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Coherent Inc (COHR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garry Rogerson

64 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Ambroseo

55 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Palatnik

59 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Luis Spinelli

69 2004 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bret DiMarco

48 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Mark Sobey

56 2010 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Specialty Laser Systems

Paul Sechrist

57 2011 Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Service

Pamela Fletcher

2017 Director

Jay Flatley

64 2011 Independent Director

Susan James

70 2008 Independent Director

L. William Krause

74 2009 Independent Director

Stephen Skaggs

54 2013 Independent Director

Sandeep Vij

51 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Garry Rogerson

Dr. Garry W. Rogerson, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Coherent, Inc., since June 2007. Mr. Rogerson has served as Coherent's Chairman of the Board since June 2007. Since September 2015, Mr. Rogerson has been a private investor. From August 2011 to September 2015, Mr. Rogerson was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power and control technologies for thinfilm manufacturing and solar-power generation, after which he agreed to serve as a special advisor for a period of time. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Varian, Inc., a major supplier of scientific instruments and consumable laboratory supplies, vacuum products and services, from February 2009 and 2004, respectively, until the purchase of Varian by Agilent Technologies, Inc. in May 2010. Mr. Rogerson served as Varian's Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2004, as Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments from 2001 to 2002, and as Vice President, Analytical Instruments from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Rogerson received an honours degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry as well as an honorary doctoral science degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

John Ambroseo

Dr. John R. Ambroseo Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Coherent Inc. Mr. Ambroseo has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2002. Mr. Ambroseo served as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2001 through September 2002. Mr. Ambroseo served as our Executive Vice President and as President and General Manager of the Coherent Photonics Group from September 2000 to June 2001. From September 1997 to September 2000, Mr. Ambroseo served as our Executive Vice President and as President and General Manager of the Coherent Laser Group. From March 1997 to September 1997, Mr. Ambroseo served as our Scientific Business Unit Manager. From August 1988, when Mr. Ambroseo joined us, until March 1997, he served as a Sales Engineer, Product Marketing Manager, National Sales Manager and Director of European Operations. Mr. Ambroseo received a Bachelor degree from SUNY-College at Purchase and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Palatnik

Mr. Kevin S. Palatnik is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., since February 22, 2016. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Palatnik was Chief Financial Officer at voice-technology provider, Audience, Inc. from August 2011 until it was acquired by the Knowles Corporation in July 2015. From April 2008 through September 2010, Mr. Palatnik served as the Chief Financial Officer at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., where he also led the investor relations, information technology and workplace resources groups. From April 2006 through March 2008, Mr. Palatnik served as the company’s Sr. Vice President and Corporate Controller. From July 2004 through March 2006, Mr. Palatnik served as the company’s Corporate Vice President of Technical Field Operations. From June 2001 through June 2004, Mr. Palatnik served as the company’s Corporate Vice President of Sales Finance & Operations. Prior to joining Cadence, Mr. Palatnik held a series of senior financial roles at IBM. Mr. Palatnik received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and operations research, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University.

Luis Spinelli

Mr. Luis A. Spinelli is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Spinelli joined the Company in May 1985 and has since held various engineering and managerial positions, including Vice President, Advanced Research from April 2000 to September 2002 and Vice President, Corporate Research from September 2002 to February 2004. Mr. Spinelli has led the Advanced Research Unit from its inception in 1998, whose charter is to identify and evaluate new and emerging technologies of interest for us across a range of disciplines in the laser field. Mr. Spinelli holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina with post-graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bret DiMarco

Mr. Bret M. DiMarco is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Coherent, Inc. From February 2003 until May 2006, Mr. DiMarco was a member and from October 1995 until January 2003 was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., a law firm. Mr. DiMarco received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Irvine and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Law Center at the University of Southern California. Mr. DiMarco also serves on the NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council.

Mark Sobey

Dr. Mark S. Sobey Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and General Manager - Specialty Laser Systems of Coherent Inc. He has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the SLS Business Group, which primarily serves the Microelectronics and Research markets, since joining Coherent in July 2007. Prior to Coherent, Mr. Sobey has spent over 20 years in the Laser and Fiber Optics Telecommunications industries, including roles as Senior Vice President Product Management at Cymer from January 2006 through June 2007 and previously as Senior Vice President Global Sales at JDS Uniphase through October 2005. He received his PhD in Engineering and BSc in Physics, both from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Paul Sechrist

Mr. Paul F. Sechrist is Executive Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Service of the Company. He has over 35 years of experience with Coherent, including roles as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Lasers and Components from October 2008 to March 2011, Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Laser Systems, Santa Clara from March 2008 to October 2008 and Vice President for Components from April 2005 to October 2008. Mr. Sechrist received an AA degree from San Jose City College, with Physics studies at California State University, Hayward.

