People: Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc (MFLX.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philippe Lemaitre

64 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Reza Meshgin

50 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Liguori

55 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Christine Besnard

43 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lance Jin

48 2014 Executive Vice President, Managing Director - China Operations

Thomas Lee

54 2014 Executive Vice President - Business Development

Benjamin Duster

53 2012 Non-Independent Director

Chee Keong Tan

42 2012 Non-Independent Director

Yuen-Ching Lim

63 2008 Independent Director

James McCluney

62 2013 Independent Director

Donald Schwanz

69 2008 Independent Director

Sam Yau

65 2004 Independent Director

Stacy Feit

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Philippe Lemaitre

Mr. Philippe J. Lemaitre is Independent Chairman of the Board of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., Since September 2007, Mr. Lemaitre has served as a director of Nasdaq-listed Sun Hydraulics Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds for worldwide industrial and mobile markets, serving on its Audit and Nominating Committees and as the Chairman of its Compensation Committee. In 2013, Mr. Lemaitre became chairman of the board of Sun Hydraulics Corporation. From October 1999 to January 2007, Mr. Lemaitre served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Woodhead Industries, a publicly held automation and electrical products manufacturer. From October 1999 to September 2006, Mr. Lemaitre also served as a member of Woodhead Industries’ board of directors, and was the Chairman of the Board from January 2001 through September 2006. Mr. Lemaitre holds an M.S. in civil engineering from École Spéciale des Travaux Publics in Paris, France and an M.S. in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Lemaitre’s experience as a director, including serving as committee and board chairman of other public companies, has provided him with leadership skills and industry expertise that he now brings to our Board. Having served on several different board committees at other organizations, Mr. Lemaitre has a broad background in management nuances, including experience selecting directors and working with finance departments and outside auditors.

Reza Meshgin

Mr. Reza Meshgin serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. He joined in June 1989, assumed his current position as our President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2008 and was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2008. Prior to his current role, Mr. Meshgin served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2003 through February 2008, was Vice President and General Manager from May 2002 through December 2003, and prior to that time was our Engineering Supervisor, Application Engineering Manager, and Director of Engineering and Telecommunications Division Manager. Mr. Meshgin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University and an M.B.A. from University of California at Irvine. Mr. Meshgin has served more than 20 years with the Company in multiple managerial roles, providing him with significant institutional knowledge and technical expertise. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Meshgin brings to the Board significant senior leadership, as well as industry and global experience. Mr. Meshgin has been instrumental in our major expansion of our overseas manufacturing capacity and in our strategic initiative of diversifying our customer base.

Thomas Liguori

Mr. Thomas Liguori serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., since February 25, 2008. Prior to joining, Mr. Liguori served as Chief Financial Officer at Hypercom, Inc. from November 2005 to February 2008, where he designed and built the global finance and administration functions. From February 2005 to November 2005, Mr. Liguori served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Iomega Corporation, a publicly traded provider of storage and network security solutions, and from April 2000 to February 2005, as Chief Financial Officer at Channell Commercial Corporation, a publicly traded provider of designer and manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. Prior to that time, Mr. Liguori served as Chief Financial Officer of Dole Europe for Dole Food Company, serving as the top-ranking financial and IT executive in Dole’s operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and as Vice President of Finance at Teledyne. Mr. Liguori holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University and completed a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Financial Manager.

Christine Besnard

Ms. Christine Besnard serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. She joined us as General Counsel in August 2004, assumed the role of Secretary in March 2005, was named Vice President in March 2006 and Executive Vice President in March 2011. Prior to joining us, Ms. Besnard was senior corporate counsel at Sage Software, Inc., from August 2000 to July 2004, and a corporate securities associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro LLP. Ms. Besnard holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University and a juris doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1997. Ms. Besnard holds the following positions at our wholly owned subsidiaries: (a) director for MFCI, MFC, MFLEX Chengdu, MFM, MKR and MFE and (b) secretary at MFCI.

