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Diodes Inc (DIOD.OQ)

DIOD.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keh-Shew Lu

73 2020 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Chung Chen

76 2005 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Brett Whitmire

54 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Julie Holland

58 2019 Vice President - Corporate Operations

Emily Yang

51 2017 Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Francis Tang

65 2006 Vice President - Worldwide Discrete Products

Evan Yu

59 2018 Vice President - Worldwide Analog Products

Richard White

72 2019 Corporate Secretary, Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Michael Tsai

66 2020 Lead Independent Director

Warren Chen

70 Independent Director

Michael Giordano

73 1990 Independent Director

Peter Menard

66 2018 Independent Director

Christina Sung

66 2017 Independent Director

Laura Mehrl

2019 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Keh-Shew Lu

Dr. Keh-Shew Lu Ph.D. serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Dr. Lu was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in June 2005 after serving on the Board since 2001. Dr. Lu is also a board member of Lite-On Technology Corporation (“LTC”) and Nuvoton Technology Corporation (“Nuvoton”), two publicly held companies. Dr. Lu is the founding Chairman of the Asian American Citizen’s Council. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Lu was a partner of the WK Technology Venture Fund. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Lu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Mixed-Signal and Logic Products of TI. His responsibilities included all aspects of the analog, mixed-signal and logic products for TI’s worldwide business, including design, process and product development, manufacturing and marketing. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Lu was the manager of TI’s worldwide memory business. In addition, he served as the President of TI Asia from 1994 to 1997 where he supervised all of TI activities in Asia, excluding Japan. Dr. Lu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Chung Chen

Mr. Chung Hsiung Chen serves as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. C.H. Chen was appointed the Company’s Vice Chairman of the Board in 2005. Mr. C.H. Chen is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of LSC, and a board member of LTC, each of which is a member or an affiliate of the Lite-On Group. Mr. C.H. Chen is also a board member of Kwong Lung Enterprise Co., Ltd. Mr. C.H. Chen served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2005. From 1969 to 1990, Mr. C.H. Chen held various positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated (“TI”), most recently as the Vice President of TI Taiwan. In 1990, he left TI to found Dyna Image Corporation, which merged with LSC in 2000. Mr. C.H. Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Mr. C.H. Chen has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry, particularly in Asia, including as a director of several Asian semiconductor companies. This experience provides the Board with a valuable perspective on the current and future trends and challenges in the semiconductor industry in Asia. As the Company’s former President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. C.H. Chen’s understanding of the Company enables him to provide advice to the Board on matters concerning the operations of the Company. Mr. C.H. Chen is not related to Mr. Warren Chen.

Brett Whitmire

Mr. Brett Whitmire has been appointed as a Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Whitmire was appointed the Company's Chief Financial Officer in 2019. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the Company's Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Whitmire has over 30 years of industry experience, including 20 years at TI, where he served in a variety of finance and operations leadership positions, including seven years as Vice President, while serving as the finance and operations executive for the High-Volume Analog and Logic Division and the head of corporate supply chain. In addition, Mr. Whitmire worked at Freescale Semiconductor as CFO for the Analog and Sensors Division, as well as previously led the global supply chain organization for Diodes. He earned both his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Julie Holland

Ms. Julie Holland serves as Vice President - Corporate Operations of the Company. Ms. Holland joined the Company in 2008 and in January 2018 moved from her position as Vice President, Worldwide Analog Products to Vice President, Corporate Operations. She previously spent over 20 years at TI where she held several key management roles, last serving as director and general manager of the Connectivity Solutions business unit prior to her departure in 2007. Her responsibilities included leading business and technical teams in the United States, Asia and Japan in the development, production and marketing of multiple analog and interface product lines. Prior to joining the Connectivity Solutions business unit, Ms. Holland served at TI as Director, Worldwide Bus Solutions from 2000 to 2001 and as Director, Computer Peripheral and Control Products from 1997 to 1999. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics at Northwestern University and her Master’s degree in Engineering Management at Southern Methodist University. She is an alumna of Leadership America and Leadership Texas, and was named a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation.

Emily Yang

Ms. Emily Yang serves as Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Marketing of the Company. Ms. Yang was appointed Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing in December 2017. She has been with the Company since the acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation in November 2015, where she was Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to that, she held a number of sales management positions with Pericom since 1998, including: Vice President of Sale for NEUA, Contract Manufacturing Sales Director, Western Regional Sales Director, and Strategic Account Sales Director. Ms. Yang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Francis Tang

Mr. Francis Tang is a Vice President - Worldwide Discrete Products of the Company. Mr. Tang was appointed to his current position in 2006. He previously served as the Company’s Global Product Manager since 2005. From 2002 until joining the Company, Mr. Tang served as general manager of T2 Microelectronics in Shanghai, China where he managed complex mixed-signal SOC product development. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Tang was the senior strategic marketing director for Acer Labs, Inc. USA, and prior to that, he was employed by NSM for 17 years, where he held various management positions in analog and mixed-signal circuit design, applications and strategic marketing. Mr. Tang holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla.

Evan Yu

Mr. Evan Yu is Vice President, Worldwide Analog Products of the Company. Mr. Yu served as Diodes’ Asia President. Prior to joining Diodes, he was the CEO of Commit Inc., a China TDSCDMA standard 3/4G chip set start-up company from 2003 to 2008. Prior to Commit Inc., Mr. Yu worked at TI for 15 years, where he held several key management roles, including as Asia Vice President of ASP (Application Specific Product and Digital Signal Product) before his departure in 2001. Mr. Yu’s billion-dollar business responsibilities included leading several business development, marketing and technical units of wireless communication, ASIC, DSP, broadband, and digital still camera business units under his Asia ASP leadership. He studied electrical engineering at Kaoshung Institute of Technology (KIT) and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Tam Kang University in Taiwan.

