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Art French

Independent Director

Mr. French has served in a variety of executive management and board of director roles over the course of a 40-plus year career. He was a director of Fab Tech Industries from 2000 to 2009; a director of Houston Plating and Coatings Company from 2002 until 2007; a director of Rawson LP from 2003 until 2009; and non-executive chairman of the board of Rawson Holdings, LLC from 2009 to 2010. He has also been a member of the advisory board of Main Street Capital Partners, LLC and a limited partner of Main Street Mezzanine Fund, LP. Mr. French currently serves as an advisor to LKCM Capital Group, LLC, the alternative investment vehicle for Luther King Capital Management. Until1999, Mr. French was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metals USA Inc., taking the company through a successful IPO in 1997. Earlier, he served as Executive Vice President and a director of Keystone International, Inc. Mr. French began his career as a Sales Engineer for Fisher Controls International, Inc., where he held various titles over 23 years, concluding as company President and Chief Operating Officer, and a board director. A helicopter pilot and Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he is a graduate of Texas A & M University, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and General Business.