People: Emrise Corp (EMRI.PK)

EMRI.PK on OTC Markets Group

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30 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carmine Oliva

71 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Graham Jefferies

56 2011 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Timothy Blades

57 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary

Julie Abraham

56 2011 Independent Director

Otis Baskin

68 2004 Independent Director

Frank Russomanno

67 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carmine Oliva

Mr. Carmine T. Oliva III, is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director of EMRISE Corporation since March 26, 1997 and of subsidiary, EEC, since he founded EMRISE Electronics Corporation in 1983. From March 1997 until July 2009, he was President of EMRISE Corporation. Mr. Oliva served as Acting Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of EMRISE Corporation from August 18, 2006 to May 15, 2007 and served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from April to July 2005. Mr. Oliva has been Chairman of the Board of EMRISE Electronics Ltd. since 1985 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CXR Larus since March 1997. In 2002, Mr. Oliva obtained a French government working permit and assumed responsibility as President of our CXR-AJ subsidiary. From January 1999 to January 2000, Mr. Oliva served as a director of Digital Transmission Systems Inc. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Oliva was Senior Vice President and General Manager, ITT Asia Pacific Inc. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Oliva held a number of executive positions with ITT Corporation and its subsidiaries over an eleven-year period. Mr. Oliva attained the rank of Captain in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Oliva earned a B.A. degree from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. degree from The Ohio State University. Mr. Oliva is founder of EMRISE from inception. This, in addition to his vast business acumen and experience in the aerospace and defense and communications equipment industries for over 40 years along with his judgment, integrity and reputation and his extensive international business background, including his extensive acquisition and divestiture expertise, makes Mr. Oliva an ideal director of the Company as well as its Chairman.

Graham Jefferies

Mr. Graham Jefferies, II., is President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of EMRISE Corporation. joined the Board of Directors as a Class II director on March 1, 2011. He was appointed as President in July 2009. He served as Executive Vice President from October 21, 1999 until July 2009. Mr. Jefferies was also appointed as our Chief Operating Officer on January 3, 2005, after having served as Chief Operating Officer of our Telecommunications Group since October 21, 1999. Mr. Jefferies served as Executive Vice President of EMRISE Corporation from April 1999 through October 1999. Mr. Jefferies has served as a director of CXR-AJ since March 1997 and as its General Manager since July 2002, has served as Managing Director of Belix Power Conversions Ltd., Belix Wound Components Ltd. and Belix Company Ltd. since our acquisition of those companies in April 2000, as Managing Director of XCEL Power Systems, Ltd. since September 1996 and as Managing Director of EMRISE Electronics Ltd. since March 1992. Prior to joining us in 1992, he was Sales and Marketing Director of Jasmin Electronics PLC, a major United Kingdom software and systems provider, from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Jefferies held a variety of project management positions at GEC Marconi from 1978 to 1987. Mr. Jefferies earned a B.S. degree in Engineering from Leicester University and has experience in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Jefferies is a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom. We believe Mr. Jefferies’ education and experience in several leadership roles, such as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, as well as his business acumen, judgment, integrity and reputation, make him an ideal director. .

Timothy Blades

Mr. Timothy J. Blades has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary of EMRISE Corporation. Since March 6, 2012, Mr. Blades has served, in an interim finance position with EMRISE. Mr. Blades who is based in England, is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced international financial executive who has led multidisciplinary teams focused on profit improvement, fundraising and a broad range of essential finance and accounting functions throughout his career. Mr. Blades currently owns and operates TJB Advisory Services Ltd., located in England, for which he has worked as an independent, self-employed consultant since 2010, and through which he has been, and will continue to be, compensated by EMRISE. He is well versed in U.S. GAAP accounting requirements and has a proven track record of building financial teams and improving profitability. Mr. Blades spent the majority of his career working for Grant Thornton UK LLP in various UK locations. From 2002 to 2010, he was a regional managing partner. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Blades was the Managing Partner of the Northampton office of Grant Thornton. In all, Mr. Blades worked for Grant Thornton for more than 30 years. Blades graduated with honors from the University of Sheffield in England earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies. As a Chartered Accountant, he has training in U.S. and UK GAAP, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), due diligence reporting and a full range of regulatory matters. Mr. Blades is also a trustee of a 250 million pounds Sterling defined benefit pension plan. He is active in a number of charitable organizations and a member of the Court (governing body) of Northampton University in England.

