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Benchmark Electronics Inc (BHE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Tufano

64 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Roop Lakkaraju

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Nathalie Carruthers

48 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Michael Buseman

56 2017 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Jan Janick

59 2018 Chief Technology Officer

Scott Hicar

51 2017 Vice President - Business Process Improvement, Chief Information Officer

Stephen Beaver

2018 Vice President, General Counsel

Lisa Weeks

50 2012 Vice President - Strategy, Investor Relations

Bruce Carlson

68 2017 Independent Director

Douglas Duncan

67 2006 Independent Director

Robert Gifford

60 2016 Independent Director

Kenneth Lamneck

63 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey McCreary

61 2016 Independent Director

Merilee Raines

62 2018 Independent Director

Clay Williams

55 2008 Independent Director

David Scheible

61 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Tufano

Mr. Paul J. Tufano is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. Tufano served as the Chief Financial Officer of Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to September 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from January 2013 to September 2013. He was Executive Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to September 2013, and served as a consultant there from September 2013 to April 2014. Mr. Tufano was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solectron Corporation, an electronics manufacturing company for original equipment manufacturers, from 2006 to 2007 and served as Interim Chief Executive Officer during 2007. Prior to joining Solectron, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of computer hard disks, from 2003 to 2004, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2003, and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2003. From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Tufano held management positions in finance, operations and logistics at IBM. He has served on the board of directors of Teradyne, Inc., a global supplier of automatic test equipment, since 2005, and on the board of directors of EnerSys, a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries and related equipment, since 2015. He also served on the board of directors of International Manufacturing Services, Inc., an electronics manufacturing services provider, from 1996 to 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from St. John’s University and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance, Accounting and International Business from Columbia University.

Roop Lakkaraju

Mr. Roop K. Lakkaraju is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Benchmark Electronics Inc, effective January 8, 2018. Mr. Lakkaraju has more than 25 years of management experience in overall financial strategy including treasury, financial planning and analysis, cost management, capital allocation, and balance sheet optimization. Mr. Lakkaraju was most recently CFO at privately held Maana, a software company that has pioneered an artificial intelligence-driven knowledge platform. Prior to that, he has been chief operating officer or chief financial officer for private and public high-technology companies. Mr. Lakkaraju spent more than five years at Solectron Corporation including being their interim chief financial officer. Mr. Lakkaraju was an audit and business advisory manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Lakkaraju holds a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Nathalie Carruthers

Ms. Nathalie Carruthers is the Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Benchmark Electronics Inc, since March 1, 2018. Ms. Carruthers previously served as Vice President Human Resources, Worldwide Operations from September 2017 to February 2018. From 2015 to 2017, she was Chief Human Resources Officer for Lumileds, an LED lighting solutions company. Prior to this role, she served at Flextronics International, an electronics manufacturing services company, from 2006 to 2015 where she held a number of senior leadership HR roles. Prior to Flextronics International, Ms. Carruthers held progressive HR roles with Solectron and General Dynamics. Ms. Carruthers holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Michael Buseman

Mr. Michael D. Buseman is the Executive Vice President - Global Operations of Benchmark Electronics Inc, with effective August 7, 2017. Mr. Buseman brings over 30 years of experience into this role and most recently served as Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer of Avnet Corporation, a global electronics components company. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Operations with Plexus Corporation and served in a variety of engineering and operations roles for Celestica and Unisys. Mr. Buseman holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University and a Master's in Business Administration from The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Jan Janick

Mr. Jan M. Janick is the Chief Technology Officer of Benchmark Electronics Inc, since January 2018. Mr. Janick previously served as Vice President, Global Engineering from 2015 to 2018. He joined the Company from IBM, a global technology company, where he served as Vice President Flash Systems and Technology from 2012 to 2015, Vice President Modular and Blades Server Development from 2009 to 2012 and Vice President Modular Server and Storage Development from 2006 to 2009. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Vice President Operations and Software Development for Lenovo. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scott Hicar

Mr. Scott M. Hicar is the Vice President of Business Process Improvement and Chief Information Officer of Benchmark Electronics Inc, since September 2017. Previously he worked for TwentyEighty, a corporate learning and performance management company focused on sales growth, leadership and strategy execution. From 2009 to 2014, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) for DigitalGlobe, a public digital information products company focused on Aerospace and Defense. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hicar was Senior Vice President and CIO at Solectron Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services provider. From 1997 to 2006, he served as CIO for Maxtor Corporation, a public provider of storage products. Mr. Hicar has more than 25 years of technology leadership experience in transformational roles, and previously held management positions in the Supply Chain/ERP practice at Price Waterhouse, as well as serving as an internal consultant to chemical, pharmaceutical, and agriculture businesses within ICI Americas. Mr. Hicar received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in management information systems, from Ohio University.

