William E. Conway

General Partner

Mr. Conway is Chairman of the Board (emeritus) of Fairmount Santrol Inc., an industrial minerals company, headquartered in Chardon, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Yale University and completed the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to entering the industrial minerals business in 1978, Mr. Conway was Executive Vice President, Pickands Mather & Co.; Executive Vice President, Administration, Diamond Shamrock Corporation; Group Vice President, Capital Goods, Midland-Ross Corporation. In 1996, Mr. Conway was honored with the Dively Entrepreneurship Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio. He was named Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Northeast Ohio in 1993, an award co-sponsored by Inc magazine, Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Conway is past Chairman and a Director of the National Industrial Sand Association, a former member of the Board of Directors of Ohio Manufacturers Association, and belongs to the Society of Mining and Petroleum Engineers, the American Foundrymen’s Society, and the Ohio Cast Metals Association.