Pamela Fletcher

Ms. Pamela Fletcher serves as Director of the company. Ms. Fletcher has served as Global Executive Chief Engineer, Autonomous and Electrified Vehicles and New Technology at General Motors Company (“GM”), an automotive company, since July 2016. Over a fifteen plus year career with GM, Ms. Fletcher has served in various roles, including as Executive Chief Engineer, Electrified Vehicles from August 2012 to July 2016, as Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Volt Propulsion System from 2009 to August 2012, and as Assistant Chief Engineer, Hybrid & Electric Propulsion Systems from 2007 to 2008. She holds a B.S. Engineering from Kettering University and an M.S. Engineering from Wayne State University.

Jay Flatley

Mr. Jay T. Flatley is an Independent Director of Coherent, Inc., Since 1999. Mr. Flatley has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Illumina, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function and since March 2016, as Illumina's Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. From January 2016 to March 2016, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 1999 until March 2016, Mr. Flatley was Illumina's Chief Executive Officer. From 1999 to December 2013, Mr. Flatley also served as Illumina's President. Prior to joining Illumina, Mr. Flatley was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Molecular Dynamics, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed life sciences company focused on genetic discovery and analysis, from 1994 until its sale to Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Inc. in 1998. Additionally, he was a co-founder of Molecular Dynamics and served in various other positions there from 1987 to 1994. From 1985 to 1987, he was Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Strategic Planning at Plexus Computers, a UNIX computer company. Mr. Flatley holds a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a B.S. and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Susan James

Ms. Susan M. James, CPA, is an Independent Director of Coherent, Inc. Ms. James originally joined Ernst & Young, a global accounting services firm, in 1975, serving as a partner from 1987 until her retirement in June 2006, and as a consultant from June 2006 to December 2009. During her tenure with Ernst & Young, she was the lead partner or partner-in-charge for the audit work for a significant number of technology companies, including Intel Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Autodesk, Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company, as well as for the Ernst & Young North America Global Account Network. She also served on the Ernst & Young Americas Executive Board of Directors from January 2002 through June 2006. She is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. James also serves on the boards of directors of Applied Materials, Inc., a global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries and Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing homes for homeless pets. Ms. James previously served as a director of Yahoo! Inc. Ms. James holds Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics from Hunter College and Accounting from San Jose State University.

L. William Krause

Mr. L. William Krause is an Independent Director of Coherent, Inc., Since 1991, Mr. Krause has served as President of LWK Ventures, a private advisory and investment firm. In addition, Mr. Krause served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3Com Corporation, a global data networking company, from 1981 to 1990 and as its Chairman from 1987 to 1993 when he retired. Mr. Krause currently serves on the boards of directors of the following public companies: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a networking solutions and services company and CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a networking infrastructure company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Veritas Holding, Ltd., an information management leader. Mr. Krause previously served as a director for the following public companies: Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., Packeteer, Inc., Sybase, Inc. and TriZetto Group, Inc. Mr. Krause holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and received an honorary Doctorate of Science from The Citadel.

Stephen Skaggs

Mr. Stephen Andrew (Steve) Skaggs is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Skaggs has been a private investor since April 2016. From May 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Skaggs served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmel Corporation, a leading supplier of microcontrollers, prior to its acquisition by Microchip Technology Incorporated. Mr. Skaggs joined Atmel in September 2010 and served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Skaggs has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including serving as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Lattice Semiconductor, a supplier of programmable logic devices and related software. From 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Skaggs was employed as an independent management consultant, providing strategic advisory and consulting services to clients. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Skaggs served as Chief Executive Officer of Lattice Semiconductor, a supplier of programmable logic devices and related software, and also served as President of Lattice from 2003 to 2005 and as Chief Financial Officer of Lattice from 1996 to 2003. He was also previously a member of the Board of Directors of Lattice. Prior to Lattice, Mr. Skaggs was employed by Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he specialized in high technology product strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Mr. Skaggs holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sandeep Vij

Mr. Sandeep Vij is an Independent Director of Coherent, Inc. Mr. Vij has been a private investor. Previously, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of processor architectures and cores, from January 2010 until its sale in February 2013. In addition, Mr. Vij had been the Vice President and General Manager of the Broadband and Consumer Division of Cavium Networks, Inc., a provider of highly integrated semiconductor products from May 2008 to January 2010. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Services and Support for Xilinx Inc., a digital programmable logic device provider, from 2007 to April 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Xilinx. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the General Products Division at Xilinx. Mr. Vij joined Xilinx in 1996 as Director of FPGA Marketing. He is a graduate of General Electric's Edison Engineering Program and Advanced Courses in Engineering. He holds an MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from San Jose State University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Garry Rogerson

397,250

John Ambroseo

5,139,260

Kevin Palatnik

2,482,440

Luis Spinelli

887,142

Bret DiMarco

1,351,360

Mark Sobey

1,606,310

Paul Sechrist

1,414,180

Pamela Fletcher

--

Jay Flatley

342,500

Susan James

374,500

L. William Krause

349,000

Stephen Skaggs

827,391

Sandeep Vij

350,000
As Of  1 Oct 2016

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