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Linear Technology Corp (LLTC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Swanson

76 2005 Executive Chairman of the Board

Lothar Maier

61 2005 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Zerio

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Alexander McCann

49 2005 Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Robert Dobkin

71 1999 Vice President - Engineering, Chief Technical Officer

Donald Paulus

58 2003 Vice President, General Manager - D Power Products

Steven Pietkiewicz

55 2007 Vice President, General Manager - S Power Products

Robert Reay

54 2002 Vice President, General Manager - Mixed Signal Products

Erik Soule

51 2007 Vice President, General Manager - Signal Conditioning Products

Richard Nickson

65 2001 Vice President - North American Sales

David Quarles

49 2001 Vice President - International Sales

Paul Chantalat

65 1991 Vice President - Quality and Reliability

Arthur Agnos

77 2010 Independent Director

John Gordon

69 2010 Independent Director

David Lee

78 1988 Independent Director

Richard Moley

76 1994 Independent Director

Thomas Volpe

64 1984 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Swanson

Mr. Robert H. Swanson, Jr.is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He is a founder of the Company, has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2005. Prior to that time he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since April 1999, and prior to that time as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since its incorporation in September 1981. From August 1968 to July 1981, he was employed in various positions at National Semiconductor Corporation (“National”), a manufacturer of integrated circuits, including Vice President and General Manager of the Linear Integrated Circuit Operation and Managing Director in Europe. Mr. Swanson has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. .

Lothar Maier

Mr. Lothar Maier is Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Maier served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer from April 1999 to January 2005. Before joining the Company, Mr. Maier held various management positions at Cypress Semiconductor Corp. from July 1983 to March 1999, most recently as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Donald Zerio

Mr. Donald Zerio has served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of the Company since June 2015. Prior to that Mr. Zerio served as the Company’s Corporate Controller for eleven years, and prior to that, International Controller. Mr. Zerio has over 25 years of financial experience in the technology industry gained from senior financial management positions with large multinational companies, small emerging growth companies and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Zerio received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Alexander McCann

Mr. Alexander R. McCann is Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Linear Technology in January 2005, prior to that Mr. McCann served as Vice President of Operations since January 2004. Prior to joining the Company, he was Vice President of Operations at NanoOpto Corporation in Somerset, NJ from July 2002 to December 2003, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Anadigics Inc. in Warren, NJ from December 1998 to June 2002 and held various management positions at National Semiconductor UK Ltd. from August 1985 to September 1998. Mr. McCann received a B.S. (equivalent) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1985 from James Watt College and an MBA in 1998 from the University of Glasgow Business School.

Robert Dobkin

Mr. Robert C. Dobkin is Vice President - Engineering, Chief Technical Officer of the company. Mr. Dobkin, a founder of the Company, has served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer since April 1999, and as Vice President of Engineering from September 1981 to April 1999. From January 1969 to July 1981, he was employed in various positions at National, where his most recent position was Director of Advanced Circuit Development. Mr. Dobkin has extensive experience in linear integrated circuit design. Mr. Dobkin attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Donald Paulus

Mr. Donald Paulus has served as Vice President and General Manager of D Power Products of the company, since June 2003. He joined the Company in October 2001 as Director of Satellite Design Centers. Prior to joining the Company, he was a founder of Integrated Sensor Solutions, Inc. (“ISS”) serving as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer from November 1991 to August 1999. ISS was acquired by Texas Instruments, Inc. (“TI”) in 1999, and Mr. Paulus served as TI’s General Manager, Automotive Sensors and Controls in San Jose until October 2001. Prior to ISS, Mr. Paulus served in various engineering and management positions with Sierra Semiconductor from February 1989 to November 1991, Honeywell Signal Processing Technologies from December 1984 to February 1989, and Bell Laboratories from June 1979 to December 1984. Mr. Paulus received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Steven Pietkiewicz

Mr. Steven Pietkiewicz is Vice President and General Manager of S Power Products of the company, since July 2007 and as General Manager of S Power Products since April 2005. From March 1995 until April 2005 he was a Design Engineering Manager responsible for switching regulator and linear regulator integrated circuits. Mr. Pietkiewicz began his employment at the Company as a design engineer in December 1987 after serving as a design engineer at Precision Monolithics, Inc. from May 1981 until July 1985, and Analog Devices Inc. from July 1985 until December 1987. Mr. Pietkiewicz received his BSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981.

Robert Reay

Mr. Robert Reay has served as Vice President and General Manager of Mixed Signal Products of the company, since January 2002 and as General Manager of Mixed Signal Products since November 2000. From January 1992 to October 2000 he was the Design Engineering Manager responsible for a variety of product families including interface, supervisors, battery chargers and hot swap controllers. Mr. Reay joined Linear Technology in April 1988 as a design engineer after spending four years at GE Intersil. Mr. Reay received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1984.

Erik Soule

Mr. Erik M. Soule has served as Vice President and General Manager of Signal Conditioning Products of the company, since July 2007 and as General Manager of Signal Conditioning Products since October 2004. He joined the Company in September 2002 as Product Marketing Manager of Signal Conditioning Products. Prior to Linear Technology, Mr. Soule was Director of Marketing at Sensory, Inc. from 1997 to 2002. Prior to Sensory, he held various engineering and management positions at National from 1994 to 1997 and from 1986 to 1990 and Avocet, Inc. from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Soule received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and an MBA from San Jose State University in 1996.

