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Aviat Networks Inc (AVNW.OQ)

AVNW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Mutch

63 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Smith

2020 President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Chang

46 2020 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Ralph Marimon

2020 Senior Vice President - Finance

Dahlia Loeb

2020 Director

Kenneth Kong

45 2016 Independent Director

John Quicke

70 2015 Independent Director

James Stoffel

74 2015 Independent Director

Glenn Wiener

2016 President and CEO GW Communications

Biographies

Name Description

John Mutch

Mr. John Mutch serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served on the Board of Directors of Steel Excel Inc. (“Steel Excel”), a provider of drilling and production services to the oil and gas industry and a provider of event-based sports services and other health-related services, from 2007 to 2016. From December 2008 to January 2014, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Beyondtrust Software, a privately-held security software company. Mr. Mutch has been the founder and managing partner of MV Advisors LLC (“MV Advisors”), a strategic block investment firm that provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies, since December 2005. Prior to founding MV Advisors, in March 2003, Mr. Mutch was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy court to the Board of Directors of Peregrine Systems, Inc. (“Peregrine Systems”), a provider of enterprise asset and service management solutions. He assisted that company in a bankruptcy work-out proceeding and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2003. Previous to running Peregrine Systems, Mr. Mutch served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HNC Software, an enterprise analytics software provider. Before HNC Software, Mr. Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Mr. Mutch previously served on the Boards of Directors of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., a leader in core systems software products, services and embedded technologies, Edgar Online, Inc., a provider of financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions, Aspyra, Inc., a provider of clinical and diagnostic information systems for the healthcare industry, Overland Storage, Inc., a provider of unified data management and data protection solutions, and Brio Software, Inc.

Peter Smith

Mr. Peter Smith serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Smith has over 20 years of experience in business management and leadership, including leading organic and acquisitive growth, operational excellence and profit and loss management at companies across multiple industries. Before joining the Company, Mr. Smith, age 54, was Senior Vice President US Windows and Canada for Jeld-Wen, a manufacturer of windows and doors, since 2017. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Smith served as President, Transportation and Industrial Segment, for Polypore International, a manufacturer of microporous membranes, where he implemented a strategy for growth in a stagnant lead acid separator business and helped prepare the formerly-public company for its sale to the Asahi Kasei Group in 2015. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Smith was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Voltaix Inc., a supplier to the semiconductor industry, until its sale to Air Liquide. Mr. Smith also served on the board of directors of Soleras Advanced Coatings, a specialty materials company, from 2015 to 2018. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith held a number of executive operational and leadership positions at Cooper Industries’ industrial wireless business, Dover Knowles Electronics’ semiconductor components business and Honeywell Corporation’s specialty materials business. Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Material (Ceramics) Engineering from Rutgers University, received his PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Rutgers University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University.

Eric Chang

Mr. Eric Chang serves as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Chang joined Aviat Networks in February 2016 as our Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer responsible for worldwide accounting, reporting, compliance and taxation. Prior to joining Aviat Networks, from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Chang was the Senior Director, Corporate Controller at Micrel, Incorporated. From 2007 to 2013, he served as Senior Director, Assistant Controller and Business Unit Controller at Atmel Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, he was at Ernst & Young LLP, most recent as Senior Audit Manager.

Ralph Marimon

Mr. Ralph S. Marimon serves as Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Marimon joined Aviat Networks in May 2015 as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the finance and IT organizations. Before joining Aviat, Mr. Marimon served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of QuickLogic, a provider of ultra-low power, customizable semiconductor solutions for smartphone, tablet, wearable, and mobile enterprise OEMs, since 2008. Prior to QuickLogic, Mr. Marimon served as Chief Financial Officer within a variety of organizations including Anchor Bay Technologies, Inc., Tymphany Corporation, and Scientific Technologies Incorporated. From 1999 to 2003, he served at Com21 Corporation, a global supplier of system solutions for the broadband access market, where he was promoted from Corporate Controller to Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Com21, Mr. Marimon was at KLA-Tencor Corporation for 11 years in a variety of senior executive financial management positions.

