People: EMCORE Corp (EMKR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Rittichier

2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Weinswig

42 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Hank Blauvelt

2015 Chief Technology Officer

Steven Becker

49 2013 Director

Stephen Domenik

63 2013 Director

Gerald Fine

56 2013 Director

Robert Bogomolny

76 2014 Independent Director

Charles Scott

66 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Rittichier

Jeffrey S, Rittichier has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Company effective start date of January 3, 2015. He has worked in the optical communications industry for 16 years, having previously held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of Nanostatics Corporation, a producer of nanofiber technology, from April 2009 to December 2014. Prior to that, from November 2007 to April 2009, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the electrical testing company Epik Energy Solutions, L.L.C., a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell, and of NanoDynamics, Inc., focused on commercializing nanotechnology for the energy and petroleum industries. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Xponent Photonics, Inc., a manufacturer of surface-mount photonic components for optical assemblies, from October 2001 to November 2007. From April 1999 to October 2001, Mr. Rittichier was VP and General Manager of Lucent’s Access Business and Vice President of Marketing at Ortel Corporation, a supplier of optoelectronic components in the cable television, satellite communications, wireless, data communications and telecommunications markets. Mr. Rittichier holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State University’s College of Engineering in 2011 and has completed the Financial Management Program at Stanford University. Mr. Rittichier’s experience as a 16-year optical communications veteran with a demonstrated track record of identifying and realizing optical networking growth opportunities were the primary qualifications that led the Board to conclude that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Mark Weinswig

Mr. Mark Weinswig is Chief Financial Officer of EMCORE Corporation. Mr. Weinswig previously served as International Finance Director at Coherent, Inc. from September 2009 until October 2010. Prior to that, he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Avanex Corporation (now Oclaro) from July 2008 through August 2009. During the period from January 2006 through July 2008, Mr. Weinswig was Director of Finance and Business Unit Controller at Coherent, Inc. From April 2000 through January 2006, Mr. Weinswig served as Vice President, Financial Planning and Business Development at Avanex. Mr. Weinswig’s responsibilities in his prior positions included oversight of the financial and accounting functions at his previous companies. Mr. Weinswig began his career working at Morgan Stanley and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara and a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University. He has earned the CFA and CPA designations

Hank Blauvelt

Dr. Hank Blauvelt Ph.D., has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of EMCORE Corporation., with effect from 16 January 2015. Dr. Blauvelt joined EMCORE Corporation in December 2007 as Chief Scientist with principal responsibility for the development of technologies for linear fiber optic applications. Recent contributions include the development of Linear Externally Modulated Laser (LEML) technology, advanced dispersion compensation techniques for 1550 nm DFB fiber links, and linear low noise optical receivers. Prior to joining EMCORE, Dr. Blauvelt, whose career in lightwave communications spans over thirty-five years, was named Chief Technology Officer for Xponent in October 2001 until 2007. He was employed by Ortel Corporation between 1985 and 2000, when the company was acquired by Lucent Technologies. Dr. Blauvelt distinguished himself by important contributions in the design of optical transmitters and receivers for transmission of CATV signals over fiberoptic links and was the principal inventor on the Ortel patents related to reducing noise and distortion in the links. In 1992 he was promoted to VP Fiber Optics Technology at Ortel, and after Ortel's acquisition, Dr. Blauvelt was named Chief Technologist for Optical Access Products at Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems. Dr. Blauvelt earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech. He has been awarded more than 60 U.S. patents.

Steven Becker

Mr. Steven R. Becker has been appointed as Director of the company., effective December 9, 2013. Mr. Becker has been a partner at Becker Drapkin Management since 2004. Mr. Becker currently serves on the Board of Tuesday Morning TUES +0.93% , a national close-out retailer, Pixelworks, Inc., PXLW -0.12% , a semiconductor company, and Special Diversified Opportunities SDOI 0.00% . Mr. Becker previously served on the board of directors of Plato Learning, Inc., a provider of education services and training, Ruby Tuesday, Inc., the operator of a chain of casual dining restaurants, and Hot Topic, Inc., a national retailer. Mr. Becker holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Florida. Mr. Becker was a part of the distressed debt and leveraged equities research team at Bankers Trust Securities. Mr. Becker started his career at Manley Fuller Asset Management in New York as a small cap analyst. Mr. Becker currently serves on the board of directors of three publicly traded companies. He has been a director of Tuesday Morning Corp., a closeout retailer, since July 2012; Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., an alternative fuel systems manufacturer, since October 2014; and Special Diversified Opportunities (“SDO”) (formerly known as Strategic Diagnostics, Inc), a provider of biotechnology-based products and services, since March 2008.

