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CVD Equipment Corp (CVV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Rosenbaum

71 1982 Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Glen Charles

63 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Steven Aragon

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Collins

51 2013 Vice President - Operations - SDC, General Manager

William Linss

60 2013 Vice President - Operations - CVD/First Nano Division

Emmanuel Lakios

56 2017 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Karlheinz Strobl

58 2007 Vice President - Business Development

Martin Teitelbaum

67 2010 General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, Director

Conrad Gunther

71 2000 Independent Director

Raymond Nielsen

66 2016 Independent Director

Lawrence Waldman

71 2016 Lead Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Rosenbaum

Mr. Leonard A. Rosenbaum is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was President, Director and a principal shareholder of Nav-Tec Industries, a manufacturer of semiconductor processing equipment similar to the type of some of the equipment that we currently manufacture. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Rosenbaum was employed by a division of General Instrument Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor materials and equipment.

Glen Charles

Mr. Glen R. Charles is a Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company. From 2002 until 2004, he was the Director of Financial Reporting for Jennifer Convertibles Inc., the owner and licensor of the largest group of sofa bed specialty retail stores in the United States. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Charles was the Chief Financial Officer of Trans Global Services, Inc., a provider of temporary technical services to the aerospace, aircraft, electronics and telecommunications markets. Mr. Charles has also had his own business in the private practice of accounting. Mr. Charles earned his B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Steven Aragon

Dr. Steven Aragon is a Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Dr. Aragon has over 25 years of thin-film process, materials, and system expertise applied to photovoltaic, optical, electronic, and magnetic device fabrication. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1990 and his MBA from Santa Clara University in 1996. He is the holder of five process equipment design patents. Dr. Aragon was a co-founder of Optimus Energy Systems International Inc. and served as its Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice-President – Engineering from November 2011 to October 2014. From June 2008 to October 2011, he has also served as Vice-President – Engineering at Stion Corp of San Jose, California, a maker of nanostructure-based CIGS (copper indium gallium sulphur-diselenide) thin-film photovoltaic panels and as the Vice President – Engineering at Day Star Technologies Inc. from June 2001 to June 2008.

Kevin Collins

Mr. Kevin R. Collins is a Vice President - Operations - SDC, General Manager of CVD Equipment Corporation. Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Operations SDC Division in 2013, Mr. Collins has served as the General Manager of CVD’s SDC Division since 1999. From 1990 to 1999 he was employed by Stainless Design Corp. as Manager of Field Operations and Product Development Advisor. Mr. Collins attended Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

William Linss

Mr. William S. Linss is a Vice President - Operations - CVD/First Nano Division of the Company. In addition to managing daily engineering and production operations, Mr. Linss is instrumental in expanding the company’s technology capabilities, developing new products and positioning CVD for growth. Prior to his promotion in 2013, Mr. Linss was the Division Manager for the CVD/First Nano Division since 2005. Mr. Linss has worked in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Chemical Vapor Deposition for 25 years. From 1980 through 1988 Mr. Linss worked at Standard Microsystems Corp. in Hauppauge, NY, advancing to Equipment Engineering Manager with all capital equipment responsibilities for SMC’s MOS/VLSIC manufacturing. Mr. Linss was employed by CVD from 1988 through 1994, advancing through various positions as Electrical Systems Designer, Field Service Engineer and Production Manager. From 1994 through 2001, Mr. Linss served as a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager with Otari Corporation, at their Long Island pro-audio R&D office; and later with AP Engines in Sacramento, CA, a Cable TV billing solutions start-up. In 2001, Mr. Linss re-joined CVD to head the newly acquired Research International Division for SMT reflow oven manufacturing, which then resulted in CVD’s acquisition of the Conceptronic product line

