Ned Carpenter is a member of Axum’s advisory board. Mr. Carpenter brings over 34 years of operating experience to Axum. He was the former chairman and chief executive officer of PORTA-JON of the Piedmont, Inc. At PORTA-JON, Mr. Carpenter successfully led the firm’s operations and overall strategic direction, including executing an effective acquisition strategy resulting in the ultimate successful sale of the company in 2007 to Prometheus Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Mr. Carpenter remains active in various industry associations and served as the chairman of Portable Sanitation Association International in 1999. Prior to joining PORTA-JON, Mr. Carpenter was the corporate controller for E.L. Lowie. Mr. Carpenter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Belmont Abbey College and is a Certified Public Accountant.