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Benchmark Electronics Inc (BHE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Scheible

63 2016 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Benck

54 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Roop Lakkaraju

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Rhonda Turner

46 2019 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael Buseman

58 2017 Executive Vice President - Global Operations

Jan Janick

61 2015 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Global Engineering

Scott Hicar

53 2017 Vice President - Business Process Improvement, Chief Information Officer

Stephen Beaver

48 2018 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lisa Weeks

52 2012 Vice President - Strategy, Investor Relations

Robert Crawford

56 2019 Chief Revenue Officer

Bruce Carlson

70 2017 Independent Director

Douglas Duncan

69 2006 Independent Director

Robert Gifford

62 2016 Independent Director

Anne De Greef-Safft

57 2019 Independent Director

Kenneth Lamneck

65 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey McCreary

63 2016 Independent Director

Merilee Raines

64 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Scheible

Mr. David W. Scheible serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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.

Jeffrey Benck

Mr. Jeffrey William Benck serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Benck served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Lantronix Inc., a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) assets, from December 2015 to March 8, 2019. Prior to joining Lantronix, Mr. Benck served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emulex Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking, monitoring and management solutions from July 2013 until Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies in May 2015. He joined Emulex in May 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2010. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Benck was President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic Corporation, a supplier of storage networking solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Benck worked for International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, a global leader in information technology and services, for 18 years, in his last role serving as Vice President of xSeries BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development. He also served as a director of NetList, Inc. from June 2016 until August 2018 Mr. Benck holds a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Roop Lakkaraju

Mr. Roop K. Lakkaraju CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. From February 2017 to January 2018, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Maana, Inc., an enterprise software company that has pioneered an Artificial Intelligence-driven knowledge platform. From October 2013 to February 2017, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Support.com (NASDAQ:SPRT), a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support. From July 2011 to October 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of Quantros, Inc., a provider of enterprise SaaS-based solutions and information services that advance healthcare quality and safety performance. Prior to that he held senior financial and operational roles at 2Wire, Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR), and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE). He began his career in 1993 as an auditor with Grant Thornton before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Audit and Business Advisory Services. Mr. Lakkaraju holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Rhonda Turner

Ms. Rhonda R. Turner serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Turner brings over 20 years of experience into this role and most recently served as senior vice president of human resources for Universal Technical Institute , Inc. Prior to that, she held various human resources leadership roles at leading companies such as ConocoPhillips, Circle K and Main Street Restaurant Group, a TGI Friday's franchisee. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science in management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She is a licensed analyst in Predictive Index and holds her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from World at Work as well as multiple certifications in Korn Ferry's Leadership Architect and Interview Architect systems.

Michael Buseman

Mr. Michael D. Buseman serves as Executive Vice President - Global Operations of the Company. He served as Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer of Avnet, Inc., a global electronics components company, from November 2013 to July 2017. From 2007 until November 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing Operations of Plexus Corp., an electronics manufacturing services provider, having served as its Vice President of Global Technology, Quality and Facilities since 2006. Mr. Buseman previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Operations of Celestica, Inc., as well as its Director, Operations, Engineering, and Technology. He began his career in 1983 with Unisys, Inc., holding positions of increasing responsibility, including Principal Process Engineer and Director of Advanced Design Manufacturing Services. Mr. Buseman holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Jan Janick

Mr. Jan M. Janick serves as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Global Engineering of the Company. He served as Vice President of FlashSystems and Technology at IBM from 2012 to 2015, where he led the acquisition of Texas Memory Systems and the development and delivery of the FlashSystems product line of Solid State flash memory storage systems. In prior roles at IBM, he led the development of a number of key products, including IBM’s x86-based servers and PureFlex systems. He was Vice President of Operations and Software Development at Lenovo, a multinational technology company, from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Janick serves on the Board of Directors for both the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona State University’s School of Engineering. Mr. Janick holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scott Hicar

Mr. Scott M. Hicar serves as Vice President - Business Process Improvement, Chief Information Officer of the Company. From 2015 to 2017 he worked for TwentyEighty, a corporate learning and performance management company focused on sales growth, leadership and strategy execution. From 2009 to 2015, 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 J. Beaver J.D. serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Beaver served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Aspect Software, Inc., an enterprise software company, from April 2013 to August 2018. Prior to Aspect, Mr. Beaver was with TPI Composites, Inc., where held the post of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from September 2008 until April 2013. Prior to TPI Composites, Mr. Beaver was Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for Swift Transportation Company, Inc. until September 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Beaver practiced in the areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation at the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Beaver received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Arizona, in 1993. He received a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1998.

Lisa Weeks

Ms. Lisa K. Weeks serves as Vice President - Strategy, Investor Relations of the Company. 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.

Robert Crawford

Mr. Robert B. Crawford serves as Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Crawford brings over 25 years of experience into this role and most recently served as vice-president, Global Sales, Advanced Technology Solutions at Celestica. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles at leading companies such as QLogic Corporation, Quantum Corporation and Dell Inc. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Bruce Carlson

Gen. Bruce A. Carlson is an Independent Director of Benchmark Electronics Inc. Mr. Carlson retired as an Air Force General 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. Following his Air Force career, Mr. Carlson served as the 17th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Carlson has been Chairman of the Space Dynamics Laboratory’s Guidance Council since 2013 and has served as an advisor on space activities to the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab since June 2016. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Utah State Research Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Carlson received a BA in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and an MA in Business Management from Webster University.

Douglas Duncan

Mr. Douglas Gordon Duncan serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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, Mr. Duncan 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.

Robert Gifford

Mr. Robert K. Gifford serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gifford serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Since March 2017, he has served as the President and 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.

Anne De Greef-Safft

Ms. Anne De Greef-Safft serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. De Greef-Safft is currently a Strategic Consultant with Windjammer Capital Investors, a middle market private equity firm, where she serves as a Board member for one of Windjammer's portfolio companies; she also provides strategic consulting advice to Windjammer as well as operational services to its portfolio companies. From 2015 until her retirement in 2017, Ms. De Greef-Safft was Group President of Standex International's Food Service Equipment business. Prior to 2015, Ms. De Greef-Safft held four successive positions at Danaher Corporation as President of increasingly complex, global operating companies over a period of 12 years. Before joining Danaher, she held various leadership positions in engineering, marketing, sales, and business development for global manufacturing companies. Ms. De Greef-Safft earned her BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven) in Belgium and an M.B.A. from Babson College in Massachusetts .

Kenneth Lamneck

Mr. Kenneth T. Lamneck serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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.

Jeffrey McCreary

Mr. Jeffrey S. McCreary serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McCreary has been a director of the Company since 2016 and serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. He served as a member of the board of directors (2006-2017) 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 for the period of August 2015 to January 2016 served as its Interim President and CEO. Mr. McCreary also served as a director and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., which develops system-level solutions that optimize 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, and as a director of the Gennum Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions and intellectual property cores. Mr. McCreary is a former Senior Vice President at Texas Instruments, where he also served as Manager of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and in a number of other executive positions, including General Manager of Advanced Logic Products and General Manager of Worldwide Military Semiconductors. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Raines She served as Chief Financial Officer of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. from October 2003 until her retirement in May 2013. Ms. Raines also served as Executive Vice President of IDEXX from July 2012 until 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 has served as a member of the Board of Watts Water Technologies since 2011, a global manufacturer of products & systems that control, conserve and improve the quality of water in the residential and commercial markets. Since 2014, she has also served as a member of the Board of Aratana Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing of products for the pet companion market. Ms. Raines earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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