Board of Directors

Charles A. Norris, Chairman of the Board

Charles A. Norris has been a member of our Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board since October 2006. Mr. Norris has served as the Chairman of Glacier Water Services Inc. since 2001. He is also a member of the board of directors of Advanced Engineering Management, a position he has held since 2004, a member of the board of directors of MP Holdco LLC, a position he has held since 2015, and was Chairman of the Board of Day Runner from September 2001 to November 2003, when it was sold. Mr. Norris is the retired President of McKesson Water Products Company, a bottled water company and division of McKesson Corporation, where he served as President from 1990 until he retired in October 2000. From 1981 through 1989, Mr. Norris served as President of Deer Park Spring Water Company, which was a division of Nestle USA, and then led an investor group that acquired the business in 1985 until it was sold to Clorox in 1987. Mr. Norris remained with Clorox through 1989 following their acquisition of Deer Park. From 1973 to 1985, Mr. Norris served in various operational executive positions with Nestle in both Switzerland and the United States. Mr. Norris provides the Board of Directors with extensive corporate leadership experience as well as a deep understanding of our business.

J. David Basto, Director

J. David Basto has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010. Mr. Basto is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group which he joined in 2015. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group, Mr. Basto was Founding Partner of Broad Sky Partner, from its formation in 2013 to 2015. Prior to co-founding Broad Sky Partners, Mr. Basto worked for MidOcean from its inception in 2003 through 2013, most recently as Managing Director and co-head of MidOcean’s consumer sector investing team. Prior to MidOcean, Mr. Basto worked for DB Capital Partners and its predecessor BT Capital Partners from 1998 through 2003. Previously, Mr. Basto held positions with Juno Partners and Tucker Anthony Inc. Mr. Basto currently serves on the board of directors of SBD Holdings Group Corp., the parent company of South Beach Diet Corp., and as a director and co-chairman of MP Holdco LLC. Mr. Basto provides the Board of Directors with expertise in analyzing financial issues and insights into the consumer sector.

Daryl G. Brewster, Director

Daryl G. Brewster has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2011. Since 2013, Mr. Brewster has served as the Chief Executive Officer of CECP, a business organization of over 200 large cap companies that helps leading companies and CEOs build, measure and refine their social strategies. Since 2008, Mr. Brewster has also been the founder/CEO of Brookside Management, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that provides C-level insights and support to consumer companies and service providers. In 2013, Mr. Brewster co-founded Brewster Foods Group, a family-run business focused on investing in and operating small cap food businesses, where he acts as the co-founder and co-chair. Between 2009 and 2013, Mr. Brewster was a Management Advisor to MidOcean partners. Prior to that, Mr. Brewster served as the Chief Executive Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. from March 2006 through January 2008. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Brewster was a senior executive at Kraft, Inc. (which acquired Nabisco in 2000), where he served in numerous senior executive roles, most recently as Group Vice President and President, Snacks, Biscuits and Cereal. Before joining Nabisco, Mr. Brewster served as Managing Director, Campbell’s Grocery Products Ltd.—UK; Vice-President, Campbell’s Global Strategy, and Business Director, Campbell’s U.S. Soup. Mr. Brewster serves on the board of MP Holdco LLC and the boards of several middle-market growth companies, and previously served on the board of E*Trade Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Brewster provides the Board of Directors with experience in corporate leadership, public company operations, and an understanding of the pet and consumer packaged goods industries.

Lawrence S. Coben, Ph.D., Director

Lawrence S. Coben, Ph.D., has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Coben is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tremisis Energy Corporation LLC, positions he has held since May 2006. Mr. Coben was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation II from July 2007 through March 2009 and of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation from February 2004 to May 2006. From January 2001 to January 2004, Mr. Coben was a Senior Principal of Sunrise Capital Partners L.P., a private equity firm. From 1997 to January 2001, Mr. Coben was an independent consultant and, from 1994 to 1996, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bolivian Power Company. Mr. Coben currently serves on the board of NRG Energy, Inc. and is an Advisory Partner of the Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners. Mr. Coben served on the board of directors of Chilean Utility SAESA from 2008 to 2010 and the British power developer Rurelec PLC from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Coben is also Executive Director of the Sustainable Prevention Initiative and a Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Mr. Coben provides the Board of Directors with significant managerial, strategic, and financial expertise, particularly as it relates to company financings, transactions and development initiatives.

William Cyr, Director

William ("Billy") Cyr has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Freshpet and a member of our Board of Directors since September 2016. Mr. Cyr has more than 30 years of experience in key consumer packaged foods leadership roles at Sunny Delight Beverages Company and Procter & Gamble Company. Prior to Freshpet, he served for almost 12 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunny Delight, a leading producer, distributor and marketer of juices, juice drinks and flavored waters in North America. While at Sunny Delight, Mr. Cyr managed and oversaw the Company's multi-national operations, building a team of over 600 employees with operations in eight countries and successfully engineered the Company's turnaround plan returning the Company to growth and profitability. Prior to this, Mr. Cyr served a nearly 20-year tenure at Procter & Gamble beginning in 1985, where he held numerous senior executive roles including Vice President and General Manager of the North American Juice Business and Global Nutritional Beverages. In this position, he led a team of more than 500 employees across five manufacturing facilities and two continents. He also led brand growth and marketing over the years for leading packaged foods brands including Crisco and Duncan Hines. Mr. Cyr served as a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, a position he held since 2002. Additionally, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of American Beverage Association since 2007 and on the Executive Committee since 2012.

