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Misonix Inc (MSON.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stavros Vizirgianakis

47 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Dwyer

62 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Robert Ludecker

50 2016 Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing

Joseph Brennan

55 2014 Vice President - Operations

Chris Wright

43 2015 Vice President - US Sales

John Salerno

62 2015 Vice President - Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Daniel Voic

55 2002 Vice President - Research & Development and Engineering

Gwendolyn Watanabe

2018 Director

Patrick McBrayer

66 2014 Independent Director

Charles Miner

66 2005 Independent Director

Thomas Patton

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stavros Vizirgianakis

Mr. Stavros G. Vizirgianakis is an President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Vizirgianakis became the Companys Interim Chief Executive Officer in September 2016 and its fulltime President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2016. Mr. Vizirgianakis has a distinguished career in the medical devices field having worked for United States Surgical Corporation as director of sales for sub Saharan Africa and later Tyco Healthcare in the capacity of General Manager South Africa. In 2006, Mr. Vizirgianakis co founded Surgical Innovations, which has become one of the largest privately owned medical device distributors in the African region, and now part of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed entity Ascendis Health. In that capacity, Mr. Vizirgianakis acted as a distributor of the Companys products. Mr. Vizirgianakis was Managing Director of Ascendis Medical from January 2014 through July 2016. Mr. Vizirgianakis also served on the board of Tenaxis Medical and is a strategic investor and advisor to numerous medical device startups and established companies in this field. Mr. Vizirgianakis has a degree in commerce from the University of South Africa. The Board believes Mr. Vizirgianakis industry knowledge, sales and marketing experience and his vast international business relationships qualify him to serve as a Director.

Joseph Dwyer

Mr. Joseph P. Dwyer is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Dwyer has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2017 and as the Company’s Treasurer and Secretary since September 2017, and previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from September 2016 to August 2017. From June 2015 to the present, Mr. Dwyer has provided financial consulting and advisory services to various companies, through the firms Dwyer Holdings and TechCXO. Prior thereto, from November 2012 until June 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of Virtual Piggy, Inc., a publicly-traded technology company. Prior to joining Virtual Piggy, Mr. Dwyer served as chief financial officer of OpenLink Financial, Inc., a privately held company, which provides software solutions for trading and risk management in the energy, commodity, and capital markets. During 2011 and 2012, Mr. Dwyer was a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee and served as interim chief administrative officer of Energy Solutions International, Inc., a privately-held company providing pipeline management software to energy companies and pipeline operators. From 2010 through 2011, Mr. Dwyer served as chief administrative officer of Capstone Advisory Group, LLC, a privately- held financial advisory firm providing corporate restructuring, litigation support, forensic accounting, expert testimony and valuation services. Mr. Dwyer served as a consultant to Verint Systems, Inc., a software company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market, from 2009 through 2010, assisting with SEC reporting and compliance. From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Dwyer served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of AXS-One Inc., a publicly traded software company.

Robert Ludecker

Mr. Robert Scott Ludecker is Senior Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Ludecker became Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing in May 2015. Prior to joining the Company as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing in May 2013, Mr. Ludecker served from February 2011 to May 2013 as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for BioMimetic Therapeutics, a NASDAQ-listed biotechnology company, specializing in the development and commercialization of products which promote the healing of musculoskeletal injury and diseases, including orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine applications. Prior to BioMimetic, Mr. Ludecker served from February 2008 to February 2011 in a variety of senior sales and marketing leadership positions with Small Bone Innovations, a private New York City-based orthopedic company specializing in small bones, and Smith and Nephew, a leading U.K.-based global provider of orthopedic reconstruction implants and a broad portfolio of medical instruments and supplies. Mr. Ludecker holds a B. A. degree from Kenyon College.

Joseph Brennan

Mr. Joseph Brennan is Vice President - Operations of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brennan became Vice President of Operations in November 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brennan served from October 2008 to August 2014 as Director of Operations for Air Techniques, Inc., a global medical device company. Mr. Brennan holds a B. T. degree from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

Chris Wright

Mr. Chris Wright is Vice President - US Sales of the company. Mr. Wright became Vice President of Domestic Sales in July 2015. Prior to that, he was National Sales Director of Surgical Sales for the Company since 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wright served from 2011 to 2013 in the position of Senior Business Director with Wright Medical/BioMimetics, LLC. From 2007 – 2011 Mr. Wright held the position for Regional Manager with Small Bone Innovations. From 2005 – 2007 he held the position of Territory business manager with Baxter Healthcare. Prior to 2005, Mr. Wright was an independent sales representative. Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Xavier University of New Orleans in Louisiana

