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Michael V. Schrock, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Atkore Inc.

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Mr. Schrock became a director in May 2018 and has served as Chairman of our board of directors since August 2018. Mr. Schrock is a senior operating advisor of Oak Hill Capital Partners. He retired in 2013 from Pentair LLC, a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection company.  Mr. Schrock began his Pentair career in 1998, where he most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer, beginning in 2006.  His other roles at Pentair included President of Water Technologies Americas and President of the Pump and Pool Group and President and COO of Pentair Technical Products.  Prior to joining Pentair, Mr. Schrock held numerous senior leadership positions at Honeywell International Inc.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Plexus Corporation and SafeFleet Corporation (private), as well as serving on the Board of Governors of the St. Thomas School of Engineering. Mr. Schrock earned a B.S. from Bradley University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Jeri L. Isbell

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Ms. Isbell became a director in 2015. Until her retirement in December 2016, Ms. Isbell was the Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications for Lexmark International, Inc., a manufacturer of imaging and output technology and provider of enterprise services, a position she held since February 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Isbell held a number of leadership positions at Lexmark, including Vice President, Compensation and Employee Programs and Vice President, Finance and U.S. Controller. Prior to joining Lexmark in 1991, Ms. Isbell held various positions at IBM. Ms. Isbell is a director of SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc. Ms. Isbell holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University. She is a certified public accountant, a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, NACD Directorship Certified and was selected as a 2021 NACD Directorship 100.

Wilbert W. James, Jr

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Mr. James became a director in 2017. Mr. James was the President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) from June 2010 through December 2017, which included Toyota's largest manufacturing plant in the world. Prior to becoming President, Mr. James worked in various positions within Toyota Motor's U.S. operations for 23 additional years. Mr. James is a director of Columbia Forest Products, and Cornerstone Building Brands. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.

Betty R. Johnson

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Ms. Johnson became a director in August 2018. Ms. Johnson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (and was Treasurer until late 2020) of MYR Group Inc., a publicly traded, North American electrical contractor specializing in transmission, distribution, substation, commercial and industrial construction. Prior to MYR Group, Ms. Johnson held various executive positions within manufacturing and construction industries, including chief financial officer roles at Faith Technologies, Inc., Sloan Valve Company, and Block and Company, Inc. In addition, Ms. Johnson has eleven years of audit experience for construction, financial services, and manufacture and distribution industries during her tenure at Deloitte and Touche. Ms. Johnson previously served on the MYR Group board of directors from 2007 to 2015 before joining the company’s executive leadership team. Ms. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, Chicago and is a certified public accountant.

Justin A. Kershaw

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Mr. Kershaw became a director in 2017. Until his retirement in April 2022, Mr. Kershaw was the Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cargill, Incorporated, a leading provider of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products. Prior to Cargill, he was the Senior Vice President and CIO at the Industrial Sector of Eaton Corporation. Earlier, while the CIO of W.L. Gore and Associates, he also served as an original member of the State of Delaware’s Information Technology Investment Council. Mr. Kershaw serves as a Board Advisor to the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Data and Information Sciences and as the Cybersecurity Chairperson of the North American Meat Institute ("NAMI"). He holds a B.A. in Economics from LaSalle University.

Scott H. Muse

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Mr. Muse became a director in 2015. From 2002 until he retired in 2014, Mr. Muse served as President of Hubbell Lighting Inc., a leading manufacturer of lighting fixtures and controls, and Group Vice President of Hubbell Inc., the parent company of Hubbell Lighting, an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. Prior to that, Mr. Muse was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Corporation of America from 2000 to 2002 and President of Progress Lighting from 1993 to 2000. Additionally, he held leadership and management positions at Thomas Industries, American Electric and Thomas & Betts. Mr. Muse began his career in the electrical manufacturing industry in 1979. Mr. Muse holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.

William R. VanArsdale

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Mr. VanArsdale became a director in 2015. From 2004 until his retirement on August 1, 2015, Mr. VanArsdale served as Group President of Eaton Corporation plc, a diversified power management company, where he led the hydraulics, filtration and golf grip business units. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. VanArsdale was President of Electrical Components Operation at Eaton, where he was also Operations Vice President of Global Sales and Service from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in various leadership roles at Rockwell Automation and Siemens Automation. Mr. VanArsdale currently serves as a director of SunSource Holdings, Inc. and he holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

William E. Waltz

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Mr. Waltz became a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore Inc. in 2018. Prior to that, he served in several other Company executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Group President of the Atkore Electrical division. From 2009 until joining Atkore in 2013, Mr. Waltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Strategic Materials, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in various divisions of Pentair plc, including President-Pentair Flow Technologies. Mr. Waltz began his career at General Electric Company and as a Deloitte management consultant. Mr. Waltz earned a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and was a graduate of General Electric’s Information Systems Management Program. In addition to serving on Atkore’s board of directors, Mr. Waltz serves as a Director of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE: NX) and a Governor for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association ("NEMA").

A. Mark Zeffiro

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Mr. Zeffiro became a director in 2015. Mr. Zeffiro joined Brooks International in 2021 as a Managing Partner of this management services firm, specializing in the design, acceleration and execution of its client's strategic imperatives. Prior to Brooks International, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Horizon Global Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management products and accessories, until May of 2018. In July 2015, Horizon Global was formed as a stand-alone, publicly traded company from a division of TriMas Corporation, where Mr. Zeffiro was Group President. Prior to that, Mr. Zeffiro spent seven years as the Chief Financial Officer at TriMas with responsibility for investor relations, financial planning, external reporting, business analysis, treasury, tax and corporate capital. Mr. Zeffiro also spent four years at Black and Decker Corporation as Vice President of Finance for Global Consumer Products Group and Vice President of Finance for the U.S. Consumer Products Group. Mr. Zeffiro began his career at General Electric Company, where he held roles of progressive responsibility during his 15-year tenure, culminating in the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Americas and Global Imaging Equipment division within the GE Medical Systems Group. Mr. Zeffiro earned a B.S. in Quantitative Analytics from Bentley College.