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Clearfield Inc (CLFD.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Roth

72 2007 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Cheryl Beranek

55 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Herzog

53 2011 Chief Financial Officer

John Hill

52 2008 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Morgan

2016 Chief Marketing Officer

Rosa Burns

2018 Chief Revenue Officer

Patrick Goepel

56 2015 Independent Director

Roger Harding

63 2016 Independent Director

Charles Hayssen

66 2008 Independent Director

Donald Hayward

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Roth

Mr. Ronald G .Roth is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as our director since 2002. Mr. Roth is currently retired. Mr. Roth was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Systems Corp., a privately held waste hauling and disposal company, for 25 years prior to its sale to a national solid waste management company in 1995. From 1995 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Board of Access Cash International L.L.C., a North American provider of ATMs and related processing and financial services until its sale. Since 1990 he has been an owner of, and has served in various capacities, including Chairman of the Board and an officer, with Phillips Recycling Systems. Mr. Roth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Mr. Roth is qualified to serve on the Clearfield Board of Directors because he brings to the Board a strong background in executive management through his service for more than 25 years as the Chief Executive Officer or executive officer of several companies.

Cheryl Beranek

Ms. Cheryl Podzimek Beranek Cheri is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has served as our director since 2007. Ms. Beranek has also served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2007. From July 2003 to June 2007, Ms. Beranek served as President of our former subsidiary, APA Cables and Networks. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Beranek was President of Americable from 2002 until July 2003, when we acquired Americable. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Americable in 2001 and 2002. Ms. Beranek holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Minnesota State University and a Master’s of Science degree from North Dakota State University. Ms. Beranek is qualified to serve on the Clearfield Board of Directors because she brings to the Board a keen understanding of our business and industry developed through her tenure as our President and Chief Executive Officer and in her previous position as the President of our former subsidiary. Additionally, Ms. Beranek’s role as our President and Chief Executive Officer allows her to provide the Board with her unique insight as a member of management on our business and our operations.

Daniel Herzog

Mr. Daniel R. Herzog Dan is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has been Chief Financial Officer since August 25, 2011 and served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from February 19, 2011 until his appointment in August 2011. He served as Clearfield’s Vice President of Administration from June 2009, until his appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer, which also includes the duties of Vice President of Administration. Mr. Herzog previously served as our Comptroller and principal accounting officer from September 2003 through February 2006. Mr. Herzog held positions of Controller and Chief Financial Officer in his 13 years at Americable, which was acquired by Clearfield in 2003. Mr. Herzog received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting in 1986 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

John Hill

Mr. John P. Hill is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer effective October 30, 2008. Prior to being appointed in this position, Mr. Hill had been our Vice President of Engineering and Product Management since 2007. He also served as our Vice President of Product Management and Development from 2004 to 2007 and was our first Vice President of Sales from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Hill attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.

Kevin Morgan

Mr. Kevin Morgan is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Morgan has served the last 20 years in various senior marketing positions at ADTRAN, Inc., a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, where he gained extensive experience in advanced communications technology, fiber optic systems, and business product marketing. Before that, he spent nearly a decade at telephone operating company BellSouth, now a part of AT&T, where he worked as the manager of broadband planning and implementation. Morgan has also served in various leadership positions with the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council Americas, including Chairman of the Board, and continued to serve as a regular Board Member representing ADTRAN. Morgan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

Rosa Burns

Ms. Rosa Burns is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Burns is a seasoned sales leader that brings to Clearfield more than 20 years of experience in fiber optic equipment sales. During her career, Burns has successfully established extensive relationships with major service providers in telecommunications. Starting her career as an engineer in the utility and telecommunications industry, Burns gained extensive technical knowledge of communications networks in both the US and Latin America. Throughout her career, Burns has been responsible for revenue generation, sales strategy, and business development. Her most recent experience includes leading the national AT&T account team for 3M and previously serving large key accounts at Alcatel (now Prysmian). Burns received both a bachelor's and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Patrick Goepel

Mr. Patrick Goepel Pat is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our director since September 1, 2015. Since January 2010, Mr. Goepel has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Asure Software, Inc., a publicly-held provider of workplace management software (NasdaqCM: ASUR). He previously served as Asure Software’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2009 to January 2010 and has served as its director since August 2009. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investment’s Human Resource Services Division from 2006 to 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Advantec from 2005 to 2006. A former board member of iEmployee, Mr. Goepel currently serves on the board of directors of APPD Investments, and SafeGuard World International. He also served on the board of AllOver Media Holdings, Inc. until its sale to a private equity firm in March 2015. Mr. Goepel’s public company executive management and board experience, as well as his background in successful execution of global expansion, operational and M&A initiatives, qualify him to serve as a director of Clearfield. In addition, Mr. Goepel qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.

Roger Harding

Mr. Roger Harding has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company. Harding has served as our director since July 14, 2016. From 1972 to 2008, Mr. Harding served in multiple leadership roles with Alcatel-Lucent, including as the Vice President & General Manager, Global Switching from 2001 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Harding received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and management from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mr. Harding has a strong background in operations and the execution of operational strategies, as well as a deep understanding of the telecommunications and networking markets. These attributes qualify him to serve as a director of Clearfield. In addition, Mr. Harding qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.

Charles Hayssen

Mr. Charles N. Hayssen Chip is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our director since 2008. Since January 2009, Mr. Hayssen has served as the President of Safeway Driving School, a privately-held provider of driver’s education services. From August 2007 to September 2008, Mr. Hayssen was a private investor. From August 2004 until August 2007, Mr. Hayssen was Chief Operating Officer of AllOver Media, Inc., a privately-held out-of-home media company. From September 2002 to April 2004, Mr. Hayssen was the Chief Financial Officer of ThinkEquity Partners LLC, an equity capital markets firm. From March 2004 to May 2009, Mr. Hayssen was a director of Lenox Group Inc., a publicly held designer, distributor, wholesaler and retailer of fine quality tableware, collectible and other giftware products, until it filed petition for reorganization relief in November 2008. Mr. Hayssen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth and from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a Masters of Business Administration degree. Mr. Hayssen brings strong executive management and financial management experience to the Board, as well as experience as a director of a publicly traded company, all of which qualify him to serve as a director of Clearfield. In addition, Mr. Hayssen qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.

Donald Hayward

Mr. Donald R. Hayward is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our director since 2007. From 2006 to his retirement in 2017, Mr. Hayward has served as the President of Engel Diversified Industries (EDI), a privately held manufacturing company. Mr. Hayward is currently a consultant for manufacturing clients. From 1997 until joining EDI, Mr. Hayward was Director of Corporate Services at Minnesota Technology, Inc. a publicly funded, private non-profit in support of Minnesota’s technology community. Mr. Hayward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and economics from the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Hayward’s executive leadership experience, his familiarity with the business and operations of a manufacturing company developed through his service at EDI, and his background in technology qualify him to serve as a director of Clearfield.

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