People: American Superconductor Corp (AMSC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Wood

70 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Daniel McGahn

42 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Maguire

58 2013 Executive Vice President - operations

David Henry

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Vikram Budhraja

66 2004 Independent Director

Richard Drouin

82 1996 Independent Director

Pamela Lenehan

62 2011 Independent Director

David Oliver

72 2006 Independent Director

John Vander Sande

70 2011 Independent Director

Kerry Farrell

Manager - Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

John Wood

Mr. John W. Wood, Jr., is Independent Chairman of the Board of American Superconductor Corp. has been chairman of our Board since August 2011 and is currently an independent consultant. He served as chief executive officer of Analogic Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of medical imaging and security systems, from 2003 through 2006. Prior to joining Analogic, he held senior executive positions over a 22-year career at Thermo Electron Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Wood served as president of Peek Ltd., a division of Thermo Electron Corporation, and as a senior vice president of the parent company. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Thermedics, a subsidiary of Thermo Electron. Mr. Wood is a director of FLIR Systems, Inc., which is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures and markets thermal imaging infrared cameras, and ESCO Corporation, which is a privately held company that manufactures engineered metal wearparts and components for industrial applications, including mining, construction, power generation and aerospace. He also holds an Executive Masters Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a national public company director education organization. We believe Mr. Wood’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive executive-level management experience and significant financial experience. Mr. Wood has been a director of our company since December 2006.

Daniel McGahn

Mr. Daniel P. McGahn is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of American Superconductor Corp. He has been our chief executive officer since June 2011 and president since December 2009. Mr. McGahn also served as our chief operating officer from December 2009 until May 2011, as senior vice president and general manager of our AMSC Superconductors business unit from May 2008 until December 2009 and vice president of our AMSC Superconductors business unit from January 2008 to May 2008. Previously, Mr. McGahn was our vice president of strategic planning and development from December 2006 to January 2008. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. McGahn served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Konarka Technologies, which develops and commercializes Konarka Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to electricity. We believe Mr. McGahn’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience with our company, including serving as our president since December 2009, experience in the power electronics industry and strategic planning expertise gained while working in senior management and as a consultant for other public and private companies. Mr. McGahn has been a director of our company since June 2011.

James Maguire

Mr. James F. Maguire is Executive Vice President - Operations of American Superconductor Corp. He joined us in 1997 and has been executive vice president, operations since May 2013 and is responsible for overseeing AMSC’s Wind and Grid business units as well as AMSC’s global supply chain. He previously served as executive vice president, Gridtec Solutions from August 2011 to May 2013, as senior vice president, projects and engineering, from April 2010 to August 2011 and vice president, superconductor projects, from March 2007 to April 2010. Prior to joining AMSC, Mr. Maguire was founder and president of Applied Engineering Technologies, Ltd., a cryogenics product-based company.

David Henry

Mr. David A. Henry is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the company from may 2014. He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of American Superconductor Corp., since July 9, 2007. joined us in July 2007 and has been Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer since May 2014, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer from July 2007 to May 2014. He previously served as chief financial officer of AMIS Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AMI Semiconductor, from April 2004 to July 2007. For the previous seven years, Mr. Henry worked at Fairchild Semiconductor International as vice president finance, worldwide operations from November 2002 to April 2004 and as corporate controller from March 1997 to November 2002. He was appointed vice president, corporate controller at Fairchild Semiconductor International in August 1999.

Vikram Budhraja

Mr. Vikram S. Budhraja is Independent Director of American Superconductor Corp. has been president of Electric Power Group, LLC, a Pasadena, California-based consulting firm that provides management and strategic consulting services, smart grid synchrophasor technology services and applications, and power grid reliability monitoring solutions to the electric power industry, since January 2000. From 1977 to January 2000, Mr. Budhraja served in key executive and senior management positions at Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, including: president of Edison Technology Solutions; senior vice president and head of the Power Grid Business Unit of Southern California Edison; and vice president of System Planning, Fuels and Operations of Southern California Edison. He is a founding member of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) and worked with the U.S.-Canadian Power Systems Outage Task Force that was formed to investigate the root causes of the August 14, 2003 power blackout in the Northeast. Mr. Budhraja has previously served as a director of several organizations, including the California Independent System Operator Corporation, which manages California’s power transmission system, and SoftSwitching Technologies, which provides scalable power quality and monitoring solutions. He also holds a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a national public company director education organization. We believe Mr. Budhraja’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive operational knowledge of, and executive level management experience in, the electric power industry. Mr. Budhraja has been a director of our company since 2004.

