Jack C. Bendheim

Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jack C. Bendheim, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bendheim has served as our President since 1988 and he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. He has been a director since 1984. Mr. Bendheim also serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Bendheim joined us in 1969 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2002, as Chief Operating Officer from 1988 to 1998, as Executive Vice President and Treasurer from 1983 to 1988 and as Vice President and Treasurer from 1975 to 1983.  Mr. Bendheim is also a past Chairman of the Animal Health Institute, an industry organization advocating for animal health issues, including efficient and effective FDA, USDA and EPA regulatory and approval processes. Mr. Bendheim, together with certain other family members, is a manager of BFI with respect to the economic rights pertaining to shares of our stock owned by BFI.  Mr. Bendheim has sole authority to vote shares of our stock owned by BFI. Mr. Bendheim is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his many years of experience in the animal health industry and with our Company in particular and his control over a majority of the voting rights in our common stock.