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William E. Waltz, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Waltz was named President and Chief Executive of Atkore International, effective October 1, 2018. Prior to that, he served in several other Company executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Group President of the Atkore Electrical Raceway reporting segment. During his tenure with Atkore, Mr. Waltz was also the President of the Atkore Conduit and Fittings business unit, a position he held for two years beginning in September 2015, after joining Atkore as President-Plastic Pipe and Conduit in 2013. From 2009 until joining Atkore, Mr. Waltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Strategic Materials, Inc., North America’s largest glass recycling company. 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.

David P. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Johnson joined Atkore in August 2018 with more than 29 years’ experience in strategic and financial planning, risk assessment, mergers & acquisitions, global tax strategies, international operations, and internal controls. Most recently, Mr. Johnson was Vice President-Finance & Operations for the Electrical Sector business at Eaton Corporation, where he was responsible for sector financial planning, analysis, and reporting; compliance, credit & collections, government accounting as well as global purchasing, manufacturing strategies, logistics and distribution. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson was Vice President-Finance and Planning for the Americas Region (Eaton Electrical) where he was responsible for reporting, planning, acquisitions, and implementing common financial policies / reporting across numerous recently acquired businesses. During his 24 year tenure at Eaton, Mr. Johnson held other roles of progressive responsibilities, including Plant Controller, Division Controller, Director of Finance & Business Development, Vice President Finance & Business Development, and Vice President Finance & Planning-Europe, Middle East and Asia. Mr. Johnson began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he held various accounting and analytical financial roles. Mr. Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Kelly, Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary

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Mr. Kelly joined Atkore in September 2013. For the past 20 years, Mr. Kelly worked in strategic legal officer roles within various businesses of ITT Corporation and Xylem, Inc., a 2011 spinoff from ITT. Most recently at Xylem, Mr. Kelly served as acting General Counsel with responsibility for all legal and compliance matters, including SEC filing, corporate governance oversight, intellectual property, acquisitions, contracts and litigation, as well held the role of Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Contracts. Before that, he was VP and General Counsel of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, covering all of ITT’s commercial businesses and prior to that, he was VP and General Counsel of ITT Defense Electronics and Services. Mr. Kelly also spent three years at ITT Corporation as Deputy General Counsel, Director Field Legal Support, where he provided business and legal counsel for the company’s three global operating groups. Mr. Kelly’s career began at Sidley & Austin with an antitrust and commercial litigation practice. Mr. Kelly earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a focus on International Economics from Georgetown University.

John Deitzer, Vice President, Investor Relations

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Mr. Deitzer joined the company in July 2019 with responsibility as the primary point of contact and assisting in strengthening relationships with shareholders, industry analysts and the financial community in general. Prior to Atkore, Mr. Deitzer was Senior Manager-Investor Relations at Alcoa Corporation where he managed the earnings release process, investor roadshows as well as interacted directly with analysts regarding key communications about company performance and strategic priorities. Mr. Deitzer was also involved in management consulting and strategy as Engagement Manager at Alcoa Inc. Prior to that, he held the role of Segment Manager for PPG Industries where he was responsible for growing the company’s position in the aluminum extrusion coatings business. Mr. Deitzer began his career with PPG in the role of Global Account Manager and served one of the company’s top customers in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Mr. Deitzer held investor relations and corporate strategy roles during his tenure at H.J. Heinz Company. Mr. Deitzer earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Melissa Kidd, Senior Vice President-Electrical Raceway Sales

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Ms. Kidd was promoted in March 2019 with responsibility for enhancing Atkore’s presence in the marketplace regarding its Electrical Raceway solutions, building stronger relationships with key decision makers and promoting the Company’s collective product offerings to customers. Ms. Kidd joined Atkore in 2017 as Vice President and General Manager with P&L responsibility for its conduit and cable fittings business. Prior to that, Ms. Kidd served as Vice President, AMETEK, where she focused on industrial R&D and quality instrumentation markets. Prior to that, Ms. Kidd was president of Faradyne Motors, delivering measurable results around sales, profitability, ROI, and productivity. Ms. Kidd began her career at Rockwell Automation, where she held progressive leadership roles in electrical sales and product management. During her 17-year tenure, she was responsible for driving growth into emerging markets; implementing selling strategies for new global revenue; identifying new channels to market; developing strategic regional marketing plans, and launching commercial sales programs. Ms. Kidd earned her MBA from Virginia Polytechnic University and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University.

Mark F. Lamps, President, Mechanical Products & Solutions

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Mr. Lamps was promoted to this position in March 2019 with responsibility for products and services that frame, support and secure component parts in a broad range of structures, equipment and systems for electrical, industrial and construction applications. Mr. Lamps joined the Company in October 2018 as Vice President-Business Development & Strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Lamps was Vice President-Technology for nVent LLC, where he was responsible for leading new product development and digitization activities. Prior to that, Mr. Lamps held numerous leadership roles during his 23-year tenure at Pentair, LLC, including Vice President-Technology, Product Management and Strategy for Pentair Electrical; Vice President & General Manager-Pentair Equipment Protection, in addition to residing in China during a four-year international assignment as Vice President & General Manager for Pentair Technical Products-APAC. Mr. Lamps also held engineering positions at General Motors Corporation, after initially starting his career at Accenture.. Mr. Lamps earned a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Peter J. Lariviere, President, Cable Solutions

