Richard H. Fleming, Chairman

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Richard H. Fleming was appointed a Director of the Company in March 1999 and was elected Chairman of the Board in July 2018. Mr. Fleming retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at USG Corp. in May 2012. He had been appointed to this position in February 1999. Mr. Fleming served USG Corp. in various executive financial capacities, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 1995 to February 1999 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 1994 to January 1995. He joined the Company in 1974. Mr. Fleming also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) and Optim Energy, LLC., a private company.

David J. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer

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David J. Wilson joined Columbus McKinnon Corporation on June 1, 2020, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Columbus McKinnon, Mr. Wilson served as President of Flowserve Corporation's Pumps Division from 2018 to 2020. He joined Flowserve in 2017 as the President of Flowserve's Industrial Products Division. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Wilson was President of the Industrial segment of SPX FLOW, Inc. He was with SPX Corporation, and subsequently SPX FLOW, between 1998 and 2017 progressing through a series of promotions that included the leadership of several global operating businesses and six years in Asia serving as the President of Asia Pacific. Mr. Wilson also led several successful corporate development initiatives while serving as Vice President of Business Development for multiple businesses. Before joining SPX, he held operating and engineering leadership positions at Polaroid Corporation.

In addition to serving as a Director on the Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO) Board, Mr. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors of Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) and the National Association of Manufacturers. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance. Mr. Wilson previously served on the Hydraulic Institute Board of Directors and the Maine College of Art (MECA) Board of Trustees. Mr. Wilson is a recipient of Shanghai, China's prestigious Silver (2011) and Gold (2013) Magnolia Awards and served as an Officer and Executive Committee Member of the Pan Asia Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization.

Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and studied for a master's degree in business administration at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Mr. Wilson also completed graduate-level coursework at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and at the University of Lausanne/IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Chad Abraham

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Chad R. Abraham was appointed a Director of the Company in November 2021. He has been Chair and CEO of Piper Sandler (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank and financial services company since 2018.  Mr. Abraham joined Piper Sandler in 1991 as an investment banking analyst for the technology sector.  Following that role, he initiated and grew Piper Sandler’s presence in Menlo Park, CA, and later advanced to the head of capital markets.  In 2010, he was promoted to Global Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets, prior to his appointment as Chair and CEO.

Aziz S. Aghili

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Aziz S. Aghili was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in May 2018. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Aziz's significant global market experience in motion and electronic drive products, as well as his operational excellence, are invaluable to Columbus McKinnon's pivot to intelligent motion technologies.

Mr. Aghili is the Executive Vice President of Dana and president of Dana's two Heavy Vehicle business units - Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems and Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems. Dana (NYSE: DAN) is a worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies for vehicle manufacturers. Mr. Aghili also serves on the Board of Directors of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of sustainable paper-based packaging solutions.

Mr. Aghili joined Dana in 2009 as President of Dana Europe and was named President of Dana Asia-Pacific in 2010. Prior to joining Dana, Mr. Aghili held various leadership roles over his 20-year tenure with ArvinMeritor, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Body Systems. While at ArvinMeritor, he held strategic leadership positions worldwide, including Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Vice President of Global Procurement, Commercial Marketing, and Business Development - Asia Pacific. Before joining ArvinMeritor, he worked for Nissan Motor Company and General Electric Plastics.

Mr. Aghili holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Teesside Polytechnic University in the United Kingdom. He also holds graduate diplomas in business administration from the University of New South Wales and international management and business administration from the INSEAD Business School in France. He currently resides in Europe.

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

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Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in March 2020. She serves on the Compensation and Succession Committee and Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn brings immense value to Columbus McKinnon from 30 years of experience as a Transformational executive and business leader, in technology and industrial automation. She brings extensive experience building and running large global businesses, in infrastructure, cybersecurity, AI, SaaS and cloud. She led market leading product and services businesses and ran marketing, business operations, and employee and leadership development. She has experience in the acquisition and integration of notable companies and worked extensively with the investor community.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Claridad LLC, a software and services company in service dispatching and IoT logistics. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn also sits on the board for Edison International (NYSE: EIX), a generator and distributor of electric power; and Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leader in the development of innovative water solutions through smart technology. She has advised several tech start-ups in AI, logistics intelligence, green tech and peer-to-peer, distributed platforms, and is involved in the cutting edge of ESG and industrial tech. She is the Founder of the IoT Talent Consortium, a non-profit bringing together the leading IoT companies and top workforce educators to accelerate digital transformation, and has been a National Association of Corporate Directors (NCAD) fellow since March 2019.

Before her position with Claridad LLC, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn was the Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), a global developer, manufacturer, and seller of networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, security and other high-technology services and products. During her tenure with Cisco, she held several leadership positions including VP and General Manager of Cisco’s most profitable business, Product Marketing, Global channels and sales. She was also the founder and leader of the Internet Business Solutions Group, Prior to Cisco, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn ran business operations at Micronics Computers and the secure systems product lines for Wang Laboratories.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, business law, and computer science from the University of Massachusetts. She also completed the Executive MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. She is highly recognized by several organizations for her governance leadership, including Women Inc. as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors in 2018 and Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Women of Influence in 2015. She is also engages regularly in Stanford’s Governance program for public company directors.

