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Board of Directors

Sotirios J. Vahaviolos
Founder and Executive Chairman
Sotirios Vahaviolos

Dr. Sotirios J. Vahaviolos is the company’s Founder and Executive Chairman. After founding MISTRAS in 1978 under the name Physical Acoustics Corp., Dr. Vahaviolos served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2017, and as President until 2016. Prior to joining MISTRAS, Dr. Vahaviolos worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Vahaviolos received a BS in Electrical Engineering and graduated first in his class from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received a Master of Science (EE), Masters in Philosophy and a Ph.D. (EE) from the Columbia University School of Engineering. During Dr. Vahaviolos' career in NDT, he has been elected Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) where he served as its President from 1992-1993 and its Chairman from 1993-1994, a member of Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG) and an honorary life member of the International Committee for Nondestructive Testing. Additionally, he was the recipient of ASNT's Gold Medal in 2001 and AEWG's Gold Medal in 2005. He was also one of the six founders of NDT Academia International in 2008.



Holdings: 10,559,127 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 2, 2018 Disposition (Non Open Market) 936 23.47
Aug 15, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,079 18.88
Aug 8, 2017 Sell 90,490 21.25
Jul 11, 2017 Sell 94,877 21.08
Jun 6, 2017 Sell 94,206 21.23
Jun 1, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 9,596 20.92
May 8, 2017 Sell 95,557 20.93
Apr 13, 2017 Sell 94,607 21.14
Mar 20, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,053 n/a
Mar 8, 2017 Sell 89,166 22.43
Feb 14, 2017 Sell 85,985 23.26
Jan 12, 2017 Sell 81,103 24.66
Dec 13, 2016 Sell 92,795 21.55
Nov 4, 2016 Sell 95,980 20.84
Oct 25, 2016 Sell 85,234 23.46
Sep 8, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 36,382 n/a
Sep 8, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 12,317 24.60
Aug 18, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,231 24.94 - 25.24
Aug 16, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 113,348 n/a
Aug 20, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 7,642 15.45
Aug 19, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 10,181 n/a
Aug 19, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,539 18.00
Aug 15, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 6,563 18.50
Aug 14, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,745 n/a
Aug 19, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,472 21.97
Aug 15, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 37,244 n/a
Aug 15, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,321 21.40
Aug 19, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,472 17.74
Aug 15, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 40,301 n/a
Aug 19, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 30,000 n/a
Aug 16, 2010 Buy 15,100 9.76
Aug 13, 2010 Buy 9,900 9.89
Oct 14, 2009 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 422,435 n/a
Oct 14, 2009 Sell 234,000 11.63
Oct 8, 2009 Buy 100 12.30
Oct 7, 2009 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a
Dennis M. Bertolotti
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Dennis Bertolotti

Dennis M. Bertolotti is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MISTRAS Group, having previously served as Group Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President of Services of the Americas. Mr. Bertolotti has been with MISTRAS since MISTRAS acquired Conam Inspection Services in 2003, where he was a Vice President at the time of the acquisition. Mr. Bertolotti has been in the NDT business for over 25 years, having previously held ASNT Level III certifications and various American Petroleum Institute certifications. He received his Associate of Science degree in NDT from Moraine Valley Community College in 1983, and a Bachelor of Science and MBA from Otterbein College.



