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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Andrew Eckert

54 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Dow Wilson

56 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Guertin

66 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board

Elisha Finney

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Kolleen Kennedy

56 2014 Executive Vice President and President - Oncology Systems

Clarence Verhoef

60 2012 Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

John Kuo

52 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Sunny Sanyal

51 2014 Senior Vice President; President - Imaging Components Businesses

Rafael Torres

2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy

Susan Bostrom

55 2004 Independent Director

Regina Dugan

52 2013 Independent Director

David Illingworth

62 2011 Independent Director

Mark Laret

61 2007 Independent Director

Ruediger Naumann-Etienne

69 2003 Independent Director

Erich Reinhardt

69 2012 Independent Director

Venkatraman Thyagarajan

69 2008 Independent Director

Spencer Sias

Vice President - Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

R. Andrew Eckert

Mr. R. Andrew Eckert is Independent Chairman of the Board of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He has served on the board of Varian Medical Systems since 2004. He is Chief Executive Officer, Valence Health, a healthcare solutions company (August 2015—present), Chief Executive Officer, TriZetto Corporation, a healthcare IT solutions firm (March 2014—November 2014),Chief Executive Officer, CRC Health Corporation, a provider of substance abuse treatment and adolescent youth services (January 2011—March 2014), Managing Director, Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm (October 2009—January 2011), President and Chief Executive Officer, Eclipsys Corporation, a former publicly traded healthcare information management software provider (October 2005—May 2009), Chief Executive Officer, SumTotal Systems, Inc., an enterprise software provider (2004—2005), Chief Executive Officer, Docent Inc., an enterprise software provider that was acquired by SumTotal Systems (2002—2004), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ADAC Laboratories, a former publicly traded medical imaging company (1997—2001).

Dow Wilson

Mr. Dow R. Wilson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 29, 2012. Mr. Wilson served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 through September 2012 and as Corporate Executive Vice President and President, Oncology Systems from August 2005 through September 2011. Mr. Wilson served as Corporate Vice President and President, Oncology Systems from January 2005 to August 2005. Prior to joining the Company in January 2005, Mr. Wilson was Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare-Information Technologies business in General Electric (a diversified technology and services company), from 2003 to 2005. During the previous 18 years, Mr. Wilson held various management positions within General Electric. Mr. Wilson holds a B.A. degree in English from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business. Mr. Wilson served on the board of directors of Saba Software, Inc. (an e-learning software provider) from August 2006 to March 2015 and as the lead independent director of that board from August 2011 to March 2013. Mr. Wilson was appointed to our Board of Directors effective September 29, 2012.

Timothy Guertin

Mr. Timothy E. Guertin is Vice Chairman of the Board of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He served as president and chief executive officer of the company from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Guertin joined Varian in 1976 and since then has served in major management positions over his 30-plus years with the company. Prior to being appointed CEO in February, 2006, he served as Varian's president and chief operating officer. Mr. Guertin was named a corporate vice president in 1992 and executive vice president in 1999. At one time he was general manager and then president of Varian's Oncology Systems business, the company's largest business and the world's leading supplier of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. Prior to becoming head of the Oncology Systems business, he held a variety of positions, including general manager of customer support. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Guertin is the current chairman of the Board of Directors of the AeA (American Electronics Association), a nationwide trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry, and he is a member of that organization's Silicon Valley/Northern California Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Diagnostic Imaging Section of NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), and he serves as chairman of NEMA's Therapy Systems Division. In addition, he sits on the corporate councils of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), and the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists (CARO), professional organizations of radiation oncology clinicians.

Elisha Finney

Ms. Elisha W. Finney is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Ms. Finney was appointed Executive Vice President, Finance, in addition to being Chief Financial Officer, in February 2012. Ms. Finney served as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 through January 2012 and as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from April 1999 to January 2005. Ms. Finney has held various other positions, including Treasurer, during her 25 years with the Company. Ms. Finney holds a B.B.A. degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Ms. Finney joined the board of Altera Corporation (a supplier of custom logic solutions) in August 2011.