Emmanuel Lakios

Mr. Emmanuel Lakios is a appointed as Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Lakios has over thrity years of experience serving the semiconductor, data storage and optical device industries and is the holder of several patents in the field of process equipment and device structure. From 2015 until earlier this year, Mr. Lakios was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc., overseeing that company’s transition from R&D to a leading global commercial UV LED supplier. From 2003 to 2011 he was the Executive Vice President of Field Operations and President and Chief Operating Officer at Imago Scientific, bringing it from pre-revenue to a commercial leadership position in the 3D atomic scale tomography field. Mr. Lakios was previously employed at Veeco Instruments Inc. from 1984 until 2003, where he held several positions, including President of the Process Equipment Group and Executive Vice President of Field Operations. He has been involved in several acquisitions and numerous product line launches. He received his BE in Mechanical Engineering with focus in Material Science from SUNY Stony Brook in 1984.

Karlheinz Strobl

Dr. Karlheinz Strobl is an Vice President - Business Development of the Company. From 1997 to 2007, until he joined the Company, he was the founder and President of eele Laboratories, LLC, a technology and manufacturing solutions development company for a novel Light Engine for the video and data projection display market. Dr. Strobl holds fourteen patents and earned an M.B.A. from Boston University, a Ph.D from the University of Innsbruck and an M.S. from both the University of Innsbruck and the University of Padova. He has also worked at the Max Plank Institute and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Martin Teitelbaum

Mr. Martin J. Teitelbaum is a General Counsel, Assistant Secretary and Director of the company. Martin J. Teitelbaum has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1985 and as our in-house General Counsel since May 16, 2011. Mr. Teitelbaum is an attorney, who prior to May 16, 2011, conducted his own private practice, the Law Offices of Martin J. Teitelbaum. Prior to establishing his own firm in 1988, Mr. Teitelbaum was a partner at Guberman and Teitelbaum from 1977 to 1987. In addition, Mr. Teitelbaum currently acts as our Assistant Secretary. Mr. Teitelbaum earned a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Teitelbaum had been the Company’s outside general counsel for many years prior to joining CVD on a full-time basis and his legal expertise makes him an asset to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Conrad Gunther

Mr. Conrad J. Gunther, Jr., is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gunther has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and raising capital through both public and private means. He has been an executive officer and director of several banks, both public and private, and has served on the boards of two other public companies. From January 2008 until June 2015, Mr. Gunther was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Community National Bank. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at First Central Savings Bank. We believe Mr. Gunther’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his experience and expertise in the financial community.

Raymond Nielsen

Mr. Raymond A. Nielsen is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nielsen is currently the Director of Finance for The Beechwood Organization and has been responsible for Project and Corporate Finance including Strategic Planning Initiatives since 2014. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bridgehampton National Bank and Bridge Bancorp Inc., its Parent holding company since 2013, serving on the Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, ALCO and Loan Committees, and the Compliance BSA & CRA Committee. Mr. Nielsen is the former CEO of Reliance Federal Savings Bank and Herald National Bank, and a 45 year veteran of the banking industry. Mr. Nielsen also served as a Director of North Fork Bancorporation and its subsidiary North Fork Bank for 6 years where he chaired both the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee as well as having served as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Nielsen’s extensive public company, banking and real estate development experience will provide a valuable resource to the Board of Directors and Executive Management.

Lawrence Waldman

Mr. Lawrence J. Waldman is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Waldman has over forty years of experience in public accounting. He joined First Long Island Investors LLC, an investment and wealth management firm, as a Managing Director in May 2016 and is currently a Senior Advisor. Prior to that Mr. Waldman served as an advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island since September 2011. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. Mr. Waldman has served as a director of Bovie Medical since 2011 and he is currently the Chair of the audit committee and Lead Independent Director of the Board. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Northstar/RXR Metro Income Fund, a non-traded Real Estate Investment Trust, and has served as a member of its audit committee since 2014. Mr. Waldman was elected to the Board of Directors of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. in August of 2015, and since December 2015, serves as Chair of its Audit Committee. Mr. Waldman previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as chair and a member of its Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. Waldman is a certified public accountant in New York State. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

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