Richard Nickson

Mr. Richard Nickson is Vice President - North American Sales of the company. He has served as Vice President of North American Sales since October 2001. From July 2001 until October 2001 he was Director of USA Sales. From February 1998 until July 2001, he was European Sales Director. From August 1993 until January 1998, he held the position of Northwest Area Sales Manager. From April 1991 to August 1993, he was President and Co-founder of Focus Technical Sales. From August 1983 to April 1991, he served with National in various positions where his most recent position was Vice President of North American Sales. Mr. Nickson was Founder and President of Micro-Tex, Inc. from June 1980 to August 1983. Prior to 1980, Mr. Nickson spent seven years in semiconductor sales, including four years with Texas Instruments. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1971

David Quarles

Mr. David A. Quarles has served as Vice President of International Sales since August 2001. From October 2000 to August 2001, he held the position of Director of Marketing. From July 1996 to September 2000, he held the position of Director of Asia-Pacific Sales stationed in Singapore. From June 1991 to July 1996, he worked as a Sales Engineer and later as District Sales Manager for the Bay Area sales team. Prior to Linear, Mr. Quarles worked two years as a Sales Engineer at National. Mr. Quarles received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1988 from Cornell University.

Paul Chantalat

Mr. Paul Chantalat has served as Vice President of Quality and Reliability since July 1991. From January 1989 to July 1991, he held the position of Director of Quality and Reliability. From July 1983 to January 1989, he held the position of Manager of Quality and Reliability. From February 1976 to July 1983, he was employed in various positions at National where his most recent position was Group Manager of Manufacturing Quality Engineering. Mr. Chantalat received a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1970 and 1972, respectively.

Arthur Agnos

Mr. Arthur C. Agnos serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Agnos serves on the Board of Directors of Global Food Technologies and he formerly served as a Director of Countrywide Treasury Bank until July 2008. From February 2001 to September 2005, Mr. Agnos served as a consultant for E.J. De La Rosa & Co., Inc., an investment banking firm. Mr. Agnos has extensive experience in executive roles and decision-making at the federal, state and local government levels as Mayor of San Francisco, as an elected member of the California State Legislature and as a senior Presidential appointee in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Agnos began his elective career in the California legislature, where he served as Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. He has served as the Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Health and Welfare Subcommittee of the California legislature. From June 1993 to January 2002, he was the Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Pacific-Hawaii region. Mr. Agnos received a B.A. from Bates College and a Master in Social Work from Florida State University. Mr. Agnos’ qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors result from his experiences in various leadership positions within federal and state governments.

John Gordon

Mr. John J. Gordon is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Gordon was employed by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company from October 1976 until his retirement in March 2012, in its investment department, as an investment analyst and since 1999 as Senior Investment Officer. From 1981 to March 2012, Mr. Gordon was involved in the analysis and selection of equity investments, specifically in the areas of technology and telecommunications and participated in the management of investment portfolios for the State Farm Companies and its Associates’ Mutual Funds. Mr. Gordon serves on the Board of Directors of Westminster Village, Inc. and Liberty Reach, Inc. Mr. Gordon received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1971 and an M.B.A. from Illinois State University in 1981. Mr. Gordon is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Gordon’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors result from his 35 years of experience as a financial analyst, which we believe enables him to provide valuable perspectives on the Company’s corporate planning, budgeting, and financial reporting.

David Lee

Mr. David S. Lee is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Lee is Chairman of the Board of Cortelco, Inc., a member of the Board of Vizio Inc., Daily Wellness Co., Future Dial, Huatek, and a Regent Emeritus of the University of California. He also serves as a member of the Silver Lake Council, a private equity firm. Mr. Lee originally co-founded Qume Corporation in 1973 and served as Executive Vice President until it was acquired by ITT Corporation in 1978. After the acquisition, Mr. Lee held the positions of Executive Vice President of ITT Qume until 1981, and President through 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he served as a Vice President of ITT and as Group Executive and Chairman of its Business Information Systems Group. In 1985, he became President and Chairman of Data Technology Corp. (“DTC”), and in 1988, DTC acquired and merged with Qume. Mr. Lee served as a member of the President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce, appointed by President George Bush. Mr. Lee also served as an advisor to Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative/Executive Officer of the President) and to Governor Pete Wilson on the California Economic Development Corporation (CalEDC) and the Council on California Competitiveness. Mr. Lee is a past Commissioner of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, and founded and served as Chairman of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, the Asian American Manufacturers’ Association and the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association. Mr. Lee is also a founder and member of the board of directors of the Tech Museum of Innovation. Mr. Lee received an M.S. from North Dakota State University and a B.S. and an honorary doctorate from Montana State University.

Richard Moley

Mr. Richard M. Moley is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Moley served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of StrataCom, Inc., a network systems company, from June 1986 until its acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc., a provider of computer internetworking solutions, in July 1996. Mr. Moley served as Senior Vice President and board member of Cisco Systems until November 1997, when he became a consultant and private investor. Mr. Moley served in various executive positions at ROLM Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 1973 to 1986. Prior to joining ROLM, he held management positions in software development and marketing at Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Moley serves as a director of Calient Networks. Mr. Moley received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Manchester University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University. Mr. Moley’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors result from his years of executive experience in the high technology industry.

Thomas Volpe

Mr. Thomas S. Volpe is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Volpe served as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Group LLC from February 2007 until March 2010, and as Managing Member of Volpe Investments LLC, a risk capital firm, since July 2001. From December 1999 to June 2001, Mr. Volpe served as Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group. Mr. Volpe served as Chief Executive Officer of Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, LLC (formerly Volpe, Welty & Company), a private investment banking and risk capital firm, from its founding in April 1986 until its acquisition by Prudential Securities in December 1999. Until April 1986, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Hambrecht & Quist Incorporated, an investment banking firm with which he had been affiliated since 1981. Mr. Volpe is a member of the board of directors of 7th Inning Stretch, LLC, EFG-Hermes Holding Company and Minor League Baseball. Mr. Volpe received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Volpe’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors result from his extensive experience with global companies, his financial expertise and his years of experience providing strategic advisory services to complex organizations.

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