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Proto Labs Inc (PRLB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sven Wehrwein

67 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Victoria Holt

60 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Way

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Development

Arthur Baker

50 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Bjoern Klaas

48 2017 Vice President, Managing Director

Robert Bodor

45 2015 Vice President, General Manager - Americas

David Fein

49 2016 Chief Revenue Officer

Archie Black

56 2016 Independent Director

Sujeet Chand

60 2016 Independent Director

Rainer Gawlick

50 2008 Independent Director

John Goodman

58 2001 Independent Director

Donald Krantz

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sven Wehrwein

Mr. Sven A. Wehrwein, CPA has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, with effect from May 2017 (AGM). He serves as lead director, as chair of the audit committee, and as a member of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Wehrwein has been an independent financial consultant to emerging companies since 1999. During his 35-plus years in accounting and finance, he has experience as a certified public accountant (inactive), investment banker to emerging growth companies, chief financial officer and audit committee chair. Mr. Wehrwein currently serves on the board of directors of AtriCure, Inc., a medical device company, and SPS Commerce, Inc., a supply-chain management software company, both of which are publicly traded companies. Mr. Wehrwein also served on the board of directors of Compellent Technologies, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by Dell Inc. in 2011, on the board of Vital Images, Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by Toshiba Medical in 2011, on the board of Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by Baxter International, Inc. in 2012, on the board of directors of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. from 2006 to 2012, and on the board of Cogentix Medical, Inc. from 2006 to 2016. Mr. Wehrwein’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include, among other skills and qualifications, his capabilities in financial understanding, strategic planning, and auditing expertise, given his experiences in investment banking and in financial leadership positions. As chairman of the audit committee, Mr. Wehrwein also keeps the board abreast of current audit issues and collaborates with our independent auditors and senior management team.

Victoria Holt

Ms. Victoria M. Holt is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, since February 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. Holt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, from September 2010 until Spartech was purchased by PolyOne Corporation in March 2013. Prior to Spartech, Ms. Holt worked at PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, serving as Senior Vice President, Glass and Fiber Glass, from May 2005 until September 2010. Ms. Holt also is a member of the board of directors of Waste Management, Inc., and she served as a director of Spartech while she was Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Holt also is a member of the Board of Directors of Waste Management, Inc.

John Way

Mr. John A. Way is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Development of the Company since December 2014. From September 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Way served as Chief Financial Officer of Virtual Radiologic, a global telemedicine company. From October 2002 to November 2012, Mr. Way worked in senior financial positions at several divisions within UnitedHealth Group, including Chief Financial Officer of Optum Collaborative Care, SecureHorizons and OptumHealth.

Arthur Baker

Dr. Arthur R. Baker III is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. since May 2016. Prior to joining Proto Labs, he served as Chief Technology Officer of PaR Systems, a robotics and specialty machine tool builder. From 2005 to 2014, Dr. Baker held multiple positions at MTS Systems, including General Manager of the Test Division, Chief Technology Officer, and Vice President of Engineering and Operations. MTS Systems was a leader in mechanical testing and simulation systems for automotive, aerospace, medical, civil-seismic and general research.

Bjoern Klaas

Mr. Bjoern Klaas is Vice President, Managing Director of the Company. Bjoern Klaas will join digital manufacturing leader, Proto Labs, as Vice President and Managing Director of its European operations. (Photo: Business Wire) "Bjoern's experience in international leadership and his knowledge of the manufacturing industry will be invaluable as we continue to build on the foundation we've established in Europe," said Vicki Holt, President and CEO at Proto Labs. " We're excited to have Bjoern guiding the way as we expand our global capabilities." Over the past five years, Klaas has held key positions with global polymer supplier PolyOne, most recently as the company's VP and GM for its ColorMatrix Group headquartered in the United States. Klaas was CEO and GM of Colorant Chromatics through early 2012 and held previous strategic management positions at specialty chemical company Clariant.

Robert Bodor

Dr. Robert Bodor is Vice President, General Manager - Americas of the Company. From July 2013 to January 2015, Dr. Bodor served as our Chief Technology Officer. From December 2012 to June 2013, Dr. Bodor served as our Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Proto Labs, from January 2011 to December 2012, Dr. Bodor held several roles at Honeywell, most recently leading SaaS business offerings for Honeywell’s Life Safety Division.