Stephen Domenik

Mr. Stephen L. Domenik has been appointed as Director of the company., effective December 9, 2013. Mr. Domenik has been a General Partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm, since 1995. Mr. Domenik was appointed to the Board of Directors of MoSys, Inc. MOSY +3.51% in June 2012, a publicly traded IP-rich fabless semiconductor company, and currently sits on the boards of various private companies. Mr. Domenik previously served on the Board of Directors of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a publicly traded fabless semiconductor company, from January 2001 until it was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in February 2012. During his tenure at Sevin Rosen Funds, Mr. Domenik led numerous investments in private companies. Mr. Domenik holds a B.S. in Physics and M.S.E.E. from the University of California at Berkeley.Mr. Domenik’s expertise in corporate investments and strategic planning in the semiconductor industry, together with his experience serving as director of several other public and private companies were the primary qualifications that the Board considered in nominating him as a director of our Company.

Gerald Fine

Dr. Gerald J. Fine has been appointed as Director of the company., effective December 9, 2013. Dr. Fine has served as a director of the Company since December 2013. Dr. Fine has been a Professor of Practice and Director at the Engineering Innovation Center of Boston University since 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Fine was President and CEO of Schott North America and led operations of all Schott AG businesses in North America, including solar, pharmaceutical packaging, electronic packaging, and lighting and imaging and advanced materials. Dr. Fine also served as Executive Vice President, Photonic Technologies for Corning Incorporated. He previously served on the Board of Directors of several private companies, including CyOptics, Inc., a semiconductor laser manufacturer for telecom applications, Crystal IS, Inc., a UV LED substrate manufacturer, Kotura, Inc., a provider of silicon components for datacom and telecom, and Pixtronix, Inc., a provider of low-cost displays for portable devices. Dr. Fine holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Fine’s technical expertise in the semiconductor field, combined with his business experience serving as an executive officer and board member of several companies were the primary qualifications that the Board considered in nominating Mr. Becker as a director of our Company. . In addition, pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Board is obligated to nominate Dr. Fine as director at the Annual Meeting.

Robert Bogomolny

Mr. Robert L. Bogomolny is Lead Independent Director of Emcore Corporation. Since August 2002, Mr. Bogomolny has served as President Emeritus and Professor of Law of the University of Baltimore. Mr. Bogomolny served as President of the University of Baltimore from August 2002 until July 2014. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Counsel of G.D. Searle & Company, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer, from 1987 to 2001. At G.D. Searle, Mr. Bogomolny was responsible at various times for its legal, regulatory, quality control, and public affairs activities. He also led its government affairs department in Washington, D.C., and served on the Searle Executive Management Committee. Mr. Bogomolny’s business, management, legal, regulatory, public policy and government affairs experience, as well as his familiarity with the Company’s business garnered through his tenure as a director, were the primary qualifications that have led the Board to conclude that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Charles Scott

Mr. Charles T. Scott is Independent Director of Emcore Corporation. He is currently a non-executive director of other companies, including Flybe Group plc, where he serves on the audit committee, and In Technology plc. From January 1, 2004, until August 31, 2010, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of William Hill plc, provider of bookmaking services in the United Kingdom, where he also served on the audit committee. Prior to that, Mr. Scott served as Chairman of a number of companies, including Cordiant Communications Group plc, (formerly Saatchi & Saatchi Company plc), and Robert Walters plc. Mr. Scott is a chartered accountant. Mr. Scott’s extensive accounting, finance and business experience, experiences as a Chairman and director at other international companies and familiarity with the Company’s business garnered through his tenure as a director of the Company were the primary qualifications that have led the Board to conclude that he should serve as a director of our Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Rittichier

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Mark Weinswig

613,093

Hank Blauvelt

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Steven Becker

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Stephen Domenik

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Gerald Fine

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Robert Bogomolny

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Charles Scott

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As Of  29 Sep 2014

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