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SigmaTron International Inc (SGMA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Fairhead

65 1993 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Frauendorfer

56 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President,

Gregory Fairhead

64 2000 Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Rajesh Upadhyaya

61 2005 Executive Vice President - West Coast Operations

Daniel Camp

67 2007 Vice President - Acuna Operation

Hom-Ming Chang

56 2007 Vice President - China Operation

John Sheehan

55 1994 Vice President, Director - Supply Chain, Assistant Secretary

Dilip Vyas

69 2011 Lead Independent Director

Barry Horek

65 2011 Independent Director

Bruce Mantia

70 2011 Independent Director

Paul Plante

59 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Rieck

72 1993 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Fairhead

Mr. Gary R. Fairhead is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sigmatron International, Inc. Mr. Fairhead has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since its formation in November, 1993 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since August, 2011. He is a shareholder of the Company. Mr. Fairhead joined Wall-Able Manufacturing Company, a predecessor of the Company, as its Controller in 1981. Mr. Fairhead led a group of investors in purchasing the business of the predecessor in February, 1990. Mr. Fairhead led the business as President and Chief Executive Officer first of SigmaTron, Inc. and then of SigmaTron L.P., the immediate predecessor of the Company, between February, 1990, and November, 1993. Mr. Fairhead also currently serves as a Trustee of Central States Joint Board Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Mr. Fairhead holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Purdue University and Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Business, Purdue University. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Fairhead’s extensive business, management and financial background, in addition to his lengthy tenure as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company, make him well qualified to serve as a Director. Gary R. Fairhead and Gregory A. Fairhead are brothers. Gregory A. Fairhead serves as Executive Vice President and Assistant Secretary of the Company.

Linda Frauendorfer

Ms. Linda K. Frauendorfer is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Sigmatron International, Inc. Linda K. Frauendorfer has served as a Director of the Company since August, 2011. Ms. Frauendorfer has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since February, 1994 and previously as the Corporate Controller from June 1991 through January, 1994. Ms. Frauendorfer’s public company experience includes all aspects of the U.S. and foreign accounting and finance functions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, foreign operations, SEC compliance, investment and commercial banking, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder relations and human resources. Ms. Frauendorfer holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from The Ohio State University and received her Master Board Certification and Director Professionalism Education Certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors, Chicago. Ms. Frauendorfer participates in the National Association of Corporate Directors continuing education programs and is a member of that organization. Ms. Frauendorfer has broadened her experience and served on the Board Access Committee of the Chicago Financial Exchange and is a member of Women Corporate Directors. The Board of Directors believes Ms. Frauendorfer’s extensive business and financial background, her long tenure as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and her extensive experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, SEC compliance, and shareholder relationships make her well-qualified to serve as a Director.

Gregory Fairhead

Mr. Gregory A. Fairhead is an Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary of Sigmatron International, Inc. Gary R. Fairhead has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since its formation in November, 1993 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since August, 2011. He is a shareholder of the Company. Mr. Fairhead joined Wall-Able Manufacturing Company, a predecessor of the Company, as its Controller in 1981. Mr. Fairhead led a group of investors in purchasing the business of the predecessor in February, 1990. Mr. Fairhead led the business as President and Chief Executive Officer first of SigmaTron, Inc. and then of SigmaTron L.P., the immediate predecessor of the Company, between February, 1990, and November, 1993. Mr. Fairhead also currently serves as a Trustee of Central States Joint Board Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Mr. Fairhead holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Purdue University and Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Business, Purdue University.

Rajesh Upadhyaya

Mr. Rajesh B. Upadhyaya is an Executive Vice President - West Coast Operations of Sigmatron International, Inc. He has been Executive Vice President, West Coast Operations since 2005. Mr. Upadhyaya was the Vice President of the Fremont Operation from 2001 until 2005.

Daniel Camp

Mr. Daniel P. Camp is Vice President - Acuna Operation of Sigmatron International, Inc. He is Vice President, Acuna Operations since 2007. Vice President – China Operations from 2003 to 2007. Genera Manager / Vice President of Acuna Operations from 1994 to 2003.

Hom-Ming Chang

Mr. Hom-Ming Chang is Vice President - China Operation of Sigmatron International, Inc. He has been Vice President, China Operation since 2007. Vice President – Hayward Materials / Test / IT from 2005 – 2007. Vice President of Engineering, Fremont Operation from 2001 to 2005.

John Sheehan

Mr. John P. Sheehan is Vice President, Director - Supply Chain, Assistant Secretary of Sigmatron International, Inc. He has been Vice President, Director of Supply Chain and an Assistant Secretary since February 1994.

