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Lantronix Inc (LTRX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bernhard Bruscha

63 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Benck

52 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeremy Whitaker

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Sanjeev Datla

42 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Michael Fink

45 2012 Vice President - Operations

Kurt Scheuerman

47 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kevin Yoder

52 2016 Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Shahram Mehraban

2017 Vice President - Marketing

Daryl Miller

55 2008 Vice President- Engineering

Bruce Edwards

63 2012 Independent Director

Paul Folino

72 2012 Independent Director

Martin Hale

45 2016 Independent Director

Hoshi Printer

74 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bernhard Bruscha

Mr. Bernhard Bruscha is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from June 1989 to May 2002 and from May 2012 to the present. Mr. Bruscha is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in the 1970s, as one of three founding partners in a computer networking software company and for more than 20 years has successfully founded, grown and sold or merged several technology and other companies. From May 2002 to April 2015, Mr. Bruscha served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of transtec AG, a computer systems manufacturer and direct computer reseller. Mr. Bruscha is also Managing Director of TL Investment GmbH and Managing Director of technovest alpha GmbH located in Tübingen, Germany.

Jeffrey Benck

Mr. Jeffrey W. Benck Jeff is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He also serves on the board of directors of Netlist, Inc., a provider of high-performance modular memory subsystems. Before joining the Company, Mr. Benck served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director, of Emulex Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking, monitoring and management solutions, from July 2013 to May 2015, when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies. Mr. Benck joined Emulex in May 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2010. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Benck was President and Chief Operating Officer of QLogic Corporation, a supplier of storage networking solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Benck worked for IBM Corporation, a global leader in information technology and services, for 18 years, including serving as Vice President of xSeries BladeCenter and Retail Store Solutions development.

Jeremy Whitaker

Mr. Jeremy R. Whitaker is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He returned to Lantronix after serving as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Mind speed from January 2011 to September 2011. Mr. Whitaker previously served as our Vice President of Finance and Accounting from September 2010 to January 2011, where he was responsible for managing all worldwide finance and accounting functions. Mr. Whitaker also served as our Senior Director of Finance and Accounting from February 2006 to September 2010 and our Director of Finance and Accounting from August 2005 to February 2006. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Whitaker held vice president and director level finance and accounting positions with two publicly-traded companies, and worked in the assurance practice for six years at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Whitaker earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the California State University at Fullerton and a Masters of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Sanjeev Datla

Mr. Sanjeev K. Datla is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He served as chief executive officer and founder of Moxtreme Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based startup technology company focused on the development of a cloud-based application-defined IoT and virtualized real-time messaging platform. From August 2010 to August 2013, he served as vice president of cloud initiatives for Emulex Corporation. Prior to that, he was part of the founding management team of ServerEngines, an enterprise networking company that was acquired by Emulex. Mr. Datla previously served in senior technology development roles at Broadcom Corporation, ServerWorks Corporation and NEC Electronics. He earned a Masters in Technology degree in electronics design and technology with distinction from the Indian Institute of Science and a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Osmania University.

Michael Fink

Mr. Michael A. Fink is Vice President - Operations of the Company. He served as Director of Operations for Networking and Communication Products for Inphi, an analog semiconductor company. From July 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Fink was Executive Director of Product and Test Engineering at Sierra Monolithics, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Mr. Fink also served as Executive Director of Product and Test Engineering at Mindspeed from October 2005 to July 2008. Prior to that he held management positions at Peregrine Semiconductor and Analog Devices. Mr. Fink earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Kurt Scheuerman

Mr. Kurt E. Scheuerman is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DDi Corp., a publicly-held printed circuit board manufacturer, from October 2005 to July 2012. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Scheuerman was an associate with the international law firm of Paul Hastings LLP, where his practice emphasized corporate finance, securities regulation and other transactional work. Prior to that, he practiced corporate and transactional law as an associate in two regional law firms and served a clerkship with the Oregon Supreme Court. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon, where he graduated Order of the Coif.