Richard White

Mr. Richard D. White CPA serves as Corporate Secretary, Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. White was appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. White has 36 years of senior level finance experience, including 25 years at TI, where he served as Vice President of Finance and Production Planning for MOS memory, Controller for TI’s Asia Pacific Division in Singapore, and various other financial positions in the United States, France and Germany. From 1999 to 2005, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Optisoft, Inc., and from 2005 to 2006, he served as a Partner of Tatum, LLC. Mr. White, a licensed certified public accountant, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Michael Tsai

Mr. Michael Kuo-Chih Tsai serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been the Vice Chairman of the Board of Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., previously Maxchip Electronics Corp., since May 2019 and the Chairman of the Board of AP Memory Technology Corp. since 2017. He was the Chairman of the Board of Maxchip Electronics Corp. from 2008 to May 2019. He has been a director of Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. since 1994 and served as its Vice Chairman from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Tsai was the Chairman of the Board of Zentel Electronics Corp. from 2010 to 2016, the Chairman of the Board of uPI Semiconductor Corp. from 2007 to 2011, and the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he served as a board member and an investor representative of Tailink Venture Corp. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Esprit Systems, Inc. from 1989 to 1990. He held numerous executive positions in sales, marketing, planning and general management with the Acer Group from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Tsai began his career as an electronic design engineer with Tatung Corp. in 1977. Mr. Tsai received his Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering and Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan in 1975.

Warren Chen

Mr. Warren Chen serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Warren Chen has served as Vice Chairman and Group CEO of Lite-On Group since 2010. He joined Lite-On in 1983 and has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including as Group Deputy CEO and Core Investment CEO from 2006 to 2010, Deputy CEO of Lite-On Technology Corporation from 2000 to 2006, President of Taiwan Lite-On Electronics Inc. from 1992 to 2000, Senior Vice President of Lite-On Inc. and Production Manager of Compound Semi, Inc. (CA). Prior to joining Lite-On, from 1975 to 1983, Mr. Warren Chen served as manufacturing superintendent for TI Taiwan. Mr. Warren Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Chinese Culture University. LSC is a company in the Lite-On Group. See “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions – Relationships and Transactions”. Mr. Warren Chen’s approximately 45 years of management experience in the electronics industry and the global supply chain provides the Board with perspective on the future trends and challenges in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Warren Chen is not related to Mr. C.H. Chen.

Michael Giordano

Mr. Michael R. Giordano is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Giordano, CIMA, currently serves as Associate Director, Senior Wealth Strategy Associate at the private-banking firm of UBS Financial Services, Inc., having previously served as Senior Vice President-Investment Consulting from when UBS AG acquired PaineWebber, Inc. in 2000 until 2017. PaineWebber, Inc. had acquired his previous employer, Kidder Peabody and Co., Inc., by whom he was employed since 1979. Mr. Giordano advises corporations, foundations, trusts, and municipal governments in investments and finance. Mr. Giordano has served as a board member of OnRamp BioInformatics, a private San Diego genomic analysis company, since July 2017, and also served as Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Leo D. Fields Co. from 1980 to 1990, when GWC Holdings acquired it, and, from 2001 to 2003, served as a board member of Professional Business Bank, a publicly traded corporation. Formerly a captain and pilot in the United States Air Force, Mr. Giordano received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (Management and Finance) from the University of Utah. Mr. Giordano also completed post-graduate work in International Investments at Babson College and is certified by the Investment Management Consultants Association. He is also certified by the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles as a Corporate Director, having demonstrated understanding of directorship and corporate governance.

Peter Menard

Mr. Peter M. Menard J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Menard practiced securities law from 1979 until March 2018. From 1998 until his retirement in March 2018, Mr. Menard was a partner with the international law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP where his principal areas of practice were corporate governance, securities law compliance, and corporate transactions. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (“BLS”), a Chair of the Corporations Committee of the BLS, Chair of the Business & Corporations Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and an adjunct professor at University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he taught a course in securities regulation. Mr. Menard is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Governance Committee and the Audit Committee of Huntington Medical Research Institutes. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 1974 and a Master’s degree in Mathematics in 1976 and J.D. in 1979 from the University of Michigan.

Christina Sung

Ms. Christina Wen-chi Sung is a independent director of the Company. Ms. Sung brings extensive directorship and business experience to the Board, and she continues to serve on multiple nonprofit boards, including as a director of Feng Chia University. After retiring from Taipei 101, she founded Social Welfare and Social Enterprise Revolving Trust (“SERT”) at the end of 2015, which is aimed at providing financial support and management to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in Taiwan. SERT has been awarded by the government for two consecutive years for its special contribution to the related sector. Ms. Sung received her Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Soochow University in 1976 and her Master’s degree in Executive Management of Business Administration from National Cheng-chi University in 2003.

Laura Mehrl

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Keh-Shew Lu

7,144,190

Chung Chen

521,480

Brett Whitmire

1,614,530

Julie Holland

2,252,200

Emily Yang

1,691,530

Francis Tang

2,322,240

Evan Yu

--

Richard White

337,126

Michael Tsai

215,840

Warren Chen

--

Michael Giordano

235,840

Peter Menard

225,840

Christina Sung

225,840

Laura Mehrl

--
As Of  31 Dec 2019