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Rubicon Technology Inc (RBCN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Don Aquilano

48 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Weissman

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mardel Graffy

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Hany Tamim

49 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Christine Richardson

2015 Chief Technology Officer

Timothy Brog

52 2016 Independent Director

Donald Caldwell

68 2001 Independent Director

Michael Mikolajczyk

63 2004 Independent Director

Raymond Spencer

64 2008 Independent Director

Dee Johnson

Vice President Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Don Aquilano

Mr. Don N. Aquilano is the Independent Chairman of the Board of Rubicon Technology, Inc. He currently serves as a member of our Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. Since 2000, Mr. Aquilano has served as managing director and president of Gazelle TechVentures, a venture capital fund. Also, since 2004, Mr. Aquilano has served as managing partner of Blue Chip Venture Capital, a venture capital fund, and since 2010 as general partner of Allos Ventures, a venture capital fund. Mr. Aquilano holds a BS from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

William Weissman

Mr. William (Bill) F. Weissman is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc., since December 2014. Mr. Weissman joined us in July 2007 as our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Weissman served in various capacities at Kanbay International, Inc., an information technology services firm, including chief financial officer, vice president, executive vice president and secretary. Additionally, Mr. Weissman served as a manager of Kanbay LLC, Kanbay International, Inc.’s immediate predecessor company, from December 1997 to August 2000. Mr. Weissman has also held various finance positions at Lockheed Electronics and Airco BOC. Mr. Weissman is a certified public accountant and holds a BA in business administration from Seton Hall University.

Mardel Graffy

Ms. Mardel A. Graffy is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company., since December 15, 2014. Ms. Graffy joined the Company in January 2005 and has most recently served as the Vice President-Financial Operations, a position she was promoted to in September 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Graffy served as Vice President-Finance since July 2008, from December 2007 to June 2008, Ms. Graffy served as the Controller of the Company, and from January 2005 to November 2007, she served as the Director of Finance.

Hany Tamim

Mr. Hany Tamim serves as Chief Operating Officer of Rubicon Technology, Inc. He has extensive experience in managing crystal growth and wafer manufacturing operations in both Malaysia and the United States, including 24 years with SunEdison (formerly MEMC), where his experience included leadership roles in global cost management, plant management and process engineering. He has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from the University of North Carolina.

Christine Richardson

Timothy Brog

Mr. Timothy E. Brog is Independent Director of the Company. He is the President of Locksmith Capital Management LLC. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peerless Systems Corporation from June 2008 to February 2015, Chief Executive Officer from August 2010 to March 2015 and a director beginning in July 2007. Mr. Brog served as a Managing Director and portfolio manager to Locksmith Value Opportunity Fund LP from September 2007 to August 2010. He served as Managing Director of E2 Investment Partners LLC, a special purpose vehicle to invest in Peerless, from March 2007 to July 2008. Prior to his experience at Locksmith Capital and E2 Investment Partners, Mr. Brog was President of Pembridge Capital Management LLC and the portfolio manager of Pembridge Value Opportunity Fund LP, a deep value hedge fund, from June 2004 to September 2007. He also worked as the Managing Director of The Edward Andrews Group Inc., a boutique investment bank from 1996 to 2007, and from 1989 to 1995, Mr. Brog was a corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions associate of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Brog is currently a Director of Eco-Bat Technologies Limited and has previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Deer Valley Corporation from October 2014 to April 2015 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Topps Company Inc. from July 2006 to October 2007. His legal, investment banking, executive management and financial analysis experience position him well to serve as a director of Rubicon. Mr. Brog received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1986.

Donald Caldwell

Mr. Donald R. Caldwell CPA., is the Independent Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc., since February 2001. In March 1999, Mr. Caldwell founded Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc., a venture capital fund manager, and he presently serves as its chairman and chief executive officer. Prior to founding Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Mr. Caldwell was president and chief operating officer and a director of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a holding company which provides management resources and capital, from 1996 to 1999. In addition, from 1994 to 2010, Mr. Caldwell served as a director of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc., a management and technology consulting firm, and he also serves as a director of Quaker Chemical Corporation, a provider of process chemicals and chemical specialties, Haverford Trust Company, a provider of advisory and investment management services, Voxware, Inc., a supplier of voice driven solutions, InsPro Technologies Corporation (formerly Health Benefits Direct Corporation), in the direct marketing and distribution of health and life insurance products, Beltraith Capital LLC, an investment management company, Amber Road (formerly Management Dynamics, Inc.), a provider of global trade management solutions for importers, exporters and logistic service providers, Rootstock Software, a provider of enterprise software solutions for discrete manufacturers, Sagence Group, Inc., a management advisory firm dedicated to helping clients maximize data assets, Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC, a money management firm, and Lightning Gaming, Inc., a developer and marketer of automated poker tables and slot machines. Mr. Caldwell was a CPA in the State of New York and holds a BS in accounting from Babson College and an MBA from the Harvard Business

Michael Mikolajczyk

Mr. Michael E. Mikolajczyk is the Independent Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc. Since September 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk also serves as a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees. Since September 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk has served as managing director of Catalyst Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Mikolajczyk worked as an independent consultant providing business and financial advisory services to early stage and mid-cap companies. Mr. Mikolajczyk also served as vice chairman of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc., a management and technology consulting firm, from 2000 to 2001, president from 1998 to 2000 and chief financial officer from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mikolajczyk served as chief financial officer of Technology Solutions Company, a business solutions provider, from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Mikolajczyk served as a director of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. from 1994 to 2010 and served as director of Kanbay International, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Mikolajczyk is a CPA in the State of Michigan and holds a BS in business from Wayne State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Raymond Spencer

Mr. Raymond J. Spencer is the Independent Director of Rubicon Technology, Inc., since January 28, 2008. Since January 2011, Mr. Spencer has been the chairman of the South Australian Economic Development Board. From February 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Spencer served as chief executive officer of the Financial Services Strategic Business Unit of Capgemini SA, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. From February 1989 to February 2007, Mr. Spencer served as chairman and chief executive officer of Kanbay International, Inc., an information technology services firm. From 1970 to 1989, Mr. Spencer was employed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), a not-for-profit development organization. At ICA, Mr. Spencer was the country head for India from 1970 to 1976 and was later involved in worldwide fundraising, government relations and investment operations. Mr. Spencer attended the Adelaide University School of Law.

Dee Johnson