Board Of Directors

Integrity is at the core of Savage leadership — because without it nothing else matters.
What sets our leaders apart is how they solve problems, deliver results and demonstrate stewardship.

We're fortunate to have a Board with extensive and diverse experience to support the Savage Leadership and ensure they are delivering for our Team Members, Customers and Shareholders.

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Allen Alexander

Non-Executive Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Kirk Aubry

President and Chief Executive Officer

David Crane

Board of Directors

Curtis Dowd

Board of Directors

J Kimo Esplin

J. Kimo Esplin

Board of Directors

Crystal C. Maggelet

Board of Directors

Craig Omer

Board of Directors

John Savage

Executive Vice President and Group Leader, Engineering and Equipment Solutions

Nathan Savage

Executive Vice President and Group Leader Oil & Gas Solutions

Todd Savage

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Allen Alexander

Non-Executive Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Since joining the company in 1978, Allen has held a number of operations management and executive-level positions. He was appointed President of the Company in 1987 and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. In 2005, he was elected Chairman of the Board. Allen stepped down as CEO in April 2015 to serve a mission for his church in North Carolina. He remains on the Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chairman.

Allen’s experience runs the gamut from strategy development and execution, human resource management, to the design, construction and operation of supply-chain systems and facilities. He has led the company in the development of its unique expertise in designing and operating systems utilizing truck, rail and marine modes while integrating material handling facilities and technology into the supply chain infrastructure.

Allen is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in organizational communications and management development.

Kirk Aubry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kirk Aubry is the President & CEO of Savage Companies, a privately-held transportation, materials management and logistics company founded in 1946. He joined Savage as Chief Operating Officer in 2010, was named President of the Company in 2012 and was named CEO in 2015. Kirk has been instrumental in assisting the Company and the Savage family to effectively manage private company ownership, continuity and succession issues and also in leading the Company into new businesses in the oil and gas, inland and offshore marine and environmental services markets.

He has held executive positions in technology and manufacturing companies in addition to leading a successful business services company. Kirk led the transformation of Textron, Inc., a Fortune 150 company that manufactures Cessna airplanes, Bell helicopters and EZ Go golf carts. He was Chief Operating Officer at Cadence Innovation, a global automotive manufacturer. Just prior to joining Savage, Kirk was a Partner at the CEO Project where he advised companies on growth strategies. He has also served on the Boards of both public and private companies. Kirk earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Western Ontario.

David Crane

Board of Directors

David is a seasoned energy industry executive, having served as CEO of three publicly traded energy companies over 13 years. He led NRG Energy, a Fortune 250 company and the largest non-utility power company in the United States, with 11,000 Team Members and 3 million Customers, from 2003 until 2015.

Under his leadership, NRG became a leader in clean energy technologies including distributed solar power, electric vehicle charging, portable solar/storage and carbon capture/enhanced oil recovery. David also served as the CEO of NRG Yield, also an NYSE-listed company owning renewable and gas-fired power generation facilities.

Prior to serving as CEO of NRG and NYLD, David was CEO of International Power, an FTSE-100 power generation company headquartered in London. He also served as a senior executive at Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong, a power plant developer at ABB Energy Ventures in Hong Kong, and a corporate attorney at White & Case, a law firm in New York. David earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and a law degree from Harvard.

He is currently affiliated with the following for-profit and not-for-profit boards and organizations:

• Pegasus Capital Advisors – a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle market companies focused on sustainability and wellness;

• ACWA Power – a Saudi Arabian company that operates large energy and water desalination projects;

• Global Value Light (GVL) – a lighting joint venture between Lighting Science Group and MLS;

• JERA – a joint venture between Tokyo Electric and Chubu Electric based in Tokyo, Japan;

• Sigora Haiti – a renewables-driven microgrid company active in Haiti; and

• Vote Solar – an advocacy group championing laws and regulations at the state level designed to promote greater access to solar power.

