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Optical Cable Corp (OCC.OQ)

OCC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neil Wilkin

52 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Smith

48 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Andrew Siegel

2016 Director

John Nygren

67 Director

Randall Frazier

64 1996 Independent Director

John Holland

70 1996 Independent Director

Craig Weber

56 2002 Independent Director

John Williamson

62 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Neil Wilkin

Mr. Neil D. Wilkin, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in September 2003, in addition to his previously held positions as President and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wilkin first became a Director and was named Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of the Company in September 2001. In December 2001, Mr. Wilkin became Acting-President in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer, and on April 11, 2002 he was named President by the Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wilkin served as Chief Financial Officer of a nationally licensed, internet-based real estate brokerage company. Prior to that, Mr. Wilkin practiced law concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and general corporate matters. He worked at two law firms: McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Virginia and Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wilkin practiced with Coopers & Lybrand (a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a CPA before returning to graduate business school and law school. Mr. Wilkin earned his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Tracy Smith

Ms. Tracy G. Smith is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, on July 9, 2008. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Smith served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 16, 2003 through July 8, 2008. Prior to becoming Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Smith served as the Company’s Controller from May 1, 2002 through September 15, 2003. Ms. Smith was named Corporate Secretary of the Company effective June 22, 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Smith was the Corporate Controller for RBX Corporation. Ms. Smith is a CPA and has over 12 years of experience in public accounting with KPMG LLP. Ms. Smith left KPMG LLP in December of 2001. Ms. Smith holds a bachelor of science degree in business with a major in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Andrew Siegel

John Nygren

Mr. John A. Nygren is a Director of the Company. He was President and CEO of ChemTreat, Inc. from 2000 until his retirement in 2010, first becoming President in 1990. During Mr. Nygren’s leadership and tenure, ChemTreat grew dramatically, culminating with the sale of ChemTreat to Danaher Corporation in 2007 for $436 million. Mr. Nygren joined ChemTreat in 1976 as Manager of Technical Services and was the chief architect of ChemTreat’s core technologies. Mr. Nygren served as Technical Director and Vice President of Technology, prior to being named ChemTreat’s President in 1990. Prior to joining ChemTreat, Mr. Nygren served as Technical Service manager at Hercules Inc. from 1973 to 1976, and Research and Development Group Leader at Drew Chemical Corporation from 1971 to 1973. He is author of numerous papers in the water treatment discipline and holder of several patents. He served on the external advisory board for the School of Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. Mr. Nygren earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

Randall Frazier

Mr. Randall H. Frazier is an Independent Director of the Company in 1996. Mr. Frazier is currently President of River Acceptance, LLC. The primary business of River Acceptance, LLC is to provide leading edge recycling solutions for used and obsolete electronic devices. Mr. Frazier has been self-employed in various chemical and engineering businesses throughout the years and was previously a senior chemist with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”). Mr. Frazier earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Virginia Military Institute.

John Holland

Mr. John M. Holland is an Independent Director of the Company in 1996. Mr. Holland is a Principal and Founder of Holland Technical Services, a software and automation consulting firm specializing in the manufacturing industry that he founded in 2002. Mr. Holland is also the President of the Equine Welfare Alliance, a non-profit umbrella organization with approximately 300 member organizations. Mr. Holland was President of Cybermotion, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1984. Mr. Holland’s previous experience includes being employed by the Electro-Optics Product Division of ITT where he was responsible for the design of the earliest fiber optic systems and the development of automated manufacturing systems for optical fiber. Mr. Holland holds numerous patents in fiber optics and robotics and is the author of three books. His most recent book, Designing Autonomous Mobile Robots – Inside the Mind of an Intelligent Machine, was published in 2003.

Craig Weber

Mr. Craig H. Weber is an Independent Director of Optical Cable Corporation., since February 2002. Mr. Weber has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Home Care Delivered, Inc., a medical supply company serving patients cared for at home throughout the United States. Mr. Weber is a member of the Board of Directors of Home Care Delivered, Inc., and was Chairman of its Audit, Compensation and Independent Committees from 2012 to December 2013, and Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP/Corporate Development from 2008 to 2010. From 2010 to January 2013, Mr. Weber was President and Chief Operating Officer of Document Capture Technologies, Inc., an IP-driven leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of advanced imaging technologies. Mr. Weber’s previous business experience includes Chief Executive Officer of a business and technology consulting company, Chief Operating Officer of a nationally licensed real estate brokerage company, and VP-Business Development and chief legal, human resources and administrative officer for a national distributor of pharmaceuticals and other products. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weber practiced corporate law for 12 years as a partner at McGuireWoods and was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell where he specialized in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, banking and general corporate matters. Mr. Weber earned his MBA from the College of William and Mary, his law degree from the University of Virginia, and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

John Williamson

Mr. John B. Williamson, III. is an Independent Director of the Company in 2004. Mr. Williamson is Chairman of the Board of RGC Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq GM: RGCO) located in Roanoke, Virginia. RGC Resources provides natural gas sales and related services in western Virginia. Mr. Williamson joined the predecessor to RGC Resources in 1992 and has served in a number of leadership capacities with that company, including Vice President of Rates and Finance, before becoming Chief Executive Officer and President in 1999, and later being named Chairman. Mr. Williamson held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer through February 3, 2014. Mr. Williamson serves on the board of directors of Corning Natural Gas Holdings (OTCBB: CNIG.OB), Luna Innovations Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: LUNA) and Bank of Botetourt (OTCQB: BORT). Mr. Williamson earned his MBA from the College of William and Mary and received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Neil Wilkin

809,588

Tracy Smith

426,397

Andrew Siegel

--

John Nygren

--

Randall Frazier

--

John Holland

--

Craig Weber

--

John Williamson

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As Of  30 Oct 2015