People: Advanced Photonix Inc (API)

API on American Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Pastor

59 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Richard Kurtz

61 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Anderson

53 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Robin Risser

62 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director

Steven Williamson

59 2005 Chief Technology Officer

Lance Brewer

54 2005 Independent Director

M. Scott Farese

56 1998 Independent Director

Stephen Soltwedel

66 2000 Independent Director

Jim Macdonald

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Pastor

Mr. Donald C. Pastor has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Advanced Photonix, Inc., effective October 17, 2012. Mr. Pastor is also the President of DP Business Services, a consulting firm which he founded in January 2012, and an Adjunct Professor of Business at Molloy College. From 1986 through June 2012, he served as the President – Electronics Systems Division of Telephonics Corporation. In addition, Mr. Pastor previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of TLSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephonics Corporation, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Telephonics Corporation. For the past thirty years, Mr. Pastor has held a variety of financial, administrative and operational positions in high technology and defense related industries.

Richard Kurtz

Mr. Richard D. Kurtz is President, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Photonix Inc. He resigned as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective October 17, 2012. Mr. Kurtz became a director of the Company in February 2000, was appointed CEO in February 2003, and also served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board from July 2000 through October 2012. Mr. Kurtz also serves as the President of Picometrix LLC (Picometrix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company formerly known as Picometrix, Inc, and the President of Advanced Photonix Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company established to acquire the non-automotive business assets of Silonex Inc. In June 2006, Mr. Kurtz was appointed to serve as President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in February 2003, he was director of Client Services and Strategic Planning for Quantum Compliance Systems Inc., a privately owned software company specializing in the development and installation of environmental health and safety management systems. Prior to joining Quantum in June 2001, Mr. Kurtz served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Filtertek Inc., an ESCO technology company, for more than thirteen years.

Jeffrey Anderson

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson is Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Photonix Inc., since August 29, 2011. Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of business experience, starting in public accounting and moving into a number of high technology companies. From June 2002 until joining API, Mr. Anderson served as the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of the principal domestic operating subsidiary of ON Semiconductor Corporation. Prior to joining ON Semiconductor Corporation, he held various financial management positions at Honeywell, Maxtor, and several high-growth private technology companies. Mr. Anderson received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from Regis College in Denver. He passed the CPA exam in May of 1981 and the CMA exam in December of 1985.

Robin Risser

Mr. Robin F. Risser is Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Director of Advanced Photonix Inc. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective August 29, 2011. Mr. Risser joined the Company in May 2005 through its acquisition of Picometrix, was appointed CFO of the Company and General Manager of Picometrix at that time and became a director of the Company in July 2005. Mr. Risser is also the Secretary of the Company. In April 2011, Mr. Risser was appointed to serve as COO of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Risser served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Picometrix since 1992, the year in which he co-founded Picometrix. Mr. Risser is also a member of the Optical Society of America. Mr. Risser has passed the certified public accountant exam and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Steven Williamson

Mr. Steven Williamson is Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Photonix Inc., since May 2, 2005. Mr. Williamson joined the Company in May 2005 through its acquisition of Picometrix and was appointed CTO of the Company at that time. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Williamson served as the President, Chief Technology Officer and a member of the board of directors of Picometrix since 1992, the year in which he co-founded Picometrix. Mr. Williamson earned his B.A. in Physics (Optics) from the University of Rochester, has 35 publications in the field of ultra fast optics and optoelectronics and holds twelve patents.

Lance Brewer

Mr. Lance Brewer is Independent Director of Advanced Photonix Inc., since July 7, 2005. He has been a partner at the law firm of Brewer & Brewer since 1989, the year in which he co-founded the firm. Brewer & Brewer is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and specializes in the representation of financial institutions, business acquisitions and litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Brewer’s career-long experience with matters of business and law informs the Board’s consideration of management issues and strategic initiatives, many of which involve complex legal and financial arrangements.

M. Scott Farese

Mr. M. Scott Farese is Independent Director of Advanced Photonix Inc., since August 1998. Mr. Farese is currently President of Chelsea Partners, a firm which he founded in 2004 that specializes in facilitating private investments in privately held companies. For the thirteen years prior to the establishment of Chelsea Partners, Mr. Farese was employed by Filtertek, Inc., an ESCO technology company, most recently holding the position of Business Unit Director. From 2007 until February 2010, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Memacin, a firm that he co-founded and that specializes in the manufacture and distribution of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

Stephen Soltwedel

Mr. Stephen P. Soltwedel is Independent Director of Advanced Photonix Inc., since February 2000. In May 2007 he retired as President of Filtertek, Inc., an ESCO technology company where he had been employed since 1979 and had previously held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Filtertek, Mr. Soltwedel was employed by the public accounting firm of Baillies Denson Erickson & Smith in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Jim Macdonald

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Pastor

--

Richard Kurtz

323,552

Jeffrey Anderson

216,962

Robin Risser

282,687

Steven Williamson

231,378

Lance Brewer

--

M. Scott Farese

--

Stephen Soltwedel

--

Jim Macdonald

--
As Of 30 Mar 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Donald Pastor

0 0

Richard Kurtz

593,600 786,020

Jeffrey Anderson

0 0

Robin Risser

100,000 60,000

Steven Williamson

100,000 60,000

Lance Brewer

0 0

M. Scott Farese

0 0

Stephen Soltwedel

0 0

Jim Macdonald

0 0
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