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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bernard Marren

79 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Hawthorne

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer , Director

Jeffrey Tomz

43 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Robert Rusenko

49 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Robert Petcavich

60 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Bruce Berkoff

54 2007 Independent Director

Anthony LeVecchio

68 2011 Independent Director

William Patterson

70 2011 Independent Director

Malcolm Thompson

69 2014 Independent Director

Carl Yankowski

66 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 and has been Chairman of our Board of Directors since May 1, 2008. Mr. Marren was appointed interim co-Chief Executive Officer, interim co-President, and co-Principal Executive Officer from December 30, 2013 to April 14, 2014. From May 1998 to December 2013, Mr. Marren was 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 A. Hawthorne is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Uni-Pixel Inc. From January 2009 to April 2014, Mr. Hawthorne was a business advisor to various companies. From March 2012 to February 2013, Mr. Hawthorne 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. From November 1991 to October 2008, Mr. Hawthorne was employed by Photon Dynamics, beginning as an inspection system applications engineer, promoted to VP of development and president of its image processing division, and eventually promoted to the positions of 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.Mr. Hawthorne holds a Master of Science degree 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.Mr. Hawthorne is also an inventor on seven patents in automated machine vision technology for inspection and testing of flat panel displays. Mr. Hawthorne’s extensive business experience as an executive officer and his educational background gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of Uni-Pixel, Inc.

Jeffrey Tomz

Mr. Jeffrey W. Tomz is Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Uni-Pixel, Inc. On March 14, 2010, Jeffrey W. Tomz became principal financial officer and on July 1, 2010, the Board of Directors formally designated Mr. Tomz as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. 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. 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. From November 2008 to April 2013, Mr. Rusenko served as vice president and general manager of Alpharetta printed products at Scientific Games, a global leader in gaming solutions for lottery and gaming organizations. At Scientific Games, Mr. Rusenko was responsible for a high-throughput, roll-to-roll manufacturing facility, which is the largest in the world for printed lottery products and more than double the capacity of any other facility. Mr. Rusenko joined Scientific Games as the Vice President of Quality and Operational Excellence reporting to the COO in September 2007 and remained in that role until November 2008. From May 2006 to September 2007, Mr. Rusenko served as an operations business leader at DuPont Performance Materials, a $6 billion platform focused on engineering, packaging and industrial polymers. From June 2001 to December 2005, Mr. Rusenko served as vice president of operations at Saint Gobain-CertainTeed Corporation, a North American manufacturer of building materials. From January 2000 to June 2001, Mr. Rusenko served as director of worldwide manufacturing at W. R. Grace, a global specialty chemicals and materials company. Mr. Rusenko earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Widener University. Mr. Rusenko 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. Mr. Rusenko also holds a GE Master Black Belt certification.

Robert Petcavich

Dr. Robert J. Petcavich, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Uni-Pixel since he joined us in January 2008. 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 was also founder, Chairman and CTO of Planet Polymer Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:POLY now PLNT) from 1992 until 2002, an advanced materials intellectual property development company which merged with Allergy Free Inc. of Houston, Texas. 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 Pennsylvania State University.

Bruce Berkoff

Mr. Bruce I. Berkoff is Independent Director of Uni-Pixel Inc. Mr. Berkoff is the Chairman of the LCD TV Association which 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. Since 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. 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 Inc. (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 was appointed CEO of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, which is funded by the Air Force to develop real time next generation human performance monitoring using flexible electronics to monitor stress, fatigue and cognitive ability. Since January 2002, Dr. Thompson has been President of MJT Associates, which provides high-tech business and technology consulting. Dr. Thompson has over 25 years of experience in the display industry and is a recognized worldwide authority. Dr. Thompson was Chairman and CEO of RPO from December 2006 to March 2011. RPO was a multinational company that developed a revolutionary new touch technology for LCD displays. Dr. Thompson was board member and eventually succeeded Floyd Kvamme as Chairman of the board of Photon Dynamics from 1993 to 2008. Dr. Thompson was also a board member of Cambridge Display Technology from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Thompson was interim and part time CEO of Vitex from April 2003 to December 2005 and President and CEO of Novalux from March 2009 to December 2010. Dr. Thompson held various positions, rising to be Chief Technologist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) from 1982-1995, where he was responsible for the advanced development and commercialization of revolutionary new imaging systems. His group produced the first desktop high resolution TFT LCD. Dr. Thompson has a BSc and PhD from Brighton University in the UK.

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. During his tenure at Reebok, Mr. Yankowski successfully reorganized the Company for growth, significantly streamlined operations, and improved profitability. 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. He also oversaw the initial U.S. launch of PlayStation. Mr. Yankowski led Sony to profitable U.S. revenue growth from $6+ billion to over $10 billion, and oversaw a dramatic expansion of U.S. manufacturing. In an earlier position as Chairman of Polaroid’s Asia Pacific Region, Mr. Yankowski led growth in the business imaging market globally and established the Company’s Asia Pacific headquarters. Mr. Yankowski has held marketing and strategic leadership positions in several other prestigious technology and consumer-products companies, including General Electric Co., Pepsi, Memorex and Procter & Gamble.

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 Bachelors degree in economics from the University of California at San Diego.

Ron Both

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bernard Marren

187,500

Jeffrey Hawthorne

480,048

Jeffrey Tomz

389,142

Robert Rusenko

666,809

Robert Petcavich

457,498

Bruce Berkoff

--

Anthony LeVecchio

--

William Patterson

--

Malcolm Thompson

--

Carl Yankowski

90,003

Ross Young

--

Ron Both

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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