Gracia S. Rosslow Joins IES as Chief Financial Officer

Corpus Christi, TX – January 31, 2006

Industrial Emergency Services, LLC is pleased to announce that Gracia S. Rosslow has joined the IES senior management team in the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Ms. Rosslow will be responsible for IES’ finance, accounting, contracting, procurement, and human resources efforts. Ms. Rosslow will report to IES President & Fire Chief, Robert C. Andrews, Jr.

When announcing the appointment of Ms. Rosslow, Chief Andrews stated that, “IES is not only facing significant opportunities to expand its product lines, but also facing market demand to provide those products and services around the world. A significant strength that the Bob Andrews Group brings to the marketplace is the unique synergy amongst our constituent companies. I am pleased that our new CFO possesses the proven experience and the necessary acumen to both understand the corporate interrelationships within the Group, as well as the intricacies of operating globally. I am looking forward to working with Gracia as she applies her keen mind to the financial aspects of our business”.

When asked about her new role, Ms. Rosslow replied, “This highly skilled group of professionals provides an excellent service in both the prevention and management of emergencies of all types. Innovation and commitment to excellence characterize the Bob Andrews Group of companies, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team.”

Ms. Rosslow graduated from the University of Florida in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 1990 with a Master of Arts degree in Accounting. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993. Ms. Rosslow is both a Certified Government Finance Officer and a Certified Professional in Human Resources.

From 1997 to 2005 Ms. Rosslow was employed by the Houston Fire Department, the fourthlargest fire department in the United States. She was appointed Deputy Director, Finance and Administration in 2001, reporting directly to the Houston Fire Chief and working closely with the City Director of Finance and Administration. In her role as Deputy Director, Ms. Rosslow was responsible for budget preparation and management of a $323 million dollar operating budget, a $7 million dollar capital equipment budget, and a $40 million dollar capital project budget. She ultimately supervised 125 employees assigned to the Fire Department’s Finance & Administration Command, which included the General Accounting Division, the Human Resources Division, and the Materials Management Division. These three major divisions were responsible for budget & financial reporting, internal audits, accounts payable, revenues, payroll, benefits, personnel administration, records management, risk management, recruiting, professional development, procurement, warehouse operations (including the EMS, Quartermaster, and Supply Sections), and the Air Pack Shop, for this fire department of approximately 4,000 employees.

While working for the City of Houston, Ms. Rosslow testified as an expert witness on payroll and labor management issues. She regularly interfaced with members of the Houston City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and the City’s Director of Finance and Administration as the Fire Department’s representative. She was a member of the City’s Steering Committee for the citywide
implementation of SAP software.

In addition to her experience with the Houston Fire Department, Ms. Rosslow has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Apple Machine & Supply Company, Clerk / Treasurer of the St. Lucie County Fire District (Ft. Pierce, Florida), and Chief Financial Officer of Nichols Law P.L.L.C. (Houston).

Ms. Rosslow is active within the community, most recently with the Rotary Club of Houston, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the Houston Fire Museum Board of Directors.

Industrial Emergency Services, LLC (IES) provides comprehensive emergency response and related support services to the refining, chemical, high-hazard, and critical infrastructure industries.  IES, through its wholly owned subsidiary, IES Global Services, LLC, provides international consulting and expatriate staffing services for its client’s world-wide.  IES provides fire protection engineering services through its affiliate company, Protection Development, Incorporated (PDI).  IES has offices and operations in the United States, West Africa, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

IES, IES Global Services, and PDI are part of the Bob Andrews Group, LLC