Stephen Beaver

Mr. Stephen Beaver is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Beaver brings more than 20 years of experience to Benchmark, most recently serving as SVP General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Aspect Software, an enterprise software company. Prior to this role, he was with TPI Composites from 2008 to 2013, where he held the post of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and prior to this with Swift Corporation as Vice President, General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Mr. Beaver practiced in the areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Mr. Beaver holds a B.A. from The University of Arizona and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

Lisa Weeks

Ms. Lisa K. Weeks is the Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations of Benchmark Electronics Inc, since 2012. She joined the Company in August 1999 and during her tenure has held numerous leadership positions in account management, operations and business development. Prior to joining the Company in 1999, she worked for AVEX Electronics from 1997 to 1999 and for Teledyne Brown from 1989 to 1997. Ms. Weeks holds both a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University.

Bruce Carlson

Gen. Bruce A. Carlson is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. Carlson retired in 2009 after 37 years of service. During his final Air Force assignment, he commanded Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio from 2005 to 2008. He also served as Commander, Eighth Air Force at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana from 2003 to 2005; Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J-8) for the Joint Staff from 2000 to 2003; Director of Operational Requirements at U.S. Air Force Headquarters from 1996 to 2000; and Commander, 49th Fighter Wing (the Air Force’s first stealth fighter wing) at Holloman AFB, New Mexico from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Carlson is also a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in business management from Webster University, and a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the Naval War College.

Douglas Duncan

Mr. Douglas Gordon Duncan is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Mr. Duncan has been a director of the Company since 2006, is a member of the Audit Committee and chairs the Nominating/Governance Committee. He is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight Corporation, a provider of regional and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. He was founding CEO of this stand-alone, wholly owned subsidiary corporation of FedEx Corporation and served in that capacity from 2001 to 2010. He also served on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation. Before the formation of FedEx Freight, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Viking Freight. Mr. Duncan has also held management positions in operations, sales and marketing with Caliber System and Roadway Express. He served on the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations and as Chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute. He graduated from Christopher Newport University, where he served on the Board of Visitors. He also serves on the board of directors of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Mr. Duncan brings to the Board not only his experience as a chief executive officer, but also his skills and insight into operational logistics, which he developed over the course of his 30-year career in the transportation industry. His ability to develop and execute corporate strategy at an organizational level is evidenced by his leadership as President and Chief Executive Officer at FedEx Freight, which under his stewardship became a leading less-than-truckload freight service operation in the United States. The Board has determined that he qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the SEC’s rules.

Robert Gifford

Mr. Robert K. Gifford is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. Gifford serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Since March 2017, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer of BeachBody LLC, a fitness company. From June 2016-February 2017, he was the Head of Operations and Quality for the Ultrasound Division of Siemens Healthineers, a medical technology company. From 2010 to June 2015, he held increasingly senior roles at Ingram Micro Inc., a global technology distributor and technology sales, marketing and logistics company, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and President of Supply Chain Solutions and previously as Executive Vice President of Global Logistics. Mr. Gifford also previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Ecolab Inc., a provider of cleaning and sanitizing products to healthcare and food and beverage industries worldwide, and as Vice President of its North America Chemical Supply Chain & Global Equipment Supply Chain. Prior to that, Mr. Gifford progressed from early management roles beginning in 1996 at Compaq Computer Corporation prior to its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Company (n/k/a HP Inc.), to serving as Vice President of Worldwide Logistics and Program Manager of HP, Inc. He received his MBA from Texas A&M University in 2006 and his BS in Manufacturing Management from San Jose State University in 1996. Mr. Gifford brings to the Board his experience and expertise leading global supply chain systems for Fortune 100 companies in the technology industry.