Kolleen Kennedy

Ms. Kolleen T. Kennedy is Executive Vice President and President, Oncology Systems of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. She was appointed Executive Vice President and President, Oncology Systems effective September 2014, and was Senior Vice President and President, Oncology Systems from October 2011 to September 2014. From January 2006 through September 2011, Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President, Oncology Systems Customer Service and Support. Prior to that, Ms. Kennedy was the Company’s Vice President, Oncology Systems Marketing, Product Management and Engineering from September 2004 to January 2006. Prior to becoming Vice President, Ms. Kennedy served in various marketing management positions since she joined the Company in 1997. Ms. Kennedy holds a B.S. degree in Radiation Oncology and a B.S. degree in Psychology, both from Wayne State University, as well as an M.S. in Medical Physics from the University of Colorado.

Clarence Verhoef

Mr. Clarence R. Verhoef is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of Varian Medical Systems Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller in August 2012. From May 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Verhoef served as the Company’s Vice President and Operations Controller, and from September 2006 to May 2012, he served as the Controller for the Company’s X-Ray Products business. Prior to joining the Company, from 2003 to September 2006, Mr. Verhoef served as the Chief Financial Officer of Techniscan Medical Systems Inc. (a developer of ultrasound technology), and prior to that held various finance management positions with GE Healthcare and other medical imaging equipment companies. Mr. Verhoef holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Utah.

John Kuo

Mr. John W. Kuo is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President, in addition to being General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, in February 2012. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel from July 2005 through January 2012 and as Corporate Secretary since February 2005. Mr. Kuo joined the Company as Senior Corporate Counsel in March 2003 and became Associate General Counsel in March 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kuo was General Counsel and Secretary at BroadVision, Inc. (an e-commerce software provider) and held senior legal positions at 3Com Corporation (a networking equipment provider). Mr. Kuo has previously been with the law firms of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) and Fulbright & Jaworski. Mr. Kuo holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Sunny Sanyal

Mr. Sunny Sanyal is Senior Vice President; President, Imaging Components Businesses Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Imaging Components Business in February 2014. From August 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Sanyal served as the Chief Executive Officer of T-System Inc. (an information technology solutions and services provider). Mr. Sanyal worked for McKesson Corporation (a healthcare services and information technology company) as the Chief Operating Officer of McKesson Provider Technologies from December 2006 to July 2010 and as the Group President of McKesson’s Clinical Information Systems division from April 2004 to December 2006. Previously, he held various management positions with GE Healthcare, Accenture and IDX Systems Corporation. Mr. Sanyal holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Louisiana State University, and a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bombay.

Rafael Torres

Mr. Rafael Torres is Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. In this role, he leads the company's strategic plans for growth through acquisitions, investments, and partnerships that complement our current portfolio of businesses. Prior to joining Varian, Torres served as global head of healthcare for GE Ventures and GE Equity. He was a founding member of GE Ventures and a member of its senior leadership committee. Torres led the healthcare investment team and represented GE on portfolio company boards, including CardioDx, InSightec, LipoScience, Navinet and ParadigmHealth. Torres was also a judge of the healthymagination Cancer Innovation Challenge and a member of the StartupHealth transformers advisory panel. He has been featured in healthcare publications and conferences including The Gray Sheet, MedDevice Daily, SXSW, Slush Digital Health and Biomed Israel. He held previous roles at The Boston Consulting Group and Citibank N.A. Torres holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima , Peru.

