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Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Roman

63 2013 Chairman of the Board

Scott Montross

50 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robin Gantt

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Martin Dana

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

William Smith

59 2014 Executive Vice President-Operations

Richard Baum

58 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Franson

60 2016 Independent Lead Director

Michelle Applebaum

58 2014 Independent Director

James Declusin

73 2016 Independent Director

Harry Demorest

73 2013 Independent Director

Keith Larson

2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Roman

Mr. Richard A. Roman is Chairman of the Board of Northwest Pipe Company, since January 1, 2013. He has been a director of the Company since 2003. Effective January 1, 2013, Mr. Roman became the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Roman has also served as our CEO from March 2010 until December 2012, and as President from October 2010 until December 2012. Previously, Mr. Roman was the President of Columbia Ventures Corporation, a private investment company which historically has focused principally on the international metals and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Columbia Ventures Corporation in 1992, Mr. Roman was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand, an independent public accounting firm. Mr. Roman also serves on the Board of Directors of one privately held manufacturing company and one privately held communications company.

Scott Montross

Mr. Scott J. Montross is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Northwest Pipe Co., since January 1, 2013. Mr. Montross has been a director of the Company since January 2013. Mr. Montross has served as our President and CEO since January 2013, and as our Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 until December 2012. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Flat Products Group of Evraz, Inc. NA from March 2010 through April 2011. Mr. Montross served as Vice President, General Manager, Evraz Oregon Steel from February 2007 through February 2010. Prior to his General Manager role, Mr. Montross served as Vice President of Sales at Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. from June 2003 through February 2007. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Montross was a Vice President of Sales for National Steel Corporation.

Robin Gantt

Ms. Robin Gantt is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Northwest Pipe Company. Ms. Gantt has served as our Senior Vice President and CFO since January 2011 having joined the Company in July 2010. Ms. Gantt served as the CFO and Treasurer of Evraz Inc. NA from September 2007 through January 2010. From July 2005 through August 2007, Ms. Gantt served as Corporate Controller of Oregon Steel Mills, Inc., which became Evraz Inc. NA after its acquisition by Evraz Group SA in January 2007. Ms. Gantt joined Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. in 1999, holding several finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed to Controller in 2005.

Martin Dana

Mr. Martin Dana is an Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Northwest Pipe Company, since April 2014. He has served as our Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing since April 2014. Previous positions at the Company held by Mr. Dana include Executive Vice President, Tubular Products Group, Vice President of Operations for Tubular Products, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Water Transmission Group, and other management and Vice President level positions since joining the Company in 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dana held positions at Oregon Steel Mills.

William Smith

Mr. William Smith has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Operations of Northwest Pipe Company, effective August 27, 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Smith has served as our Executive Vice President, Operations since April 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Smith served as our Executive Vice President, Water Transmission Group, and as Vice President of Operations for Water Transmission. Prior to joining the Company in 2010, Mr. Smith spent 14 years with Ameron International Corporation, holding several key positions including President, Water Transmission. A 38-year veteran of the steel pipe business, Mr. Smith has held positions with United Concrete Pipe, Thompson Steel Pipe and LB Foster.

Richard Baum

Mr. Richard Baum is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Northwest Pipe Company, since April 2011. Mr. Baum joined the Company in April, 2011 and serves as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Baum was a litigation partner with the law firm of Lane Powell LLP from January 1, 2011 through April 2011. Prior to that, he was a litigation partner with the law firm of Roberts Kaplan LLP from November 2008 through December 2010, and was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP from September 1982 through October 2008, including twenty years as a partner. Mr. Baum’s private practice focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities litigation and corporate governance issues.

Michael Franson

Mr. Michael C. Franson is Independent Lead Director of Northwest Pipe Company. He previously served on the Board from 2001 until 2005 and again from 2007 until 2014. In July of 2016, Mr. Franson retired from KPMG Corporate Finance LLC ("KPMG") as Managing Director and Global Head of Technology M&A. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Franson was a co-founder of St. Charles Capital LLC ("St. Charles"), a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on middle-market M&A advisory services. Mr. Franson served as the President of St. Charles until it was acquired by KPMG in 2014. Prior to St. Charles from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Franson was a Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Michelle Applebaum

Ms. Michelle G. Applebaum is an Independent Director of the Northwest Pipe Company. Ms. Applebaum has been a director of the Company since September 2014. Ms. Applebaum was recommended for consideration by the Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Applebaum has over 30 years of experience in capital markets. She joined Salomon Brothers in 1981, became ranked number one in steel equity analysis in 1988 and was promoted to Managing Director in 1994. While at Salomon, Ms. Applebaum was part of a team that built and ran the firm’s steel investment banking practice, which was a top advisor to the sector for nearly a decade. After leaving the firm in 2003, Ms. Applebaum built one of the first and most successful “independent” equity research advisory boutiques. Ms. Applebaum recently retired and is currently a trustee and advisor at Lake Forest College in Chicago.

James Declusin

Mr. James E. Declusin is Independent Director of Northwest Pipe Company. Mr. Declusin has been a director of the Company since August 2010. Mr. Declusin served as President and CEO of Evraz Inc. NA until February 2010 and as President and CEO of Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. from August 2003 until Oregon Steel Mills was acquired by Evraz Group SA in January 2007. He served as a director of Oregon Steel Mills and, subsequently, Evraz Inc. NA from 2000 until 2010. Mr. Declusin spent 16 years with California Steel Industries, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, retiring in October 2000. Prior to that time, he spent 17 years in various management positions in the commercial area of Kaiser Steel Corporation. Currently, he is the Board’s Lead Director and a member of our Compensation Committee.

Harry Demorest

Mr. Harry L. Demorest is Independent Director of Northwest Pipe Company., since February 22, 2013. Mr. Demorest has been a director of the Company since February 2013. Mr. Demorest served as CEO of Columbia Forest Products from 1996 until 2007, as President from 1994 until 1996, and as Executive Vice President from 1992 until 1994. Prior to Columbia Forest Products, Mr. Demorest was the Office Managing Partner for Arthur Anderson and Co., an independent public accounting firm, from 1981 to 1991 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Demorest is a former board member at Columbia Forest Products, serving on its compensation and audit committees, and a former board member and audit committee chairman of Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. Mr. Demorest has also served on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations.

Keith Larson

Mr. Keith R. Larson, CPA., is Independent Director of Northwest Pipe Company., since May 30, 2007. Mr. Larson has been a director of the Company since May 2007. Mr. Larson is a Vice President of Intel Corporation and Managing Director of Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s venture investment group. Mr. Larson was appointed Vice President in 2006 and has served as a Managing Director of Intel Capital since 2004, managing a team of investment professionals focused on identifying, making, and managing strategic investments in the manufacturing and Intel Labs sectors. Mr. Larson has previously managed Latin America, Taiwan and Korea regions for Intel Capital, and for approximately three months in 2004, Mr. Larson managed the Western Europe and Israel investment team of Intel Capital. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Larson was a Sector Director managing teams of investment professionals investing in communications, networking, and data storage sectors.

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