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Tom Felter

Independent Director

Mr. Felter, who has an impressive tenure in sales and executive management, was elected to the Luther King Capital Management Industrial Distribution boards as a member, partner and consultant. He had previously been a consultant for several large industrial valve, automation and instrumentation companies, such as Flowserve and SSP Instrumentation, as well as a Louisiana CPA firm. Earlier, in 1996, he joined Carter Chambers, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and held a variety of leadership positions there, eventually serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2009, when the company was sold to Pon Holdings. Afterward, Mr. Felter was the Director of Business Development for PVI Holdings, a subsidiary of Pon Holdings, until October 2012. Before joining Carter Chambers, Mr. Felter managed accounts for valves and automation at Valvax Corporation. He had spent the previous 11 years at the Duriron Company (now Flowserve Corporation) in a succession of ever larger management roles within the industrial and control valve divisions, and in many different locations. Mr. Felter began his career at the Olin Corporation in Baton Rouge after graduating from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.