Mr. D. Eugene Ewing has over 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of executive positions and brings a wealth of corporate knowledge across a variety of industry groups. He currently serves as an independent director of Darling Ingredients Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company focused on creating sustainable food, feed and fuel solutions from organic by-products, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves as an independent director of Compass Diversified Holdings, a New York Stock Exchange listed company that owns and manages controlling interests in a diverse family of established North American middle market businesses, where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. In addition to his public company roles, Mr. Ewing has been the managing member of Deeper Water Consulting, a private wealth and business consulting company, since March of 2004. Previously, Mr. Ewing held senior positions at the Fifth Third Bank, ranked 17th in 2018 in total assets for U.S. banks, and was a tax partner at Arthur Andersen LLP for over 15 years, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ewing is also on the Advisory Board for the Von Allmen School of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky and is also a director of a private trust company located in Wyoming and a private consulting company located in California. As a former partner with what was once one of the U.S.’s largest certified public accounting firms, and with more than 30 years of business planning and transaction experience in a wide variety of industries and circumstances, Mr. Ewing brings to the Protech board significant experience in complex accounting, reporting and taxation matters and SEC filings and corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Ewing’s financial certifications and education, along with his current and past experiences, makes him uniquely qualified to Chair the Audit Committee of Protech.