Julie Abraham

Ms. Julie A. Abraham, II., is Independent Director of EMRISE Corporation since February 1, 2011. she joined the Board of Directors as a Class II director on February 1, 2011. Since January 2011, Ms. Abraham has been the Chief Financial Officer of Essex, CT-based Structural Graphics LLC, a high-impact dimensional print company where she had previously served as a consulting Chief Financial Officer since July 2010. In 2008, Ms. Abraham began as a principal with Westbrook, CT-based The Edbraham Group LLC, a privately-held, national direct and digital marketing recruiting firm that she co-founded. During 2007 to 2008, she also served as a financial consultant to the Magnet Group LLC, a promotional products marketing firm. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Abraham was CEO and majority owner of Newington, CT-based DMJ Search, an executive recruiting firm specializing in the direct marketing, print and mail industries. From 1985 to 2002, Ms. Abraham was employed at ADVO, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-traded, national direct mail marketing firm, with her last position being Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Operating Committee Member, participating in running the day-to-day operations of the company. During her career at ADVO, she also held the titles of Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller and Operating Committee Member, Vice President and Controller, Vice President Financial Planning and Investor Relations and Vice President Shared Financial Services. Ms. Abraham earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Vermont, and she became a certified public accountant in 1982 .

Otis Baskin

Dr. Otis W. Baskin, Ph.D., is Independent Director of EMRISE Corporation since February 2004. He has served as a Class I director since February 2004. He was a Professor of Management at The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California from June 1995 to 2012 and also served as dean from 1995 to 2001. As dean at Pepperdine he was responsible for all aspects of the management of an organization with 200 employees and $47 million in annual revenue. He has been a member of the full-time faculty of the University of Houston - Clear Lake (1975-1987), where he served as Coordinator of the Management Faculty and Director of the Center for Advanced Management Programs. He has also been Professor of Management at Arizona State University, West Campus (1987-1991) and The University of Memphis (1991-1995), in addition to serving as dean at both universities. In each of these assignments he has had responsibilities for recruitment and setting compensation of both professional and support personnel. Dr. Baskin worked with AACSB International (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) as Special Advisor to the President and as Chief Executive Officer from July 2002 to June 2004. He is an Associate with the Family Business Consulting Group, where he advises family owned and closely held businesses. He has served as an advisor to Exxon/Mobile Research and Engineering Corporation, NASA and the United States Air Force. Dr. Baskin is an expert in international business who has worked with companies and business schools in more than 40 countries. He earned a Ph.D. in Management, Public Relations and Communication Theory from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. degree in Speech Communication from the University of Houston, and a B.A. degree in Religion from Oklahoma Christian University.

Frank Russomanno

Mr. Frank P. Russomanno is Independent Director of EMRISE Corporation since March 1, 2011. joined the Board of Directors as a Class I director on March 1, 2011. He served as Vice Chairman of Imation, a New York Stock Exchange-traded company, from March 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of Imation from April 2007 until he retired from the Company in May 2010. He also served as President of Imation from April 2007 to March 2009 and served as a member of the Imation Board of Directors from April 2007 until he retired. Previously, Mr. Russomanno was Chief Operating Officer of Imation from November 2003 to April 2007 and from November 2006 to April 2007 was also acting Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to November 2003, Mr. Russomanno was president of Imation’s Data Storage and Information Management business. Mr. Russomanno is active in industry and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Russomanno is the former chairman of the board of the Content Delivery & Storage Association (CDSA). He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Hutchinson Technologies Incorporated and the Greater Twin Cities United Way and Intellectual Takeout. In addition, he is a former board member of Merrick Community Services in St. Paul, MN. Mr. Russomanno has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Seton Hall University. He has taken graduate courses at the University of Oklahoma and Monmouth College and served in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer in Vietnam, achieving the rank of Captain. Mr. Russomanno’s background and direct experience leading the operations of a large, diverse organization can be applied to helping the management of the Company and makes him an ideal director and chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Carmine Oliva

483,413

Graham Jefferies

346,712

Timothy Blades

219,685

Julie Abraham

--

Otis Baskin

--

Frank Russomanno

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Carmine Oliva

255,000 157,120

Graham Jefferies

274,000 159,800

Timothy Blades

0 0

Julie Abraham

0 0

Otis Baskin

0 0

Frank Russomanno

0 0
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