People: Synergetics USA Inc (SURG.OQ)

SURG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hable

58 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Pamela Boone

47 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Michael Fanning

47 2009 Vice President - Domestic Sales

Jason Stroisch

38 2011 Vice President - Marketing and Technology

Robert Blankemeyer

67 2013 Independent Director

Lawrence Cardinale

75 2005 Independent Director

Juanita Hinshaw

69 2005 Independent Director

D. Graeme Thomas

75 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Hable

Mr. David M. Hable is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Synergetics USA, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hable served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Afferent Corporation, a venture capital backed medical device company focused on neuro stimulation therapies. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of ONI Medical Systems, Inc., a developer and marketer of magnetic resonance imaging equipment for extremity applications in non-hospital settings. Mr. Hable also spent over 20 years with Johnson & Johnson working in business units that developed and marketed a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hable served as Codman’s worldwide President, leading all functions in the company, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Hable has overall responsibility for the management of the Company.

Pamela Boone

Ms. Pamela G. Boone is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of Synergetics USA, Inc. Ms. Boone joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer in May 2005. Prior to this, Ms. Boone served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Tube Corporation (“Maverick”) from 2001 until January 2005 and as Vice President, Treasurer and acting Chief Financial Officer until May 2005. Maverick, a Missouri-based company, was a leading North American producer of welded tubular steel products used in energy and industrial applications. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Boone served as Maverick’s Corporate Controller. Ms. Boone coordinates and supervises the finance, treasury, budgeting, investor relations, accounting and information technology functions of the Company.

Michael Fanning

Mr. Michael R. Fanning is Vice President - Domestic Sales of Synergetics USA, Inc. He joined the Company as a territory manager in June 2003. He was promoted to National Sales Manager in May 2006 and became Vice President of Domestic Sales in April 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Fanning worked for GE Capital for over ten years. Mr. Fanning coordinates and supervises the domestic sales and customer service operations of the Company.

Jason Stroisch

Mr. Jason J. Stroisch is Vice President - Marketing and Technology of Synergetics USA, Inc. In his 18 years with the Company, Mr. Stroisch has had increasing levels of responsibility within the organization, including International Product Manager, International Sales Manager and Vice President of Ophthalmic Sales. In April 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of International Sales and Marketing. In August 2012, oversight of our R&D efforts was added to his responsibilities. Mr. Stroisch coordinates and supervises the marketing efforts of the Company and the scientific development of the Company’s ophthalmic and OEM products.

Robert Blankemeyer

Mr. Robert H. Blankemeyer is Independent Director of Synergetics USA Inc. Mr. Blankemeyer is an accomplished medical device industry executive with significant leadership experience. Mr. Blankemeyer retired in 2011 after 11 years at Medtronic, Inc. “Medtronic”, where he served as a Senior Vice President and as Medtronic’s President of Medical Surgical Technologies. Medtronic is a leading medical device developer and manufacturer. Mr. Blankemeyer has also served as President of the Ear, Nose & Throat and Neurologic Technologies business units of Medtronic Xomed Surgical Products, Inc. from April 2000 until its merger into Medtronic Surgical Technologies in 2008. Mr. Blankemeyer has also served on the Medtronic executive committee, operating committee and venture board and corporate management incentive plan committees. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Blankemeyer spent 22 years in the field of ophthalmology with Storz Ophthalmics, Inc. “Storz” having held senior positions in global sales and marketing management, as well as Chief Operating Officer and President. Storz was a subsidiary of American Home Products Corporation and American Cyanamid Company, where he was a member of the President’s Council. Mr. Blankemeyer has been a Director of BioHorizons, Inc. since July 26, 2011 and of Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. since February 14, 2012.

Lawrence Cardinale

Mr. Lawrence C. Cardinale is Independent Director of Synergetics USA Inc. From July 31, 2008 until January 28, 2009, Mr. Cardinale, along with the Company’s other Independent Directors at that time, served as the Company’s principal executive officer, generally on a weekly rotating basis. Mr. Cardinale received his B.S.B.A. in Business from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and is retired after working in the medical industry since 1966. During his over 35 years working in the field of medical manufacturing, he held various management positions, including Plant Manager, Director of Manufacturing, Director of Corporate Engineering, Director of Operations Planning, Vice President of Manufacturing-International and Vice President-Global Manufacturing and Engineering of a multi-national medical manufacturing company. Mr. Cardinale also owned and operated a scientific laboratory instrument business concentrating in the life sciences field, which manufactured and marketed tissue sectioning, microforge and micromanipulation instruments and pipeting devices. Mr. Cardinale formerly served as a board member of Coretech-Holdings LLC, a St. Louis-based life sciences and medical device manufacturing company, and McCormick Scientific, LLC.

Juanita Hinshaw

Ms. Juanita H. Hinshaw is Independent Director of Synergetics USA Inc. From July 31, 2008 until January 28, 2009, Ms. Hinshaw, along with the Company’s other Independent Directors at that time, served as the Company’s principal executive officer, generally on a weekly rotating basis. Ms. Hinshaw has been President and Chief Executive Officer of H&H Advisors (a financial advisory company) since 2005. In addition, Ms. Hinshaw served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graybar Electric Company from May 2000 to May 2005. Graybar Electric Company specializes in supply chain management services and distributes high-quality components, equipment and materials for the electrical and telecommunications industries. Ms. Hinshaw has served as a director, chairman of the finance committee and as a member of the audit committee for The Williams Companies, Inc. since 2004 and has served as a director on the board, chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee for Aegion Corporation since 1999. The Williams Companies, Inc. and Aegion Corporation have securities registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act.

D. Graeme Thomas

Mr. D. Graeme Thomas is Independent Director of Synergetics USA, Inc. Mr. Thomas is currently the Director of Saint Louis University’s Office of Technology Management, a position he has held since March 2011, in which he is responsible for intellectual property protection and commercialization of technologies discovered through research conducted at Saint Louis University. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Thomas served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Akermin, Inc., a private company that engaged in the development and use of stabilized enzymes in applications ranging from biofuel cells to carbon capture and separation. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served as Chief Executive Officer of Cardialen, Inc., a private company he co-founded, which is engaged in the development of low-voltage implantable devices for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. From 2010 until he joined Saint Louis University, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MedAscent Group, LLC, a privately held business focused on medical device start-ups and acquisitions. Prior to 2004, Mr. Thomas held various senior management positions with U.S., international and global responsibility in companies specializing in the life sciences industry, primarily medical devices and pharmaceuticals, including CooperVision, Inc., Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. (now Sanofi), Sherwood Medical Company and Wyeth.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Hable

611,263

Pamela Boone

350,306

Michael Fanning

269,430

Jason Stroisch

305,531

Robert Blankemeyer

--

Lawrence Cardinale

65,296

Juanita Hinshaw

61,346

D. Graeme Thomas

--
As Of 30 Jul 2013

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