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Vecima Networks Inc (VCM.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Surinder Kumar

2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sumit Kumar

2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

John Hanna

2010 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Briggs

58 2014 Senior Vice President - Cable Sales and General Manager, Spectrum Signal Processing

Richard Blenkinsop

Senior Vice President - Business Development

Laird Froese

2008 Vice President - Research & Development

Hugh Wood

2013 Director

Scott Edmonds

53 2015 Independent Director

T. Kent Elliott

2015 Independent Director

Vincent Gallant

2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Surinder Kumar

Dr. Surinder G. Kumar, Ph.D., has been re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vecima Networks Inc., with effective August 1, 2013. He founded Vecima in 1988 and was its Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in August 2013. Dr. Kumar was a professor and holder of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council's Industrial Chair in Telecommunications at the University of Saskatchewan from 1987 to 1997. From 1982 to 1987, he was Vice President of Research for SED Systems where he was involved in the design of a variety of satellite earth stations. Prior to 1982, he worked with a government research laboratory in India. Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical communication engineering in 1967 from the India Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and his Masters of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. Dr. Kumar was named 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year for Western Canada and 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Region in Information Technology by Ernst & Young.

Sumit Kumar

Mr. Sumit Kumar is President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effective August 1, 2013. Mr. Kumar was a Business Development Engineer for Vecima from 2001 to 2006 and was Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Vecima from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Kumar has technical and executive experience with the Company, having worked in the Research & Development department on the architecture and development of EdgeQAM and WiMax products as well as within the business development and senior management groups since joining the Company in 1995. Mr. Kumar holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

John Hanna

Mr. John Hanna is Chief Financial Officer of Vecima Networks Inc. Mr. Hanna was an executive at iFire Technology, a developer of a low cost flat panel display, where he was Vice President Finance & Administration. Prior to iFire, Mr. Hanna spent seven years with The Westaim Corporation where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Director Corporate Development, VP Investments, and VP Finance & Administration of Nucryst Pharmaceuticals. At Westaim, he participated in a variety of corporate Merger & Aquisitions transactions including the investment in and sale of a number of businesses. Mr. Hanna has served as a board member of a number of private technology companies and holds Master in Business Administration in Finance & Strategy from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Victoria.

Mark Briggs

Mr. Mark R. Briggs is Senior Vice President - Cable Sales and General Manager, Spectrum Signal Processing of the company.

Richard Blenkinsop

Mr. Richard Blenkinsop is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Vecima Networks Inc. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. He was employed by Earthvision Systems from 1990 to 1991, where he worked on CATV plant distribution design, cable television system installation, and various other projects related to the CATV and Satellite industries. He joined the Company in 1993 as a design engineer, moving to production engineering and then marketing/business development. Over time he has directed all aspects of the company's technical sales and marketing initiatives while also remaining heavily involved with production test, quality assurance, and production management. Mr. Blenkinsop has held the titles of Vice President - Operations, Vice President - Systems, and Vice President - Business Development.

Laird Froese

Mr. Laird Froese is Vice President - Research & Development of the company.

Hugh Wood

Dr. Hugh C. Wood is Director of Vecima Networks Inc. He resigned from the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Company with effect from July 2013. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Vecima from June, 2000 until his retirement in July, 2013. Dr. Wood is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Engineering and in Applied Physics. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan. After post-doctoral studies in Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Wood joined SED Systems in Saskatoon as an R&D engineer. He became manager of R&D for the company, directing the development of a full line of industrial monitors and controllers until 1980. Dr. Wood became a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and was the Department Head from 1993 until 2000. After retirement from the University, he was appointed Professor Emeritus in the College of Engineering. Dr. Wood has served as a member of the Saskatchewan ICT Council and the Enterprise Saskatchewan Sector Team on Manufacturing where he advised the Provincial Government on policy issues surrounding the growth and expansion of the information technology industry in Saskatchewan. Dr. Wood is also a member of the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs program where he regularly reviews and recommends applicants for this national initiative to advance research activity in Canada.

Scott Edmonds

Mr. Scott B. Edmonds is Independent Director of the company. He was the President & Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to October 2014 and the Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to January 2010 of Webtech Wireless Inc., a supplier of software as a service solution to fleet managers. Mr. Edmonds was the Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at QuIC Financial Technologies Inc., a software company, from 2002 to 2007, the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Chancery Software Ltd, a software company from 1999 to 2002, and held a variety of senior finance and management positions with The Walt Disney Company in France, Indonesia and Singapore from 1990 to 1999. Mr. Edmonds has also served on a variety of public and private company boards of directors over the past ten years. As a board member, Mr. Edmonds has acted as audit committee chair as well as governance and compensation committee chair. Mr. Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Edmonds has also completed the Executive Development Program at The Kellogg School and was holds the ICD.D designation. In 2014, Mr. Edmonds was recognized as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (Pacific Region) in the B2B (Business to Business) category.

T. Kent Elliott

Mr. T. Kent Elliott is Independent Director of the company. He was the Chief Executive Officer of ForeScout Technologies Inc., a network security company, from January 2003 to December 2009 and Interim Chief Executive Office from July 2014 to February 2015, President and Chief Executive Officer for Vienna Systems Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications software and hardware, from 1996 to 1998, Senior Vice-President for Nokia Internet Communications from 1999 to 2002, and Vice-President Sales and Marketing at TMI Communications Inc, a satellite communications company. Mr. Elliott has held various senior positions at Mitel Corporation, a business communications company, from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Elliott holds a Bachelors of Commerce (accounting and finance) and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Vincent Gallant

Mr. Vincent J Gallant has been appointed as Independent Director of Vecima Networks Inc., with effect from May 7, 2013. He is President of Blackline Financial Inc., a business valuation firm. Most of his career has been spent working for medium and large public companies in senior finance roles. He was Comptroller for Alberta Energy Company Ltd. (now part of EnCana Corporation), Controller for Edmonton Telephones Corporation (now part of TELUS Corporation) and Vice President Finance and Corporate Secretary for North American Energy Partners Inc. Mr. Gallant was also Chief Financial Officer for Titanium Corporation Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta to become a Chartered Accountant with KPMG LLP. Mr. Gallant is a Chartered Business Valuator. Mr. Gallant also completed the Director Education Program.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Surinder Kumar

316,977

Sumit Kumar

678,139

John Hanna

397,554

Mark Briggs

392,041

Richard Blenkinsop

230,751

Laird Froese

295,317

Hugh Wood

203,218

Scott Edmonds

--

T. Kent Elliott

--

Vincent Gallant

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As Of  29 Jun 2015