James J. Forese
Director

James J. Forese has served as a Director since August 2003. Mr. Forese joined Thayer | Hidden Creek in July 2003 and currently serves as an Operating Partner and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Thayer | Hidden Creek, Mr. Forese worked at IKON Office Solutions, most recently as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Forese serves as non-executive Chairman of Spherion Corporation, a director and the audit committee chair of IESI-BFC Ltd. and a director of several private organizations. Mr. Forese served as a director, the audit committee chair and member of the compensation committee of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Mr. Forese received a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Committee Chair Chair of the Audit Committee
Member Member of the Compensation Committee
Holdings: 70,976 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Aug 16, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,370 n/a
Jan 11, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,550 n/a
Aug 17, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,506 n/a
Jan 13, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,781 n/a
Aug 12, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,517 n/a
Jan 14, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,845 n/a
Aug 13, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,701 n/a
Jan 15, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,507 n/a
Aug 14, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,937 n/a
Jun 1, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,500 n/a
Oct 20, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,762 n/a
May 11, 2011 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,764,401 16.00
Apr 15, 2011 Buy 25,000 17.73
Apr 30, 2010 Buy 25,000 11.89
Oct 14, 2009 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,068,909 n/a
Oct 14, 2009 Sell 1,304,508 11.63
Richard H. Glanton
Director

Mr. Glanton is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Philadelphia Television Network, a privately-held media company. From May 2003 to May 2007, Mr. Glanton served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Exelon Corporation. From 1986 to 2003 he was a partner in the law firm of Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia. Mr. Glanton currently is a director of Aqua America, Inc. and The CEO Group, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University. Mr. Glanton received a BA in English from West Georgia College and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.



Committee Chair Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Manuel N. Stamatakis
Director
Manuel N. Stamatakis has served as a Director since 2002. Mr. Stamatakis is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Management Enterprises, Inc., a financial services and employee benefits consulting company headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Mr. Stamatakis currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Drexel University College of Medicine, the Philadelphia Shipyard Development Corporation, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Investment Advisory Board. Mr. Stamatakis received a Bachelors' of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1969 and received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Drexel University.

Member Member of the Audit Committee
Member Member of the Compensation Committee
Committee Chair Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee
Holdings: 53,546 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Aug 18, 2017 Buy 3,000 17.59
Aug 16, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,370 n/a
Aug 14, 2017 Buy 4,500 18.88
Feb 3, 2017 Buy 5,000 22.81
Jan 11, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,248 n/a
Aug 17, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,861 n/a
Jan 13, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,384 n/a
Aug 12, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,783 n/a
Jan 14, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,259 n/a
Aug 13, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,006 n/a
Apr 15, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 522 n/a
Jan 15, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,461 n/a
Aug 14, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,551 n/a
Apr 18, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 632 n/a
Jan 11, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 1,122 n/a
Aug 15, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 567 n/a
Jun 1, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,500 n/a
Apr 19, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 398 n/a
Jan 13, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 430 n/a
Oct 20, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,175 n/a
Aug 15, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 504 n/a
Apr 15, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 385 n/a
Jan 14, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 451 n/a
Oct 15, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 601 n/a
Aug 13, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,836 n/a
Oct 8, 2009 Buy 6,000 12.50
Michael J. Lange
Senior Group Executive VP Business Development & Strategic Planning; Vice Chairman
Michael Lange

Michael J. Lange is Senior Group Executive VP Business Development & Strategic Planning; Vice Chairman. He joined MISTRAS when it acquired Quality Services Laboratories in November 2000. He was elected a Director in 2003. Mr. Lange is a well recognized authority in Radiography and has held an ASNT Level III Certificate for almost 20 years. Mr. Lange received an Associate of Science degree in NDT from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1979.