Lance Jin

Mr. Lance Jin has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Managing Director - China Operations of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., effective July 1, 2014. He joined in May 1995 and since that time has held a variety of positions, including director of business development, telecommunications division manager, program manager and application engineer. In October 2008, Mr. Jin was appointed as our Vice President and Managing Director, Operations, was appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director of MFLEX China in March 2011 and transitioned to Executive Vice President of Business Development in October 2012. In this role, he is responsible for handling all sales, business development, new customer accounts and program management. Prior to joining MFLEX, Mr. Jin was responsible for business development at the China National Import/Export Corporation. Mr. Jin holds a bachelor’s degree in optical engineering from ZheJiang University in China and a Master’s of Science in Optics and Fine Mechanics from the China Academy of Science. Mr. Jin has also received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from National University in San Diego.

Thomas Lee

Mr. Thomas Lee has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Business Development of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., effective July 1, 2014 .He joined in October 1986 as Supervisor of Photo Department and subsequently served as our Manufacturing Manager and Director of Operations from May 1995 to May 2002. Mr. Lee served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations from May 2002 until March 2011, and as our Executive Vice President of Operations—Program Management from March 2011 until November 2012, when he transitioned to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining , Mr. Lee served as a Mechanical Engineer at the Agricultural Corporation in Burma. Mr. Lee holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rangoon Institute of Technology in Burma. Mr. Lee also holds the following positions at wholly owned subsidiaries: (a) executive vice president at MFLEX Singapore, (b) executive vice president of operations—program management at MKR, (c) legal representative for MFC and MFLEX Chengdu, and (d) Chairman of the board of directors for MFC and MFLEX Chengdu.

Benjamin Duster

Mr. Benjamin C. Duster IV, has been appointed as Non-Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., effective October 9, 2012. He currently serves on the board of Chorus Aviation. Mr. Duster is a Partner at B88 Holding, a Telecom and Internet Holding Company based in Pozan, Poland and is a Senior Advisor of Watermark Advisors, LLC, a US-based strategic advisory firm. Prior to this, Mr. Duster was with Masson & Company, LLC; Wachovia Securities; and Salomon Brothers, where he worked for over 16 years. Mr. Duster holds a joint Juris Doctor-MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Economics from Yale College. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985 (no longer active) and is a registered representative with FINRA. Mr. Duster brings extensive strategic advisory experience to MFLEX. In addition, he brings considerable public company board experience and lengthy experience in the investment banking industry to our Board.

Chee Keong Tan

Mr.Chee Keong Tan has been appointed as Non-Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., effective October 9, 2012. Mr. Tan joined WBL Corporation Limited, majority stockholder, in 2006 and is presently serving as its Group Chief Strategy Officer, where his responsibilities include strategic development for WBL. Mr. Tan has more than 15 years of experience in operations management, business development and strategic planning. Before joining WBL, Mr. Tan held various positions in OCBC Bank, ST Electronics and PhillipCapital. Mr. Tan graduated from University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Mathematics; he also obtained a Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics) and a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the National University of Singapore. He is an FRM certified by Global Association of Risk Professionals, a CFA charterholder and a member of CFA Institute. Mr. Tan brings extensive experience with Asia-based companies in strategic planning to our Board. For a description of our agreements with WBL, see “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.”

Yuen-Ching Lim

Dr. Yuen-Ching Lim, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., since March 2008.Since 1984, Dr. Lim has served as a faculty member at the University of Michigan, becoming Professor of Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2001, and serving as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies from 2005 through 2009. She is a member of the executive committees of the University’s Center for International Business Education and Research, Center for Chinese Studies and Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She has also served as Associate Director of the University’s International Institute and as a trustee of the non-profit Asia Society in New York, and is a board member of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows at the University. Dr. Lim teaches M.B.A courses and executive education sessions on The World Economy and Business in Asia. Dr. Lim has consulted for many organizations, including various U.S. companies, private think-tanks, United Nations agencies and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. From January 1998 to August 2006, Dr. Lim was a director of Woodhead Industries. Dr. Lim holds a B.A. in economics from Cambridge University, an M.A. in economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lim brings to the Board expertise in global macroeconomics and international relations, as well as strategic expertise, with more than 25 years of experience as a professor in those areas. Particularly, Dr. Lim has spent significant time teaching and researching in Asian studies, giving her specific knowledge of Asian economic and business environments. Her experience as a consultant to U.S. multinational companies further broadens her international business perspective.

