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Electro Scientific Industries Inc (ESIO.OQ)

ESIO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Wills

63 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Burger

60 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Allen Muhich

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

John Williams

49 2017 Vice President - Marketing

Steve Harris

55 2017 Vice President - Engineering

Lynne Camp

60 2017 Director

Frederick Ball

56 2003 Independent Director

Laurence Cramer

67 2015 Independent Director

Raymond Link

64 2015 Independent Director

Brian Smith

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Wills

Mr. Richard H. Wills (Rick) serves as the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was President and CEO of Tektronix, Inc., a test, measurement, and monitoring company, from 2000 until 2008, and its Chairman from 2001 through 2008. He joined Tektronix in 1979 and served in a range of marketing, product development and management roles, including President of the Measurement Business and President of Regional Operations for both Europe and the Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Linfield College. Mr. Wills was a director of FEI Company until the company was acquired in 2016 and was Chairman of the Board of General Fusion, a private energy company in Vancouver, Canada until his retirement from the Board in March of 2017. Mr. Wills was appointed as a director by the Board of Directors in August 2014 and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 2015.

Michael Burger

Mr. Michael D. Burger is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, since October 3, 2016. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech since 2010. Prior to joining Cascade Microtech, Mr. Burger served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Merix Corporation, a printed circuit board manufacturer, from April 2007 to February 2010, and as a member of the Board of Directors of ViaSystems after it acquired Merix. From November 2004 until joining Merix, Mr. Burger served as President of the Components Business of Flextronics Corporation. From 1999 to November 2004, Mr. Burger was employed by ZiLOG, Inc., a supplier of devices for embedded control and communications applications. From May 2002 until November 2004, Mr. Burger served as ZiLOG's President and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Burger holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a certificate from the Stanford University International Executive Management Program.

Allen Muhich

Mr. Allen L. Muhich is appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the company effective December 5, 2017. Mr. Muhich brings over 25 years of global financial management experience in technology businesses. Prior to his role at ESI, Mr. Muhich served as the COO/CFO of ID Experts, a provider of identity protection services. Prior to ID Experts he was the CFO of Smarsh Inc., a provider of cloud-based archiving solutions, and the CFO of Radisys Corporation, a leading provider of open telecom solutions. Prior to Radisys he was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Merix, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, and he spent 15 years in financial management at Tektronix and Xerox. Mr. Muhich holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Western Washington University.

John Williams

Mr. John Edward Williams is Vice President - Marketing of the Company. Mr. Williams brings over 20 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles involving marketing management and strategy. Prior to joining ESI, John was Vice President, Marketing for Thermo Fischer Scientific, previously FEI, where he had served for ten years—seven as Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Marketing. Prior to FEI, he spent five years as Director of Marketing at Brooks Automation. John had previously held Product Marketing Manager responsibilities at a number of technology-focused firms. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo.

Steve Harris

Mr. Steve Harris is Vice President - Engineering of the Company. Mr. Harris brings over 30 years of engineering, engineering management and business management experience. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Harris spent seven years at Cascade Microtech where he served as Vice President of Engineering, and as VP & General Manager. Prior to joining Cascade Microtech, Mr. Harris worked 11 years at ESI where he held roles of Vice President Research, Development & Engineering and VP & General Manager Semiconductor Products division. Mr. Harris spent the first 13 years of his career at Tektronix in development engineering, program management and engineering management roles. Mr. Harris holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho and a certificate in General Management from Oregon Graduate Institute.

Lynne Camp

Ms. Lynne Camp is Director of the company, effective October 2. 2017. Previously, Ms. Camp was the Vice President of the Performance Instruments business at Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading test and measurement equipment manufacturing company, from 2006 to 2007, and Danaher Corporation from 2007 to 2011 after it acquired Tektronix. Prior to joining Tektronix/Danaher, Ms. Camp spent 26 years with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, where she held several senior positions including Vice President roles of HP/Agilent’s Remarketing Solutions group, Wireless Test Business group, Communications Test Equipment Services group, Multi-Industry Solutions group and Systems Generation and Delivery group. In these roles, Ms. Camp had direct responsibility for research and development, operations, program management, marketing and customer service in geographic areas throughout the world. Ms. Camp holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University. Ms. Camp received an Executive Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is on faculty with the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. Ms. Camp is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Frederick Ball

Mr. Frederick A. Ball (Fred) serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Prior to that Mr. Ball served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 to March 2016. Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball was the Chief Financial Officer for a number of public and private technology companies including Webfoot Software, Inc., BigBand Networks, Inc., and Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Ball also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, and prior to that as its Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ball was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC for over 10 years. Mr. Ball is a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. and SendGrid and is chair of their audit committees and a member of their nominating and governance committees. Mr. Ball is also on the Board of Directors of Engagio, a private company. Mr. Ball is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Laurence Cramer

Dr. Laurence Edward Cramer is Independent Director of the Company. He was with Continuum Electro-Optics, a manufacturer of high energy laser systems for medical, industrial and scientific research, until August 2015 where he held the positions of Vice President of R&D, Vice President / General Manager and President. Prior to that, he was President of Laser Diode Inc., a manufacturer of GaAs laser diodes for military and telecom applications. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Spectra-Physics in a range of management roles including, Manager of Marketing and Sales, Strategic Product Group Manger, and President of Spectra-Physics Laser diode systems, developer of advanced diode pumped solid state laser systems. He was a Board Member and past President of the Laser Institute of America, and was a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Committee in Electronics from 1988 to 1994. He holds a BA degree in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, a PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a Masters Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University.

Raymond Link

Mr. Raymond A. Link, CPA., is Independent Director of the Company. He joined Tektronix in 1979 and served in a range of marketing, product development and management roles, including President of the Measurement Business and President of Regional Operations for both Europe and the Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Linfield College. Mr. Wills was a director of FEI Company until the company was acquired in 2016 and was Chairman of the Board of General Fusion, a private energy company in Vancouver, Canada until his retirement from the Board in March of 2017. He is currently a Board Member of StanCorp, an insurance provider in Portland Oregon. Mr. Wills has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Company since February 2015. He is Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Brian Smith

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Wills

213,913

Michael Burger

3,221,380

Allen Muhich

1,296,790

John Williams

669,977

Steve Harris

737,793

Lynne Camp

249,777

Frederick Ball

197,100

Laurence Cramer

186,100

Raymond Link

198,600

Brian Smith

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As Of  1 Apr 2018