Mr. Griffin was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2012. He is a co-founder of Gemma Power Systems, LLC and its affiliated companies (“Gemma”), all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Argan since their acquisition in December 2006. Mr. Griffin is a veteran of power plant construction with over 35 years of related experience. He has been Vice Chairman of Gemma since November 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of Gemma since September 2008. From September 2008 to January 2009, he was also President of Gemma. From December 2006 to November 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gemma. Under Mr. Griffin’s leadership, Gemma has grown to become one of the nation’s leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction services to the power generation market.