Richard Drouin

Mr. Richard Drouin is Independent Director of American Superconductor Corp. He is counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a Canadian law firm. Mr. Drouin was the chairman and chief executive officer of Hydro-Quebec, a public electric utility based in Canada, from April 1988 to September 1995. From September 1999 to February 2009, he was also chairman of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation which oversees the reliability of the Bulk Power Transmission Systems in North America. He is chairman of the board of Stonebridge Financial. He is a director of Gesca Limitée, a company that publishes seven newspapers in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, in Montreal, and President’s Choice Bank in Toronto. He was also chairman of the board of the World Energy Congress which was held in Montreal in September 2010. He is Honorary Consul for Great Britain in Quebec. We believe Mr. Drouin’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience serving as a director of other public and private companies and his extensive legal skill and expertise developed as counsel to public and private companies over the past 35 years. Mr. Drouin has been a director of our company since 1996.

Pamela Lenehan

Ms. Pamela F. Lenehan is Independent Director of American Superconductor Corp. She has been president of Ridge Hill Consulting, a strategy and financial consulting firm, since June 2002. From September 2001 until June 2002, Ms. Lenehan was self-employed as a private investor. From March 2000 until September 2001, she served as vice president and chief financial officer of Convergent Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of switching equipment. From February 1995 until January 2000, she was senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer of Oak Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of telecommunications components until it was acquired by Corning. Prior to that time, Ms. Lenehan was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Investment Banking division and a vice president of Corporate Banking at Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Lenehan is currently a director of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a software company that provides typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, and privately held Civitas Solutions, Inc., which provides home and community-based health and human services. She previously served as a director of Spartech Corporation, a leading supplier of sustainable plastic sheet, compounding and packaging solutions, and Avid Technology, a company specializing in video and audio production technology. She also holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a national public company director education and credentialing organization. We believe Ms. Lenehan’s qualifications to sit on our Board include her experience serving as a director for other public and private companies, her extensive financial and strategic management experience, and her particular knowledge of equity and debt financing and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Lenehan has been a director of our company since March 2011.

David Oliver

Mr. David R. Oliver, Jr., is Independent Director of American Superconductor Corp. He has served as a strategic advisor, mergers and acquisitions, for European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company North America He served as a strategic advisor, mergers and acquisitions, for European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company North America (EADS NA), a European aerospace corporation, from January 2012 until July 2013. From January 2008 until December 2011, Mr. Oliver served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for EADS NA. Mr. Oliver also served as chief executive officer of the defense division of EADS NA for most of the four years preceding January 2008 except when he was running the EADS portion of the capture effort for the Air Force Tanker program. Before joining EADS NA, Mr. Oliver was stationed in Baghdad as Director of Management and Budget for the Coalition Forces. Prior to that, he served as the United States’ Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. Mr. Oliver also previously held management positions at both Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman. In the Navy, he commanded diesel and nuclear submarines as well as two submarine groups in the Cold War. His last Navy appointment was as Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Rear Admiral (retired) Oliver’s military decorations include the Defense and Navy Distinguished Service Medals as well as six awards of the Legion of Merit. Mr. Oliver is a director of EADS NA, which is a publicly traded entity. We believe Mr. Oliver’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive leadership, management and budgeting experience gained while serving as a senior officer in the United States Navy and at EADS, NA. Mr. Oliver has been a director of our company since September 2006.

John Vander Sande

Dr. John B. Vander Sande is Independent Director of American Superconductor Corp. He co-founded AMSC, but has never had day-to-day operational responsibilities at our company. Dr. Vander Sande is the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), specializing in the analysis of the microstructure of materials. He was Associate Dean and Acting Dean of Engineering at MIT from 1992 to 1999 and was founding Executive Director of the Cambridge (England)-MIT Institute from 1999 to 2003. He was Acting Provost at Reykjavik University, Iceland in 2009-10. We believe Dr. Vander Sande’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive knowledge of materials, the power technologies industry and his long-time tenure as a professor and administrator at a leading research university. Dr. Vander Sande has been a director of our company since 1990.

Kerry Farrell

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Wood

--

Daniel McGahn

1,535,280

James Maguire

847,430

David Henry

799,845

Vikram Budhraja

--

Richard Drouin

--

Pamela Lenehan

--

David Oliver

--

John Vander Sande

--

Kerry Farrell

--
As Of 30 Mar 2013

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