuring Officer to help prepare the company for its eventual filing for reorganization under Chapter 11.

During his tenure at Solutia, the company completed a number of divestitures and acquisitions as it reshaped its portfolio of businesses. It also completed a number of debt and equity offerings. Prior to joining Solutia, Mr. Quinn was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary and General Counsel for Premcor Inc. (formerly NYSE: PCO), which at the time was one of the nation’s largest independent refiners. At that time Premcor was a portfolio company of Blackstone Capital Partners, a private equity fund. As general counsel of Premcor, Mr. Quinn was involved in the company’s initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Premcor was eventually sold to Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) in 2005. Prior to Premcor, Mr. Quinn was Senior Vice President-Law & Human Resources, Secretary and General Counsel for Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI).

Mr. Quinn started at Arch Coal in 1986 when it was known as Arch Mineral Corporation. He became General Counsel in 1989. For the next eleven years Mr. Quinn was a member of the executive management team that grew Arch from a small regional coal producer to the nation’s second largest coal company. Mr. Quinn was involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions at Arch Coal, including the 1987 acquisition of the coal business of Diamond Shamrock Corporation, the 1997 merger with Ashland Coal, Inc., the 1998 acquisition of the U.S. business of Atlantic Richfield Company, and many other smaller transactions as well as the company’s initial public offering in 1997 as part of the Ashland Coal merger. Mr. Quinn is currently a member of the board of directors of Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX), a fully integrated producer and marketer of titanium ore and titanium dioxide pigment, Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE), a global supplier of technology-based performance materials and chemicals for manufacturers, and W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), a global supplier of catalysts, engineered and packaging materials and specialty construction chemicals and building materials.

Mr. Quinn is well qualified to serve as Chairman of our Board of Directors due to his background in specialty chemicals and performance materials, as well as his experience in public company governance and private equity. Mr. Quinn received both a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky.

James P. Heffernan

Member

James P. Heffernan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of United Natural Foods, Inc. (“United”)(NASDAQ:UNFI), a distributor of natural and organic foods, since December 2000 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Command Security Corp. (“Command”)(AMEX:MOC), a provider of uniformed security officers, aviation security services, and support security services to commercial, financial, industrial, aviation, and governmental customers in the United States, since September 2010.

Mr. Heffernan currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee of United and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Command. Previously, Mr. Heffernan served as a member of the Board of Directors of Solutia Inc. (formerly NYSE:SOA), a performance materials specialty chemical manufacturer with global operations, from February 2008 until its acquisition by Eastman Chemical Co. in July 2012. From November 1998 to September 2012, Mr. Heffernan served as Vice Chairman and as a Trustee of the New York Racing Association, the governing body for thoroughbred racing at Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga. Prior to that, Mr. Heffernan served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Danielson Holding Corporation, which had ownership interests in a number of insurance and trust operations, from June 1990 to September 1996. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Finance Committee of Columbia Energy Group (n/k/a NiSource, Inc.)(formerly NYSE:CG), a vertically integrated gas company with several billion dollars of annual revenues and assets, from January 1993 to November 2000 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Baldwin Piano & Organ Co. from June 2000 to May 2001.

Prior to that, Mr. Heffernan served as President of WHR Management Corp., as General Partner of Whitman Heffernan & Rhein Workout Funds and as President of Whitman Heffernan & Rhein & Co., Inc., an investment banking firm specializing in corporate reorganizations, from May 1987 to September 1996. Prior to joining WHR Management Corp., Mr. Heffernan was an attorney with the New York based law firm Anderson, Kill & Olick, PC., where he specialized in corporate reorganizations, from September 1973 to May 1987. Mr. Heffernan is well qualified to serve as an independent director due to his background in specialty chemicals and performance materials, as well as his experience in public and private company governance (including his service on audit committees) and investment banking.

Edgar G. Hotard

Member

Edgar G. Hotard serves as an Operating Partner at HAO Capital, a private equity firm based in Beijing and Hong Kong, which provides growth capital to Chinese companies, since November 2010 and as a Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners, a provider of seed / early stage venture capital for technology firms in life sciences, physical sciences and advanced materials, since June 2002. He also serves as Executive Chairman of SIAD Engineering (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd., the China subsidiary of SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A, a global supplier of compressors and air separation equipment, a position he has held since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Hotard served as an advisor to the Asia practice of Monitor Group, a global strategy-consulting firm and as non-executive Chairman of Monitor Group (China), from June 2000 to November 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Hotard served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Praxair, Inc. (“Praxair”) (NYSE:PX), a worldwide provider of industrial gases, including atmospheric, process and specialty gases, from July 1992 until his retirement in January 1999.

In 1992, he co-led the spin-off of Praxair from Union Carbide Corporation (formerly NYSE:UK), a commodity and specialty chemical and polymers company where he served as Corporate Vice President from July 1990 to July 1992. Mr. Hotard currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN), a global advanced materials processing company serving the paper and aerospace industry, a position he has held since November 2006 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Baosteel Metals, a subsidiary of Baosteel Group Co. Ltd., since January 2013 and as a member of the Board of Directors of SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A. since May 2013. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of various public companies, including Global Industries Inc. (formerly NASDAQ:GLBL), a global offshore oil and gas engineering and construction service company, from 1999 to September 2011; Solutia Inc. (formerly NYSE:SOA), a performance materials specialty chemical manufacturer with global operations, from February 2011 to July 2012 and Shona Energy Company, Inc. (formerly TSX-V:SHO), an oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company, from July 2011 to December 2012.