Susan Bostrom

Ms. Susan L. Bostrom is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Ms. Bostrom served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Worldwide Government Affairs of Cisco Systems, Inc. (a networking equipment provider) from January 2006 to January 2011. Previously, she served as Cisco Systems’ Senior Vice President from February 2000 to January 2006, taking on responsibility for Worldwide Government Affairs in October 2002 and becoming Chief Marketing Officer in January 2006. From 1998 to February 2000, she served as Vice President of Cisco Systems’ Internet Business Solutions Group. Ms. Bostrom is a director of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (an electronic design company), Marketo, Inc. (a marketing automation SaaS company), Rocket Fuel Inc. (a provider of artificial intelligence advertising solutions) and ServiceNow, Inc. (an enterprise IT cloud company).

Regina Dugan

Ms. Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems Inc. Principal occupation, business experience and directorships. Ms. Dugan has been Vice President of Engineering at Google Inc. (a global technology leader) since February 2014, and in this capacity leads the Advanced Technology and Products group (a group charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market). In March 2012, Ms. Dugan joined Google prior to its acquisition of Motorola Mobility LLC (a mobile technology company Google acquired in May 2012), where she served as Senior Vice President and a member of the senior leadership team until February 2014. Previously, Ms. Dugan was director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, a research and development organization of the U.S. Department of Defense) from July 2009 to March 2012. From 2005 to July 2009, she was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of RedXDefense LLC (a security solutions company) and from 2001 to July 2009 was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Dugan Ventures (an investment firm), where Ms. Dugan still serves as a non-voting partner. Ms. Dugan is a director of Zynga Inc. (a social game developer).

David Illingworth

Mr. David J. Illingworth is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew plc (an orthopedic devices company) from July 2007 until April 2011. From 2002 until July 2007, Chief Operating Officer and division president at Smith & Nephew. Prior to joining Smith & Nephew, he served in senior management roles for XL Vision, Inc., VidaMed, Inc., Nellcore Puritan Bennett LLC and GE Medical Systems. Mr. Illingworth served as a director of Smith & Nephew in the past five years.

Mark Laret

Mr. Mark R. Laret is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Laret has been the Chief Executive Officer of University of California, San Francisco Medical Center since April 2000. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of University of California, Irvine Medical Center from 1995 to March 2000. Mr. Laret is on the board of directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. (a provider of voice and language solutions).

Ruediger Naumann-Etienne

Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Naumann-Etienne has been the owner and Managing Director of Intertec Group (an investment company specializing in the medical technology field) since 1989. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cardiac Science Corporation (a provider of cardiology products) from 2006 to 2010, having previously been Vice-Chairman from 2005 to 2006 and Chairman of Quinton Cardiology Systems, one of its predecessor companies, from 2000 to 2005. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Naumann-Etienne served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of OEC Medical Systems (a provider of interoperative imaging solutions, acquired by General Electric Company). Mr. Naumann-Etienne is a director of Encision Inc. (a provider of laparoscopic surgery instruments) and IRIDEX Corporation (a provider of light-based medical systems and delivery devices) and was a director of BioRad Laboratories, Inc. in the past five years.

Erich Reinhardt

Prof. Dr. Erich R. Reinhardt, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems Inc. He is • Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG, a global technology company (May 2008—March 2011). He served in management roles at Siemens Healthcare (formerly Siemens Medical Solutions), including President and CEO from 1994 to 2008. He is currently Chairman of Medical Valley Europaische Metropol Region in Nürnberg in Germany. Reinhardt also serves on the boards of a private healthcare company, a hospital and a research institute in Germany. He has advanced degrees from the University of Stuttgart in Germany where he earned Ph.D. in engineering in 1989 and an MA in electrical engineering in 1972.

Venkatraman Thyagarajan

Mr. Venkatraman Thyagarajan is an Independent Director of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Mr. Thyagarajan is currently retired, and previously served as Senior Vice President and Area Director for GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific (a global pharmaceutical company) from January 2003 to April 2008. From January 2001 to December 2002, he was Vice President for South Asia for GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific and Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (an Indian pharmaceutical company). Mr. Thyagarajan is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and a director of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (an Indian software company).

Spencer Sias

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