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Heska Corp (HSKA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sharon Larson

57 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Wilson

45 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jason Napolitano

49 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategist and Secretary

Steven Eyl

52 2016 Executive Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing

Steven Asakowicz

52 2013 Executive Vice President - Companion Animal Health Sales

Rodney Lippincott

44 2013 Executive Vice President - Companion Animal Health Sales

Jason Aroesty

43 2018 Executive Vice President - International Diagnostics

Nancy Wisnewski

55 2016 Executive Vice President - Diagnostic Operations and Product Development

Catherine Grassman

41 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Scott Humphrey

47 2017 Director

G. Irwin Gordon

67 2001 Independent Director

David Sveen

61 2016 Independent Director

Bonnie Trowbridge

71 2015 Independent Director

Carol Wrenn

57 2013 Independent Director

Brett Maas

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Sharon Larson

Ms. Sharon J. Larson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Larson was also our Lead Director from May 2014 to October 2015. Ms. Larson currently serves as Principal and CEO of SLR Associates, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm. Ms. Larson served as Chief Executive Officer UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Vice President for University Hospitals, UT Southwestern Medical Center from 2004 to 2010. From 2000 to 2004 she was the COO at Anne Arundel Health System in Annapolis, Maryland. She held various jobs (Associate Administrator, COO and Corporate Vice President) during her employment in the Nebraska Health System from 1995 to 2000. From 1990 to 1995 she was an Assistant Administrator in the Inova Health System in Virginia. Prior to 1990 she was with Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas and the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Larson currently serves as an Advisor to DigiWorksCorp, and as a member of the Innovation Council of Anthello Healthcare Solutions, Inc. She has also served on various boards and been involved with several community projects. Ms. Larson holds BBA (Business Administration) and MA (Hospital and Health Administration) degrees from the University of Iowa.

Kevin Wilson

Mr. Kevin S. Wilson President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Heska Corporation. He previously served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since February 2013. Mr. Wilson is a founder, member and officer of Cuattro, LLC. Since 2008, he has been involved in developing technologies for radiographic imaging with Cuattro, LLC and including as a founder of Cuattro Software, LLC, Cuattro Medical, LLC and Cuattro Veterinary, LLC. Mr. Wilson served on the board of various private, non-profit, and educational organizations from 2005 to 2011. He was a founder of Sound Technologies, Inc., a diagnostic imaging company, in 1996. After Sound Technologies, Inc. was sold to VCA Antech, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Wilson served as Chief Strategy Officer for VCA Antech, Inc. until 2006. Mr. Wilson attended Saddleback College.

Jason Napolitano

Mr. Jason A. Napolitano serves as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategist and Secretary of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2002 to September 2016. He was appointed our Secretary in February 2009, having previously served as our Secretary from May 2002 to December 2006. Prior to joining us formally, he was a financial consultant. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Napolitano held various positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, an investment bank, including Vice President in health care investment banking and Director in mergers and acquisitions. He holds a BS degree from Yale University.

Steven Eyl

Mr. Steven M. Eyl serve as Executive Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing of the Company since September 2016. He previously served as our Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations from May 2013 to September 2016. Mr. Eyl was a principal of Eyl Business Services, a consulting firm, from January 2012 to May 2013. He was President of Sound Technologies, Inc. ("Sound") from 2000 to 2011, including after Sound's acquisition by VCA Antech, Inc. in 2004. Mr. Eyl has an extensive background in medical technology sales. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

Steven Asakowicz

Mr. Steven M. Asakowicz is Executive Vice President - Companion Animal Health Sales of the Company since February 2013. From July 2011 to February 2013, he was employed by Cuattro, LLC as Vice President, Sales – US Veterinary and sold exclusively on behalf of Cuattro Veterinary USA, LLC. Mr. Asakowicz previously worked as Sales Director for Sound Technologies, Inc. ("Sound") from November 2002 to June 2011, including after Sound was acquired by VCA Antech, Inc. in 2004. Prior to entering the animal health market, Mr. Asakowicz spent 3.5 years employed by Smith Micro Software, Inc. as a Sales Manager and spent 7.5 years employed by AirTouch Cellular and PacTel Cellular (currently Verizon Wireless) as a Corporate Account Executive. Mr. Asakowicz holds a BA degree from San Diego State University.

Rodney Lippincott

Mr. Rodney A. Lippincott is Executive Vice President - Companion Animal Health Sales of Heska Corporation. From July 2011 to February 2013, he was employed by Cuattro, LLC as Vice President, Sales – US Veterinary and sold exclusively on behalf of Cuattro Veterinary USA, LLC. Mr. Lippincott held various positions including Sales Director for Sound Technologies, Inc., a unit of VCA Antech, Inc., from September 2007 to June 2011. Prior to entering the animal health market, Mr. Lippincott spent 13.5 years employed by Smith Micro Software, Inc. and held positions including US and International Sales Manager and Director of Marketing. Mr. Lippincott attended Saddleback College and completed the Executive Education Marketing Management Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.

