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Innovative Solutions and Support Inc (ISSC.OQ)

ISSC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Geoffrey Hedrick

75 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Shahram Askarpour

59 2012 President

Glen Bressner

57 1999 Independent Director and Vice Chairman of the Board

Relland Winand

63 2018 Chief Financial Officer, IR Contact Officer

Roger Carolin

62 2016 Director

Winston Churchill

77 1990 Independent Director

Robert Mittelstaedt

74 1997 Independent Director

Robert Rau

81 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Geoffrey Hedrick

Mr. Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. . He has founded the Company in February 1988 and has been Chairman of the Board since 1997. Mr. Hedrick resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on November 30, 2007, but continued as Chairman of the Board. He reassumed his former duties as Chief Executive Officer on September 8, 2008. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Hedrick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Smiths Industries, North American Aerospace Companies. He also founded Harowe Systems, Inc. in 1971, which was acquired subsequently by Smiths Industries plc. Mr. Hedrick has over 45 years of experience in the avionics industry, and he holds a number of patents in the electronics, optoelectric, electromagnetic, aerospace and contamination-control fields.

Shahram Askarpour

Dr. Shahram Askarpour is President of the Innovative Solutions and Support Inc. He joined the Company as a Director of Engineering in 2003, was promoted to Vice President of Engineering in 2005, and was promoted to President on April 2, 2012. Dr. Askarpour has more than 35 years of aerospace industry experience in managerial and technical positions. Prior to joining ISS, he was employed by Smiths Aerospace (a division of Smiths Group PLC), Instrumentation Technology, and Marconi Avionics. He holds a number of key patents in the aviation field. Dr. Askarpour received his engineering education in the United Kingdom, and received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Middlesex University, a post graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Automatic Control from Brunel University. He was awarded the title of Associate Research Fellow for three consecutive years by Brunel University and has published numerous papers in leading international, peer reviewed journals. In addition, he has completed management courses at Carnegie Mellon University and finance courses at the Wharton Business School.

Glen Bressner

Mr. Glen R. Bressner is Independent Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. He is Managing Partner of Originate Ventures, which he co-founded in 2008. He is also a shareholder and a director on the board of Alum-a-Lift, Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of material handling solutions. He has also been a Managing Partner of Mid Atlantic Venture Funds since 1985. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Bressner served as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group. Mr. Bressner holds a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Business Administration from Boston University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Babson College.

Relland Winand

Mr. Relland M. Winand is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in December 2015, after serving as the Company's Controller from September 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Winand has served in a number of executive financial capacities with public companies, including Chief Financial Officer of ECC International, Corp, a manufacturer of computer controlled maintenance simulators primarily for the Department of Defense and Vice President Finance and Administration of Traffic.com, Inc., a leading provider of accurate, real-time traffic information in the United States. Immediately prior to joining Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., Mr. Winand was Chief Financial Officer of Orbit/FR, Inc., an international developer and manufacturer of sophisticated microwave test and measurement systems for aerospace/defense, wireless, satellite, and automotive industries, from 2008 to 2013. From January 2014 until September 2014, Mr. Winand served as a consultant for Solomon Edwards Group LLC. He has over 30 years' experience in financial management and reporting for both public domestic and international manufacturing companies. Mr. Winand received a B.S. in Accounting from Drexel University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Widener University.

Roger Carolin

Mr. Roger A. Carolin is Director of the Company. He is currently a Venture Partner at SCP Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-oriented companies, a position he has held since 2004. Mr. Carolin works to identify attractive investment opportunities and assists portfolio companies in the areas of strategy development, operating management, and intellectual property. Mr. Carolin co-founded CFM Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer of semiconductor process equipment, and served as its Chief Executive Officer for 10 years, until the company was acquired. Mr. Carolin formerly worked for Honeywell, Inc. and General Electric Co., where he developed test equipment and advanced computer systems for on-board missile applications. Mr. Carolin is also a director of Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR), a supplier of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services. Mr. Carolin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School

Winston Churchill

Mr. Winston J. Churchill, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been managing general partner of SCP Partners since he founded it in 1996, and has over 35 years of experience in private equity investing. He formed Churchill Investment Partners, Inc. in 1989 and CIP Capital, L.P., another venture capital fund, in 1990. Prior to that, he was a managing partner of a private investment firm that specialized in leveraged buyouts on behalf of Bessemer Securities Corporation. From 1967 to 1983, he practiced law at the Philadelphia firm of Saul, Ewing LLP and served as Chairman of its Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and a member of its Executive Committee. He is a director of a number of public companies including Amkor Technology, Inc., Recro Pharma, Inc., and formerly of Griffin Industrial, as well as a number of private companies. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System. He is currently a Trustee Fellow of Fordham University, Chairman of Young Scholars Charter School, Vice-Chair of The Gesu School, and a trustee of American Friends of New College Oxford, England; for many years, he was also a trustee of Georgetown University, where he chaired the Committee on Medical Affairs. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, summa cum laude, from Fordham University, a Master of Arts in Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

Robert Mittelstaedt

Mr. Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company from 1989 to 1997. Mr. Mittelstaedt is Dean Emeritus of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where he served as Dean and Professor of Management from 2004 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Mittelstaedt was Vice Dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1989. Mr. Mittelstaedt also serves on the Board of Directors of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of W. P. Carey, Inc. Mr. Mittelstaedt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Rau

Mr. Robert H. Rau is an Independent Director of the Company., He retired on December 31, 1998 as President of the Aerostructures Group of The Goodrich Company. Prior to its merger with The Goodrich Company, from 1993 to 1997, Mr. Rau was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rohr, Inc. Before joining Rohr, he was an Executive Vice President of Parker Hannifin Corporation and President of its Aerospace Sector. In addition, Mr. Rau is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and a past Chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Mr. Rau received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Whittier College in 1962.

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