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Biography PhotoWayne M. Hewett
Director Since 2014

Mr. Hewett has significant experience executing company-wide initiatives across large organizations, developing proprietary products, optimizing a supply chain, and in using emerging technologies to provide new products and services to customers. His experience and skills will enhance our Board’s ability to provide thoughtful oversight as we continue to implement our four key initiatives of customer service, product authority, disciplined capital allocation and interconnected retail. Since January 2010, Mr. Hewett has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, one of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science companies, and as a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining Arysta LifeScience as its Chief Operating Officer in October 2009, Mr. Hewett served as a senior consultant to GenNx360, a private equity firm focused on sponsoring buyouts of middle market companies, from February to August 2009. Mr. Hewett’s career has also included over twenty years with General Electric Company, a diversified energy, technology, media and financial services company. From October 2007 to December 2008, he served as GE’s Vice-President, Supply Chain and Operations. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Advanced Materials, a global leader in providing a range of high-technology materials solutions, from 2005 until December 2006, when the company was sold to Apollo Management and renamed Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Mr. Hewett remained with Momentive and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2006 to June 2007. His other roles at GE included President of GE Plastics Pacific and membership on GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Drawing from his various roles, Mr. Hewett will bring to our Board extensive experience in general management, finance, supply chain, operational and international matters.