Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Resignation of Timothy M. Howsman
Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (the
) today announced that, effective June 21, 2019, its Board of Directors (the
) accepted Timothy M. Howsmans resignation as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, and any and all other positions at the Company and its subsidiaries.
In connection with his resignation, Mr. Howsman entered into a Separation Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2019 (the
). Under the terms of the Separation Agreement, the Company agreed to pay Mr. Howsman 12 months of continued base salary of $300,000. Among other things, Mr. Howsman is also entitled to receive a pro-rated short-term incentive for the 2019 fiscal year, based on actual results for the full fiscal year, to be paid at the same time that short-term incentives for the year are paid by the Company to other participants under the short-term incentive plan. All restricted share units held by Mr. Howsman vested, to the extent provided under the terms and conditions of the applicable award agreements, as if his employment was terminated without cause on the separation date. Mr. Howsman will also receive subsidized premiums for continued health insurance for one year, beginning on July 1, 2019, and reimbursement of certain relocation expenses. The Separation Agreement requires Mr. Howsman to reaffirm the non-compete and non-solicitation covenants in his employment agreement and includes a standard non-disparagement covenant, as well as a release of claims. He will continue to be covered by the Companys officers and directors indemnification policy and related insurance with respect to his service with the Company. Mr. Howsman has agreed to provide consulting services to the Company for a period of up to 90 days after his resignation. He will not receive any additional consideration for such services.
Mr. Howsmans resignation was not due to a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Companys operations, policies, or practices, or its financial reporting or financial statements.
The Company expects to include the Separation Agreement as an exhibit to a future periodic report, to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing description does not constitute a complete summary of the terms of the Separation Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Separation Agreement.
Appointment of Tracy D. Pagliara
In connection with Mr. Howsmans departure, Tracy D. Pagliara was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer and will serve as the Companys Principal Financial and Accounting Officer.
Mr. Pagliara, 56, has served as a member of Board since July 2017 and as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2018, having previously served as Co-President and Co-CEO, along with Craig E. Holmes, since July 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Companys Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2014, and also as Senior Vice President since November 2015. He previously served as the Companys General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Business Development from April 2010 through December 2013. Prior to joining the Company in April 2010, Mr. Pagliara served as the Chief Legal Officer of Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered compressors, blowers, pumps and other fluid transfer equipment, from August 2000 through August 2008. He also had responsibility for other roles during his tenure with Gardner Denver, including Vice President of Administration, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Mr. Pagliara held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal departments of Verizon Communications/GTE Corporation from August 1996 to August 2000 and Kellwood Company from May 1993 to August 1996, ultimately serving in the role of Assistant General Counsel for each company. Mr. Pagliara currently serves on the board of directors and audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of Westwater Resources, Inc. (formerly Uranium Resources, Inc.) (Nasdaq: WWR), a diversified minerals exploration company, where he has served since July 2017. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois State Bars and a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, in accordance with customary practice, Mr. Pagliara and other officers of the Company have served as officers of the Companys various subsidiaries, although not acting in an executive role for the relevant subsidiary.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Pagliara and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company, and there are no family relationships between Mr. Pagliara and any of the Companys directors or executive officers. There are no transactions to which the Company is a party and in which Mr. Pagliara has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.