People: UniPixel Inc (UNXL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bernard Marren

78 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Hawthorne

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Tomz

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Robert Rusenko

48 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Robert Petcavich

60 2008 Senior Vice President, General Manager

Arnold Kholodenko

2014 Senior Vice President - Research & Development

Bruce Berkoff

53 2007 Independent Director

Anthony LeVecchio

67 2011 Independent Director

William Patterson

70 2011 Independent Director

Malcolm Thompson

2014 Independent Director

Carl Yankowski

65 2014 Independent Director

Ross Young

49 2008 Independent Director

Ron Both

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Bernard Marren

Mr. Bernard T. Marren is Independent Chairman of the Board of Uni-Pixel Inc. Mr. Marren has served as a director since March 16, 2007. Mr. Marren is currently the President and CEO of OPTi, Inc., a company that licenses intellectual property for logic chips. In a career that spans more than 40 years, Mr. Marren was both a founder of and the top executive with multiple companies that pioneered new semiconductor technologies. He also served as chief executive with a number of high-tech firms, and is widely regarded for his leadership in sales and marketing, engineering and operations. He has been associated in his career with Western Micro Technology, Inc., Silicon Engineering, Inc., INNO COMM Wireless, American MicroSystems, Inc., and Fairchild Semiconductor. Extending his executive leadership to the electronics industry as a whole, Mr. Marren was a founder and the first President of the Semiconductor Industry Association. He is also a past President and Chairman of the National Electronic Distributors Association and a past President of the Electronic Industry Show Corporation. Mr. Marren is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSEE).

Jeffrey Hawthorne

Mr. Jeffrey Hawthorne is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Uni-Pixel Inc. He brings to UniPixel more than 33 years of senior management and advanced technology product development experience, including leading the introduction of innovative, commercially successful products in the flat panel display, manufacturing equipment industry. At Photon Dynamics, Hawthorne had risen through the ranks, from inspection system applications engineer to VP of development and president of its image processing division, then eventually president and CEO of the company before it was acquired by Orbotech for $290 million. The company was the leading supplier of test, repair and inspection equipment for the flat panel display industry, with 350 employees and operations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. As president and CEO, he oversaw multiple new product introductions, which drove the company’s market share to 80%, and grew annual revenues from $70 million to $180 million. After Photon Dynamics, he served as senior vice president and general manager of the MOCVD business unit at Veeco, where he was responsible for revenue of $300 million and 350 employees. Earlier in his career, Hawthorne held various technical and management roles at companies in flat panel display engineering consulting and the development of custom thin film deposition equipment used for semiconductor, solar and wear coating applications. Hawthorne holds a Master of Science in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, Institute of Optics and a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Hawthorne is also an inventor on seven patents in automated machine vision technology for inspection and test of flat panel displays.

Jeffrey Tomz

Mr. Jeffrey W. Tomz is Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Uni-Pixel, Inc. On March 14, 2010, Jeffrey W. Tomz became principal financial officer. Since June 2005, Mr. Tomz has been VP of Finance. From August 2001 to April 2005, Mr. Tomz was the Chief Financial Officer of Isolagen, Inc. (AMEX:ILE) and was instrumental in raising over $190 million in equity and debt for Isolagen. From October 1999 to August 2001, Mr. Tomz was a Principal at Benchmark Equity Group, Inc. Mr. Tomz has served on the board of directors of various companies, including InfoHighway Communication Corp., a private communication company from September 1998 to September 2000. Prior to joining Benchmark in the fall of 1997, Mr. Tomz began his career with Arthur Andersen Worldwide. Mr. Tomz is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and received his MPA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Rusenko

Mr. Robert A. Rusenko is Chief Operating Officer of UniPixel, Inc. With more than 12 years of executive management experience in the performance material and chemical industries, Rusenko brings to UniPixel a track record of improving manufacturing productivity, implementing Six Sigma to reduce costs, and transitioning products from the laboratory to commercial production. Rusenko served as an operations business leader at DuPont Performance Materials, a $6 billion platform focused on engineering, packaging and industrial polymers. As the operations business leader of DuPont's $1.8 billion Nylon and PBT segment of the engineering polymers business, he was responsible for developing its global supply chain strategy. Before DuPont, he served as vice president of operations at Saint Gobain-CertainTeed Corporation, a North American manufacturer of building materials, where he was responsible for five manufacturing sites, three distribution centers, 1,300 employees, and an operational budget of $420 million. He also previously served as director of worldwide manufacturing at W. R. Grace, a global specialty chemicals and materials company, where he was responsible for manufacturing, logistics and Six Sigma. He also previously held several management positions of increasing responsibility at GE Plastics, a $7 billion division of GE, where he received the coveted Six Sigma Gold Award for driving operational improvements. He also held several management positions of increasing responsibility at AlliedSignal, a global corporation with operations in the automotive, aerospace and specialty chemicals markets. Rusenko earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Widener University. He has completed Masters level courses in chemical engineering and business administration from the University of Virginia/New Jersey Institute of Technology and Villanova University, respectively. He also holds a GE Master Black Belt certification.

