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Jack Lowe, Jr.

Jack Lowe, Jr., is chairman and CEO of Dallas-based TDIndustries, Inc., a national, employee-owned mechanical construction and service company.

A native of Dallas, Mr. Lowe is a 1965 magma cum laude graduate of Rice University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Navy, he began his tenure with TDIndustries, Inc., and was named CEO in 1979. Under his leadership, TDIndustries has prospered.  In 1986, the company became employee-owned, and for the past five years, Fortune magazine has named it one of the top six companies to work for in America. The company was highlighted in the 1993 best-selling book, The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

Mr. Lowe’s many awards and honors include: the Ethics Award from the Preston Center Rotary Club, the SIR (Service, Integrity and Responsibility) Award from the Dallas chapter of the Association General Contractors, the Crystal Achievement Award from the National Association of Women in Construction, and the Alumni Award from Leadership Dallas. He also received the 2000 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Principle Centered Leadership presented by the Franklin Covey Co. in Palm Springs, California.

Mr. Lowe is president of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District.  He is also active in several civic and industry organizations, serving on the boards of the Dallas Citizen Council, QUOIN (Associated General Contractors), Salesmanship Club of Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, and Dallas Zoological Society. In addition, he serves on the advisory councils of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Quality Texas Foundation, the Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, and the Texas Business and Education Coalition.