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AZZ Inc (AZZ.N)

AZZ.N on New York Stock Exchange

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16 Nov 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevern Joyce

71 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Ferguson

61 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Fehlman

54 2014 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Chris Bacius

57 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Tara Mackey

48 2014 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Daniel Berce

64 2000 Independent Director

Paul Eisman

62 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Feehan

67 2000 Independent Director

Venita McCellon-Allen

58 2016 Independent Director

Ed McGough

57 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Pirnat

66 2014 Independent Director

Steven Purvis

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevern Joyce

Mr. Kevern R. Joyce is Independent Chairman of the Board of AZZ Inc. Mr. Joyce formerly served as senior advisor to ZTEK Corporation, an energy technology company, from 2003 to 2006 and currently serves as a director. Mr. Joyce was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Texas New Mexico Power Company, an electric service company, from 1994 to 2001, and served as a senior advisor until 2003. Mr. Joyce is a consultant to and investor in various companies. We believe Mr. Joyce’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his considerable business and leadership experience, his knowledge and experience in finance and accounting, and specifically his experience in the electrical power generation industry, where he previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly held electrical utility company.

Thomas Ferguson

Mr. Thomas E. Ferguson is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He serves as a non-independent director and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AZZ. Prior to joining AZZ, he was a consultant and served as interim Chief Executive Officer of FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc., a provider of pipeline technology products and services in 2013. Mr. Ferguson has also served in various executive capacities with Flowserve Corporation, a publicly held global provider of fluid motion and control products, including Senior Vice President from 2006, as President of Flow Solutions Group from 2010 to 2012, as President of Flowserve Pump Division from 2003 to 2009, as President of Flow Solutions Division from 2000 to 2002, as Vice President and General Manager of Flow Solutions Division North America from 1999 to 2000 and as Vice President of Marketing and Technology for Flow Solutions Division from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Ferguson retired from Flowserve Corporation in 2012.

Paul Fehlman

Mr. Paul W. Fehlman is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He brings a strong track record of accomplishments with more than 20 years of senior level finance experience. He has served in a variety of positions, including treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and operating financial roles during his career. He was most recently with Flowserve Corporation in Irving, Texas, serving as Vice President Finance for the Engineered Products Division, and also previously held roles as Vice President Treasurer and Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations at Flowserve. Mr. Fehlman has extensive experience in international finance and operations serving similar industrial manufacturing and energy markets to those of AZZ. Mr. Fehlman holds a BS degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and an MBA from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Chris Bacius

Mr. Chris M. Bacius is Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. He served as Vice President Mergers & Acquisition, Flowserve Corporation from 2012-2014. Prior to, as Vice President Business Development, Flowserve Corporation from 2009-2012.

Tara Mackey

Ms. Tara D. Mackey is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Mackey served as Chief Legal Officer for a venture capital start-up, in the automotive industry, and she has previously held a number of legal leadership roles in private and publicly traded companies, including Silverleaf Resorts, Inc., SuperMedia LLC, and Flowserve Corporation. Prior to serving in such legal leadership roles as internal counsel, Ms. Mackey was an attorney at Jackson Walker LLP.

Daniel Berce

Mr. Daniel E. Berce serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Berce has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (formerly AmeriCredit Corp.) since its acquisition by General Motors Company in October 2010. Mr. Berce also served as AmeriCredit Corp.’s Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until 2010, President from 2003 until 2010 and Chief Financial Officer from 1990 until 2003. He served as a director of Americredit Corp. from 1990 to 2010. Before joining Americredit Corp., Mr. Berce was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm. Mr. Berce currently serves as a director of FirstCash, Inc., a publicly held international operator of retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America, and Arlington Asset Investment Corp., a publicly held investment firm investing primarily in mortgage-related assets.

Paul Eisman

Mr. Paul Eisman is Independent Director of AZZ Inc. Mr. Eisman formerly served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alon USA Energy, Inc. (“Alon”) and as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alon USA Partners, LP. He has more than 30 years of refining experience and leadership expertise in refining production and retail business operations. Prior to joining Alon in 2010, Mr. Eisman served as Executive Vice President of Refining and Marketing Operations with Frontier Oil Corporation from 2006 to 2010. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Vice President of KBC Advanced Technologies, a leading consulting firm to the international refining industry. Mr. Eisman served as Senior Vice President, Planning for Valero Energy Corporation from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Eisman also served in various executive leadership roles at Diamond Shamrock Corporation from 1979 to 2001. We believe Mr. Eisman’s qualifications to serve on the Company’s board of directors include his extensive experience in various executive leadership positions in refining production and retail business operations.

