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Research Frontiers Inc (REFR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Saxe

79 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer

Joseph Harary

54 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Seth Van Voorhees

54 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development

Michael LaPointe

56 2002 Vice President - Marketing

Steven Slovak

53 2008 Vice President - Technology

Darryl Daigle

57 2012 Independent Director

Gregory Grimes

46 2011 Independent Director

Alexander Kaganowicz

68 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Saxe

Mr. Robert L. Saxe is Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of Research Frontiers Inc. He is a founder of the Company, has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since its inception in 1965, and was its President from 1966 to February 2002, its Treasurer from 1966 to 2005 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1965 to 2008. Mr. Saxe is currently the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Saxe is the principal inventor for many of the Company’s patents and patent applications. He graduated from Harvard College in 1956 with an A.B. degree, Cum Laude in General Studies (with a major in physics) and received an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1960.

Joseph Harary

Mr. Joseph M. Harary is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Research Frontiers Inc. He became Vice President and General Counsel to the Company in April 1992 and has been a director of the Company since February 1993. In December 1999, Mr. Harary was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and in February 2002 was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Harary was promoted to his present position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January 2009. Mr. Harary has also been the Treasurer of the Company since 2005 and was Chief Financial Officer of the Company from 2005 to 2010, and its corporate Secretary since 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harary’s corporate law practice emphasized technology, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and intellectual property law at three prestigious New York City law firms. Mr. Harary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia College in 1983 with an A.B. degree in economics, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1986 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Harary was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Seth Van Voorhees

Dr. Seth L. Van Voorhees, Ph.D., is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Business Development of Research Frontiers Inc., since January 1, 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Van Voorhees previously held senior financial, business development and investment banking positions as chief financial officer of American Pacific, specialty chemical manufacturer, and at Merrill Lynch, Wasserstein Perella and UBS Warburg, where he completed numerous investment banking assignments for advanced power technology and industrial clients. Earlier in his career, Dr. Van Voorhees worked for Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, where he focused on advanced battery technology for the US Department of Energy. Dr. Van Voorhees’ academic credentials include a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, a MBA from Columbia University and a BS from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Michael LaPointe

Mr. Michael R. LaPointe is Vice President - Marketing of Research Frontiers Inc., since March 2002. He joined the Company as its Director of Marketing for Architectural Windows and Displays in March 2000. Mr. LaPointe, a graduate of Brown University with a B.A. in Organizational Behavior & Management and a B.A. in Psychology, worked in a marketing capacity for IBM Corporation in the early 1980s. He subsequently founded and developed several companies involved in the application and licensing of new technologies for various consumer products. During that period Mr. LaPointe also worked as a management consultant, where in 1994 he began his relationship with the Company, assisting the Company with its marketing strategy.

Steven Slovak

Mr. Steven M. Slovak is Vice President - Technology of Research Frontiers Inc. He joined the Company in January 1989 as a chemist and was promoted to various positions. In November 2005, Mr. Slovak became the Company’s Director of Film Development and, in January 2008, was promoted to his current position as Vice President-Technology where he oversees a team of chemists and growing R&D initiatives. Steve Slovak is an inventor on numerous patents and patent applications held by the Company worldwide on SPD-Smart light-control technology, and is a member of various scientific organizations including the ASTM International and RadTech.

Darryl Daigle

Mr. Darryl Daigle is Independent Director of Research Frontiers Incorporated, since June 2012. Mr. Daigle is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation and Stock Option and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Daigle has been a principal owner of several profitable family-owned businesses in Louisiana. One of these, SPD Equipment Sales Inc., sells oilfield and marine equipment to the marine and oil and gas industries. Another business, S&D Bait Company LLC serves the commercial and recreational fishing industries in Louisiana. Mr. Daigle earned a business degree from Texas Tech University and is a former member of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board.

Gregory Grimes

Mr. Gregory Grimes is Independent Director of Research Frontiers Inc., since January 2011. Mr. Grimes is the Chairman of the Company’s Compensation and Stock Option Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Grimes is the top-selling sales associate company-wide at Hermes of Paris, the French luxury goods retailer. Prior to working for Hermes, Mr. Grimes was Store Director and Regional Sales Manager for MCM, the German luxury goods maker. He also worked for Kirby, Warren & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to the development and support of small business operation. Mr. Grimes has been an investor in the Company for over a decade, and has already contributed to the Company’s success through sales and marketing advice and introducing the company to a large network of investors and contacts in the automotive, architectural, and aerospace industries.

Alexander Kaganowicz

Mr. Alexander Kaganowicz is an Independent Director of Research Frontiers Incorporated. He has been a shareholder of Research Frontiers since 1998. In addition to being a shareholder, Dr. Kaganowicz has been involved in the performance and market testing of SPD products, including several demonstration installations of SPD SmartGlass in his home and work locations. For the past 26 years Dr. Kaganowicz has been the proprietor of a automotive services business in Freeport, NY. He holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Rome, has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, and has worked as a clinical chemist with titles of Director of the Chemistry Department and Manager of the Pathology Department at the Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens, NY (from 1974 to 1989). In addition, he owned and operated several medical supply companies in New York and Pennsylvania from 1989 to 2005. Dr. Kaganowicz research experience has resulted in several publications and textbook contributions.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Saxe

481,487

Joseph Harary

826,273

Seth Van Voorhees

433,411

Michael LaPointe

132,956

Steven Slovak

233,425

Darryl Daigle

--

Gregory Grimes

--

Alexander Kaganowicz

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As Of  30 Dec 2014