Dahlia Loeb

Ms. Dahlia Loeb serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Loeb has been a managing director of Arcadia Investment Partners (" Arcadia "), an investment firm, since May 2016 . Ms. Loeb is responsible for evaluating and overseeing investments across Arcadia's private equity, alternative fixed income, and real estate holdings. She has also been a managing partner at Reveille Capital Management, an investment firm, since February 2008 , where she is responsible for overseeing investments across public equity, private equity, and venture capital. Before Arcadia , Ms. Loeb was a portfolio manager at Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, a hedge fund sponsor, and was a managing director and portfolio manager at Intrepid Capital Management, a hedge fund sponsor. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Kenneth Kong

Mr. Kenneth Kong serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a Senior Vice President at Steel Services, Ltd. (“Steel Services”), a management and advisory company that provides management services to Steel Partners Holdings, L.P. and its affiliates. As an investment professional at Steel Services, Mr. Kong sources and analyzes investment opportunities in publicly traded securities in a diverse number of industries. He is also a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team at Steel Services focused on deal sourcing, due diligence and analysis. Since joining the firm in 1997 as an investment analyst, Mr. Kong also performed in various key positions in managing investor relations, marketing and administration for Steel Partners II, L.P., Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund, L.P. and Steel Partners China Access I, L.P. From 2006 to 2016, he managed Steel Partners China Access I, L.P., a private investment fund focused on investing in publicly listed state-owned enterprises in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Kong currently serves as a Trustee BNS Holding Liquidating Trust, Inc. since 2012 and as a Director of Ore Holdings, Inc. since October 2010. Additionally, he has served as a Director on several private companies.

John Quicke

Mr. John J. Quicke is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Quicke served as a director of Rowan Companies, plc, an offshore contract drilling company, from January 2009 to March 2019. From January 2016 to May 2019, he served as a consultant, and as Chairman of Steel Energy Services LTD, a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings, L.P. He served on the Board of Directors of Steel Excel from 2007 to July 2016 and served as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to March 2013. In March 2013, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Excel’s Steel Energy segment and served in that capacity until December 2015. Mr. Quicke served as Managing Director and operating partner of Steel Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. from September 2005 until December 2015. Previously, Mr. Quicke served in various capacities at Sequa Corporation, a diversified manufacturer, including Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, President, and as a director of the company. Mr. Quicke previously served as a Vice President and director of Handy & Harman Ltd. (“H&H”), director, President and Chief Executive Officer of DGT Holdings Corp. and as a director of Angelica Corporation, a provider of health care linen management services, Layne Christensen Company, a global solutions provider for essential natural resources, NOVT Corporation, a vascular brachytherapy business, JPS Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanically formed glass and aramid substrate materials for specialty applications.

James Stoffel

Dr. James C. Stoffel is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of the Board since January 2007 and a lead independent director from July 2010 to February 2015. In addition, Dr. Stoffel currently serves on the Board of PAR Technology Corporation, a NYSE listed company which provides software as a service (SaaS) and related solutions to the hospitality industry. He has been on the PAR Board since November 2017 and is currently the Lead Independent Director of PAR and chairman of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Stoffel retired from the Board of Harris Corporation in October 2018, having served since August 2003. He also retired in December 2018 from Trillium International, LLC, a private equity company, where he served as co-founding, General Manager since 2006. He continues to be an advisor to multiple private equity firms. Prior to his private equity work, Dr. Stoffel was Senior Vice President, Chief Technical Officer and Director of Research and Development of Eastman Kodak Company (“Kodak”). He held this position from 2000 to April 2005. He joined Kodak in 1997 as Vice President and Director, Electronic Imaging Products Research and Development, and became Director of Research and Engineering in 1998. Prior to joining Kodak, he was with Xerox Corporation (“Xerox”), where he began his career in 1972. His most recent position with Xerox was Vice President, Corporate Research and Technology.

Glenn Wiener

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Mutch

117,310

Peter Smith

--

Eric Chang

399,083

Ralph Marimon

387,072

Dahlia Loeb

--

Kenneth Kong

--

John Quicke

--

James Stoffel

--

Glenn Wiener

--
As Of  28 Jun 2019