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AZZ Inc (AZZ.N)

AZZ.N on New York Stock Exchange

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13 Dec 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevern Joyce

72 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Ferguson

62 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Fehlman

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Lavelle

62 2017 President, General Manager - Electrical Platform

Matt Emery

49 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Michael Doucet

46 2018 Senior Vice President - Alternative Coatings

Bryan Stovall

54 2018 Senior Vice President - Metal Coatings

Philip Schlom

55 2019 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Chris Bacius

58 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Tara Mackey

49 2014 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Daniel Berce

65 2000 Independent Director

Paul Eisman

63 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Feehan

68 2000 Independent Director

Venita McCellon - Allen

59 2016 Independent Director

Ed McGough

58 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Pirnat

67 2014 Independent Director

Steven Purvis

55 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevern Joyce

Mr. Kevern R. Joyce is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He formerly served as senior advisor to ZTEK Corporation, an energy technology company, from 2003 to 2006 and has served as a director since 1993. 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 finance and accounting knowledge, 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 Company's President and Chief Executive Officer . 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 to 2010, 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. We believe Mr. Ferguson’s qualifications to serve on the Company’s board of directors include his considerable global business and leadership experience serving as an executive officer of a public company, his domestic and international strategic experience both in the industries in which AZZ operates, and his track record for helping businesses achieve exponential growth, both organically and through acquisitions in the global marketplace.

Paul Fehlman

Mr. Paul Wesley 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.

Ken Lavelle

Mr. Ken Lavelle serves as President, General Manager - Electrical Platform of the Company. He was President, Lavelle Management Consultant from 2016-2017, President, Global Seals & Systems Operation - Flowserve Corporation from 2012-2016, Vice President, General Manager, FSG North America - Flowserve Corporation from 2009-2012.

Matt Emery

Mr. Matt V. Emery serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Information Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was Senior Director - Information Technologies of Hewlett-Packard from 2004-2013.

Michael Doucet

Michael Doucet serves as Senior Vice President - Alternative Coatings of the Company. Michael Doucet was the Vice President and General Manager - Galvabar from 2017-2018, President & Chief Operating Officer - L & M Steel Co., Inc. from 2013-2018, Director of Sales, Central Region Mills & Rebar Fabrication - Commercial Metals Company from 2002-2013, Vice President & General Manager, PC Wholesale from 1998-2001.

Bryan Stovall

Mr. Bryan L. Stovall serves as Senior Vice President - Metal Coatings of the Company. He was SE and TX Coast Region Manager, AGS from 2007-2009 and SW Region Manager, AGS from 2001-2007, Vice President, Galvanizing - Central Operations from 2013-2018, Vice President, Galvanizing - Southern Operations from 2009-2012.

Philip Schlom

Mr. Philip A. Schlom is appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company effective November 1, 2019. Mr. Schlom served in a leadership capacity at numerous leading businesses, several of which are publicly-traded. From April 2017 until October 2019, Mr. Schlom served as Vice President - Finance, Audit, Controls and Financial Transformation of Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN), which provides energy equipment and services to energy customers globally. From 2009 to 2016 he served in several leadership roles at Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD), which provides drilling services and rental tools to the energy industry, including Vice President, Global Compliance and Internal Audit (2014) and Vice President, Finance (2015), Chief Accounting Officer and Controller (2009-2013). Prior to 2009, Mr. Schlom held numerous accounting and leadership roles at Shared Technologies, Inc. a leading North American unified communications and managed services provider; Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services; and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a global network of firms that provide audit, assurance, tax, and advisory services. Mr. Schlom is a licensed CPA and has a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Accounting from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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 is an 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. We believe Mr. Berce’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his executive level leadership experience, his experience serving as a Chief Executive Officer of a publicly held company and as a director of multiple publicly held companies, as well as his knowledge of corporate governance and executive compensation.

Paul Eisman

Mr. Paul Eisman is an Independent Director of the Company. He 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 an Independent Director of the Company. He 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 an 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 from 2010 to 2018. 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. We believe Ms. McCellon-Allen’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include her considerable business and executive level leadership experience both within and outside of the energy industry.

Ed McGough

Mr. Ed McGough is an 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. Alcon is the global leader in eye care developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative medical devices for eye care needs. 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 from 1983 to 1991. We believe Mr. McGough’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include (i) his executive level leadership and international experience in global manufacturing, distribution and global supply chain; and (ii) his experience with the integration of acquired medical device companies into Alcon, which aligns well with our Company's long term acquisition strategy.

Stephen Pirnat

Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pirnat formerly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign Combustion Inc. ("ClearSign") from 2015 to 2018 and served as a director of ClearSign from 2011 to 2018. 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. We believe Mr. Pirnat’s qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his expertise in providing infrastructure solutions to large industrial companies both in the U.S. and internationally, and his extensive experience in the industries in which our Company operates.

Steven Purvis

Mr. Steven R. Purvis is an 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. We believe Mr. Purvis’s qualifications for serving on the board of directors includes his distinguished career as a portfolio manager in the public equity markets with a focus on small to mid-cap companies, experience in analyzing corporate strategy and investment decisions across multiple industries and his ability to add an additional layer of financial analytics to the board’s deliberations.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevern Joyce

226,500

Thomas Ferguson

2,782,720

Paul Fehlman

1,198,550

Ken Lavelle

770,104

Matt Emery

774,978

Michael Doucet

--

Bryan Stovall

--

Philip Schlom

--

Chris Bacius

466,471

Tara Mackey

929,667

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 2019