Daniel Feehan

Mr. Daniel R. Feehan is Independent Director of the Company . He served as director since August 2000. Mr. Feehan serves as Chairman of the Board of FirstCash, Inc., a publicly held international operator of retail pawn stores in the U.S and Latin America. Previously, Mr. Feehan served as a director of Cash America International, Inc. (“Cash America”) since 1984 and was Cash America’s Executive Chairman from November 2015 until Cash America’s merger with First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (now FirstCash, Inc.) in September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Feehan served as Chief Executive Officer of Cash America from February 2000 to October 2015 and as President from February 2000 to May 2015. From 1990 to 2000, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cash America. Mr. Feehan also currently serves as a director of Enova International Inc., a publicly held leading provider of online financial services to non-prime consumers and small businesses. We believe Mr. Feehan's qualifications to serve on the Company’s board of directors include his executive level leadership experience and ability to provide direction and oversight to the Company's financial reporting and business controls, specifically his experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly held company, experience in finance, accounting, strategic planning and experience serving as a director of multiple publicly held companies.

Venita McCellon-Allen

Ms. Venita McCellon-Allen is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McCellon-Allen, formerly served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwestern Electric Power Company (“SWEPCO”), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (“AEP”), a public utility holding company which engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers, and held such office since 2010. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President – AEP Utilities East from 2009 to 2010 and Executive Vice President – AEP Utilities West from 2006 to 2009. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. McCellon-Allen served as Senior Vice President Shared Services of AEP. From 2000 to 2004, she served as Senior Vice President - Human Resources for Baylor Health Care System, a diversified health care holding company. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. McCellon-Allen held various leadership roles at Central and South West Corp. (“CSW”), in operations, customer service, strategic planning and human resources. In her last position at CSW, she served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Customer Service.

Ed McGough

Mr. Ed McGough is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McGough has served as the Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (“Alcon”), a division of Novartis AG, since 2008. Mr. McGough joined Alcon in 1991 as a Manager of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in Alcon’s Pennsylvania facility. He has held various other leadership positions at Alcon in both Fort Worth, Texas and Puerto Rico, including: Director of Quality Assurance from 1992 to 1994; Director of Operations from 1994 to 1996; Director of Manufacturing from 1996 to 2000; and Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing in Fort Worth, Texas and Houston, Texas from 2000 to 2006. Following these roles, he served as Vice President, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Operations, responsible for Alcon’s pharmaceutical plants in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Belgium and France. Prior to joining Alcon, Mr. McGough served in various quality engineering and management roles with Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Stephen Pirnat

Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pirnat became a director of ClearSign Combustion Inc. (“ClearSign”) in 2011 and was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Pirnat served as the Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Quest Integrity Group of Team, Inc., a provider of asset integrity management and asset reliability solutions in the refinery, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline and power industries worldwide. From 2009 until 2015, Mr. Pirnat held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Quest Metrology Group LLC. From 2009 to 2014, he served as President of Quest Integrated Inc., a technology incubator and boutique private equity firm. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Pirnat served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the John Zink Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and a worldwide leader in the supply of combustion and air pollution control equipment to the energy industry. In that former capacity, Mr. Pirnat was a Board member of Quest Integrity Group. Mr. Pirnat, a long-time executive with Ingersoll-Rand and Ingersoll-Dresser Corporation, went to John Zink from a previous post as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pangborn Corporation, a leading supplier of surface preparation equipment and associated services to the automotive and aircraft industries. Mr. Pirnat began his career as an applications engineer with the Pump and Condenser group of Ingersoll-Rand, where he advanced through a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and operations positions with that company and its successor, Ingersoll-Dresser.

Steven Purvis

Mr. Steven R. Purvis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Purvis is a Principal of Luther King Capital Management (“LKCM”). He joined the firm in 1996 as Director of Research, became Co-Manager on the Small Cap Strategy in 1998 and Lead Manager in 2000. Mr. Purvis currently serves as a Portfolio Manager responsible for small cap and small mid-cap focused investment portfolios. He has been a Principal of LKCM since 2004 and a Trustee to the LKCM Funds since 2013. Prior to joining LKCM, Mr. Purvis served as a Senior Analyst to Roulston Research from 1993 to 1996 and also served as a Research Analyst at Waddell & Reed, Inc. from 1990 to 1993. Since 2001, he has served as Chairman and significant shareholder of KGP Group, Inc., a private international manufacturing company focused on the aerospace and packaging industries. Mr. Purvis is also currently serving as the Saints Foundation investment committee chair, which supports All Saints Episcopal School of Fort Worth, Texas.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevern Joyce

226,500

Thomas Ferguson

1,716,880

Paul Fehlman

772,595

Chris Bacius

466,471

Tara Mackey

515,580

Daniel Berce

172,000

Paul Eisman

170,000

Daniel Feehan

173,000

Venita McCellon-Allen

165,000

Ed McGough

165,000

Stephen Pirnat

170,000

Steven Purvis

170,000
As Of  28 Feb 2018