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Houston Wire & Cable Co (HWCC.OQ)

HWCC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Sheffield

67 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Pokluda

50 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Micklas

51 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President

Roy Haley

70 2017 Director

Robert Reymond

52 2018 Director

Michael Campbell

72 2008 Independent Director

Gary Yetman

61 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Sheffield

Mr. William Herbert Sheffield serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Houston Wire & Cable Company., since January 1, 2012. Mr. Sheffield is a corporate director and serves on the boards of directors of Canada Post Corporation and Velan Inc. and served on the board of Ontario Power Generation Inc. until 2014 and Corby Distilleries Limited until 2009. Mr. Sheffield served as Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper from 2001 until 2003. With his knowledge of complex issues surrounding global companies and his understanding of what makes businesses work effectively and efficiently, Mr. Sheffield provides valuable insight to our board and offers particular expertise in labor relations, critical end user markets and board governance issues. He holds an MBA and a BSc, and is recognized as both a Governance Fellow and a Certified Professional Director by the National Association of Corporate Directors in the United States and the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.

James Pokluda

Mr. James L. Pokluda, III, serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Houston Wire & Cable Company. Mr. Pokluda was appointed President in May 2011 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. From 2007 until 2011, he served as Vice President – Sales and Marketing. During his 27 years with the Company, Mr. Pokluda has a demonstrated history of substantial contributions to the Company including the construction and leadership of our long-term growth plan, implementation of the National Service Center, the commercialization of our private branded products, co-leadership of the initial public offering in 2006, follow-on offering in 2007 and acquisitions. Mr. Pokluda served on the Board of Directors of Houston Electrical League (HEL) for several years, is an affiliate member of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), and a graduate of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. In 2012, Mr. Pokluda completed the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Executive Education Advanced Management Program. As the only management representative on our board, and someone with experience in all aspects of our business, Mr. Pokluda provides an insider’s perspective in board discussions about our industry and the business and strategic direction of the Company.

Christopher Micklas

Mr. Christopher M. Micklas is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of the company. He was most recently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer at Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, from December 2013 until April 2017. Mr. Micklas was previously the Director of Finance for the COO Office and Global LNG Business at BG Group, a British multinational oil and gas company now a unit of Royal Dutch Shell, from 2010 to 2013.

Roy Haley

Mr. Roy W. Haley serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Haley, served as the Chairman of the Board of WESCO International, Inc. ("WESCO") from 1998 until his retirement in 2011 and as Chief Executive Officer of WESCO from 1994 to 2009. WESCO is a leading North American-based distributor of products and provider of advanced supply chain management and logistics services used primarily in industrial, construction, utility, and commercial, institutional and government markets. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Haley served as Chief Operating Officer, President and a director of American General Corporation, a diversified financial services company. Mr. Haley is a director of Essendant Inc. (formerly United Stationers, Inc.), a national wholesale distributor of workplace items, where he serves as the chair of the Audit Committee, and was a director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a wholesale supplier of building materials, from 2013 (and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2014) until May 2016.

Robert Reymond

Mr. Robert Reymond is Director of the company. He is currently the President of the Oil, Gas and Chemical Division and a member of the board of directors of Burns & McDonnell, a privately held full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, a role he has held since 2015. Prior to his current role, Mr. Reymond was the Senior Vice President and Manager of the Projects, Process & Industrial Division of Burns & McDonnell from 2012 to 2014. Prior to 2012, Mr. Reymond held various management level roles since joining Burns & McDonnell in 2002. Mr. Reymond is a United States Navy veteran.

Michael Campbell

Mr. Michael T. Campbell is an Independent Director of Houston Wire & Cable Company., since May 8, 2008. Mr. Campbell serves on the Board of Directors of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., and the Board of Advisors of Lee Truck Equipment, Inc. (d/b/a Casper’s Truck Equipment). He performed project work as a financial and accounting consultant both individually and with Resources Connection from January 2003 to December 2005. Mr. Campbell served in the technical support department of the National Office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, and he was the lead technical accounting and auditing partner in the Denver office prior to his retirement in June 2001. Mr. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy. As a result, he has significant expertise with the financial reporting issues facing the Company, including SEC reporting and internal control design and implementation. Mr. Campbell also has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. Mr. Campbell is recognized as both a Governance Fellow and a Certified Professional Director in the United States by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Gary Yetman

Mr. Gary Yetman is Independent Director of Houston Wire & Cable Company. Mr. Yetman served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Coleman Cable, Inc. from 1999 until his retirement following the sale of Coleman Cable in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Yetman held various senior management positions with Coleman Cable’s predecessor and within the electrical industry. Mr. Yetman’s extensive experience and proven track record within the electrical wire and cable industry make him an excellent addition to the Board of Directors. Mr. Yetman holds an M.B.A. degree from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a B.S. degree from West Virginia University.

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