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CPS Technologies Corp (CPSH.OQ)

CPSH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Grant Bennett

61 1992 President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director

Ralph Norwood

72 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Breen

2016 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Mark Occhionero

56 2004 Vice President - Marketing and Technical Sales and Senior Research Scientist

Thomas Culligan

65 2014 Independent Director

Francis Hughes

65 1993 Independent Director

Daniel Snow

44 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Grant Bennett

Mr. Grant C. Bennett is President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bennett has held the positions of President, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of the Company, and has been a member of the Board, since September, 1992. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President of Business Development of the Company from November, 1985 to September, 1992. Before joining CPS, Mr. Bennett was a consultant at Bain & Company, a Boston-based management consulting firm. Mr. Bennett has a BA from the University of Utah and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Bennett’s qualifications for election to and service on the Board of Directors include his strategic, technical and leadership experience, his financial acumen, and his deep understanding of the Company’s products, clients, business and industry.

Ralph Norwood

Mr. Ralph M. Norwood is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Norwood joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in September, 2011. He came to the Company from Navigator Advisors LLC, a financial consulting company, where he had served as President since he founded the firm in 2006. From 2002 until 2005 he served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SatCon Technology Corporation, a clean energy company headquartered in Boston, MA. Previously, he had served for over 20 years at Polaroid Corporation in various capacities including Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Controller, and Worldwide Manufacturing Controller. Mr. Norwood is a CPA and has a BS from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Thomas Breen

Mr. Thomas E. Breen is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Breen joins CPS having risen through the ranks of sales and marketing at world-class companies including BAE, L3, General Dynamics, United Technologies and Lockheed Martin. Most recently he led global sales for Headwall Photonics, a leading producer of spectral imaging instruments. Mr. Breen brings deep experience in commercial and defense markets, many of which are target markets for CPS. Mr. Breen's educational background includes BSEE and MBA degrees from Northeastern University.

Mark Occhionero

Dr. Mark A. Occhionero, Ph.D., is Vice President - Marketing and Technical Sales and Senior Research Scientist of the Company. He joined CPS as a Research Scientist in October, 1985 and became a Senior Research Scientist in 1994, expanding his role to include Marketing and Technical Sales in 2001. Dr. Occhionero has a BS from John Carroll University and an MS and PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

Thomas Culligan

Mr. Thomas M. Culligan is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2001 until his retirement in December 2013, Mr. Culligan was a Senior Vice President of Raytheon Company and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon International, Inc., an international aerospace and defense company. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2001, Mr. Culligan held senior positions with Honeywell International, Incorporated (and its predecessor, Allied Signal, Inc.) and McDonnell Douglas Corp. Earlier in his career and following his service in the U.S. Air Force, he served as the legislative director for U.S. Congressman Earl Hutto and Chief of Staff for a Florida Secretary of State. Mr. Culligan earned his undergraduate and masters degrees from Florida State University. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of M International, Inc., a leading provider of aftermarket support solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry, and a member of the Foundation Board of Florida State University. Mr. Culligan also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heico Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of Federal Aviation Administration-approved jet engine and aircraft component replacement parts and electronic equipment for the aviation, defense, space, industrial, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries. He also serves on the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee of Heico’s Board of Directors. Mr. Culligan’s qualifications for election to and service on the Board of Directors include his significant experience in worldwide sales and marketing, international business, and government relations and operations, as well as his business development and engineering skills and expertise.

Francis Hughes

Mr. Francis J. Hughes, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hughes has served as President of American Research and Development Corporation (“ARD”), a venture capital firm, since 1992. Mr. Hughes joined ARD’s predecessor organization in 1982, and became Chief Operating Officer of that entity in 1990. Mr. Hughes has co-founded and served as a General Partner of the following venture capital funds: ARD I, L.P., ARD II, L.P., ARD III, L.P., Hospitality Technology Fund, L.P. and Egan-Managed Capital, L.P. Mr. Hughes has served as a Director of the Company since 1993. Mr. Hughes has a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Hughes’s qualifications for election to and service on the Board of Directors include his financial expertise and knowledge and his understanding of the Company’s accounting practices and general accounting principles. Mr. Hughes’s venture capital experience, particularly serving on an interim basis in operating roles of emerging growth companies in the high technology sector, adds another valuable perspective to the Board, as do his management and business development skills.

Daniel Snow

Dr. Professor Daniel C. Snow is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Snow has served as an associate professor at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University since 2010, was a visiting professor at Oxford University for 2015, and has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business since December, 2015. From 2004 to 2010, he served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on technological innovation, specifically furthering the understanding of the complex interplay between old and new technologies. Dr. Snow previously worked for Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst and has served as a director of the Company since 2008. Dr. Snow holds a BA and MBA from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Snow’s qualifications for election to and service on the Board of Directors include his business and management experience and his academic background and achievements. His experience as a financial analyst also enhances the ability and functioning of the Board and in particular the Audit Committee in discharging its responsibilities to assist the Board with overseeing management’s conduct of CPS’s financial reporting processes. .

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Grant Bennett

5,130,399,744

Ralph Norwood

4,243,429,888

Thomas Breen

--

Mark Occhionero

4,208,379,904

Thomas Culligan

--

Francis Hughes

--

Daniel Snow

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As Of  25 Dec 2015