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ADTRAN Inc (ADTN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Stanton

52 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Roger Shannon

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary

Charles Marsh

2017 Senior Vice President - Global Sales

Michael Foliano

55 2015 Senior Vice President - Global Operations

Kevin Heering

45 2017 Senior Vice President - Services and Support

Eduard Scheiterer

63 2015 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Development

James Wilson

46 2015 Senior Vice President - Technology and Strategy

Gregory McCray

54 2017 Director

Anthony Melone

57 2016 Director

Roy Nichols

78 2017 Director

Jacqueline Rice

45 2016 Director

H. Fenwick Huss

66 2002 Independent Director

William Marks

73 1993 Independent Director

Balan Nair

50 Independent Director

Kathryn Walker

57 2014 Independent Director

Gayle Ellis

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Stanton

Mr. Thomas R. Stanton serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since September 2005, and as our Chairman of the Board since April 2007. Prior to becoming our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stanton served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager – Carrier Networks from 2001 to September 2005, Vice President and General Manager – Carrier Networks from 1999 to 2001, and Vice President – Carrier Networks Marketing from 1995 to 1999. Before joining ADTRAN, Mr. Stanton served as Vice President – Marketing & Engineering for Transcrypt International, Inc. in 1995. He also served as Director, Marketing and then Senior Director, Marketing, for the E.F. Johnson Company from 1993 until joining Transcrypt in 1995. Mr. Stanton has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies, the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County and currently serves as Chairman for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and as Chairman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch. He is also a board member for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). Mr. Stanton has been selected as a nominee for director because he is our Chief Executive Officer and has extensive knowledge of all facets of our company and extensive experience in all aspects of our industry.

Roger Shannon

Mr. Roger D. Shannon serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Mr. Shannon served as Chief Financial Officer for Steel Technologies LLC, a processor of flat-rolled steel, since 2006. Previously, Mr. Shannon served as the Assistant Treasurer and Director of Treasury at Brown-Forman Corporation from 1997 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Shannon held various other accounting and financial positions. Mr. Shannon obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, Terry Graduate School of Business and is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst.

Charles Marsh

Mr. Charles Marsh serves as Senior Vice President - Global Sales of the Company. Marsh brings extensive sales experience working with large, incumbent service providers, leading cable operators and innovative rural carriers that are changing lives in their communities. He has served in a variety of executive positions in the technology industry. His software and sales leadership enhances ADTRAN's continuing efforts to bring the solutions and technologies to market that network operators require to elevate, expand and improve the high-performance services and applications needed to move their businesses forward. Before joining ADTRAN, Marsh served as the managing director for Xura. Prior to that, Marsh held a variety of different leadership and sales roles for several leading technology companies, including vice president of sales for the Americas for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as president of American sales for Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia. Marsh is well versed in the technology and trends of the telecommunications industry, and will play a fundamental role in ADTRAN's commitment to helping carriers in defining the future network.

Michael Foliano

Mr. Michael K. Foliano is the Senior Vice President - Global Operations of the Company. From 2005 - 2006 he was Senior Vice President, Sales, Services and Supply Chain - Somera Communications Inc, from 2004 – 2005 he was Senior Vice President, Global Operations — Somera Communications, Inc. from 2002 – 2004, he was Senior Director, Global Logistics and Customer Operations — Lucent Technologies, from 2001 – 2002, Executive General Manager, Mobility Supply Chain — Lucent Technologies, from 2000 – 2001, he was Stanford University Sloan Fellow — Lucent Technologies. from 1997 – 2000, he was Vice President, Global Provisioning Center — Lucent Technologies, and from 1995 – 1997, he was Manufacturing Operations Plant Manager — Lucent Technologies/AT&T Network Systems.

Kevin Heering

Mr. Kevin P. Heering serves as Senior Vice President - Services and Support of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Quality and Administration of the Company. He was Vice President - Quality from 2010 to 2014 . Mr. Heering was Engineering Director of Enterprise Network Systems from 2007 to 2010 . He was Engineering Manager of Enterprise Network Systems from 1999 to 2007. He was Design Engineer of Enterprise Network Systems, from 1994 to 1999.

Eduard Scheiterer

Mr. Eduard Scheiterer is the Senior Vice President - Engineering and Development of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International Markets (2014 – 2015), Managing Director – Adtran GmbH, a German wholly owned subsidiary of Adtran, Inc.(2012 – 2014), Head of Broadband Access – Nokia (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks), Germany (2009 – 2012).

James Wilson

Mr. James Denson Wilson, Jr. is Senior Vice President - Technology and Strategy of the Company. He was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Carrier Networks from 2006 – 2015. He served as Vice President, Product Marketing, Carrier Networks from 2005 – 2006; from 2002 – 2005, as Director, Product Management, Carrier Networks; from 1998 – 2002, as Director, Product Management, Loop Technologies, Carrier Networks; from 1996 – 1998, as Manager, Engineering Operations — Wyle Laboratories, Inc. and from 1992 – 1996, he was Manager, Program Development — Wyle Laboratories, Inc.

