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Cabot Microelectronics Corp (CCMP.OQ)

CCMP.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Noglows

59 2015 Executive Chairman of Board

David Li

44 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Johnson

60 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ananth Naman

47 2017 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Asia Pacific

Daniel Woodland

47 2017 Vice President and Chief Marketing and Operations Officer

H. Carol Eckstein Bernstein

57 2000 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lisa Polezoes

53 2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Kelly

52 2017 Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Roman

56 2004 Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Robert Birgeneau

73 2005 Independent Director

Richard Hill

65 2012 Independent Director

Barbara Klein

62 2008 Independent Director

Paul Reilly

60 Independent Director

Susan Whitney

66 2015 Independent Director

Geoffrey Wild

60 2015 Independent Director

Steven Wilkinson

74 2000 Independent Director

Bailing Xia

60 2007 Independent Director

Trisha Tuntland

2017 Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Noglows

Mr. William P. Noglows is Executive Chairman of Board of the Company. He has served as our Chairman since 2003 and our President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2003 through December 2014. Mr. Noglows also is a director of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. and Littlefuse, Inc. From 1984 through 2003, he served in various management positions at Cabot Corporation, culminating in serving as an executive vice president and general manager. While there, he was one of the primary founders of our company and was responsible for identifying and encouraging the development of the CMP application, which is the core of our business. Mr. Noglows had previously served as a director of our company from December 1999 until April 2002. Mr. Noglows received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Based upon Mr. Noglows’ management experience, his knowledge of our company and its operations, and his knowledge of the chemical and semiconductor industries, the board has concluded Mr. Noglows should serve as a director of our company.

David Li

Mr. David H. Li is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. From June, 2008 through December 2014, Mr. Li served as our Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to that role, Mr. Li held various leadership roles, including our Managing Director of China and Korea, and our Global Business Director for Tungsten and Advanced Dielectrics. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership positions in operations, sourcing and investor relations since joining us in 1998. Mr. Li received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

William Johnson

Mr. William S. Johnson is no longer a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective as of January 15, 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Johnson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Budget Group, Inc. from August 2000 to March 2003. Before that, Mr. Johnson worked for BP Amoco for 16 years in various senior finance and management positions, culminating in serving as President of Amoco Fabrics and Fibers Company. Mr. Johnson received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Johnson is also a director of CTS Corporation.

Ananth Naman

Dr. Ananth Naman is Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Asia Pacific of the Company. Previously, Dr. Naman was our Vice President of Research and Development since January 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Naman was our Director of Product Development starting in April 2009 and Director of Pads Technology from January 2006 through March 2009. Prior to joining us, Dr. Naman managed research and development efforts at Honeywell International from July 2000 to December 2005, and from 1997 to 2000 he held positions in research and development at Seagate Technology. Dr. Naman earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.

Daniel Woodland

Dr. Daniel D. Woodland is Vice President and Chief Marketing and Operations Officer of the Company. Prior to that had served as our Vice President of Marketing since January 2015. From June 2009 through December 2014, Dr. Woodland served as our Global Business Director for Dielectrics, after having served as our Marketing Director since December 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Woodland served as Product Line Manager, and held various research and development positions after joining us in September 2003. Before joining Cabot Microelectronics, Dr. Woodland held management roles at OMNOVA Solutions. Dr. Woodland received a B.A. in Physics from the University of California – Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maine.

H. Carol Eckstein Bernstein

Ms. H. Carol Eckstein Bernstein is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Ms. Bernstein served as the General Counsel and Director of Industrial Technology Development of Argonne National Laboratory, which is operated by the University of Chicago for the United States Department of Energy. From May 1985 until December 1997, she served in various positions with the IBM Corporation, culminating in serving as an Associate General Counsel, and was the Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Advantis Corporation, an IBM joint venture. Ms. Bernstein received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Northwestern University; she is a member of the Bar of the States of Illinois and New York.

Lisa Polezoes

Ms. Lisa A. Polezoes is Vice President - Human Resources of the company. Prior to that, Ms. Polezoes was our Global Director of Human Resources from August 2006, and previously had been our Director of Global Compensation and Benefits from 2005. Prior to joining us, Ms. Polezoes had various human resources and management positions at Praxair, Montgomery Ward and Hyatt Corporation. Ms. Polezoes received her B.S. in Institutional Management from Purdue University and her M.B.A. from Benedictine University.

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas Francis Kelly is Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Prior to that had served as our Vice President of Corporate Development since September 2016. From 2012 until joining us, Mr. Kelly served as the Director of Global Raw Materials Procurement for Celanese Corporation. Prior to that, he held various roles at Chemtura Corporation, culminating in serving as Vice President of New Business Development and the Program Management Organization from 2010 to 2012, and was Vice President of Product Management, Operations and Integration Planning from 2008 to 2010. Before that, Mr. Kelly held various senior business operations, product management, and supply chain assurance positions with us from 1999 through 2008. Mr. Kelly received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University, and his M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Thomas Roman

Mr. Thomas S. Roman is Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the company. He previously served as our North American Controller. Prior to joining us in April 2000, Mr. Roman was employed by FMC Corporation in various financial reporting, tax and audit positions. Before that, Mr. Roman worked for Gould Electronics and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Roman is a C.P.A. and earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Robert Birgeneau

Mr. Robert J. Birgeneau is an Independent Director of the company. He is concluded his service as the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, a position he had held since September 2004. He holds a faculty appointment in the departments of physics and materials science and engineering there. From July 2000 until assuming his position at Berkeley, Mr. Birgeneau served as the President of the University of Toronto. Prior to that, Mr. Birgeneau was the Dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and previously had been the chair of its physics department. Mr. Birgeneau received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University. Based upon Mr. Birgeneau’s management experience and his science and technology background discussed above, the board has concluded Mr. Birgeneau should serve as a director of our company.

