People: Ams AG (AMS.S)

AMS.S on Swiss Exchange

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hans Joerg Kaltenbrunner

57 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

John Heugle

56 2002 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board

Guido Klestil

72 2013 Honorary Chairman of the Board

Siegfried Selberherr

59 2001 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch

46 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Kirk Laney

57 President of TAOS, Inc.

Walter Mente

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Operations

Bernd Gessner

50 2013 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Automotive

Thomas Riener

47 2013 Executive Vice President, General Manager - Full Service Foundry, Communications

Thomas Stockmeier

Executive Vice President, General Manager - Industry and Medical

J. Janson

63 2013 Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Engelbert Liebminger

50 2013 Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Kambiz Dawoodi

52 2013 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Power and Wireless

Herwig Klimesch

Vice President - Quality

Moritz Gmeiner

45 Director of Investor Relations

Johann Eitner

57 1994 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Michael Grimm

54 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board

Klaus Iffland

54 2006 Member of the Supervisory Board

Jacob Jacobsson

61 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board

Guenter Kneffel

46 1999 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Gerald Rogers

70 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board

Vida Uhde-Djefroudi

2012 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Biographies

Name Description

Hans Joerg Kaltenbrunner

Mr. Hans Joerg Kaltenbrunner has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ams AG since May 23, 2013. Prior to this, he served as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company from April 2, 2009. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee and the Emergency Committee at the Company. He studied at Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien. He began his career at the Trade Delegation in Taipei as Deputy Trade Delegate for Austria. From 1985 till 1994, he held management positions in the area of international commerce at the Hong Kong office and in asset management at Creditanstalt-Bankverein. Following appointments to the Management Boards of RHI AG and Austria Mikro Systeme AG, since 2002 he has been Partner at Andlinger & Company and, in this capacity, he served as Member of the Management and Supervisory Boards of international industrial companies.

John Heugle

Mr. John A. Heugle has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of ams AG since April 2002. He graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and from Northwestern University with a Master of Science degree in Materials Science. He has held a series of management positions in companies in the electronics and telecommunications sectors, including Molex Inc., Stocko Metallwarenfrabriken GmbH and Krone AG.

Guido Klestil

Mr. Guido Klestil is Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ams AG. He was Chairman of the Staff Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Nomination Committee and the Emergency Committee at the Company. He graduated in Communications Engineering. He held management positions in various companies in the electrical and electronics industry, including General Manager of ITT Austria, General Manager of Alcatel Austria and Member of the Management Board of Austrian Industries. He is Member of the Board of Advisors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Austria.

Siegfried Selberherr

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Selberherr has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board at ams AG since July 2001. He is Member of the Staff Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Emergency Committee at the Company. He served as Member of the Supervisory Board from March 2001 till July 2001. He graduated in Electrical Engineering. He received his doctorate in Technical Sciences. He has been full Professor at the Institute of Microelectronics at Technische Universitaet Wien, since 1988, and was Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from 1998 till 2005. He is researcher in the field of technology computer-aided design (TCAD).

Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch

Mr. Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of ams AG since February 2004. He has been Chief Financial Officer since 2003. He graduated from Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He founded Dynaconsult GmbH. He served as Finance Director of Ahead Communications AG and worked as Consultant and Auditor for international mandates at KPMG Austria. He is Member of the Management Board of the Styrian Federation of Industry and heads the representative body for the electrical and electronics industries at the Styrian Chamber of Commerce.

Kirk Laney

Mr. Kirk S. Laney is President of TAOS, Inc. at ams AG. He began his 30-year semiconductor industry career in 1980 when he joined the Linear Products Group at Texas Instruments where he was promoted in 1993 to Operations Manager for the Optoelectronics Business Unit. In 1998, under a technology license, Mr. Laney and five colleagues spun off the Optoelectronic Products Group into Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. Mr. Laney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Midwestern State University and four patents in optoelectronic packaging.

Walter Mente

Mr. Walter Mente is Executive Vice President Operations at ams AG. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Graz with a degree in Electronics. He has served as Director of Quality Assurance and Director Operations which includes all fab and back-end areas of manufacturing. He also manages the process development group including MEMS activities.

Bernd Gessner

Mr. Bernd Gessner has been Executive Vice President and General Manager Automotive of ams AG since 2013. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Graz with a degree in Electronics. He joined the Company in 1988, and rejoined in 2000, after serving at Siemens and Infineon. Since then, he has served as Director Operations of Industry & Medical and Automotive businesses and has headed the engineering department of Automotive business.

Thomas Riener

Mr. Thomas Riener is Executive Vice President and General Manager Full Service Foundry, Communications of ams AG. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Graz with a degree in Industrial Engineering & Economics. He joined the Company, in 2004, and, before that, served for over 10 years at Philips Semiconductors, where he developed and managed the worldwide contactless RFID and Microcontroller Smart Card Business.

Thomas Stockmeier

Dr. Thomas Stockmeier is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Industry and Medical at ams AG. He has 28 years of experience in the power semiconductor industry. He worked 13 years for ABB in Switzerland and in the USA, holding various positions in Research, Development and Management. For the past 13 years he worked as General Manager and CTO of Semikron, a privately owned German company.