Kevin Yoder

Mr. Kevin Yoder is Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. He served as vice president of sales for the Americas region at Avago Technologies (now Broadcom Limited), where he was responsible for driving more than $1.3 billion in annual revenues. Prior to joining Avago, Mr. Yoder was vice president of worldwide sales for XMOS, a start-up semiconductor company. Earlier, he held sales leadership positions at Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, and CoWare. Mr. Yoder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Notre Dame University.

Shahram Mehraban

Mr. Shahram Mehraban is Vice President - Marketing of the Company. Mr. Mehraban served as marketing director and chief of staff of the industrial and energy solutions division of Intel's IoT Group, where he played a key role in expanding the company's industry visibility in key IoT verticals, and served as part of the IoT executive team that delivered innovative end to end solutions for the Industrial IoT market. During his 17 year tenure at Intel, Mehraban served in various business development, product and strategic marketing, and general management roles. Prior to joining Intel, he served in various marketing leadership roles at Trillium Digital Systems (acquired by Intel), Nokia, Glenayre Technologies, and Motorola. Mehraban earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Gustavson School of Business at University of Victoria.

Daryl Miller

Mr. Daryl R. Miller is Vice President- Engineering of the Company. He served as Interim Vice President of Engineering from October 2007 to March 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Miller served as Director and a Senior Director within our Engineering Department. Before joining Lantronix, Mr. Miller spent 14 years at Tektronix and held several positions within the Microprocessor Development and Computer Graphics/Networking divisions, and as Worldwide Director of Service and Support for Network Computing Devices (NCD). Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in business information systems and Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated Dean’s Scholar and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce C. Edwards is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products since 2006, and serves as chairman of its compensation committee. He served as a director of Emulex Corporation, a global supplier of advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions from May 2000 to May 2015, when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies. Mr. Edwards was chairman of the board of Emulex from February 2014 to May 2015. From February 2005 to November 2007, he served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of advance coverage and capacity solutions for the wireless communications industry. From February1996 until February 2005, Mr. Edwards served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Powerwave. Mr. Edwards also served as President of Powerwave from February 1996 to May 2004. Before joining Powerwave, Mr. Edwards served eleven years at AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, where his last positions were Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director.

Paul Folino

Mr. Paul F. Folino is Independent Director of the Company .He served in a number of board and executive positions at Emulex from 1993 to May 2015 when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies, including as Emulex’s executive chairman of the board of directors from September 2006 to November 2011; as Chief Executive Officer from May 1993 to September 2006; and as chairman of the board of directors from 2002 to 2006 and from November 2011 to July 2013. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Folino served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation, a manufacturer of local area networking products from 1991 to 1993. He also serves on the boards of directors of Microsemi Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability discrete semiconductors, and CoreLogic, Inc., a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government, where he serves as chairman of the board.

Martin Hale

Mr. Martin M. Hale, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. He served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hale Capital Partners, LP, a New York-based private growth equity fund, since 2007. Mr. Hale currently serves as a director of Falconstor Software, Inc. and Midway Gold Corporation. Mr. Hale has also served as a director of Adept Technology, Inc., Flarion Corporation, Celiant Corporation, Analex Corporation, Aurora Flight Sciences, Vallent Corporation, Paradigm Holdings, Location Logic LLC, United Silver Corp., and Telanetix. Prior to Hale Capital Partners, Mr. Hale was a Managing Director and member of the founding team of Pequot Ventures, an associate at Geocapital Partners, and an analyst with Broadview International.

Hoshi Printer

Mr. Hoshi Printer is Independent Director of the Company. His background includes four decades of relevant general and financial management experience, including serving as chief financial officer for several technology companies, including the following: Autobytel, an online automotive marketplace; Peerless Systems Corporation, an embedded imaging systems company; Neuron Data, developers of high-end, client-server, object- and web-oriented tools; Soane Technologies, an ophthalmic and bioscience business; and Catalytica, developers of environmental technology. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Printer was a chief financial officer consultant. His clients included Private Access, Inc., a technology company, Avamar Technologies, Inc., a provider of enterprise data storage software, and Path 1 Network Technologies, a provider of television over IP technology to broadcasters. Mr. Printer also served as the divisional Vice President of Finance for Xerox Corporation.