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Charles H. Stonecipher

Charles H. Stonecipher

Chairman
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Mr. Stonecipher has served as a director of the Company since 2004 and as the Board's Chairman since 2007.  He has served since 2008 as an investment professional with Trilogy International Partners LLC, a private investment firm focused on wireless technology and early-stage application and infrastructure companies.  Mr. Stoncipher served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Advanced Digital Information Corporation (“ADIC”), a supplier of data storage solutions for client server computing networks, from 2005 to 2006, and as Executive Vice President of Product Development and Strategy from 2004 to 2005.  Mr. Stonecipher served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ADIC from 1997 to 2004, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1997.

John J. Ehren

John J. Ehren, MS

Director
Mr. Ehren was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company in May 2012.  He  served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from Dec 2011 to May 2012, in addition to his role of Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Ehren joined the Company in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  From 2004 to 2008, he served as Vice President of Global Operations of Planar Systems, Inc., a public company that provides flat panel display and system solutions for medical, transportation, industrial and retail applications.  From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Ehren held several senior-level financial officer positions with Planar, including Corporate Controller, Treasurer, and Worldwide Functional Controller.  Between 1990 and 1997, he held Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Operations positions with two privately-held manufacturing companies.  Mr. Ehren was employed by Ernst and Young, a public accounting firm, from 1985 to 1990, working primarily with manufacturing and software development clients.

Richard Lawrence

Richard Lawrence

Director
Compensation and Management Development Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member
Mr. Lawrence has served as a director of the Company since 2007.  He is an independent consultant and business advisor specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Lawrence served as Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Development with PepsiCo, Inc.  He served in various other management positions with PepsiCo beginning in 1977 in engineering, and advancing into corporate and franchise development in 1985.

John E. Pelo

John E. Pelo

Director
Audit Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Mr. Pelo has served as a director of the Company since 1998.  He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Swire Coca-Cola USA, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., since 1996.  Swire Pacific is a diversified holding company with real estate, shipping, airline, trading, and soft drink interests in Asia and North America.  Between 1984 and 1996, he served as General Manager of one of Swire’s soft drink operations in the United States.

Michael L. Shannon

Michael L. Shannon, JD

Director
Compensation and Management Development Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Mr. Shannon has served as director of the Company since 2000. Mr. Shannon has served as principal of The General Counsel Law Firm.   From 2005 to 2006, he served as principal of Concerto Development LLC, a real estate development firm.From 1995 to 2004, he also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Data Access Technologies, Inc., a software company, and was Chief Operating Officer of DNA, a developer and marketer of office furniture, from 2001 to 2003.  Between 1985 and 1989, Mr. Shannon served as Associate General Counsel for the Santa Fe International Corporation and, from 1989 to 1993, served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of that corporation.

Donald A. Washburn

Donald A. Washburn

Director
Audit Committee Member
Compensation and Management Development Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman
Mr. Washburn has served as director of the Company since 2003.  He served as an Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 1995 to 1998, and as a Senior Vice President from 1990 to 1995.  He also served as Chairman and President of Northwest Cargo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Airlines, Inc., from 1997 to 1998.  Mr. Washburn served as Senior Vice President, responsible for worldwide real estate development and acquisition activities, from 1984 to 1989 for Marriott Corporation, and as Executive Vice President, with general management responsibility for the Courtyard Hotel Division, from 1989 to 1990.  Currently, Mr. Washburn serves as a trustee of LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust.  Mr. Washburn also serves as a director of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., a supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries, and he is a director of Amedisys, Inc., a multi-state provider of home healthcare nursing services.

Frank L. A. Zwerts

Frank L. A. Zwerts, MS, MBA

Director
Mr. Zwerts was appointed President of EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and Director for the Company in February 2013.  Mr. Zwerts continues to serve as President and CEO of Visys NV, an innovator of high-end digital sorters located in Belgium that he co-founded in 2004, and that merged with Key Technology in February 2013.  Prior to leading Visys, he held several management positions with investment banks focused on high-growth technology companies, including Executive Director of ABN Amro Rothschild, and Vice-President of Technology Banking at ING Barings LLC in London, where he had global responsibility for technology investment banking and led several high-profile, global technology IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Zwerts has served as a non-executive board member for several high-growth tech companies.  He holds a BS and a MS in Economics and Finance from University Hasselt, and a MBA from Brussels University, and is a passionate entomologist and environmentalist.

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