DirectorMr. Bruckmann has served as a Director on our Board since 2004 and a Managing Director of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Inc., a private equity investment firm, since January 1995. From March 1994 to January 1995, he served as Managing Director of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. and as an executive officer of 399 Venture Partners, Inc. (formerly Citicorp Investments, Inc.). From 1983 until March 1994, he served as Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. He is also a director of Mohawk Industries, Ind., a floor covering manufacturer and H & E Equipment Services, Inc., a renter and distributor of industrial and construction equipment. He also serves as director for one private company.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Bruckmann should be a Director of the Company because of his extensive experience in investing in and advising public and private companies. His broad exposure to financing and funding issues also benefits the Company.