Richard G. Hamermesh

Non-executive Chairman

Richard G. Hamermesh has served as a member of the KLXE Board since September 2018 and continued to serve as a member of the KLXE Board upon completion of the merger with QES in July 2020. He served on the Board of Directors of KLX Inc. from December 2014 until its sale to The Boeing Company in October 2018. Dr. Hamermesh is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, where he was formerly the MBA Class of 1961 Professor of Management Practice from 2002 to 2015. From 1987 to 2001, he was a co-founder and a Managing Partner of The Center for Executive Development, an executive education and development consulting firm. From 1976 to 1987, Dr. Hamermesh was a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School. He is also an active investor and entrepreneur, having participated as a principal, director and investor in the founding and early stages of more than 15 organizations. Dr. Hamermesh is a member of the Board of Directors of SmartCloud, Inc. and was a director of B/E Aerospace, Inc. until its sale to Rockwell Collins in April 2017, and a director of Rockwell Collins from April 2017 until its sale to United Technologies Corporation in November 2018. Our Board benefits from Dr. Hamermesh’s education and business experience as co-founder of a leading executive education and consulting firm, as president, founder, director and co-investor in over 15 early stage businesses, and his 28 years as a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he has led MBA candidates through thousands of business case studies, as well as his intimate knowledge of the company’s business and industry.

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