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AVX Corp (AVX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Sarvis

68 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Cummings

62 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Hufnagel

64 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Jeffrey Schmersal

49 2018 Chief Operating Officer

John Lawing

67 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Evan Slavitt

60 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Eric Pratt

58 2017 Senior Vice President - Marketing

S. Willing King

55 2015 Senior Vice President - Tantalum Products

Steven Sturgeon

49 2017 Senior Vice President of Connector Products

Peter Venuto

65 2017 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Donald Christiansen

79 2008 Presiding Independent Director

Shoichi Aoki

58 2013 Director

Hiroshi Fure

58 2017 Director

Koichi Kano

56 2016 Director

Hideo Tanimoto

58 2017 Director

Goro Yamaguchi

62 2013 Director

David Decenzo

63 2007 Independent Director

Joseph Stach

79 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Sarvis

Mr. John Sarvis is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation. Mr. Sarvis is Vice President of Ceramic Products from 2005 to March 2015. Divisional Vice President – Ceramic Products from 1998 to 2005. Employed by the Company since 1973. Mr. Sarvis’ varied experience in managing the Company’s business makes him uniquely qualified for the Board.

Kurt Cummings

Mr. Kurt P. Cummings is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of AVX Corporation. Mr. Cummings has been Executive Vice President since 2016. Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2000. Senior Vice President from 2015 to 2016. Vice President from 2000 to 2015. Secretary from 1997 to 2016. Corporate Controller from 1992 to 2000. Prior to 1992, Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Michael Hufnagel

Mr. Michael Hufnagel is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AVX Corporation, effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Hufnagel has served as the Company’s Vice President of Corporate Finance since 2016, and has held various corporate financial positions with the Company since 2002, including Director of Corporate Finance (2015 to 2016) and Director of Accounting and Reporting (2002-2015).

Jeffrey Schmersal

Mr. Jeffrey Schmersal is the Chief Operating Officer of AVX Corporation, since April 2018. Mr. Schmersal is the Senior Vice President since 2017. Divisional Vice President of Specialty Products from 2014 to 2017. Global Business Manager of various product groups from 2006 to 2014. Prior to 2006, held various Quality and Supply Chain positions. Employed by the Company since 1994.

John Lawing

Mr. John Lawing is the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of AVX corporation. Mr. John Lawing has been Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from April 2014 to 2015. President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to March 2014. Vice President of Advanced Products from 2005 to April 2013. Divisional Vice President of Advanced Products from 2002 to 2005 and Divisional Vice President of Leaded Products from 1997 to 2002. Prior to 1997, held positions in Engineering, Technical, Operational, and Plant management. Employed by the Company since 1981.

Evan Slavitt

Mr. Evan Slavitt is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AVX Corporation. Mr. Slavitt Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs from 2007 to 2016. Trial lawyer in private practice in Massachusetts from 1987 to 2006. Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1983 to 1987. Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1981 to 1983.

Eric Pratt

Mr. Eric Pratt is the Senior Vice President of Marketing of AVX Corporation, since April 2017. Mr. Pratt is the Vice President of Kyocera Electronic Devices from 2015 to April 2017. Director of Marketing for Kyocera International Inc. from 2013 to 2015. Prior to 2013, held multiple positions in Sales and Marketing for the Company over 16 years.

S. Willing King

Mr. S. Willing King is the Senior Vice President - Tantalum Products of AVX Corporation, since 2015. He has been Vice President of Tantalum Products from 2013 to 2015. Deputy General Manager of Tantalum Products from 2012 to 2013. Vice President of Product Marketing from 2004 to 2012. Director of Product Marketing from 2000 to 2004. Prior to 2000, held positions in Technical Service, Sales, and Marketing. Employed by the Company since 1984.

Steven Sturgeon

Mr. Steven Sturgeon is the Senior Vice President of Connector Products of AVX Corporation. Mr. Sturgeon is the Divisional Vice President of Connector Products from 2015 to April 2017. Director of Corporate Strategic Planning from 2013 to 2015. Engineering Manager Corporate Strategic Planning from 2011 to 2013. Prior to 2011, held various Engineering and Operational positions. Employed by the company since 1995.

Peter Venuto

Mr. Peter J. Venuto, Jr., is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of is the Senior Vice President - Sales of AVX Corporation, since 2015. Mr. Venuto was Vice President of Sales from 2009 to 2015. Vice President of North American and European Sales from 2004 to 2009. Vice President of North American Sales from 2001 to 2004. Divisional Vice President of Strategic Accounts from 1998 to 2000. Director of Strategic Accounts from 1990 to 1997. Director of Business Development from 1987 to 1989. Employed by the Company since 1987.