Jason Aroesty

Mr. Jason D. Aroesty is Executive Vice President - International Diagnostics of the company. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the In Vitro Diagnostics Industry, where he has played key commercial leadership roles in the Healthcare Division at Siemens (Siemens Healthineers) for the past 12 years. Mr. Aroesty was based in Europe for over 10 years, during which time he led various country organizations and later took regional leadership responsibilities. Most recently, Mr. Aroesty was responsible for Global Sales, Marketing and Communications for the Point of Care business in the Siemens Healthcare Division (Siemens Healthineers). Mr. Aroesty graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

Nancy Wisnewski

Dr. Nancy Wisnewski, Ph.D., serves as Executive Vice President - Diagnostic Operations and Product Development of the Company since 2016. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Product Development and Customer Service from April 2011 to September 2016 and as Vice President, Product Development and Technical Customer Service from December 2006 to April 2011. From January 2006 to November 2006, Dr. Wisnewski was Vice President, Research and Development. Dr. Wisnewski held various positions in Heska's Research and Development organization between 1993 and 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in Parasitology/Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in Biology from Lafayette College.

Catherine Grassman

Ms. Catherine ,CPA, Grassman serves as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer on December 1, 2017. Previously serving as Heska’s Corporate Controller, Ms. Grassman has been a central figure in the Company’s accounting and finance leadership since January of 2017. Prior to joining Heska, Ms. Grassman was Corporate Controller of a mid-sized private-equity backed company. She also spent more than 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a senior manager in the audit practice. She is licensed in Colorado as a Certified Public Accountant and possesses a Masters of Accountancy and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Stetson University.

Scott Humphrey

Mr. Scott W. Humphrey is Director of the company since 2017. Mr. Humphrey was the President & CEO of One Hope United, a multi-state non-profit focused on children and family support and education services, from August 2015 until February 2018. Mr. Humphrey was formerly Vice Chairman, Head of U.S. Industrial Banking and Head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions for BMO Capital Markets Corp., where he worked from 2007 to 2015. He was an investment banker with Deutsche Bank Securities from 1997 to 2007, where he was a Managing Director focused on mergers & acquisitions.

G. Irwin Gordon

Mr. G. Irwin Gordon is Independent Director of Heska Corporation, since May 2001. Mr. Gordon is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), which owns and leases almost 85,000 single family residences in the USA, a position he held from June 2016 to December 2017. Mr. Gordon is also the Managing Partner of Trion LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 2000. From September 2012 to May 2015, Mr. Gordon served as the CEO of Landes Foods, LLC, a Dallas-based food manufacturer. From July 2000 until August 2001, Mr. Gordon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gruma Corporation, a food manufacturer. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Suiza Foods Corporation, a food manufacturer and distributor, from February 1998 to October 1999. Mr. Gordon joined Suiza in August 1997 as its Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Suiza, Mr. Gordon held various positions with subsidiaries of PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo"), including most recently as Senior Vice President Global Branding for Frito-Lay, Inc., from May 1996 to August 1997. From 1983 to 1992, Mr. Gordon served as President and General Manager of several international Frito-Laycompanies before becoming Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Technology for Frito-Lay International from 1992 to 1996. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 1992, Mr. Gordon served in various capacities at the Kellogg Company. Mr. Gordon holds an Education degree from the University of British Columbia and a Management Certificate from Stanford University.

David Sveen

Dr. David E. Sveen, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He is the President of Cedarstone, an accounting and consulting practice for nonprofit organizations, which he founded in 1993. His professional background includes 13 years in senior management with investment banking firm Griffin, Kubik, Stephens and Thompson, as well as an adjunct assistant professorship of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College since 1995. Dr. Sveen holds a Ph.D. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MBA from DePaul University, an MA from Wheaton Graduate School, and a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University.

Bonnie Trowbridge

Ms. Bonnie J. Trowbridge , CPA, is Independent Director of the Company since 2015. Ms. Trowbridge is Chair of the Heska Audit Committee from May 2015 to the present and a member of the Governance Committee from February 2015 to the present. Ms. Trowbridge served as Vice President, Chief Audit Executive and Risk Officer of Apollo Education Group, a publicly traded company, from 2007 to 2014. She is a retired Pricewaterhouse Coopers Audit Partner, having served with Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1985 to 2007. Ms. Trowbridge is Chairman of the Board of Directors and treasurer of Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of CPA's. Ms. Trowbridge holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Southern Oregon State University, a Master's Degree from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's degree from Washington State University.

Carol Wrenn

Ms. Carol A. Wrenn is Independent Director of Heska Corporation. She is owner of Whitewater Advisors, LLC and has served as President of that company since June 2017. She founded Sky River Helicopters, LLC in 2010 and served as President of that company from 2010 until its sale in 2015. She served as an Executive Vice President and the President of the Animal Health Division at Alpharma Inc. from 2001 to 2009. Ms. Wrenn also held the position of Chairman of the Animal Health Institute from 2007 to 2009 and was a member of the board of directors of the International Federation of Animal Health from 2002 to 2009. Prior to joining Alpharma, Ms. Wrenn held various executive positions at Honeywell International Inc. (formerly, AlliedSignal Inc.) from 1984 to 2001. She served as Business Director of Honeywell's Refrigerants, Fluorine Products Division from 2000 to 2001 and was the Commercial Director and Managing Director of Honeywell's European Fluorochemical operations from 1997 to 2000. Ms. Wrenn also held a number of positions in sales, marketing, business development and finance during her tenure with AlliedSignal. Ms. Wrenn serves as a Director of Phibro Animal Health Corporation and sits on both the Audit and Compensation Committees. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Union College, an MBA from Lehigh University, and a DBA from California Southern University.

Brett Maas

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