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Electro Scientific Industries Inc (ESIO.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Wills

61 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Burger

58 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Oldham

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Administration, Corporate Secretary

John Williams

2017 Vice President - Marketing

Steve Harris

2017 Vice President - Engineering

Frederick Ball

54 2003 Independent Director

Laurence Cramer

65 2015 Independent Director

Raymond Link

63 2015 Independent Director

John Medica

58 2015 Independent Director

Brian Smith

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Wills

Mr. Richard H. Wills (Rick) serves as the Independent Chairman of the Board of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. Mr. Wills was President and CEO of Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company, from 2000 until 2008, and its Chairman from 2001 through 2008. He joined Tektronix in 1979 and served in a range of marketing, product development and management roles, including President of the Measurement Business and President of Regional Operations for both Europe and the Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Linfield College. Mr. Wills is also a director of FEI Company and Chairman of the Board of General Fusion, a private energy company in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Wills was appointed as a director by the Board of Directors in August 2015 and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 2015.

Michael Burger

Mr. Michael D. Burger is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective October 3, 2016. He has over 30 years of broad industry and technology leadership experience, most recently as the successful President and CEO of Cascade Microtech Inc." Prior to his role at Cascade, Michael served as a Board member of Viasystems Inc. following its acquisition of Merix Corporation, where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. While at Cascade, Michael was recognized as the 2014 Technology Executive of the Year by the Technology Association of Oregon.

Paul Oldham

Mr. Paul R. Oldham serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Administration, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He served as Vice President of Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Principal accounting officer of Electro Scientific Industries Inc. Mr. Oldham joined the Company on January 7, 2008. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Oldham was employed at Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company, since 1988, where he held several senior leadership positions including Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller, European Operations Controller, and most recently Vice President Treasurer and Investor Relations.

John Williams

Mr. John Williams is Vice President - Marketing of the Company. Mr. Williams has over twenty years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within marketing management at several companies. In his most recent position John served as Vice President, Marketing for Thermo Fischer Scientific. He came to Thermo Fisher via its acquisition of FEI Company, where he had served for ten years, seven of which as Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Marketing. Prior to joining FEI, Mr. Williams spent five years as the Director of Marketing at Brooks Automation. Prior to Brooks, John was a Product Marketing Manager at several technology firms. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo.

Steve Harris

Mr. Steve Harris is Vice President - Engineering of the Company. Mr. Harris is a proven executive who brings over 30 years of engineering, engineering management and business management experience to ESI. Mr. Harris spent the past seven years at Cascade Microtech where he served as Vice President of Engineering, and as VP & General Manager. Prior to joining Cascade Microtech, Mr. Harris worked 11 years at ESI where he held the role of Vice President of Research, Development & Engineering and was a Division General Manager. Mr. Harris spent the first 13 years of his career at Tektronix in development engineering, program management, and engineering management roles.

Frederick Ball

Mr. Frederick A. Ball (Fred) serves as an Independent Director of Electro Scientific Industries Inc. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Marketo Inc., a leading marketing automation company, in March of 2016. Prior to that Mr. Ball served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 to March 2016. Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball served as the Chief Financial Officer of Webroot Software, Inc., a software security solutions provider, from June 2008 to April 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Ball had been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public technology companies including BigBand Networks, Inc. and Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Ball also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, and prior to that as its Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ball was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC for over 10 years. Mr. Ball is a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power and control technologies, and is chair of its audit committee and a member of its nominating and governance committee.

Laurence Cramer

Dr. Laurence Edward Cramer is Independent Director of the Company. He has been with Continuum Electro-Optics, a manufacturer of high energy laser systems for medical, industrial and scientific research, for the past 16 years where he held the positions of Vice President of R&D, Vice President / General Manager and President. Prior to that, he was President of Laser Diode Inc., a manufacturer of GaAs laser diodes for military and telecom applications. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Spectra-Physics in a range of management roles including, Manager of Marketing and Sales, Strategic Product Group Manger, and President of Spectra-Physics Laser diode systems, developer of advanced diode pumped solid state laser systems. He was a Board Member and past President of the Laser Institute of America, and was a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Committee in Electronics from 1988 to 1994. He holds a BA degree in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, a PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a Masters Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University.

Raymond Link

Mr. Raymond A. Link, CPA., is Independent Director of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI Company, a leading supplier of scientific and analytical instruments for nanoscale imaging from July 2005 to April 2015. He remained with FEI to assist with transitioning this role to his successor until November 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Link served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic signal processing components for wireless communication. Mr. Link joined TriQuint in July 2001 as a result of TriQuint’s merger with Sawtek, Inc. where he was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 1995. He is also on the Board of Directors of nLight Inc., a private company that makes high-power semiconductor lasers and FormFactor Inc., a manufacturer of probe cards and electrical test and measurement equipment for the semiconductor industry. Mr. Link was previously on the board of Cascade Microtech which was acquired by FormFactor in June 2016. Mr. Link received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Link is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

John Medica

Mr. John Kevin Medica is Independent Director of the Company. He served from 2007 until 2015 as Vice Chairman and Corporate Adviser of Compal Group, a leading global electronics related Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) based in Taiwan with annual revenues in excess of $25 billion. Mr. Medica also served as a member of the Board of Directors of National Instruments from June 2008 through May 2014 and is a Trustee at Wake Forest University. He retired as a Senior Vice President and co-leader of the Product Development organization at Dell Inc. in April 2007 after fourteen years of service and, prior to joining Dell, he served ten years at Apple Inc. in a variety of product development and operations-related executive roles. He also has served as a Board Member-Advisor of two start-up technology companies, Visible Brands and Aviacomm, over the past two years.

Brian Smith