In addition, Mr. Hotard was a founding sponsor of the China Economic and Technology Alliance and a joint MBA program between Renmin University, Beijing, China and the School of Management of the State University of Buffalo, New York. Mr. Hotard is well qualified to serve as an independent director due to his background in the advanced materials processing and energy industries, as well as his experience in public and private company governance and private equity.

James Hyman

Member

James E. Hyman, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Education Centers, a provider of offender reentry and in-prison treatment services, since January 2015. Mr. Hyman serves as a director of The Hinckley Company and of Grosvenor Americas. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., an analytical laboratory for environmental testing services, from 2011 until 2014, and was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornell Companies, Inc., an operator of correctional facilities, from 2005 until 2010. Mr. Hyman has held executive positions in the US and Europe with FTI, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, GE Capital, McKinsey & Company and J.P. Morgan, and has previously served as a director of Mac-Gray Corporation. He also chairs the Mega-Cities Project, a not-for-profit focused on urban development issues in the world’s largest cities. Mr. Hyman received a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

Mitchell Quain

Member

Mitchell I. Quain is a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group, L.P., a private investment firm. He was a Partner of One Equity Partners, a private investment firm, from 2010 through 2011. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Quain was a Senior Director of ACI Capital Corp., a private equity firm. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Register.Com, Inc., an internet services provider, and from 1997 to 2001 he was employed with ABN AMRO, a global full service wholesale and retail bank, and its predecessors in several capabilities including Vice Chairman. Mr. Quain is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), and a director of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL), Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ: HDNG) and Tecumseh Products Company (NASDAQ: TECU). Mr. Quain serves on the Compensation, Audit and Retirement Plan Committees of Magnetek, and serves as the Chairman of Magnetek’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He serves on the Audit and Nominating Committees of Astro-Med, and serves as the Chairman of Astro-Med’s Compensation Committee. He serves as a member of the Audit Committee of RBC Bearings, as a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees of Hardinge and as a member of the Governance and Nominating and Audit Committees of Tecumseh Products.

Previously Mr. Quain served on the Boards of DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Inc., Handy & Harman, Heico Corporation, Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. and Titan International, Inc. Mr. Quain has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Dr. John Rutledge

Member

Dr. John Rutledge is the founder of Rutledge Capital, a private equity investment firm that invests in U.S. middle market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies, and has served as its Chairman since 1990. Dr. Rutledge is also Chief Investment Strategist for Safanad SA, an investment firm based in Geneva, Switzerland since its inception in 2008. He also serves as Senior Research Professor at Claremont Graduate University since 2010, where he teaches economics and finance.

Dr. Rutledge also serves as a CNBC Contributor since 2009. In addition, Dr. Rutledge is an Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Chief Advisor for Finance and Investment to the Governor of the Haidian District in Beijing and has served in those capacities since 2007 and 2008, respectively. He is a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute and the Heartland Institute. In addition to his many advisory and board roles, Dr. Rutledge has written for Forbes.com and TheStreet.com. He also wrote the Forbes’ Business Strategy column from 1992 to 2002. He also founded Claremont Economics Institute, an economic advisory business, in 1978 and served as its Chairman from January 1979 to 1991.

Dr. Rutledge has served as the director of a number of companies, including: American Standard (formerly NYSE: ASD), a manufacturer of plumbing, air conditioning, and automotive products; Earle M. Jorgensen Company (formerly NYSE: JOR), the largest independent distributor of metal products in North America; Lazard Freres Funds, a mutual fund; Amerindo Investment Fund, a mutual fund; CROM Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of prestressed concrete tanks; AdobeAir, a manufacturer of heating and cooling products; StairMaster, a manufacturer of fitness products; Fluidrive, a manufacturer of steerable, hydraulic axles for the agricultural and trucking industries; CST, a manufacturer of paper office products; Ellis Communications, an operator of television and radio companies; General Medical, a supplier of medical products; United Refrigeration, an operator of cold storage warehouses for the food industry; and Framed Picture Enterprise, a retailer in the framed art business.

Dr. Rutledge was one of the principal architects of the Reagan economic plan in 1981 and was an adviser to the Bush White House on tax policy from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Rutledge began his career as a professor of economics at Tulane University and Claremont McKenna College. He holds a B.A. from Lake Forest College and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Dr. Rutledge is well qualified to serve as an independent director due to his academic background as well as his experience in public and private company governance.

James M. Sullivan

Member

James M. Sullivan is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joy Global, Inc. since December 2012, and has global responsibility for the company’s finances and accounting.

Mr. Sullivan previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Solutia, Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by Eastman Chemical Company in July 2012. Mr. Sullivan also served as Solutia’s Executive Vice President from 2009 until his departure and previously served as Senior Vice President from 2004 through 2009 and Treasurer from 2004 through 2011. Mr. Sullivan also served as Solutia’s Vice President and Controller from 1999 through 2004. At the time of his departure, Mr. Sullivan was responsible for Solutia’s finance activities, including controllership, internal audit, investor relations, tax, treasury, risk management, credit and collections, acquisitions and divestitures and information technology.

Mr. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance from St. Louis University and his masters of business administration from Washington University.

Jason holds itself to the highest standards of ethical behavior and business integrity. The Jason Code of Ethics defines our guiding principles.

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