Management Team

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E. James Ferland , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Jim Ferland is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power and utility industry, Ferland joined B&W in April 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Before that, he served as President of the Americas division at Westinghouse Electric Company.

Ferland also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Energy Services (LES), where LES obtained a combined construction and operating license for an enrichment plant issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, among several other accomplishments. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ferland gained extensive power generation operation and leadership experience with various U.S.-based utilities.

Ferland holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a master’s in business administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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Jenny L. Apker , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Jenny Apker is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

She joined B&W in June 2010 as Vice President and Treasurer, and assumed added responsibility for the Investor Relations function in August 2012.

Prior to joining B&W, Apker served as Vice President and Treasurer of Dex One Corporation (formerly R.H. Donnelley Corporation), a marketing services company, from 2003 -2010. Before that, she was Assistant Treasurer at Allied Waste Industries, Inc., a waste services company, from 1998-2003.

Her experience includes serving as Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank/First Interstate Bank of Arizona, and in a number of positions in Corporate Finance and Treasury at Greyhound Financial Corporation. Apker began her professional career in 1979 as a Financial Accountant at The Greyhound Corporation.

Apker holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, where she obtained degrees in managerial studies and political science.

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Mark S. Low , Senior Vice President, Power

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Mark Low is Senior Vice President, Global Services Division, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and service for power and industrial markets worldwide.

He is responsible for all of the company’s domestic and international service business.

From 2013 to March 2015, Low was Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Global Services Division. Before that, from 2012 to 2013, he was Vice President and General Manager of B&W’s Environmental Products and Services Division, responsible for all aspects of the company’s environmental products and services business. From 2007 to 2012, he served as Vice President, Service Projects, in which he led all technical and commercial aspects of the company’s service business including project management, forecasting, costing, cost forecasting, and warranty resolution.

Low initially joined B&W in 1979 as a Field Service Engineer. In 1983, he became an Account Sales Engineer and held this position until 1989 when he left the company to serve as Vice President of Sales for Tampella Power Corporation of Finland.

Low rejoined B&W in 1997 as Director of International Sales for the South American/Caribbean market and the global Pulp and Paper market. He later served as Manager of Business Development for the company’s former Fossil Power Division, responsible for setting strategies and leading teams to secure large steam generator and air quality control contracts from the domestic utility market. After that, he served as Senior Program Manager, responsible for all new boiler and flue gas desulfurization projects with American Electric Power, one of B&W’s largest customers.

A native of Old Tappan, N.J., Low graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering. He also has completed numerous executive leadership and management courses. For the last eight years, Low has served on the Board of the B&W subsidiary company, B&W Vølund of Denmark, and also serves on the HMC Hospice of Medina County Board of Directors.

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Leslie Kass , Senior Vice President, Industrial

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Leslie Kass is Senior Vice President, Industrial, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

Named to this position in May 2017, Kass leads B&W’s Industrial segment, including its B&W SPIG, B&W MEGTEC and B&W Universal subsidiaries, and its Industrial Steam Generation group. B&W’s Industrial segment provides custom-engineered technologies for cooling, environmental, noise abatement and industrial steam generation applications, as well as related aftermarket services.

Previously, Kass was Vice President of Retrofits and Continuous Emissions Monitoring for B&W’s Power segment, leading the company’s global retrofits business and working closely with customers to develop solutions for their steam generation and environmental needs. Before that, she held positions as Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications, and as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining B&W, Kass held a number of engineering and project management-related positions of increasing responsibility with Westinghouse, Entergy and Duke Energy.

Kass has a degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s in business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Jimmy B. Morgan , Senior Vice President, Renewable

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Jimmy Morgan is Senior Vice President, Renewable for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). He is responsible for the company’s renewable energy business, including its Babcock & Wilcox Vølund subsidiary and B&W’s operations and maintenance services businesses. He was named to his position in December 2016.

Prior to that, Morgan was Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for B&W’s Global Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain Management, Quality, Facility Services, and Environmental, Health, Safety & Security functions. He also was responsible for Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc.

Morgan has been in the global energy and construction industry for more than 25 years, and has considerable large project management, operations and construction experience. He joined B&W in February 2016 as Vice President and General Manager, Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc., serving in that position until he was named Vice President, Operations, in May 2016, and Senior Vice President of Operations in August 2016. Before joining B&W, he was Executive Vice President for Allied Technical Resources, Inc. Previous positions included serving as Chief Operating Officer with BHI Energy, Vice President of Installation and Modification Services with Westinghouse, and as Managing Director for AREVA T&D. He began his career with Duke Energy.

Morgan has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of South Carolina, and is currently in the last year of his master’s of business administration degree.

