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ADTRAN Inc (ADTN.OQ)

ADTN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Stanton

55 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Foliano

59 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary

Ronald Centis

57 2019 Senior Vice President - Operations

Marc Kimpe

50 2019 Senior Vice President - Research and Development

Eduard Scheiterer

66 2015 Senior Vice President - Research and Development

Raymond Harris

56 2018 Chief Information Officer

Daniel Whalen

51 2019 Chief Product Officer

James Wilson

49 2019 Chief Revenue Officer

H. Fenwick Huss

69 2015 Lead Independent Director

Roy Nichols

81 2016 Director Emeritus

Gregory McCray

56 2017 Independent Director

Balan Nair

53 2007 Independent Director

Jacqueline Rice

47 2016 Independent Director

Kathryn Walker

60 2014 Independent Director

Rhonda Lambert

2018 Corporate Services Administrator

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Stanton

Mr. Thomas R. Stanton serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was named our Chief Executive Officer in September 2005 and named Chairman of the Board in 2007. Mr. Stanton joined ADTRAN in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing for the Carrier Networks (“CN”) Division. Since that time, he has held a number of senior management positions within the Company, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CN Division. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Engineering at Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company. Mr. Stanton has served on the board of directors of a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association. He currently serves on the board of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) since October 2015. Mr. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.

Michael Foliano

Mr. Michael K. Foliano serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary of the Company. From 2005 - 2006 he was Senior Vice President, Sales, Services and Supply Chain - Somera Communications Inc, from 2004 – 2005 he was Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Mike is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain and logistics functions, as well as ADTRAN's corporate IT, facilities and real estate functions. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, including serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Somera Communications as well as several executive positions within Lucent Technologies and AT&T. His responsibilities have included managing global production, logistics, customer service, business services, information technology, supply chain planning and procurement. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University.

Ronald Centis

Mr. Ronald David Centis serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. As Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Ron has responsibility for all supply chain, corporate quality & services delivery functions across the company in support of growth and profitability ambitions. Ron has over 30 years of experience across operations, services, and sales in the telecommunications industry. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of senior executive positions at both Ericsson and Nortel Networks and most recently was President and COO of Fastback Networks. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He studied Business Administration at Fanshawe College in London, Canada and has attended leadership programs at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Marc Kimpe

Mr. Marc Kimpe serves as Senior Vice President - Research and Development of the Company. Since 2014 – 2019, he has been served as Vice President of Research and Development.

Eduard Scheiterer

Mr. Eduard Scheiterer serves as Senior Vice President - Research and Development of the Company. He served As Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Eduard is responsible for all of ADTRAN's design and development resources and processes around the world. Eduard has previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, for ADTRAN's international markets where he was responsible for business in the EMEA and APAC region and day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH and ADTRAN International. He also previously served as the managing Director of ADTRAN GmbH, where he was responsible for business in the EMEA region as well as the day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH. He joined ADTRAN in May 2012 following ADTRAN's acquisition of NSN's (Nokia Siemens Network's) Broadband Access Business. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Eduard was Head of Broadband Access for NSM and held several senior management roles at NSN and Siemens. Eduard holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication from the Technical University, Vienna, Austria.

Raymond Harris

Mr. Raymond Harris is Chief Information Officer of the Company. He has over 30 years of expertise immersed in constructing, optimizing and leading enterprise information technology organizations. Leveraging his diverse technical background, Ray’s expertise combines ERP, networking, cloud, application design, operations, and cybersecurity knowledge to support the mission of ADTRAN. As CIO, Ray leads ADTRAN’s global IT operations. A seasoned IT professional with almost 30 years’ of industry experience, Ray joined ADTRAN from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he served as director of High-Performance Computing. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of executive and management positions including vice president and CIO of Iron Bow Technologies; chief information security engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Director of IT for the Institute for Defense Analyses. Ray holds a BS in Mathematics from Norfolk State University and an MSc in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also earned a number of industry certifications including CISSP and CISM.

Daniel Whalen

Mr. Daniel T. Whalen serves as Chief Product Officer of the Company. As Chief Product Officer, Dan is responsible for products from concept to delivery. He has more than 20 years of experience in the sale, design, and management of complex internetworking technology and services. Dan joined ADTRAN from ARRIS, where he served in a variety of leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Sales, Senior vice President and General Manager of Global Services, and most recently as President, Network & Cloud. In this role he was responsible for oversight of the development and delivery of the company’s leading portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure technologies, cloud-based software solutions, and Global Services business. Prior to joining ARRIS, Dan served as Area Sales Director for Cisco Systems, Vice President of Business Development for Comdisco, Consulting Manager for KPMG and Operations Manager for Bell Atlantic.