Robert Petcavich

Dr. Robert J. Petcavich, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Uni-Pixel Inc. Dr. Petcavich was also the co-founder of Health Beacons Inc. in Kirkland, Washington, a company that develops leading edge implantable RFID technology for the medical surgical cancer field. Dr. Petcavich was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ:LMRA) in Bothell, Washington, a publicly traded nanotechnology polymer platform bioscience and molecular photonics technology company. Dr. Petcavich has been the Chairman, CEO and CTO of several advanced materials and medical informatics technology companies. Dr. Petcavich was Vice President of Deposition Technologies Inc. from 1982 to 1988, an advanced materials company involved in electro optic and aerospace thin film materials development and manufacturing which was subsequently acquired by Brunswick Defense (NYSE:BC) and Material Sciences Corporation (NYSE:MSC) in 1986. From August 1988 until September 1995, Dr. Petcavich was President and CEO of Alphascribe Express Inc., an electronic medical records service enterprise, which was subsequently sold to Rodeer Systems. Dr Petcavich has a Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science, a Master of Science Degree in solid state science, and a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, and he completed the PMD executive management degree program at Harvard. Dr. Petcavich holds 28 issued United States patents in fields such as electro optic LCD displays, biotechnology MEMS devices, time released animal neutraceuticals, fruit shelf life extension technology, and handheld wireless devices. Dr. Petcavich is also on the Board of Directors of the College of Science at the Pennsylvania State University and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club in the Houston area.

Arnold Kholodenko

Dr. Arnold Kholodenko, Ph.D. has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Research & Development of Uni-Pixel, Inc. Dr. Kholodenko is an award-winning engineering executive with extensive experience in the design of next-generation fabrication equipment for high-performance and cost-effective products. He brings more than 45 years of experience at public and private companies which develop, manufacture, and commercialize products for the flat panel display, semiconductor, solar photovoltaic and wafer fabrication industries.

Bruce Berkoff

Mr. Bruce I. Berkoff is Independent Director of Uni-Pixel Inc. Mr. Berkoff is the Chairman of the LCD TV Association ,is a global not-for-profit marketing trade association to help “inform, promote, improve, and connect” the entire supply chain involved with the large and growing multibillion dollar LCD TV industry. March 2011, Mr. Berkoff has been the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of CBRITE, a Santa Barbara based leader in metal oxide back plane technology for flat panel displays He was also a Director of LG Display from 2007 until 2009. Mr. Berkoff was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy and Display Systems, working at Applied Materials, Inc. from October 2009 through January 2011. Mr. Berkoff was the CMO of Ascent Solar from September 2008 to September 2009. Mr. Berkoff was also the CEO and later Chairman of Enuclia Semiconductor, a fab-less semiconductor startup in the HDTV video processor market, and prior to that, he was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of LG.Philips LCD, one of the world’s leading TFT-LCD manufacturers. Before that, Mr. Berkoff served as general manager of Philips Flat Display Systems’ software and electronics business unit in Silicon Valley. He has also held executive management positions at several technology companies, including UMAX Computer Corporation, Radius, and SuperMac Technologies Mr. Berkoff holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics and biophysics from Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively, and also has display-related patents both granted and pending in the U.S. and China.

Anthony LeVecchio

Mr. Anthony J. LeVecchio is Independent Director of Uni-Pixel, Inc. Mr. LeVecchio has been the president and owner of The James Group, a general business consulting firm that has advised clients across a range of industries, since 1988. Prior to forming The James Group, Mr. LeVecchio was the senior vice president and chief financial officer for VHA Southwest, Inc., a regional healthcare system. Mr. LeVecchio currently serves as director, advisor and executive of private and public companies in a variety of industries. Mr. LeVecchio also currently serves on the Board of Directors of ViewPoint Financial Group, a community bank based in Plano, Texas that is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and as chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. LeVecchio holds a Bachelor of Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rollins College.