J. Janson

Mr. J. Eric Janson has been Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing of ams AG since 2013. He graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelors degree in Engineering Sciences, Physics, and from Babson College with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He held technical, sales, marketing and product line management positions in various companies, including 11 years at Analog Devices, 12 years with AT&T Microelectronics / Lucent Microelectronics and 8 years with CSR.

Engelbert Liebminger

Mr. Engelbert Liebminger is Executive Vice President of Human Resources of ams AG. He graduated in Personnel Management. Prior to joining the Company, he was building Human Resources organizations in the electronics industry as well as pulp & paper industry in Europe and Asia.

Kambiz Dawoodi

Mr. Kambiz Dawoodi has been Senior Vice President and General Manager Power and Wireless at ams AG since 2013. He graduated from Southampton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a Masters degree in Microelectronics and Communications Systems from CMSA center at University of Westminster. He held engineering and business management roles at GEC, Nortel and Texas Instruments. He joined the Company in 1991, and rejoined in 2006, after spending eight years at Texas Instruments heading the High Speed Amplifier Business Line and starting Low Power Wireless and Test & Measurement Business Lines.

Herwig Klimesch

Moritz Gmeiner

Mr. Moritz M. Gmeiner is Director of Investor Relations of ams AG. He graduated from Universitaet Regensburg with a Masters degree in Economics. He gained corporate finance experience with Deutsche Bank focusing on the technology and particularly the semiconductor sector for over six years. He has advised various European technology companies and was involved in a number of Initial Public Offerings and other equity transactions, including those of Infineon, Elmos and IDS Scheer. He joined the Company prior to its Initial Public Offering in 2004.

Johann Eitner

Mr. Johann C. Eitner has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of ams AG since July 1994. He is Member of the Staff Committee, the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is Chairman of the Workers' Council. He has been employed as Electrician in various positions and, since 1984, as Supervisor in the mask lithography department at the Company. He was trained as an Electrician.

Michael Grimm

Mr. Michael Grimm has been Member of the Supervisory Board of ams AG since April 2, 2009. He graduated from Universitat Frankfurt am Main with a degree in Management. He worked as Tax Consultant and Auditor at Arthur Andersen Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft, lately as Partner and Head of the Leipzig office. From 1997 till 2001, he served at Hoechst AG with responsibility for group accounts. From 2002 till 2005, he served as Director of Finance, Accounting and Investments at Grohe Water Technology AG & Co. KG, then Managing Director of Triton Beteiligungsberatung GmbH. Since 2008, he has been Commercial Director of Dr. Johannes Heidenhaim GmbH.

Klaus Iffland

Mr. Klaus Iffland has been Member of the Supervisory Board of ams AG since March 2006. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies. He held executive positions at Audit AG in production, development and purchasing, and was Head of purchasing from 1996. Since 2002, he has held executive positions at Magna International, first as Member of the Management board of Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik, then as President of Intier Automotive Europe and Magna Closures, Vice President Purchasing at Magna International Europe and Vice President Procurement & Supply at Magna Steyr. Since 2008 he has been Vice President Global Purchasing Magna International Europe and in July 2011 he additionally assumed responsibility for Magna Logistics Europe and joined the Management Board of Magna Europe.

Jacob Jacobsson

Mr. Jacob Jacobsson has been Member of the Supervisory Board at ams AG since October 19, 2011. During his career, he has held Chief Executive Officer positions at Blaze DFM, Inc., Forte Design Systems and SCS Corporation, and executive positions at Xilinx Inc., Cadence Design Systems, and Daisy Systems. He has served on the Board of Directors at Actel Corp., and currently serves on the boards of a number of privately-held companies in the United States and Europe. He has been Member of the Board of Directors for TAOS Inc. since 2003. Prior to his management career, Mr. Jacobsson was active in the fields of Integrated Circuit (IC) design and automated design of semiconductor chips. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska hogskolan, Stockholm) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Stockholm (Stockholms universitet).

Guenter Kneffel

Mr. Guenter Kneffel has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of ams AG since March 1999. He is Member of the Emergency Committee at the Company. He has been Chairman of the Employee Council since 1999. He completed his studies in Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics and graduated in Law in 2010. He served as Process Engineer for photolithography.

Gerald Rogers

Mr. Gerald Rogers has been Member of the Supervisory Board at ams AG since October 19, 2011. He is engineer and businessman in the technology industry, and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for privately-held OnBoard Research, a musical instrument accessory company, and also serves as an advisor and investor to technology start-ups. He has been Member of the Board of Directors for TAOS Inc. since 2003. Mr. Rogers began his career in 1969 at Texas Instruments in VLSI design and was promoted to Vice President and manager of the microprocessor division in 1981. In 1986, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Visual Information Technologies. In 1987, he founded Cyrix, a microprocessor company focused on the PC market, serving as its Chief Executive Officer for almost a decade. Mr. Rogers earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.

Vida Uhde-Djefroudi

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