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Benjamin H. Bash , Interim Senior Vice President

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Benjamin Bash is Interim Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). He provides direction and leadership for B&W’s global Human Resources functions and strategy including total rewards, talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, and employee and labor relations, ensuring these areas are closely aligned with the company’s overall growth plans and business objectives. He also is responsible for the company’s communications and public relations functions.

Bash rejoined B&W in December 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for BWX Technologies, Inc. Before that, he was Vice President, Total Rewards, for B&W from April 2013 to July 2015, and served as the company’s Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from July 2010 to April 2013.

Prior to that, from August 2004 to July 2010, Bash held positions of increasing responsibility within B&W’s former parent company, McDermott International, Inc., including senior counsel and corporate counsel.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Southwestern University and juris doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.

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Mark A. Carano , Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Industrial Finance

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Mark A. Carano is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Industrial Finance, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

In his position, Carano provides leadership and direction as the company identifies, evaluates and pursues new business opportunities and strategic acquisitions and partnerships. He also is responsible for providing the senior finance and accounting leadership and oversight for B&W’s Industrial segment.

Since joining B&W in 2013, Carano had served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York since 1996. Carano also worked in the Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Bank in New York, London and Baltimore.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and a master’s degree from Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University.

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Elias Gedeon , Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer

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Elias Gedeon is Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and service for power and industrial markets worldwide.

Gedeon has more than 30 years of experience in the power generation industry and has held various sales, operations and P&L leadership positions in the U.S. and overseas.

Prior to joining B&W in May 2014, he served as Alstom Power’s Boiler Group Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing since 2009, and from 2003 as Alstom’s Power Vice President Sales - Americas.

From 1981 to 2002, Gedeon held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Foster Wheeler Power Group and its subsidiaries including Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing; and Vice President, Operations, Foster Wheeler Energia S.A. Spain. He began his professional career as a service engineer with Foster Wheeler Energy in 1981 and has worked and lived in many countries.

Gedeon holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan.

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J. André Hall , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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André Hall is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

From August 2013 to March 2015, Hall served as Assistant General Counsel, Transactions and Compliance, responsible for corporate legal activities relating to global compliance, international trade compliance and mergers and acquisitions.

He has more than 20 years of legal experience in the aerospace, defense and chemical industries. His diverse legal background includes mergers and acquisitions, ethics and compliance, products liability litigation and international business transactions.

Prior to joining B&W, Hall served as Global Business Practices & Compliance Officer for UTC Aerospace Systems, following United Technologies’ acquisition of Charlotte-based Goodrich Corporation. From 2000 to 2013, he held several roles of increasing responsibility at Goodrich, including serving as Goodrich’s Vice President of Business Conduct and Chief Ethics Officer.

He received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

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Chase Jacobson , Vice President, Investor Relations

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Chase Jacobson is Vice President, Investor Relations, for Babcock & Wilcox. He is responsible for developing and leading strategies and activities to keep B&W’s shareholders, analysts and the public informed about the company’s business, strategic direction, plans, financial results and investment value.

Prior to joining B&W in 2017, he was a Senior Analyst specializing in engineering and construction at William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm, since 2011. Before that, he was Vice President and Senior Analyst-Global Industrial Infrastructure Equity Research at Sterne, Agee & Leach from 2008 to 2011. He also held various Analyst positions at Jefferies Group from 2007 to 2008 and at Prudential Equity Group from 2005 to 2007.

Jacobson has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from The George Washington University.

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Jim Muckley , Senior Vice President, Operations

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Jim Muckley is Senior Vice President of Operations for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). He is responsible for B&W’s Global Project Management Office, Manufacturing, Quality, and Environmental, Health, Safety and Security functions. He also is responsible for Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. He was named to his position in December 2016.

Muckley previously served as Vice President, Global Parts and Services, within the company’s Power Segment, responsible for the company’s worldwide parts and field engineering services business. Before that, he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, B&W Parts, in which he was responsible for the aftermarket parts business for B&W’s boiler and environmental product lines, as well as for its boiler cleaning, controls and diagnostics operations, and ash handling products in the Americas. He joined B&W in 1979 at the company’s Research Center.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Malone University.

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Kenneth Zak , Senior Vice President, B&W MEGTEC

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Ken Zak is Senior Vice President, Industrial Environmental, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

A strategic leader with a breadth of experience in global industrial, energy and environmental markets, Zak is responsible for B&W’s Industrial Environmental business, which includes its B&W MEGTEC operations.

