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Knowles Corp (KN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Macleod

69 2018 Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Niew

51 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Anderson

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, interim Principal Accounting Officer

Michael Polacek

54 2017 President - Intelligent Audio

Christian Scherp

52 2015 President - Performance Audio

Daniel Giesecke

50 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Raymond Cabrera

51 2014 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas Jackson

52 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Air Bastarrica

2018 Controller

Keith Barnes

66 2014 Independent Director

Hermann Eul

59 2015 Independent Director

Didier Hirsch

67 2014 Independent Director

Ronald Jankov

59 2014 Independent Director

Ye Li

50 2018 Independent Director

Richard Lochridge

74 2014 Independent Director

Cheryl Shavers

64 2017 Independent Director

Michael Knapp

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Macleod

Mr. Donald J. Macleod is the Chairman of the Board of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Macleod was Former Chief Executive Officer (from 2009 to 2011) of National Semiconductor Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, until National Semiconductor was acquired by Texas Instruments Incorporated. Mr. Macleod joined National Semiconductor in 1978 and served in a variety of executive positions prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, including Chief Operating Officer (from 2001 to 2009), and Chief Financial Officer (from 1991 to 2001). He has served as Director of Broadcom Ltd (formerly, Avago Technologies Limited) (since 2007). Former Chairman of the Board of Intersil Corporation (2012-2017) and former Chairman of the Board of National Semiconductor (from 2010 to 2011). Mr. Macleod’s qualifications to serve as a director include his strategic perspectives in product development and marketing and supply chain optimization and guiding financial performance developed through his more than 30 years of experience in senior management and executive positions in the semiconductor industry (both in Europe and the United States). As a member of the board of directors of several publicly-traded semiconductor companies, he has also gained substantial knowledge and understanding of how to successfully operate a technology company like Knowles. Furthermore, he brings significant accounting and finance qualifications and experience to the Board. Mr. Macleod is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Jeffrey Niew

Mr. Jeffrey S. Niew is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Niew has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Knowles (since 2013). Former Vice President of Dover Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Communication Technologies (from 2011 to February 2014). Mr. Niew joined Knowles Electronics LLC in 2000, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2007, President in 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Prior to joining Knowles Electronics, Mr. Niew was employed by Littelfuse, Inc. (from 1995 to 2000) where he held various positions in product management, sales and engineering in the Electronic Products group, and by Hewlett-Packard Company (from 1988 to 1994) where he served in various engineering and product management roles in the Optoelectronics Group. He has served as Director of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.; member of the Advisory Board of the University of Illinois – College of Engineering. Mr. Niew is Knowles’ current Chief Executive Officer and the Board believes it is desirable to have on the Board at least one active management representative to facilitate its access to timely and relevant information and its oversight of the Company’s strategy, planning, performance and enterprise risks. Mr. Niew brings to the Board considerable management experience and a deep understanding of Knowles’ markets and operating model which he gained during more than 18 years in management positions at Knowles, including 10 years in senior management positions. His broad experience in all aspects of management and Knowles’ products, technologies, customers, markets, operations and executive team enable him to give valuable input to the Board in matters involving business strategy, capital allocation, transactions and succession planning.

John Anderson

Mr. John S. Anderson is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, interim Principal Accounting Officer of Knowles Corporation effective July 6, 2018. He has served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since December 2013. From January 2013 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Anderson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Anderson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Energy (from August 2010 to January 2013) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Fluid Management (from October 2009 to August 2010). Previous experience includes the roles of Corporate Controller and Director Financial Planning & Analysis for Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (from October 2004 to October 2009) and Director of Finance and Controller for Borg Warner Turbo Systems GmbH (from August 2002 to October 2004).

