Richard Lawrence

R Lawrence

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

Mr. Lawrence was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2016, and 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.

Robert M. Averick, MBA

R Averick

Director
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Mr. Averick was appointed a Director of the Company in June 2016. He is currently a Portfolio Manager for Kokino LLC, a private firm based in Stamford, Connecticut. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Averick served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Richard L. Scott Investments, a private family office, where he co-managed a public equity portfolio. In this position as well as his current position with Kokino LLC, he has managed public equity portfolios, including responsibility for all aspects of the investment process, from due diligence to decision-making. Prior to 2000, Mr. Averick served as Senior Associate in the Structured Finance Group of Prudential Investments, where he focused on highly structured, private and 144A asset-backed transactions. Mr. Averick and certain entities to which his employer provides investment management services currently own in excess of 19% of the outstanding shares of Key Technology, Inc. Mr. Averick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a director of Amtech Systems, Inc.

John J. Ehren, MS

J Ehren

Director

Mr. Ehren was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company in 2012.  He  served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 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.

John E. Pelo

J 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, JD

M Shannon

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.

Charles H. Stonecipher

C Stonecipher

Director
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member


Mr. Stonecipher has served as a director of the Company since 2004, and served as Chairman of the Board from 2007 to 2016. Since 2008, he has served as an investment professional with Trilogy Equity Partners, a private investment firm focused on wireless technology and early-stage application and infrastructure companies. Mr. Stonecipher 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.

Donald A. Washburn

D Washburn

Director
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 chairman of the board for Amedisys, Inc., a multi-state provider of home healthcare nursing services.

Paul J. Wolf, MBA

P Wolf

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

Mr. Wolf was appointed a Director of the Company in September 2015.  He is the founder and member of the investment committee of Deer Creek Holdings, a private equity firm that partners with entrepreneurial companies.  With almost twenty years of investment experience, he has successfully helped guide businesses across a wide spectrum of industries, including the food and agri-business industries.  Prior to forming Deer Creek, Paul was one of the founding partners of Century Park Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm.  During his fifteen-year tenure with Century Park, Paul was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, executing, managing and exiting portfolio company investments on behalf of the firm.  He also served as a member of Century Park’s investment committee.  Prior to Century Park Capital Partners, Paul was a Senior Vice President with Houlihan Lokey, where he was involved with the firm’s private equity investments through Churchill ESOP Capital Partners, and served as a professional within Houlihan’s investment banking group. Prior to Houlihan, Paul was a Director at Warner Brothers Studio Store group, where he established joint ventures with international partners. Previously, Paul was a Vice President in the Los Angeles office of Fleet Capital, where he originated and underwrote leveraged loans for privately held and publicly traded companies.  Paul currently serves as a director of Avkem International, LLC and Avkem Holdings, LLC, a materials and service supplier to the metals industry.  Paul earned a BA degree in Biology from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Frank L. A. Zwerts, MS, MBA

F Zwerts

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.