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AeroVironment Inc (AVAV.OQ)

AVAV.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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17 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Conver

73 2016 Chairman of the Board

Wahid Nawabi

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Teresa Covington

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kirk Flittie

55 2017 Vice President, General Manager - UAS

Kenneth Karklin

48 2017 Vice President, General Manager - Efficient Energy Systems

Edward Muller

65 2017 Lead Independent Director

Charles Holland

71 2004 Director

Charles Burbage

69 2017 Independent Director

Arnold Fishman

72 1998 Independent Director

Catharine Merigold

61 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Page

77 2015 Independent Director

Steven Gitlin

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Conver

Mr. Timothy E. Conver is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Conver served as our President from November 1990 and as our Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until his retirement in May 2016. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Conver served as President of Whittaker Electronic Resources, a supplier of engineered products for military electronics and industrial instrumentation, for 10 years. Mr. Conver is a graduate of the University of Montana and received his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Wahid Nawabi

Mr. Wahid Nawabi serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. effective 2 May 2016. Mr. Nawabi has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Nawabi served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2016 to May 2016 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2015 to January 2016. He also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Efficient Energy Systems from December 2011 to April 2015. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Nawabi served as Vice President, Global Sales of Altergy Systems, a designer and manufacturer of fuel cell power systems, from March 2010 through November 2011, and as Vice President, Americas, and Vice President, Global Sales for C&D Technologies, a producer and marketer of electrical power storage and conversion products, from February 2009 through March 2010. Prior to joining C&D Technologies, Mr. Nawabi worked for 16 years with American Power Conversion Corporation, a provider of power protection products and services, in a succession of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President, Enterprise Segment, North America and Canada. During his 16 year tenure at American Power Conversion, Mr. Nawabi was instrumental to the company's growth into global market leadership positions in power protection and data center physical infrastructure, with significant roles in starting and growing the company's data center physical infrastructure business and in developing and expanding the company's business across Europe and Asia. Mr. Nawabi has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Teresa Covington

Ms. Teresa P. Covington is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. She previously served as the company's vice president of finance from July 2015 to March 1, 2017 and as our interim chief financial officer from February 2015 to July 2015. Ms. Covington joined the company in May 2011, serving as our Vice President of Finance, EES until February 2015. Prior to joining the company, from August 2000 to May 2011, Ms. Covington served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Line 6, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of musical instruments that is now part of Yamaha. She earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kirk Flittie

Mr. Kirk Flittie is Vice President, General Manager - UAS of the Company. has served in various UAS leadership positions since joining the company in 1996. Mr. Flittie has served as the company's General Manager and Vice President, UAS, since May 2015. Mr. Flittie previously served as our Vice President of Global Observer from October 2007 to May 2015, as our Director of Global Observer from May 2006 to October 2007 and as Director of our Helios program from May 2003 to May 2006. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Flittie managed aerospace programs for Northrop Grumman and American Rocket Company. Mr. Flittie earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kenneth Karklin

Mr. Kenneth Karklin is Vice President, General Manager - Efficient Energy Systems of the Company. He has served in a variety leadership roles at the company in engineering, operations, program management and in the EES services group since joining the company in April 2007. Mr. Karklin has served as the company's Vice President and General Manager, EES, since May 2015. He previously served as our Director of Corporate Quality from August 2014 to May 2015. He served as our Director of Quality Assurance from March 2010 to August 2014. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Karklin held engineering and engineering management roles at a venture-funded start-up and at established technology leaders Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard Company and Agilent Technologies. Mr. Karklin earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Edward Muller

Mr. Edward R. Muller is an Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Muller has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Mr. Muller served as Vice Chairman of NRG Energy, Inc., a U.S.-based producer and retail supplier of electricity from December 2012 to February 2017. Prior to the merger in 2012 of NRG and GenOn Energy Inc., Mr. Muller served as the chairman and chief executive of GenOn, which also produced and sold electricity in the United States, a position he held beginning in 2010. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Muller was chairman and chief executive of Mirant Corporation, which produced and sold electricity in the United States and internationally. Previously, Mr. Muller served as president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy until 2000, which produced electricity in the United States and internationally. Mr. Muller previously served as vice president, chief financial officer, general counsel and secretary of Whittaker Corporation, a conglomerate with activities in aerospace, chemicals, healthcare and metals. Mr. Muller serves as a director of Transocean Ltd., an offshore oil and gas driller, and previously served as a director of Contact Energy, Ltd., Edison Mission Energy, Interval, Inc., Oasis Residential, Inc., Ormat Technologies, Inc., RealEnergy, Inc., RigNet Inc., Strategic DataCorp., The Keith Companies, Inc., and Whittaker Corporation. Mr. Muller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Board of Trustees of the Riverview School (which he chairs), and previously was Chairman of the U.S. – Philippines Business Committee and Co-Chairman of the International Energy Development Council. Mr. Muller received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Charles Holland

