Mr. Griffin was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2012. He is a co-founder of Gemma Power Systems, LLC (“Gemma”) which was acquired by Argan in December 2006 along with its affiliated companies. Mr. Griffin is a veteran of power plant construction with over 40 years of related experience. He now holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman of Gemma. Mr. Griffin served as Vice Chairman of Gemma from November 2007 to November 2019 and as Chief Executive Officer of Gemma from September 2008 to November 2019. From September 2008 to January 2009 and from November 2017 to July 2018, he was also President of Gemma. Under Mr. Griffin’s leadership, Gemma grew to become one of the nation’s leading providers of engineering, procurement and construction services to the power generation market. Over the past two years, Mr. Griffin has evolved into an important leadership mentor for the new heads of both Gemma and our overseas energy project construction firm, Atlantic Projects Company Limited (“APC”).