James McCluney

Mr. James M. McCluney has been appointed as Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., with effect from August 14, 2013. Mr. McCluneyMcCluney served as president and chief operating officer of Emulex Corporation from November 2003 through August 2006, and chief executive officer from August 2006 through July 2013, when he became executive chairman of the Emulex board of directors. Prior to that, he served as chairman of the board of Vixel Corporation, which he joined in 1999 as president and chief executive officer. During his tenure he successfully took the company public, and in late 2003, Emulex acquired Vixel. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCluney ran Apple’s European operations, rising to the position of senior vice president of worldwide operations and a member of the executive committee. Prior to working at Apple, he held senior management positions within Digital Equipment Corporation in the UK, Switzerland and the USA including vice president of worldwide materials and logistics. Mr. McCluney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in business and administration from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. McCluney brings broad experience to the Company including operations management within technology companies and a history of board leadership.

Donald Schwanz

Mr. Donald K. Schwanz serves as Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., since May 2008. Mr. Schwanz served from 2002 to 2007 as chairman of CTS Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, computer, communications, medical and industrial markets. In addition, Mr. Schwanz served as CTS’ President and Chief Executive Officer between 2001 and 2007. From 1979 to 2000, Mr. Schwanz held numerous key management positions at Honeywell, Inc. Most recently he served as President of Honeywell Industrial Controls, a $2.8 billion global business specializing in process control systems. Prior to that, he was President of Honeywell’s Space and Aviation Controls business, the leading global supplier of avionics for commercial and business aircraft. Mr. Schwanz currently serves on the board of directors of PNM Resources, an energy holding company, and is on its Finance Committee and Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Schwanz began his business career in 1968 with Sperry Univac, Inc., where he held positions in program management, project engineering, sales and sales support. Mr. Schwanz is a 1966 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering. He received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1968. Mr. Schwanz has significant executive experience with the strategic, financial and operational requirements of large manufacturing-oriented organizations, and brings to the Board senior leadership and electronics industry and financial experience. Mr. Schwanz’s experience as a member of various boards, including his work on a variety of board committees, has provided him with a broad business perspective and extensive experience on compensation matters.

Sam Yau

Mr. Sam Yau serves as Independent Director of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., since June 2004. Since 1997, Mr. Yau has been a private investor. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Yau served as Chief Executive Officer of National Education Corporation. From 1993 through 1994, Mr. Yau served as Chief Operating Officer of Advacare, Inc., a medical services company. Mr. Yau also served as a past Chairman of the Forum for Corporate Directors in Orange County, California. Mr. Yau holds a B.S.S. in economics from the University of Hong Kong and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Yau brings expertise in corporate leadership and financial management to the Board, having served in executive roles with several large corporations. Mr. Yau has significant global experience in advising growth-focused companies with respect to strategic direction and corporate governance. Mr. Yau’s experience as a director of several public companies with overseas operations in the last 15 years also provides valuable cross-border experience.

Stacy Feit

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Philippe Lemaitre

--

Reza Meshgin

2,451,530

Thomas Liguori

1,163,560

Christine Besnard

702,776

Lance Jin

932,768

Thomas Lee

815,745

Benjamin Duster

--

Chee Keong Tan

--

Yuen-Ching Lim

--

James McCluney

--

Donald Schwanz

--

Sam Yau

--

Stacy Feit

--
As Of 29 Sep 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Philippe Lemaitre

0 0

Reza Meshgin

208,800 3,204,244

Thomas Liguori

0 0

Christine Besnard

10,000 171,775

Lance Jin

7,835 115,537

Thomas Lee

182,365 3,708,483

Benjamin Duster

0 0

Chee Keong Tan

0 0

Yuen-Ching Lim

0 0

James McCluney

0 0

Donald Schwanz

0 0

Sam Yau

0 0

Stacy Feit

0 0
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