Gen. (Retd.) Charles Robert Holland is Director of AeroVironment, Inc. since May 2004. General Holland has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004. General Holland retired as Commander, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, or USSOCOM, in November 2003 and currently serves as an independent consultant for various entities. Mr. Holland has been a consultant of the company since February 2004. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Holland was responsible for all special operations forces of the Army, Navy and Air Force, both active duty and reserve. Mr. Holland entered the United States Air Force in 1968. He has commanded a squadron, two Air Force wings, served as Deputy Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command, and was Commander of the Special Operations Command, Pacific. Prior to commanding USSOCOM, he commanded the Air Force Special Operations Command and was the Vice Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Mr. Holland serves on the board of directors of a number of private companies in the defense industry, including SELEX Galileo, Inc. and TENAX Aerospace and on the Executive Advisory Board of Cubic Global Defense along with being on the Advisory Board of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Mr. Holland has a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. in business management from Troy State University (W. Germany) and an M.S. in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Charles Burbage

Mr. Charles Thomas Burbage is a Independent Director of the AeroVironment, Inc. Mr. Burbage has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Mr. Burbage retired from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in April 2013, after a 33-year career during which he served most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Joint Strike Fighter Program from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Burbage also served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Naval aviator and recorded more than 3,000 flight hours in 38 types of military aircraft before retiring as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1994. Mr. Burbage currently serves as a director of Terma North America, Inc., XCOR Aerospace, a spacecraft and rocket engineering company, and Chemring Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemring Group PLC. Mr. Burbage received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.S. in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Arnold Fishman

Mr. Arnold L. Fishman is an Independent Director of AeroVironment, Inc. since 1998. Mr. Fishman has served as a member of our board of directors since 1998. Mr. Fishman is the founder of Lieberman Research Worldwide, a leading global market research firm, and Interviewing Service of America, a supplier of market survey services. Mr. Fishman served as the Chairman of Lieberman Research Worldwide and Interviewing Service of America from 1979 and 1983, respectively, until July 2015 when he sold his interests in the companies. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Applied VR, LLC. Mr. Fishman received his B.S. in psychology from Brooklyn College.

Catharine Merigold

Ms. Catharine Merigold is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Merigold has been investing in and advising high-growth technology businesses for over 20 years as a venture capitalist. She was a Vice President at Centennial Ventures from 1992 to 1994, and then founded and has been the managing partner of Vista Ventures, a venture firm specializing in investing in software, digital media and network sectors, since January 2000. Prior to founding Vista Ventures, Ms. Merigold served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Technology Corporation, a company that managed all technology transfer and associated equity holdings for the University of Colorado system, from 1999 to 2000, and as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for US West Wireless. She began her career at Hewlett-Packard Company, serving in a variety of technical, marketing and sales management roles, including several years spent in Europe. Ms. Merigold has served on a number of corporate boards and currently serves as a board observer for Market Force Information, Inc., a provider of customer intelligence solutions to large consumer companies, and a board member of P2Binvestor, Inc., a crowdlending platform providing asset based lines of credit to businesses, the Colorado Technology Association, and University License Equity Holdings Inc. (ULEHI), which manages all the equity holdings associated with technology transfer of the University of Colorado. Ms. Merigold holds a B.S. in electrical engineering, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Stephen Page

Mr. Stephen F. Page is an Independent Director of AeroVironment, Inc. Mr. Page has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Mr. Page has served on the board of directors and audit committees of Lowe's Companies, Inc., a home improvement retailer, from 2003 to 2012, PACCAR, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks in the world, from 2004 to 2012, and Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc., one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in the U.S., where he was lead director. Before retiring in 2004, Mr. Page served in many leadership roles at United Technologies Corporation, a provider of high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries, including director, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Otis Elevator, an $8 billion division of United Technologies. Mr. Page holds a B.S. in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Steven Gitlin

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Timothy Conver

218,083

Wahid Nawabi

766,222

Teresa Covington

361,994

Kirk Flittie

383,730

Kenneth Karklin

302,728

Edward Muller

177,509

Charles Holland

235,634

Charles Burbage

161,509

Arnold Fishman

174,509

Catharine Merigold

161,634

Stephen Page

171,009

Steven Gitlin

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As Of  30 Apr 2017