Dilip Vyas

Mr. Dilip S. Vyas is Lead Independent Director of Sigmatron International, Inc. He has served on our Audit Committee and is currently the Company’s Lead Director, and has served as Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Compensation Committee since August, 2011. He is a shareholder of the Company. Mr. Vyas was a Director of and the Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Circuit Systems, Inc., a printed circuit board manufacturer, from 1981 to 2001. Mr. Vyas managed virtually all aspects of accounting and finance and many of the operations of this publicly traded company, including bank relations, purchasing, production plans, and scheduling and design and maintenance of information systems, human resource management, and shareholder relations. Mr. Vyas also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Circuit Systems India, a printed circuit board manufacturer, listed on the India stock exchange, from November, 2007 to January, 2012. Mr. Vyas holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Gujarat in India and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Barry Horek

Mr. Barry R. Horek is Independent Director of Sigmatron International, Inc., since August 17, 2011. Mr. Horek has been a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees since August, 2011. He is a shareholder of the Company. For over 30 years Mr. Horek was with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP where he served as a tax partner from 1987 until his retirement in 2007. During that time he served a variety of multinational privately owned and public company clients specializing in manufacturing and consumer products. During his tenure at Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Horek also served as an area tax business unit leader for the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice and as an Area Director for Tax Policy Implementation where he was responsible for monitoring quality and regulatory compliance. From 1985 to 2001, Mr. Horek served as the lead tax advisor to the Company and its predecessors. From 2007 through 2014 Mr. Horek continued to consult with numerous companies on corporate accounting and tax matters. During the 2008-2009 academic years, Mr. Horek also taught intermediate accounting at North Center College in Naperville, Illinois. He served on the Board of Directors of Loaves and Fishes Community Services, a not for profit food pantry, from 2008 to June 30, 2015 of which he served as Treasurer from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, Vice Chairman from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 and as Chairman from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. He currently serves on the audit committee of the DuPage Foundation. Mr. Horek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Carthage College and a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Horek’s extensive business and financial background, experience in the manufacturing and consumer products business segment make him well-qualified to serve as a Director.

Bruce Mantia

Mr. Bruce J. Mantia is Independent Director of Sigmatron International, Inc. He is a shareholder of the Company. Mr. Mantia has been the Chairman of the Compensation Committee since August, 2011. Mr. Mantia joined the accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, in 1973 and served Ernst & Young in various capacities until his retirement in June, 2005. From July, 2005 through October, 2007, Mr. Mantia served as a consultant to Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Mantia provided audit services to mainly publicly held companies. From 1984 through 1988, Mr. Mantia was the lead partner on the audit team of the Company’s predecessor. Subsequent to 1988, Mr. Mantia served in various roles in Ernst & Young’s national office, including as a member of the Operating Committee, as National Director of Total Quality Management, and National Director and Vice-Chair of Human Resources. He served as Office Managing Partner of the Stamford, Connecticut office from February, 1997 to June, 2005. Mr. Mantia was a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee management team from November, 2006 to July, 2007, serving as its acting Chief Financial Officer during that period. Mr. Mantia holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Paul Plante

Mr. Paul J. Plante is Independent Director of Sigmatron International, Inc., since August 17, 2011. Mr. Plante has been a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees since August, 2011. He is a shareholder of the Company. From December, 2008 to the present, Mr. Plante has been the President and owner of Florida Fresh Vending, LLC., a privately held company, with vending machines throughout Central Florida. Mr. Plante began serving in October, 2011 as a member of the Board of Directors of Richardson Electronics Ltd., a publicly traded company. Richardson Electronics provides engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables and customized display solutions. Mr. Plante served from February, 2007 to May, 2008 as Vice President – Medical Industry Solutions of Kimball Electronics Group, an electronic manufacturing services company that serves, among others, the medical industry. From September, 1986 through February, 2007, Mr. Plante served in various capacities for Reptron Electronics, Inc., a publicly traded electronic manufacturing and distribution services company located in Tampa, Florida, until its acquisition by Kimball Electronics Group. From September, 1986 to March, 1994, Mr. Plante served as Reptron’s Chief Financial Officer. From March, 1994 through February, 2004, Mr. Plante served as Reptron’s President and Chief Operating Officer and from February, 2004 through February, 2007 served as President and Chief Executive Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Plante’s extensive history of management and business experience, particularly in the customized electronics and manufacturing industry, coupled with his financial background, make him well-qualified to serve as a Director.

Thomas Rieck

Mr. Thomas W. Rieck is Independent Director of Sigmatron International, Inc. At that time, he was a Director and Secretary of Circuit Systems, Inc., a circuit board maker located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and a supplier to the Company. He is a shareholder of the Company. He has served on the Nominating Committee and is presently Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Company’s Audit Committee financial expert. Prior to the time of the Company’s initial public offering and since such offering to 2014, he was President of Rieck and Crotty P.C., a Chicago law firm. He has concentrated his practice in the representation of private and public corporations in all aspects of corporate law, including, but not limited to, securities, tax, and transactional matters. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, a Certified Public Accounting degree from the University of Illinois, and a law degree from Northwestern University.

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