Gregory McCray

Mr. Gregory James McCray has been appointed as Director of the Company. Mr. McCray is an experienced executive with 30 years of business, marketing, sales, engineering, operations, M&A, management and international experience in the communications technology industry. As CEO of Access, he is leading the company's efforts to deliver 1Gbps internet, TV and phone service in several markets across the United States. Prior to this, Greg served in various other roles including chief executive officer of Aero Communications Inc., which provides installation, services and support to the Communications Industry; chairman and CEO of PipingHot Networks, which brought broadband fixed wireless access equipment to market; senior VP of customer operations at Lucent Technologies where he managed the Customer Technical Operations Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and a member of the Board of Directors at CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), the third largest network operator in America, where he was chairman of the Cyber Security & Risk Committee, member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. McCray holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Purdue University and Executive Business Programs at the University of Illinois, Harvard and INSEAD.

Anthony Melone

Mr. Anthony J. Melone is Director of the Company. Mr. Melone has over 32 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Communications from December 2010 to April 2015. In addition, Mr. Melone served in a variety of positions with Verizon Wireless from 2000 to December 2010, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer from 2007 to December 2010. Over his 32 year career with Verizon and its predecessor, Bell Atlantic, he also has served as Vice President of Network Operations and Staff Vice President of Network Planning and Administration. Mr. Melone also serves as a director of Crown Castle International Corp. Mr. Melone received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Roy Nichols

Mr. Roy J. Nichols serves as Director of Adtran Inc. He founded and served as President of Nichols Research Corporation, a defense and information systems company, where he worked from 1976 until its merger with Computer Sciences Corporation in November 1999. Mr. Nichols currently serves as a director of Blue Creek Investments and the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology. Mr. Nichols currently serves as a director emeritus of ADTRAN and served as a director from 1994 to August 2016, including as our lead director from October 2006 through May 2015. Mr. Nichols has been asked to remain as a director emeritus because he has extensive experience with leadership, risk assessment, information technologies and extensive knowledge of and history with our company.

Jacqueline Rice

Ms. Jacqueline (Jackie) Hourigan Rice serves as Director of the Company. She has over 19 years of legal and compliance experience in all aspects of global compliance, including anti-corruption, export controls, data privacy and ethics. Ms. Rice serves as Target Corporation’s EVP and chief risk and compliance officer and is responsible for managing enterprise and vendor risk, corporate security and corporate compliance and ethics to protect Target and its stakeholders. Prior to joining Target in December 2014, she served as chief compliance officer and legal counsel for General Motors from 2013 to 2014 and before that as General Motors’ Executive Director, Global Ethics & Compliance from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Rice graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and she obtained her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

H. Fenwick Huss

Dr. H. Fenwick Huss is Independent Director of Adtran Inc since October 2002. He served as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, a senior college of The City University of New York since July 1, 2014. He is also a tenured Professor in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy. He previously served as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University from 2004 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Huss was Associate Dean from 1998 to 2004 and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State from 1996 to 1998, and on the faculty since 1989. He also served on the faculty of the University of Maryland as an assistant professor from 1983 to 1989, and is a visiting professor at the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Dr. Huss has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2002 and has served as our lead director since May 2015. Dr. Huss also currently serves as a member of our Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

William Marks

Mr. William L. Marks is Independent Director of Adtran Inc since 1993. He served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whitney Holding Corp. the holding company for Whitney National Bank of New Orleans, from 1990 to his retirement in March 2008, and served in various executive and management capacities with AmSouth Bank, N.A. from 1977 to 1990. Mr. Marks currently serves as a director of CLECO Corporation and CLECO Power, LLC. and as a Life Trustee of Wake Forest University. Mr. Marks has served as a director of ADTRAN since 1993 and currently serves as a member of our Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Balan Nair

Mr. Balan Nair is Independent Director of Adtran Inc. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc. a telecommunications company. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the global network and technology operations, which span three continents and over 33 million homes. He is also responsible for new product development, oversees global procurement functions and leads Liberty Global’s Technology Investment Venture group. Mr. Nair is an executive officer of Liberty Global and sits on the company’s Executive Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to joining Liberty Global in July of 2007, Mr. Nair served as AOL’s chief technology officer overseeing the company’s network operations and back-office systems. After joining AOL in 2006, Mr. Nair led the Technology Operations organization in creating synergies, improving productivity, and increasing efficiencies. Prior to his role at AOL, Mr. Nair spent 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest), most recently as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, he was responsible for supporting Qwest’s internal and external applications, legacy systems including maintenance, internal network operations, data centers, and help desk and desktop support functions. He also headed Qwest’s technology management operations that included technical aspects of the company’s product rollouts in broadband, video, call center technology, VoIP, and wireless, among other offerings. As Qwest’s Chief Technology Officer from 2003 to 2005, he spoke often in public forums on technology and strategic topics in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Nair sits on the board of Charter Communications and on the Board of Telenet Group Holding NV, Liberty Global’s Belgium subsidiary. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Mr. Nair holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, both from Iowa State University.

Kathryn Walker

Ms. Kathryn Walker is Director of the Company. Ms. Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. Since 2009, she has served as a managing director for OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital firm focusing on the wireless, communications and mobile Internet sectors. Prior to joining OpenAir, Ms. Walker worked in a variety of roles at various subsidiaries of Sprint Corporation from 1985 to 2009, culminating in the position of Chief Information and Chief Network Officer at Sprint Nextel Corporation. She currently serves on the board of directors for SmartHome Ventures, on the Council of Trustees at South Dakota State University and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Ms. Walker received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1981 from South Dakota State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering management in 1982 from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Gayle Ellis