Terry Stinson, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Terry Stinson was appointed Non-executive Chairman of the Board in November 2018. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee since 2014. Mr. Stinson is Chief Executive Officer of his own consulting practice, Stinson Consulting, LLC, a firm engaged in strategic alliances and marketing for the aerospace industry. He is currently an independent consultant to AAR Corp, after having served as Executive Vice President since 2013, and as Group Vice President from 2007 until 2013. Mr. Stinson has served in various executive management positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.; Group Vice President and Segment President of Textron Aerospace Systems and Components for Textron Inc.; and President of the Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Stinson is currently a director of Lennox International Inc., serving on that company’s Board Governance and Compensation and Human Resources Committees. Mr. Stinson previously served as a director of Triumph Group, Inc. from 2003 to 2008.

Carey Bond, Director, Vice Chairman, Compensation and Human Resources Committee

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Carey Bond joined CPI Aero’s board in 2016. Mr. Bond’s career spans over 30 years in the aviation industry, spending 10 years at Sikorsky Aircraft until his retirement in 2015. During his tenure at Sikorsky, he served in various executive capacities including Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer, and finally, as President of Commercial Systems & Services until 2015. Prior to his tenure at Sikorsky Mr. Bond also had a successful 17-year career at Bell Helicopter Textron, holding positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Director of Marketing and Government Relations and Vice President of Customer Support and Services. Mr. Bond has previously served on the boards of privately held PZL Mielec Aircraft Company, Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft Company and New Eclipse Aerospace. Mr. Bond holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Dorith Hakim, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Dorith Hakim was named President and Chief Executive Officer of CPI Aero in March, 2022. Ms. Hakim has a diverse and extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Most recently, she served as Group Vice President of Parker Hannifin Aerospace where she directed global supply chain for 11 divisions, 25 manufacturing sites and two joint ventures, and was accountable for $1.9 billion of spending. Before joining Parker Hannifin, Ms. Hakim was at Triumph Group first as Vice President, Corporate Program Management and Operations Excellence where she was responsible for implementing best practices in program management, delivery, and quality performance as well as continuous improvement for four divisions and before that as Vice President, Program Management Precision Components, responsible for major programs within seven operating companies and 22 sites, overseeing delivery and quality performance, proposal estimating, and customer contract negotiations. Ms. Hakim earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Finance from H.E.C. at the University of Montreal. She is certified as Six Sigma Black Belt and has received several executive leadership certifications.

Eric Rosenfeld, Chairman Emeritus, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

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Prior to becoming Chairman Emeritus in November 2018, Eric Rosenfeld had been Non-executive Chairman of the Board for the Company since January 2005. Mr. Rosenfeld has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he was a Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., for fourteen years. He was Chairman of the Board of Spar Aerospace Limited from 1999 through 2001. Spar was involved in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of airplanes and helicopters. Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World President’s Organization and the Canadian Foundation for Investor Education and the Directors College. He also has been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received an MBA from Harvard University and an AB degree in economics from Brown University.

Richard Caswell, Director, Chair, Audit and Finance Committee

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Rick is an aerospace executive with extensive experience in financial planning & analysis, government contracting, accounting, M&A, treasury, taxation and pension fund management. Rick is currently a senior advisor with a major transportation company. Rick retired after 22 years with United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In his latest role he served as Vice President, Finance & CFO for the Power, Controls and Sensing System segment of United Technologies Aerospace Services. In this assignment he had responsibility for the successful financial integration of major units of the Goodrich Aerospace acquisition by UTC – the largest aerospace combination in history. He also served as V.P., Finance & CFO of Sikorsky Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada - two units of UTC. Rick joined UTC in 1993 in the Pratt & Whitney, Controllers’ Department where he became V.P. Controller. Rick started his career at Price Waterhouse in Hartford. He spent 10 years with the firm in Connecticut serving multinational clients as a Senior Audit Manager prior to joining UTC. Rick was a certified public accountant and received a B.A in economics from Alfred University and an M.S. in accounting from Syracuse University. In his spare time Rick is a private pilot, fitness runner and open water scuba diver.

Michael Faber, Director, Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

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Michael Faber is Chief Executive Officer of NextPoint Management Company, Inc., a strategic advisory firm to family offices on issues such as direct investing, manager selection, trust and estates, charitable giving and intergenerational communications. From 1990 to 2008, Mr. Faber was a General Partner of the NextPoint and Walnut family of investment funds, focusing on private equity, venture capital and structured investments. He has invested in more than 90 companies, served on dozens of boards, and helped to manage more than 30 successful exits. Mr. Faber is an honors graduate and John M. Olin Fellow of the University of Chicago Law School and attended Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York.

Walter Paulick, Director

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Walter Paulick has been a Director since April 1992. From June 2006 until April 2007, he served as Chairman of our Audit Committee. Mr. Paulick is currently a self-employed real estate development consultant. From 1982 to November 1992, Mr. Paulick was a Vice President of Parr Development Company, Inc., a real estate development company. From 1980 to 1982, Mr. Paulick was employed by Key Bank, where he last held the position of Vice President. From 1971 to 1980, Mr. Paulick was Vice President of National Westminster U.S.A. Mr. Paulick holds an associate degree in Applied Science from Suffolk Community College and Bachelor of Business Administration from Dowling College.