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Name and title: Sheldon I. Cammaker, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary Age: 68 Company profile: Emcor Group Inc. constructs, maintains and manages the mechanical and electrical systems that make offices, hospitals, schools, refineries and energy plants habitable and functional. Emcor’s yearly revenues top $5 billion. It has contracts with many of the nation’s largest corporations and in the United Kingdom and Canada to integrate electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security and power generation systems into the needed “facility environment.” “We also have a significant facility services operation,” Cammaker said. “We will maintain, operate and repair � either on-site or on a mobile-services basis � the various electrical, mechanical and communications systems in the client’s facility.” Emcor employs 27,000 people at more than 140 facilities, including a nuclear power plant in Canada. Frank T. MacInnis is the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. The corporation has grown steadily by purchasing strong regional companies with complementary expertise. It has made more than 200 such acquisitions during the past 20 years, Cammaker said. Except for a handful, “we have done them all internally. We have a team that does the due diligence. I work with another attorney here to negotiate and handle the deal from soup to nuts inside.” In late 2005, Emcor announced that it had acquired Fluidics Inc., a privately held company based in Philadelphia that provides 24-hour mechanical services to businesses in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Fluidics, founded in 1968, added 380 technical and service personnel to Emcor and strengthened its presence in the mid-Atlantic market for on-site building operations; maintenance services; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and plumbing retrofit projects. In 2006, Emcor purchased S.A. Comunale of Akron, Ohio. The privately held company, founded in 1940, brings in $150 million in annual revenues and has 800 employees who design, install and maintain fire-protection, alarm-detection and special-hazard systems. That same year, Emcor bought Midwesco Services of Niles, Ill., a privately held mechanical contractor active for 75 years in metropolitan Chicago providing HVAC, refrigeration and energy service retrofits and upgrades for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. In August, Emcor completed its latest, and one of its largest, all-cash acquisitions with the $455 million purchase of Ohmstede Ltd., which provides repair, replacement, manufacturing, engineering and design services for oil refineries in Texas, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states. Route to present position: During his 40-year career, Cammaker has had just two employers. In 1964, following his graduation from Harvard Law School, he joined Botein Hays & Sklar in New York as an associate. He left in 1987 as a senior partner. “The firm doesn’t exist anymore � it dissolved in 1989, a couple years after I left � but it was then a midsize Manhattan firm,” he said. “We did a lot of public company work for midsize companies. Emcor’s predecessor was a client of mine. That’s how I got here. I was hired in the same position I have now.” Legal team and outside counsel: Emcor employs just eight attorneys, including Cammaker. Five of them work at corporate headquarters in Norwalk, Conn., and three at subsidiaries in California, Indiana and Virginia. “Six of the attorneys specialize in construction-services agreements � the contracts, claims and disputes,” Cammaker said. “These are very involved contracts � what we do, when we do it, are we on-call, how do we get paid. There are a lot of claims and disputes by the nature of the business. Just by the size and scope of the projects, if we get into disputes they can be quite complex. The attorneys focus on trying to resolve disputes, resolve claims, participate in arbitration or, if it gets to litigation, working with outside counsel.” The scope of work is large, but Emcor keeps most of it in-house, Cammaker said. “We do not have a dedicated outside firm. We use a handful of firms, particular firms for particular matters,” he said. During the Ohmstede acquisition, for example, the company used Boston-based Ropes & Gray. It called in New York’s Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for help with several securities offerings and acquisitions worth more than $100 million. For employment matters it has used the New York office of Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath, and for litigation it has used Heller Ehrman’s New York office. “Other than litigation, we try to keep work in-house,” Cammaker said. “I didn’t come here to be a traffic cop and manage outside firms. We have to do that for litigation, when you need large staffs and large horsepower, but for the acquisitions we are able to do it with two or three people. We will also do large financings inside. It is stuff we like to do. We find it challenging and stimulating.” Daily duties: Cammaker sits on Emcor’s executive management committee, which consists of five executives working at headquarters in Norwalk and five others from various business units in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. But he remains primarily a lawyer. “The largest part of my time is lawyering, both doing the deals and counseling management on various matters from a legal perspective,” Cammaker said. “There is a certain amount of input from less of a legal and more of a business standpoint, but my job is probably 85% lawyer. We have a very flat management. The chairman of the board and [chief executive officer] and the president and chief operating officer are both two doors from my office. There is a lot of informal input.” Personal: Cammaker spends a good deal of his time outside of work with his two adult children. They are Josh, 38, a partner at New York’s Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Meredith, 30, who works in public relations. “When it is not snowing, I play golf. When it is snowing, I try to get away for one or two weekends to play golf,” Cammaker said. “Sometimes I try to ski, but no so much any more. I enjoy traveling and reading.” Last book and movie: Mr. Paradise, by Elmore Leonard, and Lives of Others.

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