William Dawson Jr., Director

William F. Dawson, Jr., has served as a Director since 2002. Mr. Dawson is the Chief Executive Officer of Wellspring. He has served as the chair of Wellspring’s investment committee since 2004. Mr. Dawson has led or co-sponsored several of Wellspring’s most successful investments in distribution, consumer services, business services, healthcare, energy services and industrial companies. Mr. Dawson currently serves on the board of directors of Tradesmen International, API Heat Transfer, United Sporting Companies, Swift Worldwide Resources, National Seating & Mobility, Qualitor, Inc., Great Lakes Caring, Crosman Corporation and JW Aluminum. Prior to joining Wellspring, Mr. Dawson was a partner at Whitney & Co., where he was head of the middle-market buyout group. Prior to that, Mr. Dawson spent 14 years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation where he was most recently a managing director at DLJ Merchant Banking. He has served on the boards of more than 20 public and private companies during his career. Mr. Dawson received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.