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Apyx Medical Corp (APYX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Makrides

75 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Charles Goodwin

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tara Semb

49 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Todd Hornsby

2019 Executive Vice President

Moshe Citronowicz

64 2011 Senior Vice President

Craig Swandal

56 2018 Director

John Andres

59 2014 Independent Director

Michael Geraghty

70 2011 Independent Director

Lawrence Waldman

72 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Makrides

Mr. Andrew Makrides, Esq. is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and practiced law from 1968 until joining Bovie Medical Corporation as a co-founder and Executive Vice President and director, in 1982. Mr. Makrides became President of the Company in 1985 and the CEO in December 1998 and has served as such until March 18, 2011 at which point he relinquished his position as President, but remained CEO until December 2013. Mr. Makrides employment contract extends to December 31, 2016. Mr. Makrides has over 30 years of executive experience in the medical industry.

Charles Goodwin

Mr. Charles Goodwin is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Makrides continued: “Over the course of his nearly 25-year career in the medical device industry, Charlie has a demonstrated track record of delivering strong revenue growth and operational excellence. As Vice President of Olympus Corporation’s global surgical energy group for five years, Charlie was directly responsible for the group’s global commercial strategy, managing a team of over 500 employees with full profit and loss responsibility. Prior to joining Olympus, Charlie was the President of Worldwide Sales at Gyrus ACMI, where he led the business to record growth in sales and profit, and served as a key member of the executive team that negotiated the acquisition of Gyrus ACMI by Olympus for $2.2 billion. Before his promotion to President of Worldwide Sales, Charlie was instrumental in developing Gyrus’s global distribution network as President, Surgical Division, where he achieved average annual sales growth of 35% for three consecutive years.

Tara Semb

Ms. Tara Harris Semb has beeen appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective as of January 2, 2019. Ms. Semb previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Avail Vapor LLC, a closely held private company and manufacturer of premium e-liquid for use in electronic vapor devices, from December 2015 to December 2018. From August 2006 to December 2015, Ms. Semb served in various financial roles at Amsted Industries, a multi-national industrial components manufacturing company. Ms. Semb holds an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. Accounting from the University of Illinois.

Todd Hornsby

Mr. Todd Hornsby is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Hornsby joined Apyx Medical in August, 2014, and held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Energy prior to his promotion.

Moshe Citronowicz

Mr. Moshe Citronowicz is a Senior Vice President of the Company. He is Senior Vice President came to the United States in 1978 and has worked in a variety of manufacturing and high technology industries. In October 1993, Mr. Citronowicz joined the Company as Vice President of Operations and served as our Chief Operating Officer until November 2011. Currently, he is serving as the Senior Vice President. Mr. Citronowicz’s employment contract extends to December 31, 2017.

Craig Swandal

Mr. Craig A. Swandal is Director of the company. He joins Bovie Medical's Board with over 30 years of experience at public and privately-held medical technology and electronics manufacturing companies. He began his career in 1981 at Unisys Corporation, a manufacturer of main frame computer systems, where he held a variety of manufacturing positions of increasing responsibility. In 1995 he joined Silent Knight, a manufacturer of industrial fire and security systems, as a Manufacturing Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Operations. In 2001, Mr. Swandal joined Gyrus, a manufacturer of surgical devices, where he was responsible for the company's manufacturing operations as Director of Operations and later Vice President of Operations. During his tenure, he improved manufacturing efficiencies by leading his manufacturing group through the implementation of lean and Six Sigma techniques. Following Gyrus's acquisition of ACMI in 2005, Mr. Swandal was promoted to Senior Vice President and was responsible for the global operations of the combined company, which included 12 facilities across 8 countries. He developed and executed Gyrus ACMI's strategy to consolidate its manufacturing, distribution, customer service and service and repair operations and was a member of the leadership team that successfully sold the company to Olympus Corporation for $2.2 billion in 2008.

John Andres

Mr. John C. Andres is Independent Director of the Company. He has over thirty years of experience in the medical device industry and was appointed to our Board in July, 2014. Since April, 2004, Mr. Andres has been a private consultant, doing business through John C. Andres, LLC, specializing in patent/business strategy development and execution. He also is a partner of Hawk Healthcare, LLC, which provides strategic transaction management to private individuals and companies.In 2004, Mr. Andres helped found K2M, Inc. (KTWO), and from 2004 until 2010 served as a member of the Board of Directors of K2M, Inc. Prior to 2004, Mr. Andres held various legal and strategic business development positions at the Surgical Division of Tyco Healthcare Group, LLP, now Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) and its predecessor, United States Surgical Corporation. Before joining U.S. Surgical, Mr. Andres worked at the New York law firm of Morgan & Finnegan. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University, and his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law.

Michael Geraghty

Mr. Michael E. Geraghty is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since March 2011 and is the Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Optos, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of retinal imaging devices for screening, detection and diagnosis of eye related conditions. From 2005 through 2008, he was the President of International Sales at Gyrus Acmi where he first started in 2000 as Senior Vice President of Sales for Gyrus Medical. Prior to this, Mr. Geraghty was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Everest Medical, Inc. and before that was the Director of Marketing for Advanced Products at Arthrocare Corporation. Mr. Geraghty specializes in building independent direct sales teams in the medical device industry and has extensive domestic and international sales and marketing experience. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Mary's University and graduate degree in Executive Sales Management from the University of Minnesota.

Lawrence Waldman

Mr. Lawrence J. Waldman, CPA, is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director since 2011 and he is currently the Chair of our audit committee and Lead Independent Director of the Board. Mr. Waldman has over thirty-five years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Waldman joined First Long Island Investors LLC, an investment and wealth management firm, as a Managing Director in May 2016. Prior to that Mr. Waldman served as an advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island since September 2011. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Northstar/RXR Metro Income Fund, a non-traded Real Estate Investment Trust, and has served as a member of its audit committee since 2014. Mr. Waldman also serves as a member of the State University of New York's Board of Trustees and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman was elected to the Board of Directors of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. in August of 2015, and since December 2015, serves as Chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Waldman is also a member of Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority and as Chair and a member of the finance and audit committee of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Waldman meets the definition of a financial expert as defined by the SEC and NYSE MKT.

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