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EMCORE Corp (EMKR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Rittichier

59 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Minichiello

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Iain Black

54 2018 Senior Vice President - Operations

Albert Lu

42 2017 Senior Vice President - Engineering

David Wojciechowski

55 2015 Vice President of Sales

Bruce Grooms

2019 Director

Noel Heiks

2019 Director

Stephen Domenik

67 2013 Independent Director

Gerald Fine

60 2013 Independent Director

Rex Jackson

59 2015 Independent Director

Erica Mannion

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Rittichier

Mr. Jeffrey S, Rittichier is a Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined the Company as its Chief Executive Officer on January 3, 2015 and was appointed to the Board effective January 5, 2015. He has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years, including almost ten years in the optical communications industry. Most recently, Mr. Rittichier held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer at Nanostatics Corporation, a producer of nanofiber technology, from April 2009 to December 2014. Prior to that, from November 2007 to April 2009, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the electrical testing company Epik Energy Solutions, L.L.C., a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell, and of NanoDynamics, Inc., focused on commercializing nanotechnology for the energy and petroleum industries. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Xponent Photonics, Inc., a manufacturer of surface-mount photonic components for optical assemblies, from October 2001 to November 2007. From April 1999 to October 2001, Mr. Rittichier was VP and General Manager of Lucent’s Access Business and Vice President of Marketing at Ortel Corporation, a supplier of optoelectronic components in the cable television, satellite communications, wireless, data communications and telecommunications markets. Mr. Rittichier holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State University’s College of Engineering in 2011 and has completed the Financial Management Program and Director’s College at Stanford University. Mr. Rittichier’s experience as a 20-year veteran in the semiconductor industry with a demonstrated track record of identifying and realizing optical networking growth opportunities were the primary qualifications that led the Board to conclude that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Thomas Minichiello

Mr. Thomas P. Minichiello, CPA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the company. Effective August 26, 2019. Mr. Minichiello will also be entitled to receive an initial equity award consisting of (i) 100,000 time-based restricted stock units that will be scheduled to vest in four equal annual installments on each of the first four anniversaries of his hire date, subject to his continued employment through each vesting date, and (ii) 100,000 performance-based restricted stock units that will be granted concurrent with the next regular grant of performance-based restricted stock units to the Company’s senior executive team (or on such future date as otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors in its discretion) and will vest based on relative total shareholder return over a three-year performance period commencing on the grant date of such award.

Iain Black

Mr. Iain Black is the Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. From May 2017 until April 1, 2018, Mr. Black served as the Company’s VP, Wafer Fab Operations. From September 2014 to April 2017, he served as Senior Director of Operations of Lumileds (formerly known as Philips Lumileds Lighting Company LLC), a leading LED manufacturer (“Lumileds”). Prior to assuming this role, he served as General Manager of U.S. Operations and Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing Engineering of Lumileds from 2010 to September 2014 and Vice President, San Jose Manufacturing of Lumileds from 2008 to 2010. Prior to his service at Lumileds, Mr. Black managed Wafer Fab Engineering and Operations at Anadigics, a worldwide provider of semiconductor solutions to the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Black has a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Albert Lu

Mr. Albert Lu is the Senior Vice President of Engineering of the Company. He is focused on revamping EMCORE’s manufacturing systems through use of automation and data analytics. Since 2005, Mr. Lu has defined and implemented EMCORE’s China strategy, building the China organization from its nascent stages as a design center, to its current state as EMCORE’s key manufacturing center. Mr. Lu was appointed General Manager of EMCORE China in 2011 and served in this capacity until June 2015, when he was appointed as VP, Manafacuturing Engineering, for which he served until his appointment as SVP, Engineering in March 2017. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Lu served as a customer-focused Design Engineer at EMCORE, driving development of a variety of mixed-signal optical communication products. Mr. Lu received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.

David Wojciechowski

Mr. David Wojciechowski is the Vice President of Sales of the Company. He was appointed the Company’s Vice President of Sales in May 2015, rejoining EMCORE after previously serving as Director of Global Sales for EMCORE Broadband from 1986 to 1989 and from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Wojciechowski is a 20-year sales veteran in the optical communications, semiconductor, and solar power industries with an established track record in sales strategy, business development and management of direct sales and customer service functions in the U.S., Canada and internationally including distributors and channel partners. Prior to rejoining EMCORE, Mr. Wojciechowski served as Vice President of Global and America Sales for Maxwell Technologies from February 2014 until May 2015, as Vice President for Renewable Energy Sales, North America for Power One, Inc. from October 2011 until January 2014, and Vice President of Sales for SMA Solar Technology America from April 2009 until September 2011. Mr. Wojciechowski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, his Bachelor of Chemistry from the State University of New York, Potsdam, and has an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Bruce Grooms