James Wilson

Mr. James Denson Wilson Jr. serves as Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. He served As Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Jay is responsible for developing the strategy, portfolio and direction for the company’s global business to enable the delivery of customer solutions and market leadership into target market segments and the global customer base. Jay joined ADTRAN in 1998 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. He has played a key role in the development and introduction of several ADTRAN product lines that are widely deployed by telecommunications carriers. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Jay served in a number of management roles for Wyle Laboratories. While there, his responsibilities included sales, marketing and engineering management for Wyle’s testing and engineering services to the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and nuclear equipment qualification industries. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

H. Fenwick Huss

Dr. H. Fenwick Huss serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, a senior college of The City University of New York, since July 1, 2014. He is also a tenured Professor in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy. He previously served as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University from 2004 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Huss was Associate Dean from 1998 to 2004 and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State from 1996 to 1998, and on the faculty since 1989. He also served on the faculty of the University of Maryland as an assistant professor from 1983 to 1989 and is a visiting professor at the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Dr. Huss has been a member of our Board since October 2002 and has served as our Lead Director since May 2015.

Roy Nichols

Mr. Roy J. Nichols serves as Director Emeritus of the Company. He founded and served as President of Nichols Research Corporation, a defense and information systems company, where he worked from 1976 until its merger with Computer Sciences Corporation in November 1999. Mr. Nichols currently serves as a director of Blue Creek Investments and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Mr. Nichols served as a director of the Company from 1994 to August 2016, including as our lead director from October 2006 through May 2015.

Gregory McCray

Mr. Gregory James McCray serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McCray is an experienced executive with 30 years of business, marketing, sales, engineering, operations, mergers and acquisitions, management and international experience in the communications technology industry. Since June 2018, Mr. McCray has served as the Chief Executive Officer of FDH Infrastructure Services (“FDH”), an engineering and science company that monitors, inspects, designs and performs structural analysis for infrastructure assets utilizing wireless monitoring devices and patented non-destructive testing techniques. During his career, Mr. McCray has served in a number of management and executive roles, including CEO of Access/Google Fiber in 2017; CEO of Aero Communications Inc., which provides installation, services and support to the communications industry, from 2013 to 2016; CEO of Antenova, a developer of antennas and radio frequency modules for mobile devices, from 2003 to 2012; Chairman and CEO of PipingHot Networks, which brought broadband fixed wireless access equipment to market, from 2001 to 2002; and Senior Vice President of customer operations at Lucent Technologies from 1996 to 2000, where he managed the Customer Technical Operations Group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. McCray currently serves on the board of directors of FDH and FreeWave Technologies. Mr. McCray served as a director of Centurylink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), the third largest network operator in America, from January 2005 to February 2017, where he served as chairman of the Cyber Security & Risk Committee from 2015 to 2017. Mr. McCray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Purdue University. He has also completed executive business programs at the University of Illinois, Harvard, and INSEAD. Mr. McCray has been a member of our Board since May 2017.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Latin America since 2018. Liberty Latin America is an integrated telecommunications company, focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Mr. Nair is an experienced and proven business executive with more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry. He has been a part of the Liberty family of companies since 2007, when he joined Liberty Global as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer from 2007 to 2017. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing Liberty Global’s worldwide network, as well as Technology and Innovation operations, including Product Development, IT, Network Operations, Mobile Operations and Global Supply Chain functions. He was also responsible for Corporate Strategy and Venture Investments. Mr. Nair was an executive officer of Liberty Global and sat on Liberty Global’s Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Committee. Before joining Liberty Global, Mr. Nair served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of AOL LLC, a global web services company. Prior to his role at AOL LLC, he spent more than 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair has a long history of working in the telephone, web world, and cable and media industries. He has served on the board of directors of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), a leading cable operator in the United States, since 2013, and on the board of Liberty Latin America since December 2017. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. Mr. Nair holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.

Jacqueline Rice

Ms. Jacqueline Hourigan Rice serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rice has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR), an office furniture, equipment and home furnishings company, since February 2019. Previously, she served as Principal of RH Associates, a global consulting firm providing legal, risk and compliance advisory services for clients across all industries and geographies, from January 2018 to January 2019. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Rice served as Target Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with responsibility for enterprise and vendor risk, corporate security and corporate compliance and ethics. Prior to joining Target, she served as Chief Compliance Officer and legal counsel of General Motors from 2013 to 2014 and Executive Director, Global Ethics and Compliance of General Motors from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Rice has served as the Corporate Secretary of the Herman Miller Cares Foundation since February 2019. Ms. Rice graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and she obtained her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Ms. Rice has been a member of our Board since August 2016.

Kathryn Walker

Ms. Kathryn A. Walker serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. Since 2009, she has served as a managing director for OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital firm focusing on the wireless, communications and mobile Internet sectors. In addition, Ms. Walker is serving concurrently as Chief Technology Officer at Main Street Data, an agriculture data science company founded by OpenAir Equity Partners. Prior to joining OpenAir Equity Partners, Ms. Walker worked in a variety of roles at various subsidiaries of Sprint Corporation from 1985 to 2009, culminating in the position of Chief Information and Chief Network Officer at Sprint Nextel Corporation. She currently serves on the Council of Trustees at South Dakota State University, as the President of the Board of Trustees at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and as a member of the board of directors of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”). Ms. Walker is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. The NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights, intelligence and leading boardroom practices. Ms. Walker demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of exemplary board leadership by earning NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential – year after year. Ms. Walker has been a member of our Board since May 2014.

Rhonda Lambert

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