David Fein

Mr.David M. Fein is the Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. since December 2016. Prior to joining Proto Labs, he spent 16 years at PMC-Sierra, Inc., a semiconductor and software solutions provider for big data storage, optical transport networks and wireless infrastructure markets. Most recently, Mr. Fein served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales from December 2014 until PMC-Sierra, Inc. was acquired by Microsemi Corporation in January 2016. From November 2008 to November 2014, Mr. Fein served as Vice President, Sales for the Americas at PMC-Sierra.

Archie Black

Mr. Archie C. Black is an Independent Director of the company. since March 2016. He serves as a member of the compensation committee. Since 2001, Mr. Black has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SPS Commerce, Inc., a provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions. Mr. Black also serves on the Board of Directors of SPS Commerce, Inc. Prior to joining SPS Commerce, Inc., Mr. Black was a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Investment Advisors, Inc. Prior to his time at Investment Advisors, Inc., Mr. Black spent three years at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Black is qualified to serve on our board because of his extensive management, financial, and operational experience at SPS Commerce, Inc., during which he led the transformation of a tech-driven startup company into a global business and developed a deep knowledge of the requirements involved with being a public company.

Sujeet Chand

Mr. Sujeet Chand is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Rockwell Automation, Inc. since 2005. Prior to taking on his current role, Mr. Chand served in various leadership positions at Rockwell. Mr. Chand has sat on multiple government, industry, and higher education advisory boards, and has long had significant interaction with the Board of Directors of Rockwell. Mr. Chand earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. Mr. Chand’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include, among other skills and qualifications, his deep technical expertise and industry knowledge, particularly his experience at Rockwell. Mr. Chand brings a highly effective balance of strategic insight and technical engineering skills, as well as a unique perspective on technology, innovation and customer needs. He has served on the boards of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), FIRST Robotics, Wisconsin Technology Council, University of Wisconsin Foundation, and Robert W. Baird Venture Partners. He has also represented the U.S. as the head of a delegation to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, a worldwide consortium on manufacturing technology.

Rainer Gawlick

Dr. Rainer Gawlick is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a member of the audit committee and as the chair of the compensation committee. Dr. Gawlick is also a director at Newforma and Operating Affiliate at Vector Capital. Previously Dr. Gawlick was President of Perfecto Mobile, Ltd., a leader in mobile testing. Prior to that he was with IntraLinks, Inc. where he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales. IntraLinks, Inc. is a computer software company providing virtual data rooms and other content management services. From August 2008 to April 2012, Dr. Gawlick served as Chief Marketing Officer of Sophos Ltd, a computer security company providing endpoint, network and data protection software. From April 2005 to August 2008, Dr. Gawlick served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy at SolidWorks Corp., a CAD software company. He also has held a variety of executive positions in other technology businesses and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Dr. Gawlick has extensive sales, marketing and product-management experience in the technology industry. Dr. Gawlick offers expertise in building brand awareness, managing marketing on a global scale and developing growth strategies, which enables him to counsel our company on its global expansion.

John Goodman

Mr. John B. Goodman is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a member of the audit committee and as chair of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Goodman currently serves as Executive Chairman and is on the board of advisors of TPG (The Plastics Group) and the board of directors of Inclined Biomedical Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Dribank Labs. From December 1982 to October 2010, Mr. Goodman held various positions at Entegris, Inc., a materials supplier, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. Mr. Goodman’s technical background and experiences in supply chain networks, logistics and financial planning and reviews enable Mr. Goodman to provide guidance and counsel on our strategic plan, research and development, supplier relationships and finance functions.

Donald Krantz

Dr. Donald G. Krantz is an Independent Director of the Proto Labs, Inc. He served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from January 2015 until his retirement in June 2016. . From January 2007 to January 2015, Dr. Krantz served as Chief Operating Officer. From November 2005 to January 2007, Dr. Krantz served as Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Proto Labs, Dr. Krantz served in various roles at MTS Systems, Inc., a builder of custom precision testing and advanced manufacturing systems, including as a business unit Vice President, Vice President of Engineering, and most recently, Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Krantz was an Engineering Fellow at Alliant Techsystems and Honeywell, Inc., and was named the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sven Wehrwein

194,944

Victoria Holt

3,638,560

John Way

1,379,280

Arthur Baker

958,006

Bjoern Klaas

--

Robert Bodor

961,548

David Fein

1,156,530

Archie Black

155,000

Sujeet Chand

236,392

Rainer Gawlick

172,500

John Goodman

167,500

Donald Krantz

230,972
As Of  31 Dec 2017

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