Mr. Bruce Grooms is Director of the Company. Mr. Grooms has extensive senior management and executive experience in both the private sector and the U.S. Navy. From 2015 until June 1, 2019, Mr. Grooms served as Raytheon’s Vice President of U.S. Business Development Navy and Marine Corps Programs, where he was responsible for identifying and pursuing U.S. Navy and Marine Corps business growth opportunities for Raytheon and was one of its primary contacts with Navy customers, pursuing opportunities in the evolving cyber area, undersea growth and next-generation strike weapons. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mr. Grooms served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral following a 35-year U.S. Navy career. Mr. Grooms’ U.S. Navy service included the positions of Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development at the NATO Allied Command Transformation, Joint Staff Director and Assistant Deputy for Operations, Plans and Strategy for the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff, and Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the Submarine Warfare Division. He also served as Senior Inspector for the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Company Officer and Commandment of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Noel Heiks

Ms. Noel Heiks is Director of the Company. Ms. Heiks has extensive executive management and entrepreneurial experience in high tech companies, including defense and optoelectronics companies. From March 2018 to April 2019, Ms. Heiks served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Duos Technologies, a leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning for inspection and security applications. From August 2017 until March 2018, Ms. Heiks served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of MVTRAK, an early stage health monitoring company. In 2008, Ms. Heiks founded Nuvotronics, a manufacturer of radar and wireless systems for defense and telecom organizations, serving as its Chief Executive Officer and then board member until its eventual acquisition by Cubic Corporation in March 2019. In 1996, Ms. Heiks founded Haleos, a manufacturer of microfabricated optoelectronics components, and served as its Vice President until its eventual acquisition by Rohm & Haas in 2002, where she went on to serve as Marketing Director of Rohm and Haas (now Dow Chemical) from 2002 until 2007. Ms. Heiks holds a B.S. degree in Physics and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University and holds approximately 30 awarded or pending patents.

Stephen Domenik

Mr. Stephen L. Domenik is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since December 2013. Since 1995, he has been a General Partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm, where he led numerous investments in private companies. Mr. Domenik served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Pixelworks, Inc., a semiconductor company, from February to April 2016 and as a member of its board of directors from August 2010 to November 2016. Mr. Domenik has also served on the board of directors of MoSys, Inc., a publicly-traded IP-rich fabless semiconductor company, since June 2012. In addition, Mr. Domenik is currently Chairman of the Board of a private company. Mr. Domenik previously served on the Boards of Directors of Meru Networks, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company, from January 2014 until it was acquired by Fortinet, Inc. in July 2015; NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a publicly-traded fabless semiconductor company, from January 2001 until it was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in February 2012; and PLX Technology, Inc., a publicly-traded semiconductor company, from December 2013 until it was acquired by Avago Technologies in August 2014. He holds a B.S. in Physics and an M.S.E.E. from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Domenik’s expertise in corporate investments and strategic planning in the semiconductor industry, together with his experience serving as director of several other public and private companies, were the primary qualifications that the Board considered in nominating him as a director of our Company.

Gerald Fine

Dr. Gerald J. Fine, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since December 2013. Dr. Fine has been a Professor of Practice and Director at the Engineering Innovation Center of Boston University since 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Fine was President and CEO of Schott North America and led operations of all Schott AG businesses in North America, including solar, pharmaceutical packaging, electronic packaging, and lighting and imaging and advanced materials. Dr. Fine also served as Executive Vice President, Photonic Technologies for Corning Incorporated. He previously served on the Board of Directors of several private companies, including CyOptics, Inc., a semiconductor laser manufacturer for telecom applications, Crystal IS, Inc., a UV LED substrate manufacturer, Kotura, Inc., a provider of silicon components for datacom and telecom, and Pixtronix, Inc., a provider of low-cost displays for portable devices. Dr. Fine holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Fine’s technical expertise in the semiconductor field, combined with his business experience serving as an executive officer and board member of several companies, were the primary qualifications that the Board considered in nominating Dr. Fine as a director of our Company.

Rex Jackson

Mr. Rex S. Jackson, J.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since December 2015. Since October 2016, Mr. Jackson has served as CFO of Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), a developer of network visibility solutions. Mr. Jackson previously served as CFO of Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL), an advertising technology company, from March 2016 to October 2016. Prior to Rocket Fuel, Mr. Jackson served as CFO of JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU), a provider of network and service enablement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers, from January 2013 through September 2015, and drove the separation of JDSU into two independent public companies in August 2015. Mr. Jackson joined JDSU in January 2011 as senior vice president, Business Services, with responsibility for corporate development, legal, corporate marketing and information technology. Prior to JDSU, Mr. Jackson served as CFO of Symyx Technologies (NASDAQ: SMMX) from 2007 to 2010, where he led the company’s acquisition of MDL Information Systems and subsequent merger of equals with another public company. Mr. Jackson also previously served as acting CFO at Synopsys and held executive positions with Avago, AdForce and Read-Rite. Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. degree from Duke University and earned his J.D. from Stanford University Law School. Mr. Jackson’s accounting and financial expertise, general business acumen, extensive knowledge of the fiber optics industry and significant executive leadership experience were the primary qualifications that the Board considered in nominating Mr. Jackson as a director of our Company.

Erica Mannion

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