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Photronics Inc (PLAB.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Constantine Macricostas

82 2018 Chairman of the Board

Peter Kirlin

57 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Jordan

72 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Frank Lee

65 2018 President of Asia IC Photomask SBU

Christopher Progler

54 2006 Vice President, Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning

Richelle Burr

53 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Walter Fiederowicz

71 2012 Lead Independent Director

George Macricostas

48 2002 Director

Joseph Fiorita

73 1987 Independent Director

Liang Choo Hsia

69 2012 Independent Director

Mitchell Tyson

63 2004 Independent Director

R. Troy Dewar

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Constantine Macricostas

Mr. Constantine S. Macricostas is re designated as Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 20, 2018. Macricostas was appointed Executive Chairman on May 4, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer beginning in September of 2013. Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer and President from April 2009 to September 2013. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from July 20, 2008 to April 3, 2009. From February 23, 2004 to June 7, 2005, he also served as Chief Executive Officer. From January 2002 through March 2002, he temporarily assumed the position of President. Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 until August 1997.

Peter Kirlin

Dr. Peter S. Kirlin, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Kirlin became Chief Executive Officer in May of 2015 after having been named President in 2013. Prior to joining Photronics, Dr. Kirlin, a 25-year veteran of the photomask and semiconductor industries, held several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Dr. Kirlin was Vice President of Business Development at Entegris, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of liquid and gas delivery systems, components, and consumables used in the semiconductor manufacturing process; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Photomasks; and Group Vice President of ATMI, a supplier of ultra-high purity materials and services used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Dr. Kirlin also was Executive Chairman of the privately-held firm Akrion, Inc., a provider of surface preparation solutions to the semiconductor and electronics industries. Dr. Kirlin was Executive Chairman of Akrion, Inc. from January 2007 to July 2008.

John Jordan

Mr. John P. Jordan is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company, September 5, 2017. Prior to joining Photronics, Mr. Jordan was most recently Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller of AstroNova, Inc. Before joining AstroNova, Mr. Jordan served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Zygo Corporation from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc.

Frank Lee

Dr. Frank Lee is President of Asia IC Photomask SBU of the Company. Dr. Lee has been serving as the President of PDMC (formerly PSMC) since 2006. Prior to that he was CEO, NSMC, Ning-PO from 2004 to 2006 and was Fab Director and Senior Advisor for UMC, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan from 2001 to 2004 and, prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Grace Semiconductor, Shanghai, China from 2000-2001.

Christopher Progler

Dr. Christopher J. Progler is Vice President, Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Strategic Planning of the Company. Dr. Progler has been employed by Photronics since 2001 starting with the position of Corporate Chief Scientist. He was promoted to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 2004. In 2011 Dr. Progler assumed the added responsibility of Strategic Planning for the Company. Dr. Progler is a Fellow of SPIE - The International Society of Optics and Photonics. He serves on management boards of PDMC, PDMCX, and Inpria.

Richelle Burr

Ms. Richelle E. Burr is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel in 2008 and was appointed Secretary in April of 2009 prior to her appointment as General Counsel in January 2010.

Walter Fiederowicz

Mr. Walter M. Fiederowicz is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been a private investor and consultant since August 1997. Mr. Fiederowicz is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fiederowicz brings to the Board of Directors substantial experience in analyzing and forecasting economic conditions both domestically and internationally. Through his service on the boards of other companies, he has gained extensive experience in leadership, risk management, and corporate governance matters.

George Macricostas

Mr. George C. Macricostas is Director of the company. He is former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and a founder of RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., a company that provides secure data center infrastructure and managed information technology services to data intensive enterprises. Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Strategic Planning and Technology Development Committee and the Cyber Security Committee of the Board. Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute, and was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. From November 2005 to January 2007, Mr. Macricostas was Executive Vice Chairman of RagingWire. From May 2000 through November 2010 and June 2012 through January 2017, Mr. Macricostas was Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire and Executive Chairman through January 2018. Prior to the founding of RagingWire, from February 1996 until April 2000, Mr. Macricostas was a senior vice president of the Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global information technology infrastructure.

Joseph Fiorita

Mr. Joseph A. Fiorita Jr., CPA, is Independent Director of the company. He has been a partner since 1973 at Fiorita, Kornhaas & Company, P.C., an independent certified public accounting firm with offices located in Danbury and Southbury, Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves as an advisory board member of various closely-held companies and charitable organizations. He is also a Corporator for Newtown Savings Bank. Mr. Fiorita is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Vice Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Fiorita qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined under Item 407 of Regulations S-K audit committee rules. Mr. Fiorita brings to the Board of Directors broad experience in corporate finance and is highly qualified in the fields of accounting and internal controls, both of which contribute to his effective service on the Board of Directors.

Liang Choo Hsia

Dr. Liang Choo Hsia., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the company. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor at Global Foundries. He joined Global Foundries as a result of the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing where, for over ten years, he played a pivotal role in defining roadmaps for advanced node migration and oversaw the company’s participation in the Joint Development Alliance with IBM for advanced manufacturing at the 22/20nm nodes. He joined Chartered after serving for three years as Director of Technology Development for United Microelectronics Corporation in Taiwan. Prior to that, he spent over a decade with IBM as an advisory scientist in various divisions. Dr. Hsia has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and over 50 patents. He resides in Taiwan and has offices in Taiwan and Singapore. Dr. Hsia is a member of the investment committee of Semi Taiwan, serves as a Director on the Board of Everam, Inc. Taiwan, a mobile DRAM design house, and serves on the Board of Sequia Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan, a design house for LED power supply chips. Dr. Hsia is Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Technology Development Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee of the Board.

Mitchell Tyson

Mr. Mitchell G. Tyson is Independent Director of the company. He is an independent business strategy and clean energy consultant and serves on multiple industry, government, and corporate boards of directors. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Brandeis International Business School, a partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group, chair of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, chair of the Venture Café Foundation, and board member at Greentown Labs. He serves on the Board of Bigbelly, Inc., a supplier of enterprise waste management and urban connectivity solutions, 7AC Technologies, and Leading Edge Crystal Technology. Until October 2010 he was the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Advanced Electron Beams. Prior to joining Advanced Electron Beams in 2005, Mr. Tyson was a corporate consultant and lecturer. Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the Chief Executive Officer of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services to the semiconductor industry. From 1987 to 2002, he held positions of increasing management responsibility and helped transform PRI Automation from a small robotics manufacturer to the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor fab automation systems. Prior to joining PRI Automation, Mr. Tyson worked at GCA Corporation from 1985 to 1987 as Director of Product Management and served as science advisor and legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas from 1979 to 1985.

R. Troy Dewar

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