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Mr. Lariviere has served as President of Cable Solutions since September 2015, after serving as President-AFC Cable business unit from January 2015 until September 2015. Mr. Lariviere joined Atkore as Chief Operating Officer in September 2013, with responsibility for manufacturing, engineering, sourcing, distribution and logistics. Mr. Lariviere was previously President of Storage and Workplace Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker, from 2010 until 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Lariviere was Chief Executive Officer at Lista International Corporation. Mr. Lariviere also held several positions at Amesbury Group Inc., including Senior Vice President-Window Hardware Division and Group Vice President. Mr. Lariviere holds a Masters in Business Administration from New Hampshire College and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He also is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Angel Lowe, Vice President, Global Human Resources

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Mrs. Lowe was promoted to this position in June 2019 with responsibility for talent acquisition and development, onboarding and immersion, leadership training, employee development, employee and labor relations, payroll as well as compensation and benefit programs. Since 2016, Mrs. Lowe served as Vice President-Group Human Resources, where she was responsible for driving human resources alignment and synergies among Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products & Solutions businesses. Prior to that, Angel served as Vice President-Electrical Raceway business and Vice President, Human Resources-Conduit & Fittings business after initially joining the company in 2014 as Vice President-Human Resources for the Plastic Pipe and Conduit strategic business unit. Previous to Atkore, Mrs. Lowe held human resources roles with progressive responsibilities at Trinity Industries, Parker Hannifin Corporation, and Reckitt Benckiser where she was a strategic business partner to enhance the capability, diversity, culture and organizational structure that drove productivity, customer service and overall profitability. Mrs. Lowe began her career in finance and accounting roles at International Paper Company. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Mississippi College.

Lee Paree, Vice President – Information Technology

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Mr. Paree joined the company in October 2013. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Amcor Limited, a global leader supplying a broad range of plastic, fiber, metal and glass packaging products. During his tenure, Mr. Paree served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director-Global Business Services for Amcor Americas, with responsibility for IT activities across four businesses within those regions. Prior to that, he was Vice President & CIO-Rigid Plastics division, with responsibility for ensuring the IT strategy linkage with the business strategy, including supporting standard shop floor applications for more than 50 plants. Mr. Paree also was employed as Director of Information Services-Americas at Schmalbach-Lubecca Plastic Containers, where he implemented a system of measurable and visual management systems. Prior to that, he was Group Director-Information Services at Johnson Controls, Inc. Mr. Paree’s career started at Ross Roy, Inc as a Programmer/Analyst, Systems Programmer and Senior Systems Analyst and then at ITT Automotive as a Systems Manager. Mr. Paree studied Computer Science and Economics at Indiana University. Additionally, he completed an 18-month Leadership Learning Forum program during his tenure at Johnson Controls.

John W. Pregenzer, President, Conduit & Fittings

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Mr. Pregenzer was promoted to this position in September 2018 with responsibility for overall management of the Atkore Conduit and Fittings business unit. Previously, Mr. Pregenzer was Vice President and General Manager of the Plastic Pipe and Conduit strategic business unit, a position he held since joining Atkore in July 2015. Mr. Pregenzer has spent the majority of his career in executive sales, marketing, and operations positions with Georg Fischer AG, a Swiss based industrial products manufacturer. During his tenure, Mr. Pregenzer held positions of President and Managing Director for Georg Fischer Piping Systems LLC and Georg Fischer Sloane, Inc., in addition to positions of Director of Marketing, Director of Product Management, and Regional Sales Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Pregenzer worked in specialized industrial distribution and mechanical contracting businesses. Mr. Pregenzer earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of San Diego. He also received a Certificate in Strategic Management from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Steve Robins, Vice President – Strategic Sourcing

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Mr. Robins was named to this position in July 2012 after joining the company as Director-Strategic Sourcing in August 2009. Previously, Mr. Robins served from 2006 to 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Flat Rolled Steel NA for ArcelorMittal International, the international trading arm of ArcelorMittal. Mr. Robins prior experience included assignments at ThyssenKrupp NA, including Vice President – Operation and Quality for Copper and Brass Sales, Vice President Automotive Sales for ThyssenKruppNA, and Vice President – Purchasing for Thyssen Steel. Mr. Robins began his career at General Motors and progressed through a series of assignments of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and material management with both Chevrolet and the Truck and Bus Group. Mr. Robins earned a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Michigan, School of Business, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

John P. Stampfel, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy

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Mr. Stampfel joined Atkore in September 2019 with more than 28 years’ experience at Eaton in roles of progressive responsibility across sales, marketing, operations, engineering and service. Most recently, Mr. Stampfel held the role of Vice President – Innovation and Strategy for the Electrical Systems and Services Group of Eaton. Prior to that, Mr. Stampfel was Vice President & General Manager for the Electrical Engineering Systems and Services Division. Mr. Stampfel also held the position of Managing Director-Eaton Industries (Netherlands) where he led the Electrical Solutions and Services business across the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and Abu Dhabi. During his tenure with Eaton, Mr. Stampfel also held roles of Plant Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Product Marketing Manager and Sales Engineer.

Mr. Stampfel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, and earned certifications in Lean Enterprise Systems Design and Leadership Development.

Lisa Winter, Vice President – Corporate Communications

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Ms. Winter was promoted to this position in July 2017, with responsibility for communications that build support for the company’s vision, values and strategies among employees, investors, civic leaders, media as well as the general communities in which Atkore has a presence. Previously, Ms. Winter held the role of Director-Communications for five years, after initially joining the company as Manager-Communications and Strategic Planning in August 2008. Prior to Atkore International, Ms. Winter was Global Networking Marketing Manager at Panduit Corporation, a leading datacom and electrical networking solutions provider. Ms. Winter also was responsible for corporate branding, marketing communications and employee communications for roles she held while at TransUnion. Ms. Winter began her career at Ameritech/Illinois Bell, holding several internal and external communication positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Winter earned a Masters of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.