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Executive Leadership Team

Nazdar Executives are industry leaders focused on delivering great value to our shareholders and superior experiences to our customers.

Jeff Thrall, Chairman and CEO Nazdar Company

Jeff Thrall,

Chairman and CEO, Thrall Enterprises, Inc

Jeff joined Thrall Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), a family owned holding company headquartered in Chicago, USA, in 1980 as vice president of corporate development of TEI's subsidiary, Nazdar Company, a manufacturer and distributor of screen printing and digital inks and supplies. Jeff was named President of TEI in 1995.

Prior to joining TEI, Jeff's professional career included a number of appointments in investment banking, commercial lending and administration. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Dan Potts, Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Thrall Enterprises, Inc

Dan Potts,

Executive Vice-President, COO and CFO, Thrall Enterprises, Inc

Dan joined TEI in May, 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and is a key senior management team member responsible for directing TEI's financial policies and overseeing accounting, financial planning, risk management, tax and treasury activities. Dan began his accounting career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then spent 17 years as a customer focused CFO working for a family-owned company. Dan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Illinois University, Macomb and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Richard Bowles, President, Nazdar Company

Richard Bowles,

President, Nazdar Company

Richard joined Nazdar in December 2002, and prior to joining Nazdar, Richard served as Vice President at Minolta-QMS and brought over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing. After several years of success as President of Nazdar's Ink Technologies division, Richard became President of the Nazdar Company in January 2018. Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.

Mike Steimley, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Steimley,

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Nazdar Company

Mike joined the company in 2015. Prior to Nazdar, Mike was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Toshiba's printing division in the United States & Latin America. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in audit and IT consulting. Mike graduated with honors from the University of Missouri's Master of Accountancy program and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chris Davis, Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Chris Davis,

Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Nazdar Company

Chris joined Nazdar in 1982, and prior to that time he was the principal owner of a computer consulting company based in Chicago. Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Leicester University, UK and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology, UK.

Anissa Elsey, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Anissa Elsey,

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Nazdar Company

Anissa began her career with Nazdar in January 1999. Anissa is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the human resources functions for 500+ employees. Her HR professional experience began in 1993. Anissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa, and earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR).

In 2014, Anissa was recognized as one of the 25 "Women who Mean Business" by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Dave Austin, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dave Austin,

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Nazdar Company

Dave joined Nazdar in August 2017. Dave oversees all of Distribution and Manufacturing at Nazdar. Prior to joining Nazdar, Dave worked for GSI, a sister company, as their VP of Finance, Controller and eventually their President before the company was sold. Dave earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BA) from the University of Texas in Austin, TX and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Greg Bengtson, Vice-President, Chief Commercial Officer

Greg Bengtson,

Vice-President, Chief Commercial Officer, Nazdar Company

Greg joined Nazdar in May 2021. Greg oversees all sales and marketing activities at Nazdar. Prior to Nazdar, Greg was President of Hempel North America. He spent the majority of his career with AkzoNobel, starting as a technical service representative and progressively moving into more senior sales roles and eventually leading two different regional business units as Vice President. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Miami (Ohio) University.

Evan Benbow, Vice-President, Research & Development

Evan Benbow,

Vice-President, Research & Development, Nazdar Company

Evan joined Nazdar in August 2021. Prior to joining Nazdar Evan held various positions in the field of chemistry from Development Scientist to Vice-President of Product Technology and Solutions.

In his current role, Evan provides leadership and manages research and product development for Nazdar manufactured products. His responsibilities extend globally to the R&D labs in our manufacturing locations in Shawnee, KS and Stockport, UK.

Evan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Florida State University. Evan is a proven business leader with demonstrated success managing global R&D operations and adapting best practices for optimal efficiency.