Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Personnel and Compensation
Marc LeBaron Chairman of the Board   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Personnel and Compensation Committee
Chairman of the Board
Elected 2011

Mr. LeBaron has been Chairman/CEO of Lincoln Industries in Lincoln, NE since 2001.  Lincoln Industries is a supplier of products requiring high performance metal finishing.  He has served on the Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. since 2005.  He serves on Ballantyne's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committees.  He is also a director of Assurity Security Group, Inc., Lincoln, NE.  Mr. LeBaron brings his experience as the CEO of a Midwestern ISO certified manufacturer, recognized as one of the best places to work in America.  His organizational leadership experience, ability to identify and implement business strategy and knowledge of corporate governance give him the operational expertise and breadth of knowledge which qualify him to serve as director.

David L. Chicoine   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Personnel and Compensation Committee

David L. Chicoine, Ph.D., is professor of economics at South Dakota State University. He served as the university’s 19 th president from 2007-2016 and will become president emeritus and professor emeritus in July 2017. Prior to 2007, Dr. Chicoine was professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and held various positions of increasing administrative responsibility with the University of Illinois, including department head, dean and vice president for technology and economic development. Since April 2009, he has served as an independent director on the Monsanto Company board, where he is a member of the Science and Technology Committee and the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee. He also currently serves on the Board of Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, is an outside director on the Board of First Bank and Trust, Brookings, SD and is a member of the Board of ENTERPRISE 605, INC, Sioux Falls, SD and of the Board of Managers of South Dakota Innovation Partners (SDIP), LLC., Brookings/Sioux Falls, SD.

Daniel A. Rykhus      
President and Chief Executive Officer
Elected 2008

Mr. Rykhus was named President and Chief Executive Officer on August 20, 2010 and had been Executive Vice President of the Company since 2004. He was the General Manager of the Applied Technology Division from 1998 through 2009, growing the division's sales from $15 million to over $100 million. He joined the Company in 1990 as Director of World Class Manufacturing. He serves on the boards of Great Western Bank, the Washington Pavilion and many other non-profit organizations in Sioux Falls, SD.  The Board believes that Mr. Rykhus is an appropriate representative of management on the Board given his position as a senior executive officer and his long tenure with the Company. In addition, Mr. Rykhus brings a wealth of industry experience to the Board.

Holdings: 129,204 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Mar 25, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 9,446 n/a
Mar 25, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,558 n/a
May 26, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 43,390 18.93
May 26, 2015 Option Execute 50,000 15.49
Apr 2, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 14,795 n/a
Apr 2, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,037 n/a
Aug 4, 2014 Option Execute 6,654 15.03
Jul 15, 2014 Sell 3,440 30.65
Jul 15, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,505 31.38
Jul 15, 2014 Option Execute 5,861 15.03
Jul 14, 2014 Sell 5,085 31.40
Jul 14, 2014 Option Execute 5,085 15.03
Sep 11, 2013 Sell 2,344 32.45
Jun 28, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 5,101 30.16
Jun 28, 2013 Option Execute 11,300 12.26
Mar 28, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,025 33.83
Mar 28, 2013 Option Execute 7,500 12.26
Apr 3, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,909 63.31
Apr 3, 2012 Option Execute 6,400 34.50
Jul 8, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,680 59.49
Jul 8, 2011 Sell 600 58.36
Jul 8, 2011 Option Execute 3,570 28.01
Mar 23, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,252 57.90
Mar 23, 2011 Option Execute 3,630 28.01
May 24, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 5,901 36.68
May 24, 2010 Option Execute 6,800 31.05
May 5, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 6,466 26.00
May 5, 2009 Option Execute 7,500 22.00
Thomas S. Everist Member of Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Elected 1996

Mr. Everist was named Chairman of the Board of the Company on April 1, 2009.  He is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Everist Company, Sioux Falls, SD, a position he has held since 2002.  He was President and Chief Executive Officer, L.G. Everist, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD, from 1987 to 2002.  These companies mine and produce construction materials including aggregate, concrete and asphalt. He brings a strong understanding of production and logistical operations.  Since 2006, he has been the managing member of South Maryland Creek Ranch, LLC, a land development company, and President of SMCR, Inc., an investment company.   He is a director of MDU Resources, Bismarck, ND, a publicly traded energy and utility company, where he chairs the Compensation Committee.  He is also a director of several non-public companies including, Showplace Wood Products, Bell, Inc. and Everist Genomics, Inc. Mr. Everist brings demonstrated success in business and leadership skills, serving as president and chairman of his companies, headquartered in the Company's home state, for over 25 years.

Jason M. Andringa Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee  
Elected 2013

Mr. Andringa was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vermeer Corporation, Pella, Iowa on November 1, 2015. Prior to that, he was President of Forage and Environmental Solutions for the Vermeer Corporation, Pella, Iowa. The Vermeer Corporation manufactures equipment for the construction, agriculture, surface mining, forestry and landscaping industries and serves markets around the world. Prior to his current role in the company, Mr. Andringa also served as Vice President for Dealer Distribution and Global Accounts and was based in the Netherlands while serving as Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He brings a strong understanding of manufacturing and operations and substantial experience in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining Vermeer, Mr. Andringa was a staff engineer for four years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he applied his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. In addition to his board membership for a number of Vermeer subsidiaries, Mr. Andringa also serves on the Board of Advisors for Camcraft and the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy of Iowa. Mr. Andringa's educational and professional background qualifies him to serve as director and provides valuable business and strategic insight to the board.

Mark E. Griffin   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Personnel and Compensation Committee
Elected 1987

Mr. Griffin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Lewis Drugs, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD since 1986.  Lewis Drugs is a regional retail department and drug store chain. He is a board member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Griffson Realty Company, Fredin Associates and G.E.F. Associates, Sioux Falls, SD. Mr. Griffin brings over 20 years of experience as a CEO of a significant retail business and a real estate company, among other businesses, in the Company's home community. Not only does he bring extensive operations, marketing and distribution experience, but he also has a valuable perspective on local issues involving real estate, work force and other matters.


Kevin T. Kirby Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Elected 2007

Mr. Kirby is CEO and a director of Face It TOGETHER, a non-profit organization. He was the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Western Surety Company from 1979 to 1992. In this position he developed an understanding of accounting principles, internal controls and audit committee functions; as a result he is considered an “audit committee financial expert." He was elected a Director of the Company in 1989 and resigned his position in 2001. From 1993-2001 he chaired the Raven Audit Committee. He was asked to rejoin the Board in 2007. Mr. Kirby brings to the Board over 30 years of expertise in corporate finance and investment management, as well as an insurance background, and provides a valuable risk management perspective.

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