John Salerno

Mr. John J. Salerno is Vice President - Quality and Regulatory Affairs of the company. Mr. Salerno became Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs in March 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Salerno served from December 2012 to March 2015 as Senior Director of Quality Assurance for US Nonwovens Corp., a privately-held over the counter drug products, cosmetics, personal care and EPA surface disinfectant company. From May 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Salerno was a consultant for US Nonwovens. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Salerno held the position of Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for International Technidyne Corporation. Prior to 2006, Mr. Salerno held the position of Vice President of Regulator Compliance and Reliability Engineering for Pall Life Sciences. Mr. Salerno holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology from Long Island University and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University.

Daniel Voic

Mr. Daniel Voic is Vice President - Research and Development and Engineering of the Company. Prior thereto, he served as Engineering Manager and Director of Engineering with the Company. Mr. Voic has approximately 14 years experience in both medical and laboratory and scientific products development. Mr. Voic holds a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic University "Traian Vuia" of Timisoara, Romania and a MS degree in applied mechanics from Polytechnic University of New York.

Gwendolyn Watanabe

Ms. Gwendolyn Watanabe is Director of the Company. Gwen Watanabe has over 24 years of financial and executive management experience in the medical device industry. Ms. Watanabe presently serves as the vice president of global corporate development, strategy, and strategic partnerships for Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a global provider of medical technology products, where she also serves as a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to Teleflex’s CEO. In her role at Teleflex, she is responsible for worldwide corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Teleflex, Ms. Watanabe served as president and chief executive officer of medical device start-up Hotspur Technology, Inc., where she led the company from initial idea and design concept in 2009 through commercial release before negotiating the successful sale of the business to Teleflex in 2012. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Watanabe served as chief business officer and chief financial officer of Nellix Endovascular, Inc., a medical device start-up that she co-founded, where she successfully raised venture capital financing and led a broad range of strategic initiatives that resulted in the acquisition of the company by Endologix (Nasdaq: ELGX). Earlier in her career, she served as a business development manager at Bacchus Vascular, Inc. (acquired by Covidien) and a project engineer at Aneurx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic). In addition, Ms. Watanabe was a general partner at Saratoga Ventures V, L.P. and Saratoga Ventures VI, L.P., which were all medical device venture funds. Ms. Watanabe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Design Division from Stanford University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Patrick McBrayer

Mr. Patrick A. McBrayer is Independent Director of the Company since September 29, 2014. Mr. McBrayer has served since January 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer of ACell Corporation, a surgery and wound care company. Mr. McBrayer previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of privately-held AxioMed Spine Corporation from February 2006 to January 2015. AxioMed is a medical device company focused on restoring the natural function of the spine. Prior to joining AxioMed, he held positions with Xylos Corporation (medical biomaterials); Exogen, Inc. (treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease); Osteotech, Inc. (tissue technology); and Johnson and Johnson Products, Inc. (healthcare products). Mr. McBrayer holds a B. S. in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy. The Board believes Mr. McBrayer’s industry knowledge and experience as a CEO qualifies him to serve as a Director.

Charles Miner

Dr. Charles Miner, III, is Independent Director of the company. Dr. Miner currently practices internal medicine in Darien, Connecticut. Dr. Miner is on staff at Stamford and Norwalk Hospitals and since 1982 has held a teaching position at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Miner received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1979 and received a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University in 1974. Dr. Miner is an experienced physician and teacher in the medical field. He serves on the board of The Stamford Hospital Foundation Board. The Board believes his experience as a medical doctor and his corporate experience qualifies him to serve as a Director.

Thomas Patton

Mr. Thomas M. Patton is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Patton has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CAS Medical Systems, Inc. and as a member of its Board of Directors since August 2010. He previously served as the CEO of Wright Medical Group, an orthopedic device company, located in Memphis, Tennessee, and as President of Novametrix Medical Systems, a patient-monitoring company, located in Wallingford, Connecticut. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Patton acted as an advisor to the healthcare-focused private equity group of Ferrer Freeman & Company and, in that capacity, served as the interim CEO of Informed Medical Communications on a part-time basis in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Patton is a co-founder and CEO of QDx, Inc., a start-up company that developed a platform for hematology diagnostics beginning in 2003. Mr. Patton attended The College of the Holy Cross, where he majored in Economics and Accounting. After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Patton worked at the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, he joined Wright Medical Group as its General Counsel where he served in various executive roles until being appointed CEO. The Board believes Mr. Patton’s industry knowledge and experience qualify him to serve as a director.

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