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Cecil is currently the CEO of Evaporcool and the President of Private Investments for Kemmons Wilson Companies (KWC), an equity partner in Evaporcool. Cecil joined KWC in 2000. Since joining the company, he has been actively involved in private investment initiatives and leads those efforts for KWC. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN (B.S. Accounting)

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Chris is the President of Evaporcool Solutions, LLC, and is overall responsible for the company’s profit and loss and strategic direction. Prior to his time at Evaporcool, Chris was the Vice President of Business Development at NRG Energy, Inc. where he originated contracts for new gas fired generation and battery storage technologies. Chris is a US Army veteran with operational deployments to Kosovo and Iraq, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

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Ben Taube is the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Development which he joined the company in 2011. As Senior Vice President, he serves in the capacity of utility program development, government affairs, strategic U.S. market leader, and strategic advisory and development for the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Taube was the Executive Director for Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. As the Executive Director, he educated and promoted energy efficiency programs in the Southeast and was responsible for the energy program design for the Southeast. He was successful in growing public and private support to over $20 million in three years. His experience with energy efficiency programs, incentives and funding also includes his work as the public affairs manager of Greenguard Environmental Institute, the director of government affairs at EcoSMART Technologies and the environmental manager/energy manager at the City of Atlanta Office of the Mayor. Mr. Taube received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1996 and his Masters in Environmental Policy and Management: Regulatory Compliance Specialization from the University of Denver in 1999.

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Mr. Matracea has been a Registered Professional Engineer since 1977. Before joining Evaporcool, Pat worked for 34 years for a diverse range of organizations including Newport News Shipbuilding, Chicago Bridge & Iron, American Cyanamid, Federal Express, and he ran and managed his own consulting company. Over his career, Pat has been in charge of Plant Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, and Engineering Design of Equipment and Facilities. After taking early retirement from Federal Express in 2003, Pat started Matracea Engineering and Consulting, where Evaporcool became a client. After working for Evaporcool as a consultant for several years, Pat was hired by the Company on a full-time basis. Today, Pat’s responsibilities include product engineering and data management. Among his many accomplishments, Pat is responsible for developing and designing the SmartSprayâ„¢ controller. Mr. Matracea holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers College.

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Mr. Rantzow has over 20 years of management experience in the steel industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rantzow had been a sales and production, purchasing and plant manager at SFI of Tennessee, Inc. During such time, he developed and utilized manufacturing forecasting tools to forecast raw materials needed, to reduce on hand inventory and to overall improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process. He has also facilitated the planning and restructure of certain manufacturing operations, managed logistics of incoming raw material, and coordinated delivery of finished goods to customer. He received his B.A. degree in Business Management from the University of Memphis in 1989.

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