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Board of Directors

William P. Noglows

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer,
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Robert J. Birgeneau

Chancellor,
University of California, Berkeley 

John P. Frazee, Jr.             

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Centel Corporation 

H. Laurance Fuller

Former Co-Chairman,
BP Amoco PLC 

Richard S. Hill

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Novellus Systems Inc. 

Barbara A. Klein

Former Chief Financial Officer,
CDW Corporation 

Edward J. Mooney

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Nalco Chemical Company 

Steven. V. Wilkinson            

Former Partner,
Arthur Andersen, LLP 

Bailing Xia

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Summer Leaf, Inc. 

 

William P. Noglows

William P. Noglows has served as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2003. Mr. Noglows also is a director of Littlefuse, Inc. and Aspen Aerogels, Inc. From 1984 through 2003, he served in various management positions at Cabot Corporation, culminating in serving as an executive vice president and general manager. While at Cabot Corporation, he was one of the primary founders of our company and was responsible for identifying and encouraging the development of the CMP application, which is the core of our business. Mr. Noglows had previously served as a director of our company from December 1999 until April 2002. Mr. Noglows received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Robert J. Birgeneau

Robert J. Birgeneau was elected a director of our company in March 2005. He has been the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley since September 2004. He also holds a faculty appointment in the departments of physics and materials science and engineering there. From July 2000 until assuming his current position, Mr. Birgeneau served as the President of the University of Toronto. Prior to that, Mr. Birgeneau was the Dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and previously had been the chair of its physics department. Mr. Birgeneau received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University.

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John P. Frazee, Jr.

John P. Frazee, Jr. was elected a director of our company in April 2000. He has been a private investor since 2001 and has served as a senior advisor to Greenhill & Co., Inc. since November 2007. Prior to 1997, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Corporation, and before that as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centel Corporation. Mr. Frazee also has served as director of various entities including the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, Dean Foods Company, Harris Bancorp, Homestead Village, Inc., Midway Airlines, Nalco Chemical Company, Paging Network, Inc., and Security Capital Group Incorporated . Mr. Frazee received his bachelor's degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College.

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H. Laurance Fuller

H. Laurance Fuller was elected a director of our company in June 2002. He also is a director of Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Fuller retired from the position of Co-Chairman of BP Amoco, p.l.c. in 2000 after serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amoco Corporation since 1991 and President since 1983. He also has served as director of various entities including J.P. Morgan Chase, Motorola, Inc. and Security Capital Group Incorporated. Mr. Fuller received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University.

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Richard S. Hill

Richard S. Hill was elected a director of our company in June 2012.  He also is a director of Arrow Electronics, Inc. and LSI Logic Corporation.  Mr. Hill retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novellus Systems, Inc., in the wake of its acquisition by Lam Research Corporation.  He joined Novellus as its CEO in 1993 and was appointed its Chairman in 1996, serving continuously in these capacities until Novellus’ merger.  Prior to leading Novellus, Mr. Hill held various senior leadership and management positions with Tektronix, Inc., General Electric, Inc., Motorola, Inc., and Hughes Aircraft, Inc.  Mr. Hill received a B.S. in bioengineering from the University of Illinois and a M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

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Barbara A. Klein

Barbara A. Klein was elected a director of our company in April 2008. She retired in May 2008 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Klein held a variety of senior finance positions including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dean Foods Company, Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ameritech Corporation, and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Pillsbury Co. Ms. Klein also serves on the board of directors of Corn Products International, Inc. She is a certified public accountant. Ms. Klein received a B.S. in accounting and finance from Marquette University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University.

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Edward J. Mooney

Edward J. Mooney was elected a director of our company in March 2005. He also serves on the boards of directors of FMC Corporation, FMC Technologies, Inc., the Northern Trust Corporation and PolyOne Corporation, and has served on the board of Commonwealth Edison, Inc. Mr. Mooney was the Delegue General-North America, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux from March 2000 until his retirement in March 2001. From 1994 to 2000, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco Chemical Company. Mr. Mooney received both a B.S. in chemical engineering and a J.D. from the University of Texas.

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Steven V. Wilkinson

Steven V. Wilkinson was elected a director of our company in April 2000. He is also a director of Entergy Corporation. Mr. Wilkinson has been retired since 1998. Prior to retirement, he was a partner of Arthur Andersen LLP. During his tenure with Arthur Andersen LLP, Mr. Wilkinson served clients across many industries, including chemical, electric and gas distribution, telecommunications, steel and transportation. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Wilkinson received his B.A. in economics from DePauw University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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Bailing Xia

Bailing Xia was elected a director of our company in September 2007. He is the Chairman of Summer Leaf, Inc., a privately-held technology and project development consulting company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has served in that role since 1996. He has been the Chief Representative in North America for China Central Television (CCTV) for education, science, technology, culture and health programs since 1994. In April 2007, Mr. Xia was appointed a Member of the Planning Committee of the China Development Bank.  In February, 2010, Mr. Xia was appointed a Senior Advisor of China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC), an independent third party certification and inspection organization dedicated to providing inspection, verification, certification and testing services, with accreditation by the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of People's Republic of China (AQSIQ), the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) and the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS).  He also served as a director of Lingo Media International, Inc., a publicly-traded publisher of English-language educational programs in China. Mr. Xia holds a degree in economics from Anhui University, and also graduated from the Sino-American Scientific Technology, Industry and Business Administration Program.

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