Gerald Colella

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Gerald Colella was appointed Independent Director of the Company in November 2021. He serves on the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. His deep industrial technology experience, combined with his track record of expanding into new geographies and markets while delivering sustainable and profitable growth, makes him integral to our Board and the future of Columbus McKinnon.

Mr. Colella also serves as the Chairman of the Board for MKS Instruments (Nasdaq: MKSI), a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the University of Lowell’s Manning School of Business. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for GCP Applied Technologies.

In 2020, Mr. Colella retired as President and CEO of MKS after spending 36 years advancing through progressively challenging positions. His experience spans from Vice President of Worldwide Operations to Chief Business Officer and later Chief Operating Officer. During this time, he oversaw all aspects of the business, preparing him for his successful tenure as President and CEO.

Mr. Colella holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and teaching from the University of Lowell and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

Michael Dastoor

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Michael DastoorMichael Dastoor was appointed a Director of the Company in May 2021. He serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation and Succession Committee. His financial executive leadership skills and strategic insights add a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Dastoor is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Jabil Incorporated (NYSE: JBL), a global manufacturing services company. In 2000, he joined Jabil as a regional controller in the Asia Pacific region and served as the Vice President and then as the Senior Vice President and Controller from 2004 through 2018, when he was named CFO.

Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Dastoor worked for seven years as Regional Chief Financial Officer at Inchape plc (LSE: INCH), a British multinational automotive distribution, retail, and services company, leading the finance teams along with business process re-engineering and M&A for the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia regions.

He holds degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Mumbai (formerly the University of Bombay) and is a chartered accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where he spent six years in auditing covering the United Kingdom and Europe.

Liam McCarthy

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Liam McCarthy was appointed a Director of the Company in November 2008. He serves as the Chair for the Compensation and Succession Committee and as an independent member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Mr. McCarthy brings over 40 years of experience in industrial and international business expertise to the Columbus McKinnon Board.

Mr. McCarthy retired as the President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX), a manufacturer of electronic, electrical, and fiber optic connectivity solutions, in June 2017. In the more than 40 years Mr. McCarthy spent with Molex, he worked in a variety of executive and management capacities, including President and Chief Operating Officer; Vice President, Operations, Europe; President, Data Communications Division, Americas Region; General Manager, Singapore, Regional Marketing Manager, Far East South Region; and Singapore Materials Director. He has extensive global experience having lived and worked in Ireland, Japan, Singapore and USA. He previously served on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the Singapore National Science and Technology Council.

Mr. McCarthy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin, Ireland, and an MBA from the Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.

Heath A. Mitts

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Heath Mitts was appointed a Director of the Company in May 2015. He serves as the Committee Chair for the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation and Succession Committee. Mr. Mitts is a financial expert on our Board and brings Columbus McKinnon a wealth of indispensable experience developing and implementing financial strategy, direction, and compliance initiatives.

Mr. Mitts is a Director and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL). TE Connectivity is a global designer and manufacturer of connectors and sensors for industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and energy.

Mr. Mitts joined TE Connectivity in 2016. Before this, he held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), a global leader known for expertise in highly engineered fluidics systems and components for high-growth specialized markets. Mr. Mitts also held various senior financial management roles in North America and Singapore with PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global company serving the healthcare industry in diagnostics, life science research, food, and environmental and industrial testing. He also held various management roles, including Director of Finance at Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ: HON).

Mr. Mitts holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and political science from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in finance from Pennsylvania State University.

Nicholas T. Pinchuk

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Nicholas T. Pinchuk was appointed a Director of the Company in January 2007. Currently, he is Chairman, President and CEO of Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA), an S&P 500 company. Prior to that, Mr. Pinchuk served as Senior Vice President and President of Snap-on's Worldwide Commercial and Industrial Group since June 2002. Prior to joining Snap-on, Mr. Pinchuk served in several executive operational and financial management positions at United Technologies Corporation, including President, Global Refrigeration Operations of its Carrier Corporation unit and President of Carrier's Asia-Pacific Operations. He also served in financial and engineering managerial staff positions at the Ford Motor Company from 1972 to 1983. Mr. Pinchuk served as an officer in the United States Army.

Kathryn V. Roedel

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Kathryn V. Roedel was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2017. Ms. Roedel retired in 2016 from her position of EVP, Chief Services and Fulfillment Officer at Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS), a direct to consumer, vertically integrated mattress retailer and manufacturer. Prior to joining Sleep Number in 2005, Ms. Roedel held VP and General Management positions in operations, supply chain, services and continuous improvement, spanning 22 years with General Electric's Healthcare and Information Services businesses. Ms. Roedel also serves on the Board of Directors of Generac Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) and The Jones Family of Companies, a private company.