Walter N. George, Director

Walter N. George III has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. George is the President of G3 Consulting, LLC, a boutique advisory firm specializing in value creation in small and mid-market consumer products companies, a company he founded in 2013. Mr. George served as President of the American Italian Pasta Company and Corporate Vice President of Ralcorp Holdings from 2010 until its sale to ConAgra Foods in 2013. Mr. George served as Chief Operating Officer at American Italian Pasta Company from 2008 to 2010. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. George served in other executive roles with American Italian Pasta Company, including Senior Vice President—Supply Chain and Logistics and Executive Vice President —Operations and Supply Chain. From 1988 through 2001, Mr. George held a number of senior operating positions with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a subsidiary of Colgate Palmolive Company, most recently as Vice President of Supply Chain. Mr. George is President and serves on the board of Old World Spice and Seasoning Company, and serves on the board of directors of Vision Bank. Mr. George provides the Board of Directors with operations expertise, consumer products and pet food industry expertise and public company experience.

Christopher B. Harned, Director

Christopher B. Harned has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Harned also served as our Vice Chairman from October 2006 to December 2010. Mr. Harned was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group of Nomura Securities International Inc. from September 2014 through July 2016. Prior to joining Nomura, Mr. Harned was a Managing Director with Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. from November 2011 through September 2014. Prior to joining Baird, Mr. Harned served as a Partner with The Cypress Group LLC from 2001 through November 2011, where he directed the firm’s investment strategy in the consumer products sector and led the investment in The Meow Mix Company. Prior to joining The Cypress Group, Mr. Harned was a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer Products M&A at Lehman Brothers, where he worked for over 16 years, from September 1985 to November 2001. Mr. Harned currently serves on the board of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global printer and media channel integrator, and served on the board of directors of bswift, LLC, a human resources and employee benefits software-as-a-service business, until 2015. Mr. Harned provides the Board of Directors with expertise in the consumer products sector, the capital markets, public company experience and audit and finance committee experience.

Robert C. King, Director

Robert C. King has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. King served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cytosport, Inc., a sports nutrition company and maker of Muscle Milk, from July 2013 to August 2014. Prior to joining Cytosport, Mr. King was an advisor to TSG Consumer Partners, a mid-market private equity firm specializing in consumer packaged goods companies, from March 2011 to July 2013. Mr. King spent 21 years in the North America Pepsi system, from 1989 to 2010, including serving as Executive Vice President and President of North America for Pepsi Bottling Group from 2008 to his retirement in 2010, President of North America for Pepsi Bottling Group from 2006 to 2008, President of Field Bottling from 2005 to 2006 and Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Business Unit from 2002 to 2005. Before joining the North America Pepsi system, Mr. King worked in various sales and marketing positions with E&J Gallo Winery from 1984 to 1989, most recently as Western Region Sales Manager, and with Procter & Gamble from 1980 to 1984, most recently as Uni t Manager. Mr. King has served as non-executive chairman of the board of Gehl Foods, a Wind Point Partners firm, since 2015 and previously served as a board member and advisor to Cytosport, Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc. and Neurobrands, LLC, a producer of premium functional beverages. Mr. King provides the Board of Directors with corporate leadership, public company experience, operations expertise and more than 30 years of consumer packaged goods experience.

Jonathan S. Marlow, Director

Jonathan S. Marlow has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2010. Mr. Marlow is a Managing Director at MidOcean, and has been with the firm since 2009, where he has focused on investments within the consumer sector. Prior to MidOcean, Mr. Marlow worked for Investcorp International Inc. in the private equity group from 2006 through 2008. Previously, Mr. Marlow held positions at J.F. Lehman & Company and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Marlow currently serves on the board of directors of Agilex Fragrances and Image Skincare. Mr. Marlow provides the Board of Directors with expertise in investment strategies and insight into the consumer sector.

Craig D. Steeneck, Director

Craig D. Steeneck has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Steeneck has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Foods Inc. since July 2007, where he oversees the company’s financial operations, treasury, tax and information technology. From June 2005 to July 2007, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Finance and IT of Pinnacle Foods, helping to redesign the supply chain to generate savings and improved financial performance. From April 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Cendant Timeshare Resort Group (now Wyndham Worldwide), playing key roles in wide-scale organization of internal processes and staff management. From March 2001 to April 2003, Mr. Steeneck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Resorts Condominiums International, a subsidiary of Cendant. From October 1999 to February 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of International Home Foods Inc. Mr. Steeneck is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Steeneck provides the Board of Directors with extensive management experience in the consumer packaged goods industry as well as accounting and financial expertise.