William E. Conway

William E. Conway, Director

Mr. Conway has served as Chairman of the Board (emeritus) since 2010. After he and other investors acquired Best Sand in 1978, he invested in Wedron Silica in 1984, along with Charles D. Fowler and the Wedron Silica management team. Best Sand and Wedron Silica then merged to form Fairmount Minerals, now known as Fairmount Santrol in 1986. Mr. Conway served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Best Sand from 1978 until 1984 and Fairmount Minerals from 1984 to 1996. From 1996 until 2010, he served as Chairman of the Board. Prior to entering the industrial minerals business in 1978, Mr. Conway held management positions with Pickands Mather & Co., Diamond Shamrock Corporation and Midland-Ross Corporation. Mr. Conway serves on the boards of directors of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University School and Cleveland Botanical Garden. He received a B.S. from Yale University and completed the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

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