Curtis Dowd

Board of Directors

Curtis is CEO at Future Infrastructure Holdings, LLC. He previously served in various senior leadership roles at Savage from 2004-2018, including Executive Vice President, CFO and Group Leader - Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to Savage, Curtis worked for 10 years in the finance and legal groups at Huntsman Corporation, a large global chemical company. At Huntsman, Curtis served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations; as a divisional Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Development; Vice President, Corporate Development and as a divisional Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Huntsman, he served as corporate law associate with New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

Curtis served as a CPA and Tax Manager in the international tax practice of Price Waterhouse prior to receiving his law degree from Fordham University.
J Kimo Esplin

J. Kimo Esplin

Board of Directors

Kimo joined Savage’s Board of Directors in October 2016. He currently serves as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Huntsman Corporation. Prior to his appointment as CFO in 1999, Kimo served as Huntsman’s Treasurer from 1994 to 1999. He was previously a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Bankers Trust Company. Kimo also serves as a Director of Nutraceutical International Corporation. He and his wife Kaye are the parents of eight children.

Kimo earned his MBA degree at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is currently a member of the BYU Marriott School’s National Advisory Council.

Crystal C. Maggelet

Board of Directors

Crystal Maggelet joined the Savage Board of Directors in September of 2013. Crystal is currently the CEO and President of FJ Management Inc., and Co-Owner of the Crystal Inn. FJ Management is a diversified family business. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include Big West Oil, which operates a petroleum refinery; Maverik, a 240 convenience-store chain; and TAB, an industrial loan bank. Additionally, FJ Management has minority stakes in EFS, a card processing company, and Pilot Flying J.

Crystal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She also earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Craig Omer

Board of Directors

Craig Omer joined the company’s Board of Directors in March 2015.

Craig worked for 36 years as an accounting services professional, primarily at KPMG where he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Salt Lake City office from 1997 to 2009. He has provided services to a variety of publicly traded and privately held companies, including Savage, performing auditing, financial reporting, and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance services.

His professional and civic activities include having served as Board Chairman of Junior Achievement of Utah, Board Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity, Board Treasurer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, member of the Brigham Young University and Weber State University National School of Accountancy Advisory Boards, member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Governing Council.

Craig was the recipient of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants 2003 Outstanding CPA in Public Practice Award and Junior Achievement’s 2005 National Gold Leadership Award.

After retiring from KPMG in 2009, Craig served as president of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Craig and his wife Catherine have four children and sixteen grandchildren. Craig is a graduate of the University of Utah, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

John Savage

Executive Vice President and Group Leader, Engineering and Equipment Solutions

Since joining the company in 1970, John’s wide-ranging experience has included operations administrations, start-up, construction and project management, including the construction and operations of the Wasco Coal Terminal. He has been instrumental in the development of many of the company’s key productivity and financial management tools.

As Operations Vice President, John led the development of lightweight, state-of-the-art transportation equipment and contributed to the expansion of the company into the national bulk materials management industry. He is currently responsible for the design and construction of systems and facilities; the acquisition, maintenance and sale of all equipment; the procurement of materials and services; and the acquisition and sale of all real estate holdings.

John attended Brigham Young University to study interpersonal communications and organizational behavior. He has since earned certification from the University of Chicago in advanced management development.

Nathan Savage

Executive Vice President and Group Leader Oil & Gas Solutions

Nathan joined Savage in 1995. Prior to his current role in leading Savage's Oil & Gas Solutions Group, he served in Operations Management, Finance, and Business Development and as Group Leader for the Refinery and Sulphur Solutions Group and also Group Leader for the Commercial Development Group.

Before joining Savage, Nathan worked as an Operating Manager in Pennsylvania for a venture capital group in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Nathan has a bachelor of arts in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from West Virginia University.

Todd Savage

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Having worked with Savage since 1979, Todd has literally grown up with the company. His experience includes operations management, business development in the coal and power generation industries and project development from creation through implementation on many projects.

Todd’s insight and creativity in developing innovative solutions for challenging materials management, transportation issues and facility operations has been integral in shaping the philosophy and business model of Savage.

Todd earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

Real Leadership Requires Character

Integrity is at the core of Savage leadership — because without it nothing else matters. At Savage, we believe a leader must be a:

strategist

They understand customer needs and respond with value-creating solutions.

communicator

They actively listen and effectively convey information.

energizer

Their enthusiasm and sense of urgency inspire people.

collaborator

They develop cooperative relationships and add value to teams.

mentor

They encourage and enable our next generation of leaders to do things they never dreamed possible.

innovator

They develop and lead the delivery of game changing solutions.

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