Richard Hill

Mr. Richard S. Hill is an Independent Director of the company. He was elected a director of our company in June 2012. Mr. Hill retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novellus Systems, Inc. in June 2012 after serving in these positions since 1996, and since 1993 as CEO upon his joining Novellus. Prior to leading Novellus, Mr. Hill held various senior leadership and management positions with Tektronix, Inc., General Electric, Inc., Motorola, Inc., and Hughes Aircraft, Inc. Mr. Hill also serves as a director of Arrow Electronics, Inc., Tessera Technologies, Inc., Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Autodesk, Inc., and Yahoo! Inc.; it has been publicly disclosed that he will cease to serve as a director of Yahoo upon the closing of its transaction with Verizon, Inc. He received a B.S. in bioengineering from the University of Illinois and a M.B.A. from Syracuse University. Based upon Mr. Hill’s management and director experience and his technical background discussed above, the board has concluded Mr. Hill should serve as a director of our company.

Barbara Klein

Ms. Barbara A. Klein is an Independent Director of the company. She was elected a director of our company in April 2008. Ms. Klein also is a director of Ingredion, Inc. She retired in May 2008 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Klein held a variety of senior finance positions including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dean Foods Company, Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ameritech Corporation, and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Pillsbury Co. She is a certified public accountant. Ms. Klein received a B.S. in accounting and finance from Marquette University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University. Based upon Ms. Klein’s management and director experience and her accounting and finance background discussed above, the board has concluded Ms. Klein should serve as a director of our company.

Paul Reilly

Mr. Paul J. Reilly is an Independent Director of the Company. He is executive vice president of Arrow Electronics, Inc., and will retire from all positions at Arrow on January 30, 2017. He served as executive vice president, finance and operations, and chief financial officer from 2001 through May 2016, and head of global operations from 2009 through May 2016. Prior to joining Arrow in 1991, Mr. Reilly was a certified public accountant in the business assurance practice of the New York office of KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Reilly also serves as a director of Assurant, Inc.. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John’s University. Based upon Mr. Reilly’s management and director experience and his accounting and finance background discussed above, the board has concluded Mr. Reilly should serve as a director of our company.

Susan Whitney

Ms. Susan M. Whitney is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Whitney, a 35-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, retired as the General Manager of IBM System X in 2007 after leading the IBM Server Group, and directing IBM’s global x86-based server division. Prior to that, she served in numerous executive leadership roles, including marketing and sales responsibilities for the IBM Asia Pacific and IBM Midwest organizations. Ms. Whitney also serves as a director of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, and served as a director of LSI Logic Corporation prior to its acquisition by Avago Technologies, Ltd. in 2014. She received her B.A. in mathematics and economics from the College of Mt. St. Vincent. Based upon Ms. Whitney’s management and director experience and her background in technology companies discussed above, the board has concluded Ms. Whitney should serve as a director of our company.

Geoffrey Wild

Mr. Geoffrey Wild is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Wild served as the Chief Executive Officer of AZ Electronic Materials from January 2010 until April 2015. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech, Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Nikon Precision, Inc. Mr. Wild also serves as a director of Materion Corporation , and served as a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. from 2006 to 2011. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Bath, UK. Based upon Mr. Wild’s management and director experience and his technical background discussed above, the board has concluded Mr. Wild should serve as a director of our company.

Steven Wilkinson

Mr. Steven V. Wilkinson is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Wilkinson has been retired since 1998. Prior to retirement, he was a partner of Arthur Andersen LLP. During his tenure with Arthur Andersen LLP, Mr. Wilkinson served clients across many industries, including chemical, electric and gas distribution, telecommunications, steel and transportation. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Wilkinson received his B.A. in economics from DePauw University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Based upon Mr. Wilkinson’s management experience and his accounting and finance background discussed above, the board has concluded Mr. Wilkinson should continue to serve as a director of our company.

Bailing Xia

Mr. Bailing Xia is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of Summer Leaf, Inc., a privately-held company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has served in that role since 1996. He previously served as the Chief Representative in North America for China Central Television (CCTV) for education, science, technology, culture and health programs since 1994. In April 2007, Mr. Xia was appointed a Member of the Planning Committee of the China Development Bank. In February, 2010, Mr. Xia was appointed a Senior Advisor of China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC). He also served as a director of Lingo Media International, Inc. Mr. Xia holds a degree in economics from Anhui University, and also graduated from the Sino-American Scientific Technology, Industry and Business Administration Program. Based upon Mr. Xia’s management experience and his Asia-centric cross-border business experience, the board has concluded Mr. Xia should serve as a director of our company.

Trisha Tuntland