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Amtech Systems Inc (ASYS.OQ)

ASYS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jong Whang

73 2018 Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Gibbs

44 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Michael Whang

47 2019 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Robert Hass

68 2019 Executive Vice President

Robert Averick

52 2016 Independent Director

Michael Garnreiter

66 2007 Independent Director

Robert King

85 2003 Independent Director

Sukesh Mohan

52 2015 Independent Director

Patty Bruner

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jong Whang

Mr. Jong S. Whang is Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Whang served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception until January 2012, when Mr. Fokko Pentinga was promoted to that position. Since January 2012, Mr. Whang has served as our Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. In November 2018, Mr. Whang was elected to serve in the role of Chief Executive Officer when Mr. Pentinga resigned from the Company. In addition, Mr. Whang previously served as our President until March 2010, when Mr. Pentinga was promoted to that position. Mr. Whang’s responsibilities include establishing the strategic vision for Amtech and assisting in the marketing effort for our solar and semiconductor equipment business and business opportunities in those industries. He has over 40 years of experience in the solar and semiconductor industries, including time spent in both processing and manufacturing of equipment systems. Mr. Whang brings extensive senior management experience and knowledge of our Company and the markets we serve to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Whang is also uniquely positioned to provide the Board of Directors with in-depth and timely information about Company operations and with insight as to his strategic vision for the Company. Mr. Whang is the father of Michael Whang, Amtech’s Vice President of Operations.

Lisa Gibbs

Ms. Lisa Gibbs is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Gibbs joined Amtech in September 2016 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) on January 4, 2018. Prior to joining Amtech, Ms. Gibbs was a partner in a private consulting firm where she assisted clients with a variety of accounting and finance needs. From 2002 to 2014, Ms. Gibbs was the Vice President of Internal Audit for Insight Enterprises, Inc, a Fortune 500 publicly-traded information technology company. Ms. Gibbs began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.

Michael Whang

Mr. Michael Whang is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in April 2004 as Director of Information Technology and Risk Management. In May 2016, Michael Whang was promoted to Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Officer. His responsibilities at Amtech included roles in corporate strategy and operations, compliance, and M&A due diligence and post-acquisition activity, culminating in operational oversight of the Company’s U.S. operations. He was promoted to Vice President of Operations on January 4, 2018 and to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on March 6, 2019. Prior to joining Amtech, Michael Whang served in various information technology management roles at several technology corporations. Michael Whang is the son of Jong S. Whang, Amtech’s founder and Executive Chairman.

Robert Hass

Mr. Robert T. Hass is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Hass previously served as our Chief Financial Officer from June 1992 to April 2006, Chief Accounting Officer from April 2006 to June 2013 and as a Director from February 1996 to March 2006. Since July 2013, he has served as our Vice President. Prior to joining Amtech, Mr. Hass held various senior management roles in finance. From 1977 to 1984, he served in various capacities including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Altamil Corporation, then a public diversified manufacturing company. From 1972 to 1977, he was an auditor with Ernst & Ernst, now known as Ernst & Young. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University.

Robert Averick

Mr. Robert M. Averick is an independent Director of Amtech Systems, Inc. Mr. Averick has over 15 years of experience as a small-capitalization, value-driven public equity portfolio manager. His previous work experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within structured finance, strategic planning and consulting. Mr. Averick received an undergraduate degree in Economics from The University of Virginia and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Averick and certain entities to which his employer provides investment management services currently own in excess of 17% of Amtech’s outstanding shares. He previously served on our Board during 2005 and 2006. Mr. Averick also serves on on the board of directors or Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., a publicly-traded fabricator of complex steel structures, modules and marine vessels. Mr. Averick serves as Chairman of our Compensation and Stock Option Committee and as a member of our Audit and Technology Strategy Committees. Mr. Averick’s experience in finance and strategy planning allows him to provide valuable advice to the Board of Directors and the Committees on which he serves.

Michael Garnreiter

Mr. Michael Garnreiter is an Independent Director of Amtech Systems, Inc., He is the Chairman of our Audit Committee and serves as a member of our Compensation and Stock Option, Nominating and Governance and Technology Strategy Committees. Mr. Garnreiter is our designated financial expert on the Audit Committee. He retired in December 2015 as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Shamrock Foods, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of foods and food-related products. From January 2010 until August 2012, Mr. Garnreiter was a managing director of Fenix Financial Forensics, a Phoenix-based litigation and financial consulting firm. From August 2006 until January 2010, he was a managing member of Rising Sun Restaurant Group LLC, and, from December 2008 until December 2009, he was president of New Era Restaurants, LLC, both of which are privately-held restaurant operating companies. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Garnreiter was CFO of Main Street Restaurant Group, a publicly-traded restaurant operating company, and from 1976 to 2002, he was a senior audit partner of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Garnreiter serves on the boards of directors of Axon Enterprise, Inc. (as Chairman), a publicly-traded manufacturer of non-lethal protection devices, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., a publicly-traded nationwide truckload transportation company, and Banner Health, a multi-state health care delivery system. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Mr. Garnreiter is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Garnreiter’s financial background and expertise allows him to provide valuable advice to the Board of Directors.

Robert King

Mr. Robert F. King is an Director of Amtech system, inc. Mr. King has been President of King Associates, which provides consulting services to equipment companies serving the solar, semiconductor and flat-panel display industries. From 1968 to 1988, Mr. King was employed at Varian Associates, where he served in various marketing positions, including Vice President of Marketing for the Semiconductor Equipment Division. Mr. King also served on the Board of Directors of Varian’s joint venture semiconductor equipment companies located in Korea and Japan. Mr. King has significant experience in advising companies in the solar and semiconductor industries, which allows him to advise the Board with respect to our overall business. Mr. King serves as Chairman of our Nominating and Governance Committee and also provides the Board with technical and financial advice as a member of our Audit, Compensation and Stock Option, and Technology Strategy Committees.

Sukesh Mohan

Mr. Sukesh Mohan is an independent director of the company. He is currently Vice President and Co-Founder of El Camino Technologies, LLC, a software services company that manages online content for leading internet companies. Prior to this, Mr. Mohan was Director of Product Management, Etch Products Division, of Applied Materials, Inc. (“Applied”), a global leader in semiconductor and solar equipment. He held various product management and marketing positions at Applied from 1995 to 2009. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Mohan was the International Marketing Manager for Amtech, responsible for market development in Asia and India. He received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Technology. Mr. Mohan’s experience will allow him to advise the Board of Directors with respect to strategic direction, product roadmaps and business development. Mr. Mohan serves as Chairman of our Technology and Strategy Committee and also serves as a member of our Audit, Compensation and Stock Option, and Nominating and Governance Committees.

Patty Bruner

Ms. Patty Bruner is an IR Contact Officer of the Company.

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