People: Arotech Corp (ARTX.OQ)

ARTX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Paup

65 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Robert Ehrlich

76 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Esses

51 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jay Eastman

64 1993 Independent Director

Seymour Jones

82 2005 Independent Director

Arthur Leibowitz

60 2009 Independent Director

Michael Marrus

51 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Paup

Mr. Thomas J. Paup is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President - Finance of Arotech Corp. He has been Vice President – Finance since December 2005 and Chief Financial Officer since February 2006. Mr. Paup is currently also a Finance Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Paup was an Affiliated Partner with McMillan|Doolittle LLP from March 2002 until accepting this position with the company, and prior thereto, he was an Executive in Residence and Finance Instructor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Prior to his teaching experience, Mr. Paup spent over 25 years in the retail industry. Most recently, between 1997 and 2000, Mr. Paup was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Montgomery Ward and Company. Mr. Paup brings a broad background of strategic and operational management experiences from the department store industry, where he served as CFO of Lord & Taylor and Kaufmann’s and Controller of Bloomingdale’s and Robinson-May. Mr. Paup holds an MBA in Finance and a BBS from Eastern Michigan University.

Robert Ehrlich

Mr. Robert S. Ehrlich is Executive Chairman of the Board of Arotech Corp. He has been Chairman of the Board since January 1993 and Chief Executive Officer since October 2002. From May 1991 until January 1993, Mr. Ehrlich was Vice Chairman of the Board, from May 1991 until October 2002 he was Chief Financial Officer, and from October 2002 until December 2005, Mr. Ehrlich also held the title of President. Mr. Ehrlich was a director of Eldat, Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of electronic shelf labels, from June 1999 to August 2003. From 1987 to June 2003, Mr. Ehrlich served as a director of PSC Inc. (“PSCX”), a manufacturer and marketer of laser diode bar code scanners, and, between April 1997 and June 2003, Mr. Ehrlich was the chairman of the board of PSCX. Mr. Ehrlich received a B.S. and J.D. from Columbia University in New York, New York.

Steven Esses

Mr. Steven Esses is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Arotech Corp. He has been director since July 2002, Executive Vice President since January 2003, Chief Operating Officer from February 2003 until February 2012 and President since December 2005. From 2000 until 2002, Mr. Esses was a principal with Stillwater Capital Partners, Inc., a New York-based investment research and advisory company (hedge fund) specializing in alternative investment strategies. During this time, Mr. Esses also acted as an independent consultant to new and existing businesses in the areas of finance and business development. In 1995, Mr. Esses founded the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Israel and was its Managing Director and CEO until 2005. Before founding Dunkin’ Donuts Israel, Mr. Esses was the Director of Retail Jewelry Franchises with Hamilton Jewelry, and before that he served as Executive Director of Operations for the Conway Organization, a off-price retailer with 17 locations.

Jay Eastman

Dr. Jay M. Eastman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Arotech Corp. From 1991 to 2011, Dr. Eastman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucid, Inc., a public company that is developing laser technology applications for medical diagnosis and treatment; since December 2011, Dr. Eastman has served as a director and Chief Science Officer of Lucid. Dr. Eastman served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning of PSCX from December 1995 through October 1997. Dr. Eastman is also a director of Dimension Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of 3D displays for computer and video displays. From 1981 until 1983, Dr. Eastman was the Director of the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, where he was a member of the staff from 1975 to 1981. Dr. Eastman holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester in New York.

Seymour Jones

Professor Seymour Jones is an Independent Director of Arotech Corp. Mr. Jones has been a clinical professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business since September 1993. Professor Jones teaches courses in accounting, tax, forensic accounting and legal aspects of entrepreneurism. He is also the Associate Director of Ross Institute of Accounting Research at Stern School of Business. His primary research areas include audit committees, auditing, entrepreneurship, financial reporting, and fraud. Professor Jones is the principal author of numerous books including Conflict of Interest, The Coopers & Lybrand Guide to Growing Your Business, The Emerging Business and The Bankers Guide to Audit Reports and Financial Statements. From April 1974 to September 1995, Mr. Jones was a senior partner of the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, a legacy firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). Professor Jones is a certified public accountant in New York State. Professor Jones received a B.A. in economics from City College, City University of New York, and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern.

Arthur Leibowitz

Mr. Arthur S. Leibowitz is an Independent Director of Arotech Corp. Mr. Leibowitz is a lecturer at Adelphi University School of Business where he teaches courses in accounting to both graduate and undergraduate students. Before joining Adelphi University, Mr. Leibowitz was an audit and business assurance partner at PwC. During his twenty-seven years at PwC, Mr. Leibowitz served in a national leadership role for PwC’s retail industry group and was the portfolio audit partner for one of PwC’s private equity firms. Mr. Leibowitz is a certified public accountant in New York State and received a B.S. in accounting from Brooklyn College in New York.

Michael Marrus

Mr. Michael E. Marrus is an Independent Director of Arotech Corp. Since October 2011, Mr. Marrus has been a Managing Director of Dominick & Dominick LLC, one of the oldest, privately-held investment firms in the United States. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Marrus was a Managing Director of Merriman Curhan Ford, Inc., a financial services firm focused on growth companies. From 1998 to 2009, he was a Managing Director of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin & Co., an investment banking firm that was acquired by Collins Stewart plc. Prior to joining Unterberg, Towbin, Mr. Marrus was a Principal and founding member of Fieldstone Private Capital Group, an investment banking firm specializing in corporate, project and structured finance. Previously, he was employed at Bankers Trust Company, initially in the Private Equity and Merchant Banking Groups and subsequently in BT Securities, the securities affiliate of Bankers Trust. Mr. Marrus has an A.B. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Paup

575,650

Robert Ehrlich

1,324,680

Steven Esses

1,151,460

Jay Eastman

--

Seymour Jones

--

Arthur Leibowitz

--

Michael Marrus

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Thomas Paup

0 0

Robert Ehrlich

2,631,428 521,855

Steven Esses

1,225,118 335,226

Jay Eastman

0 0

Seymour Jones

0 0

Arthur Leibowitz

0 0

Michael Marrus

0 0
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