Michael Polacek

Mr. Michael S. Polacek is the President - Intelligent Audio of Knowles Corporation. Mike comes to Knowles with significant technology industry experience including demonstrated success in strategic planning, corporate development and leading both established and emerging businesses to high- revenue growth. In addition to working at Philips Semiconductor (now NXP), he spent nearly 20 years at National Semiconductor where he held executive-level leadership roles for a variety of business units including system, software, analog and digital technologies. Mike's most recent responsibility at National was to manage high-growth businesses, lead business incubation efforts, and manage mergers and acquisitions. Mike left National after Texas Instruments acquired the company in 2011. He then served as a strategic adviser for KKR Private Equity, and most recently was a partner with investment management firm Eachwin Capital. Mike graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, and later received his Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Christian Scherp

Mr. Christian U. Scherp is the President - Performance Audio of Knowles Corporation since September 2012. Mr. Scherp has served as President, Performance Audio since July 2015 and prior thereto he was Co-President, Mobile Consumer Electronics - Speakers and Receivers (from September 2012 to June 2015). Prior to joining Knowles Electronics, Mr. Scherp served as the Global Head of Sales for the Consumer Devices business of TE Connectivity, a manufacturer of connectivity and sensor platforms (from November 2011 to August 2012). Additional previous experience includes the following roles at Conexant Systems: Executive Vice President of Sales (from January 2011 to June 2011), Co-President, WW Sales, Marketing, Program Management (from July 2009 to December 2010) and President (from 2008 to 2009).

Daniel Giesecke

Mr. Daniel J. Giesecke is the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Knowles Corporation., since February 2014. From January 2012 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Global Operations of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from February 2009 to January 2012), Senior Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from January 2008 to February 2009), Director of Engineering Operations, Knowles Electronics (from November 2003 to January 2008) and various operations, supply chain and engineering positions since he joined Knowles Electronics in 1995.

Raymond Cabrera

Mr. Raymond D. Cabrera is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Administrative Officer of Knowles Corporation., since February 2014. From November 2011 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Cabrera served as Vice President, Human Resources of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Cabrera served in the following capacities at Knowles: as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer (from January 2004 to November 2011), Vice President, Human Resources (from March 2000 to January 2004) and Director, Human Resources (from June 1997 to March 2000) of Knowles Electronics.

Thomas Jackson

Mr. Thomas G. Jackson is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Knowles Corporation, since April 1, 2014. From January 2012 until the Separation in February 2014, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Global Operations of Dover Communication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Giesecke served as Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from February 2009 to January 2012), Senior Director, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Knowles Electronics (from January 2008 to February 2009), Director of Engineering Operations, Knowles Electronics (from November 2003 to January 2008) and various operations, supply chain and engineering positions since he joined Knowles Electronics in 1995.

Air Bastarrica

Mr. Air A. Bastarrica, Jr. is the Controller of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Bastarrica has been with the Company since 2012 and has held numerous financial leadership roles including Director, Finance-Performance Audio (MCE and HHT) (2016-2018), Director, Finance-Hearing Health Technologies (2015-2016), and Manager, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (2012-2015). Previously, Mr. Bastarrica held several financial positions at Navistar Inc. from 2000 to 2012 in Brazil and the United States. Mr. Bastarrica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brazil’s Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and received a Masters of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Keith Barnes

Mr. Keith L. Barnes is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Barnes has served as Chairman and CEO of Barnes Capital Management, a family office investment company, since 2011. Mr. Barnes is the retired Chairman and CEO of Verigy Pte. Ltd. Mr. Barnes served as CEO at Verigy Ltd from 2006 to 2010 and Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011; Chairman and CEO of Electroglas, Inc., from 2003 to 2006; and CEO of Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc., from 1995 to 2001. Before that, he was a division president at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and prior thereto, division president of Valid Logic Systems, Inc. He has served as Director of Mentor Graphics Corporation (since 2012); Viavi Solutions Corporation (since 2011 and chairman of the compensation committee, currently); Rogers Corporation (since 2015); The Classic Wines Auction; and San Jose State University Tower Foundation. Former director of Spansion, Inc. (from 2011 to 2015) (Spansion merged with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in 2015), Intermec Inc. (from 2012 to 2013), Verigy Ltd. (from 2006 to 2010), Cascade Microtech, Inc. (from 2004 to 2010), Electroglas Inc. (from 2003 to 2006), and DATAIO Corporation (from 1996 to 2001). Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oregon Growth Account (from 2002 to 2003). Mr. Barnes has had extensive experience as a specialist in maximizing shareholder value and leading companies through initial public offerings, secondary offerings and debt financings. At Verigy, he led the company in a successful spin-off from Agilent and through an IPO in 2006. In 2011, as chairman of the board, he led the sale of Verigy to Advantest Corporation of Japan. At Cadence Design Systems, Inc., he led the spinoff of the Integrated Measurement Systems division and led the successful IPO in 1995 and then a second offering. In 2001, Integrated Measurement Systems was acquired by Credence Systems, creating significant shareholder value.