Prior to assuming his current position in May 2015, Zak was Senior Vice President of Business Operations for B&W MEGTEC. From September 2003 to December 2012, he served as Vice President of the Industrial & Environmental Products Group. From September 1997 to September 2003, he was Director of Marketing & Business Development. He joined B&W MEGTEC in 1992 as Director of Marketing Services.

Before that, he held positions with W.R. Grace & Co. and Owens Corning Fiberglas, primarily serving in commercial development roles at corporate research facilities.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in industrial administration from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

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Mr. Ferland is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power and utility industry, Ferland joined B&W in April 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Before that, he served as President of the Americas division at Westinghouse Electric Company.

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Thomas A. Christopher , Board of Directors

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Thomas A. Christopher serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

He most recently served as Vice Chairman of AREVA NP Inc., and from 2000 to 2009, served as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

From 1973 to 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Westinghouse, including serving as the Vice President and General Manager of Siemens/Westinghouse Power Services Divisions. He spent six years with the U.S. Navy in the nuclear submarine force, holding the naval reactors engineer certification as a lieutenant.

Christopher earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also served on the Nuclear Energy Institute's Board of Directors from 2000 to 2008.

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Cynthia S. Dubin , Board of Directors

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Cynthia S. Dubin serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

She is Finance Director for JKX Oil & Gas plc., a Main Board London Stock Exchange-listed oil and gas exploration, development and production company that is the most experienced western operator in Ukraine and an early mover into the independent gas sector in Russia.

Prior to joining JKX Oil & Gas, Dubin was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Canamens, a start-up oil and gas company with assets in the North Sea, North Africa and the Caspian areas, serving in this role from 2006 to 2011.

Dubin began her career in the banking industry in New York specializing in advising and lending to large energy projects. In 1992, she relocated to London, and from 1993-2005, held positions with Edison Mission Energy, a premier U.S.-owned electric power generator that developed, acquired, financed, owned and operated reliable and efficient power systems for international markets. She became Vice President and Finance Director for the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations in 1998.

Dubin earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Georgetown University and completed a comparative business program at Oxford University.

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Brian K. Ferraioli , Board of Directors

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Brian K. Ferraioli serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at KBR Inc., a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company.

Before that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Shaw Group Inc., an engineering, construction and maintenance firm serving the energy industry and other sectors, that was acquired by CB&I in February 2013. He joined Shaw in 2007.

From 1979 to 2007, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler AG and its subsidiaries, including Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2007.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University. He earned his master’s of business administration degree from Columbia University.

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Stephen G. Hanks , Board of Directors

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Stephen G. Hanks serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W),which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

From November 2007 until his retirement in January 2008, he was President of the Washington Division of URS Corporation, an engineering, construction and technical services company, and he also served as a member of URS Corporation’s Board of Directors during that time.

From June 2001 to November 2007, Hanks was President and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Group International, Inc., an integrated engineering, construction and management services company, which was acquired by URS Corporation in 2007, and also served on its Board of Directors.

He formerly served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for Washington Group. Hanks has also served as a member of the Boards of Directors of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. since 2006 and McDermott International, Inc. since 2009.

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Anne R. Pramaggiore , Board of Directors

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Anne R. Pramaggiore serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

She is President and Chief Executive Officer of ComEd, an electric utility company delivering electricity to 3.8 million customers in Chicago and Northern Illinois.

Pramaggiore joined ComEd in 1998 to work on the company’s transition to competitive energy markets under the Illinois Consumer Choice Law of 1997. In her role as ComEd’s lead lawyer and as head of Regulatory Policy, she led major policy work around the restructuring of the Illinois electric industry.

In 2009, Pramaggiore was appointed as ComEd’s Chief Operating Officer and became responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations on the electric grid and in customer operations. In that role, she led the company’s effort to set the legislative framework for ComEd’s smart grid build-out, a leading model nationally for modernizing one of the largest utility systems in the country. Pramaggiore was promoted to her current position in February 2012. She is the first female to hold the post of President and Chief Executive Officer at the electric utility.

In addition to her service on the B&W Board of Directors, Pramaggiore also serves as a board member of Chicago Federal Reserve Board, Motorola Solutions, Inc., and several civic and community organizations.

She is a 1989 graduate of DePaul University School of Law and served as editor-in-chief of the school’s Law Review. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Larry L. Weyers , Board of Directors

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Larry L. Weyers serves on the Board of Directors for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), which is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.

He was formerly Chairman of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (previously WPS Resources Corporation), a holding company with operations providing products and services in regulated and non-regulated energy markets, prior to his retirement in March 2010.

Weyers served as Integrys Energy Group’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from February 1998 to December 2008, having joined Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a utility subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, in 1985.

Since July 2010, he has served as Vice President and Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., on which he has served since 2003.

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