Kenneth Lamneck

Mr. Kenneth T. Lamneck is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Mr. Lamneck has been a director of the Company since 2013, chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating/Governance Committee. Since 2010, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a global provider of information technology hardware, software and service solutions to businesses and public sector clients in over 190 countries. He also serves as a director of Insight. From 2004 to 2009, he was President, the Americas, at Tech Data Corporation, a wholesale distributor of technology products, where he led operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. From 1996 to 2003, he held various executive management positions at Arrow Electronics, including President of Arrow/Richey Electronics and President of Arrow’s Industrial Computer Products business. Following five years of service in the United States Army, he began his civilian career at IBM as an engineer. Mr. Lamneck received an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Lamneck’s wide-ranging industry experience over 30 years both as a chief executive officer of a global technology provider role and in other leadership roles at multiple global hardware, software and services companies, enables him to bring to the Board a strong international operations background and depth of understanding into the operation and management of companies in the technology industry. The Board has determined that he qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the SEC’s rules.

Jeffrey McCreary

Mr. Jeffrey S. McCreary is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. McCreary has been a director of the Company since 2016 and serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. He also serves on the board of directors of Isola Group, a leading global material sciences company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards, and previously served as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McCreary also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., which develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. In addition, he previously served as a director of MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, until its acquisition by Imagination Technologies Group plc and as a director of the Gennum Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions and intellectual property cores, until its acquisition by Semtech Corporation. Mr. McCreary is a former Senior Vice President at Texas Instruments, which develops analog, digital signal processing RF and DLP semiconductor technologies and also previously served as the Manager of its Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Mr. McCreary held a variety of other executive positions within Texas Instruments, including the General Manager of Advanced Logic Products and General Manager of Worldwide Military Semiconductors. He received a B.S.in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1979 and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2004.

Merilee Raines

Ms. Merilee Raines is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Ms. Raines served as Chief Financial Officer of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. fromOctober 2003until her retirement in May 2013. Ms. Raines also served as Executive Vice President of IDEXX fromJuly 2012until her retirement in May 2013. Over her 28 year career with IDEXX, Ms. Raines held several management positions, including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Vice President and Treasurer of Finance, Director of Finance, and Controller. IDEXX Laboratories develops, manufactures and distributes diagnostic and information technology based products and services for companion animal, livestock, poultry, water quality and food safety, and human point-of-care diagnostics. Ms. Raines earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Clay Williams

Mr. Clay Campbell Williams is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Mr. Williams has been a director of the Company since 2008, chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of Nominating/Governance Committee. Since May 2014, he has been Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, Inc., a global service provider and manufacturer of equipment for oil and gas producers. From February to May 2014, he was a director, President and CEO, and from December 2012 to February 2014, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to December 2012, he was their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Varco International, Inc. prior to its merger with National-Oilwell. Mr. Williams began his career at Shell Oil Company in 1985, and has held various positions in the energy industry for 30 years. In 2012, he was voted CFO of the Year in a poll conducted by Institutional Investor magazine. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Geological Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Williams’ experience as an officer of a publicly traded company active in strategic mergers and acquisitions, occupying positions of increasing seniority up to President and CEO for a leading global oilfield equipment and technology provider, in addition to his service as a director, brings to the Board extensive experience and leadership at the highest levels of public manufacturing company strategy and operations, as well as knowledge of cyclical end-markets such as those of the Company.

David Scheible

Mr. David W. Scheible is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. Scheible is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Benchmark Electronics Inc. He has been a director of the Company since 2011 and has served as non-executive Chairman of the Board since March 2016. He serves on the Compensation and Nominating/Governance Committees. Since June 2016, he has been an Operating Advisor to the funds of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm. From 1998 to December 2015, Mr. Scheible held increasingly senior-level executive roles at Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a global manufacturer of custom packaging, paperboard, laminations and coatings, systems and machinery and provider of contract packaging services to multinational companies. He served as its Chairman of the Board (May 2013-May 2016), Chief Executive Officer (2007-December 2015), and previously as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations. From 1986 to 1998, he was an executive with Avery Dennison Corporation, a global manufacturer of self-adhesive products, office products and specialized label systems. Mr. Scheible received an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Purdue University. With his experience as chairman, chief executive officer and as a senior executive of global manufacturing, including contract manufacturing, companies over his 30-year career, Mr. Scheible brings highly relevant leadership skills and international operations expertise to the Board.