Mr. Timothy Watkins serves as Operating Partner at Valor Equity Partners. His responsibilities include investment selection, investment analysis, investment structuring, and active management of portfolio companies including working with existing management teams of current portfolio companies. He manages Valor's operational change management activities and Operations Professionals. Mr. Watkins has led change management teams at Plastag Holdings, V/MSG Holdings, Fibrex Cordage and Tewa Holdings. Mr. Watkins leads Valor's portfolio management teams in Plastag Holdings and Tewa Holdings. Mr. Watkins has over 20 years of operational change management experience and private equity investing experience. Prior to joining Valor in 2001, Mr. Watkins served as a Vice President at MG Capital from 1998 through 2000. During his tenure at MG Capital, Mr. Watkins specialized in operational due diligence and implementing post-closing operational improvements. He also provided consulting support, implementation of metrics, implementation of lean systems and implementation of QS and ISO approved quality systems. He served in various operational roles within the MG Capital's portfolio companies as required. Prior to joining MG Capital, Mr. Watkins served as a Principal Consultant for Westworks Ltd., a consulting organization providing operational systems support to manufacturing organizations. Clients ranged from middle-market companies to members of the Fortune 500, including Ford Motor Company and 3M. Mr. Watkins was responsible for projects in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. He specialized in providing consulting support to internal teams designing and implementing systems in the fields of quality, IT, and lean systems. Prior to consulting, Mr. Watkins held manufacturing and engineering management positions at Robinson Nugent, a leading connector manufacturer and Renishaw PLC, a UK based manufacturer of machine tool systems. Mr. Watkins holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honors) from Bradford University and an M.S. in Industrial Robotics from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Great Britain. He is a winner of the Queen's Award for Engineering and is a Chartered Professional Engineer. Mr. Watkins has also been a member of the Board of Directors of V/MSG Holdings, the parent company of Mikohn Signs and Graphics, Plastag Holdings and Tewa Holdings.