Hermann Eul

Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation . He is Former Corporate Vice President and General Manager (from 2011 to 2016) and President and Managing Director, Intel Mobile Communications/Intel Deutschland GmbH (from 2011 to 2015). Prof. Dr. Eul joined Intel Corporation with its acquisition of Infineon’s wireless solutions business. At Infineon Technologies, Prof. Dr. Eul served as Executive Vice President and a member of the management board (from 2005 to 2011) responsible for research and development (Chief Technology Officer) as well as sales and marketing (Chief Marketing Officer). He also served as President of Infineon’s communications business (from 2005 to 2008). From 1991, before being promoted into Infineon’s executive board, he held numerous management positions at Infineon, including eight years at Siemens in various business positions. He also served as a member of Acatech, BDI and Bitkom, each a significant German association and Tactual Labs, Inc. As a seasoned leader and executive, Prof. Dr. Eul brings to the Board extensive technical and industry experience from leading a global operation, particularly in the area of development of wireless consumer mobile devices, and contributes substantial knowledge in the areas of research and development, manufacturing and sales and marketing as well as an understanding of Knowles’ technology, products, markets and customers. Prof. Dr. Eul has a masters degree in electrical engineering from Bochum University (Germany), a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Koblenz University (Germany) and a Ph.D in engineering from Bochum University. Prof. Dr. Eul was also a full professor at the University of Hanover and served as a vocational professor.

Didier Hirsch

Mr. Didier Hirsch is Independent Director of Knowles Corporation., since December 2014. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (since 2010) of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life science, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. Previously served as Agilent’s Chief Accounting Officer (from 2007 to 2010), interim Chief Financial Officer (2010), Vice President, Corporate Controllership and Tax (from 2006 to 2010), Vice President and Controller (from 2003 to 2006) and Vice President and Treasurer (from 1999 to 2003). Prior to joining Agilent, Mr. Hirsch served in various financial capacities and roles (from 1989 to 1999) at Hewlett-Packard Company. He has served as Director of Logitech International S.A. (since 2012). Former director of International Rectifier Corporation (from 2012 to 2015). Mr. Hirsch’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his experience as Chief Financial Officer of a public company, his financial and risk management expertise, his experience on the boards of directors of two other public companies (including his service as chair of an audit committee), his international experience, his regulatory knowledge and his work with technology and semiconductor companies throughout his career.

Ronald Jankov

Mr. Ronald Steven Jankov is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Previously he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Division (from 2012 to 2014) of Broadcom Corp., a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Mr. Jankov joined Broadcom in 2012 following its acquisition of NetLogic Microsystems Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that went public in 2004, where Mr. Jankov served as President and Chief Executive Officer (from 2000 to 2012). Previously, Mr. Jankov served as Vice President of Sales and then Vice President and General Manager for the Multimedia Division (from 1995 to 1999) of NeoMagic Corporation, as Vice President (from 1994 to 1995) of Cyrix Corporation and as founder (from 1990 to 1994) of Accell Corp. He served as Director of Xilinx, Inc. (since 2016) and sole trustee of the Jankov Trust and the Grace Czimarik Charitable Trust. Former director of NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (from 2000 to 2012) and eASIC Corporation (from 2014 to 2016). As a successful technology entrepreneur, Mr. Jankov brings valuable insights and a unique perspective into the product, the technology and the market, and also contributes to the strategic vision for Knowles as a result of his expertise in growth via acquisitions and development of innovations. He brings extensive hands-on, deal-making experience through his leadership of several ventures through an initial public offering or a sale to a strategic buyer. Furthermore, as a public technology company Chief Executive Officer, he has developed substantial knowledge, understanding and skill in building and managing a technology company such as Knowles.