Holdings: 283,042 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 2, 2018 Disposition (Non Open Market) 468 23.47
Oct 23, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 732 20.70
Aug 18, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 563 17.71
Aug 15, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 480 18.88
Jun 1, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4,000 20.92
Mar 20, 2017 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,158 n/a
Oct 24, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 523 21.00
Oct 17, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,217 20.60
Sep 8, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 11,409 n/a
Sep 8, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,939 24.60
Aug 18, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,497 24.94 - 25.24
Aug 16, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 40,550 n/a
Oct 21, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 523 18.74
Oct 20, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 17,500 n/a
Aug 20, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,536 15.45
Oct 22, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 6,500 n/a
Aug 19, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,622 n/a
May 2, 2014 Sell 14,118 22.80
May 1, 2014 Sell 6,238 22.43
Apr 24, 2014 Sell 11,708 23.37
Apr 23, 2014 Sell 25,367 23.95
Apr 22, 2014 Sell 17,295 23.73
Apr 21, 2014 Sell 9,981 23.60
Feb 20, 2014 Sell 12,269 23.47
Feb 19, 2014 Sell 13,529 23.94
Feb 18, 2014 Sell 3,000 24.26
Jan 30, 2014 Sell 11,967 23.97
Jan 15, 2014 Sell 19,773 24.67
Jan 14, 2014 Sell 20,227 24.91
Oct 15, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 10,000 n/a
Aug 19, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,027 18.00
Aug 15, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,074 18.50
Aug 14, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,257 n/a
Jun 19, 2013 Automatic Sell 12,122 22.08
Jun 18, 2013 Automatic Sell 7,078 22.03
May 22, 2013 Automatic Sell 800 22.02
Apr 1, 2013 Automatic Sell 10,000 23.49
Mar 8, 2013 Automatic Sell 10,000 22.04
Feb 1, 2013 Automatic Sell 10,000 22.16
Jan 2, 2013 Automatic Sell 13,171 24.98
Dec 6, 2012 Automatic Sell 1,489 22.00
Dec 5, 2012 Automatic Sell 8,231 22.09
Dec 4, 2012 Automatic Sell 7,109 22.05
Aug 19, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 997 21.97
Aug 15, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 13,075 n/a
Aug 15, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 1,048 21.40
May 7, 2012 Sell 16,227 23.80
May 7, 2012 Option Execute 16,227 13.46
May 2, 2012 Sell 10,000 23.26
May 2, 2012 Option Execute 10,000 13.46
Nicholas DeBenedictis
Director

Nicholas DeBenedictis served as Chief Executive Officer of Aqua America, Inc. from July 1992 until his retirement in July 2015, and has been the Chairman of the Board since May 1993, becoming a non-executive Chairman of the Board upon his retirement as CEO.  He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aqua America’s principal subsidiaries, including Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.  Mr. DeBenedictis served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs of PECO Energy Company (now known as Exelon Corporation) from 1989 until 1992; as President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce from December 1986 to April 1989; and as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources from 1983 to 1986.  Mr. DeBenedictis is also a director of Exelon Corporation and P.H. Glatfelter Company, and also serves on the boards of Pennsylvania area non-profit, civic and business organizations.  Mr. DeBenedictis received a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in environmental engineering and science from Drexel University.



Member Member of the Audit Committee
Curtis Weldon
Director

W. Curtis Weldon was elected to our board at the 2014 annual shareholders meeting.  Mr. Weldon served 20 years in the United States Congress as Representative for the 7th District of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 2007.  Mr. Weldon retired from Congress as Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee and Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and during his tenure also served as Vice Chair, House Armed Services Committee; Chairman, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee; Chairman,  Military R&D Subcommittee; Vice Chair, Homeland Security Committee; and Member, House Science Committee.  Mr. Weldon also organized and chaired the National Disaster Fire and EMS Caucus for 20 years and served as America’s Honorary Fire Chief.  Mr. Weldon also served on 60 Bi-Partisan Congressional Delegations to over 125 countries.  Since his retirement from Congress, Mr. Weldon founded Jenkins Hill International in 2007, which provides national and international consulting services.  Mr. Weldon also serves on the board of advisors or directors of numerous organizations, including the U.S. Congress Defense & Security Task Force, Department of Homeland Security Technical Advisory Panel, Center for Campus Fire Safety, and Transeco Energy Corporation, and is actively involved in fire safety and prevention and first responders organizations.  Mr. Weldon received his BA in Humanities with concentration in Russian Studies from West Chester University, an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Delaware County Community College and in November 2014 was given the National Public Service Award from the Safe America Foundation.



Member Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
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