Donald Christiansen

Mr. Donald B. Christiansen is the Presiding Independent Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Christiansen is a Member of the Board since 2002. Retired from AVX in 2000. Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AVX from 1997 to 2000. Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1994 to 1997. Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1994. Also served as a member of the Board from 1992 to 2000. Mr. Christiansen’s significant financial and business experience resulting from senior executive and financial roles with AVX and within the industry make him eminently qualified to be a director of the Company and to serve as the financial expert on the Audit Committee.

Shoichi Aoki

Mr. Shoichi Aoki is the Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Aoki is Member of the Board since July 2012. Director of Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) since June 2009. Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera since April 2009. General Manager of Corporate Financial and Accounting Group of Kyocera since April 2013. General Manager of Corporate Financial and Business System Administration Group of Kyocera from 2010 to 2013. General Manager of Corporate Financial and Accounting Group of Kyocera from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Aoki’s experience in Kyocera’s financial function makes him a valuable resource on the Board.

Hiroshi Fure

Mr. Hiroshi Fure is the Director of AVX Corporation, since 2017. Mr. Fure is the General Manager of Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group of Kyocera since September 2016. Senior Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera since April 2015. Director of Kyocera since June 2013. Chairman and Representative Director of Kyocera Display Corporation from 2015 to August 2016. General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group of Kyocera from 2009 to August 2016. Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2013 to March 2015. Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Fure’s experience in the operations of Kyocera makes him well qualified to serve on the Board of the Company.

Koichi Kano

Mr. Koichi Kano is the Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Kano is Member of the Board since July 2016. Director of Kyocera Corporation since June 2016. Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera since April 2016. Senior Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2015 to March 2016. Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2013 to 2015. General Manager of Corporate Development Group of Kyocera since April 2012. General Manager of Operation Support Division of Corporate Development Group of Kyocera from 2011 to March 2012. Deputy General Manager of Crystal Products Sales Division of Corporate Electronic Components Group of Kyocera from 2010 to 2011. General Manager of Circuit Components Division of Corporate Electronic Components Group of Kyocera from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Kano’s experience in the operations of Kyocera makes him well qualified to serve on the Board of the Company.

Hideo Tanimoto

Mr. Hideo Tanimoto is the Director of AVX Corporation, since 2017. President and Representative Director of Kyocera since April 2017. Director of Kyocera and Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2016 to March 2017. Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2015 to 2016. General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group of Kyocera from 2014 to March 2017. General Manager of Ceramics Division 2, Corporate Fine Ceramics Group of Kyocera from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Tanimoto’s experience in the operations of Kyocera makes him well qualified to serve on the Board of the Company.

Goro Yamaguchi

Mr. Goro Yamaguchi is the Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Yamaguchi is Member of the Board since July 2013. Chairman and Representative Director of Kyocera Corporation since April 2017. President and Representative Director of Kyocera from 2013 to March 2017. Director of Kyocera from 2009 to 2013. Managing Executive Officer of Kyocera from 2009 to 2013. General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group of Kyocera from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Yamaguchi’s experience in the operations of Kyocera makes him well qualified to serve on the Board of the Company.

David Decenzo

Mr. David A. Decenzo is an Independent Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Decenzo is Member of the Board since 2007. President of Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina (“CCU”) since 2007. From 2006 to 2007 Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at CCU. From 2002 to 2006, Dean of the E. Craig Wall, Sr., Wall College of Business Administration at CCU. From 1992 to 2002, Director of partnership development in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University in Maryland. Mr. DeCenzo’s extensive experience in the academic and business community brings a unique perspective to the Board and its activities and makes him well qualified to serve as a director of the Company.

Joseph Stach

Mr. Joseph Stach, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of AVX Corporation. Mr. Stach is Member of the Board since 2004. Retired since 2003. Vice President of Advanced Energy Industries, a manufacturer of products for high tech manufacturing processes, from 1998 to 2003. Chairman, CEO and President of RF Power Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of radio frequency power delivery systems, from 1991 to 1998. The Company believes that Mr. Stach’s qualifications to sit on its Board of Directors include his extensive executive leadership and management experience in the high tech manufacturing industry as Vice President of Advanced Energy Industries and executive positions with RF Power products.