Ye Li

Ms. Ye Jane Li is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Ms. Li is a strategic advisor to Diversis Capital, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies and has been in that role since 2013. She is also a director of Semtech Corporation since 2016. Ms. Li was the Chief Operating Officer for Huawei Enterprise USA, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Before joining Huawei Enterprise USA, she served as General Manager for Huawei Symantec USA, Inc. Prior to that, she was a consultant to The Gores Group, a private equity firm focusing on the technology sector. Prior to the Gores Group, Ms. Li held senior executive roles with Eudyna Devices USA Inc., Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor Inc., Neophotonics Corporation, Novalux Inc. and a director role with Corning Incorporated. Ms. Li received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master’s in Communications and Development from Ohio University. Ms. Li’s qualifications to serve as a member of the Board include her senior executive level experience in a wide range of technology companies from telecommunication components and systems, to semiconductor to IT and datacenters representing a variety of market segments Knowles serves. Her background and experience also provides the board with invaluable insights into Asian markets, which are important strategic markets for Knowles.

Richard Lochridge

Mr. Richard K. Lochridge is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Mr. Lochridge is Retired President (from 1986 to 2010) of Lochridge & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm. Over a period of 30 years, Mr. Lochridge has served on the boards of seven public companies, including his current service as a director of Dover Corporation (since 1999). Mr. Lochridge is a former Director of PetSmart, Inc. (from 1998 to 2015) and The Lowe’s Company, Inc. (from 1998 to 2016). Mr. Lochridge’s experience in management consulting makes him a valuable contributor to the Board and advisor to Knowles’ President & Chief Executive Officer as an expert on strategic planning, management styles, succession planning and similar matters. He worked many years with Boston Consulting Group where a majority of his experience was with non-U.S. companies or covering international or global markets, and where he was responsible for the general management of Boston Consulting Group’s international offices. His consulting work has enabled him to work closely with the boards and senior management of many public companies on complex and important transactions and projects in global arenas, giving him experience and insight that are beneficial to Knowles.

Cheryl Shavers

Dr. Cheryl L. Shavers, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Knowles Corporation. Dr. Cheryl Shavers currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Global Smarts, Inc. an advisory services and strategy firm which she founded in 2001. In this role, she consults small and established businesses as well as government agencies on managing growth opportunities and the innovative process. Between 1999 and 2001, Dr. Shavers served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she oversaw the Office of Technology Policy and the Technology Administration, the focal point for partnerships between the US government and the private sector pertaining to commercial and industrial innovation, productivity and economic growth. She also oversaw the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Technical Information Service and the Office of Space Commercialization. Dr. Shavers was one of the highest-ranking technologists in the Clinton Administration at the time. Prior to joining the Clinton administration, she held a variety of roles at Intel Corporation and Hewlett-Packard, including director of Emerging Technologies and sector manager of the Microprocessor Products Group for Intel. Dr. Shavers also is a director of Rockwell Collins. Dr. Shavers holds a doctorate in Solid State Chemistry and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Arizona State University. Dr. Shavers brings extensive leadership and operations experience as CEO along with particular experience with developing technology plans and the transition of advanced technology into business opportunities.

Michael Knapp

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Macleod

247,500

Jeffrey Niew

5,372,200

John Anderson

1,566,440

Michael Polacek

2,114,120

Christian Scherp

1,398,310

Daniel Giesecke

1,328,550

Raymond Cabrera

1,149,610

Thomas Jackson

1,039,490

Air Bastarrica

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Keith Barnes

250,000

Hermann Eul

235,000

Didier Hirsch

235,000

Ronald Jankov

235,000

Ye Li

--

Richard Lochridge

247,500

Cheryl Shavers

275,766

Michael Knapp

--
As Of  30 Dec 2017