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Bruce C. Liimatainen

Mr. Bruce C. Liimatainen currently serves as Principal of AFS Properties, LLC and has served as the Chairman and Chief Exec- utive Officer of A Finkl & Sons Co at Schmolz + Bickenbach AG since 2002. Mr. Liimatainen served for A. Finkl & Sons in various functions since 1977, beginning his career as a Project Engineer.

Mr. Liimatainen served as the President of A. Finkl & Sons Co. and its Executive Vice President. Prior to his career at Finkl, he worked at U.S. Steel and Lockport Steel Fabricators. Mr. Liimatainen serves as Trustee of Illinois Institute of Technology. He served as a Direc- tor of A. Finkl & Sons at since 1986.

He holds four patents in the United States in the treatment of molten steel and other operations. Mr. Liimatainen has received multiple environmental awards, is a founding Board of Directors member of the Chicago Environmental Fund and is a recognized civic leader in Chicago. Mr. Liimatainen has a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Studies in Metallurgy and Materials.

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