William Patterson

Mr. William Wayne Patterson is Independent Director of Uni Pixel, Inc. Since August 2012, Mr. Patterson has been a co-founder and a partner in Dos Rios Partners, a Private Equity Fund, and is an experienced entrepreneurial manager who has demonstrated success in building businesses through innovative growth and cost containment strategies. From March 1970 to September 1991, Mr. Patterson was employed by Keystone International, Inc., where he served as CFO and then as COO. During his time with Keystone, it grew from $15 million in revenues to more than $1 billion. Keystone was sold in 1996 to Tyco International for $1.7 billion. Mr. Patterson was also a co-founder and CEO of Texas Micro (a NASDAQ-traded company) and of Briskheat Corporation. Since the sale of Keystone in 1991, Mr. Patterson has been doing private consulting and financing work. Mr. Patterson has participated in more than 20 private equity transactions and has served as interim CEO of Integrated Graphics/Earthcolor and of Vector Global Services. From January 2005 until their sale in 2012 and 2011, respectively, Mr. Patterson served as the non-executive chairman of Ashbrook Simon-Hartley and of Controlled Recover. Mr. Patterson graduated with honors from the University of Texas in Austin and has a Law Degree from the University of Texas Law School. Mr. Patterson is also a CPA.

Malcolm Thompson

Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Thompson is a recognized technology pioneer and with extensive experience with early-stage, high-tech companies. He brings more than 25 years of executive experience in electronic and optical materials, imaging, displays, solar cells, semiconductors, manufacturing equipment and flexible printed electronics technologies. Dr. Thompson is founder and CEO of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, which receives funding from the U.S. Air Force to develop next generation, real-time human performance monitoring using flexible electronics. He is also president of MJT Associates, which provides high-tech business and technology consulting. Before MJT, he served as chairman and CEO of RPO, a multinational company that developed a revolutionary new touch technology for LCD displays, and was president and CEO of Novalux, a developer of vertically emitting semiconducting lasers. Dr. Thompson has also served as chairman of Photon Dynamics, a manufacturer of test, repair, and inspection equipment for the flat panel display industry, as well as on the board of Cambridge Display Technology, a developer of Polymer Organic Light Emitting Diode (P-OLED) display technology. Dr. Thompson was the founder and chairman of the board of USDC (now FlexTech Alliance), a consortium of 140 companies developing manufacturing infrastructure for flat panel displays, and currently a board member. Dr. Thompson has received numerous prestigious awards, and was appointed a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum. He received his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Brighton University in the UK, and has taught at the University of Sheffield as a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Carl Yankowski

Mr. Carl J. Yankowski is an Independent Director of Uni-Pixel Inc.Mr. Yankowski was appointed interim co-Chief Executive Officer, interim co-President, and co-Principal Executive Officer from December 30, 2013 to April 14, 2014. Mr. Yankowski has served as the CEO of Westerham Group since 2001. Mr. Yankowski also served as the CEO of Ambient Devices, Inc. and helped capitalize Ambient. Mr. Yankowski was named CEO of Palm, Inc. in December 1999, three months before its initial public offering that raised in excess of $1 billion. Immediately prior to joining Palm, Mr. Yankowski was CEO of the Reebok Brand, where he led the worldwide Reebok-brand business, a multibillion dollar enterprise that eventually merged with Adidas. Mr. Yankowski spent over four years at Sony Electronics, Inc. as President and COO where he was responsible for the development and launch of numerous successful products in growing markets and new business categories for Sony, including DVD, CDMA, digital imaging, and VAIO personal computers. Mr. Yankowski earned simultaneous Bachelors of Science degrees in electrical engineering materials science and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). Mr. Yankowski’s leadership roles in numerous fortune 500 companies make him a valuable member of our Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

Ross Young

Mr. Ross A. Young is Independent Director of Uni-Pixel Inc., since May 20, 2008. Mr. Young founded DisplaySearch, the leading provider of market intelligence on displays and related technology, in 1996, sold it to The NPD Group in 2005 and is credited with building the firm to what it is today. After leaving DisplaySearch in 2008, he served as VP at Samsung LCD before joining IMS Research in late 2009 as SVP of displays, LEDs and lighting. He left this position in January 2012 and currently provides his services as an independent consultant. Mr. Young has made multiple appearances on television, including NBC’s The Today Show, as a display industry expert, and has been an invited speaker at over 30 different conferences worldwide. Mr. Young was appointed to the Board of Directors of semiconductor start-up Akhan Technologies in 2010 and the Advisory Board of Illumitex, an LED start-up, in 2009. Mr. Young received The NPD Group’s prestigious John Byington Award for outstanding creativity and innovation in November 2006, was appointed to the Board of Directors at Westar Display Technologies in February 2005 and was named to the VLSI Research Executive All-Star Team in 1994. Prior to founding DisplaySearch in 1996, he served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA in the driver IC, flat panel automation, etch and strip and lithography markets. He is also a published author, having written a book on U.S. - Japanese competition titled Silicon Sumo: U.S.-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry. Mr. Young holds a Bachelor Degree in economics from the University of California at San Diego.

Ron Both

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