Board of Directors


Board of Directors

William P. Noglows Chairman of the Board
David H. Li President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. Birgeneau Former Chancellor,
University of California, Berkeley
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
Susan M. Whitney Former General Manager,
IBM Corporation
Geoffrey Wild   Former Chief Executive Officer,
AZ Electronic Materials
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 since 2003 and served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2003 through December 2014. Mr. Noglows also is a director of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. and Littlefuse, 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 there, 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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David H. Li


David H. Li was elected a director of our company in January 2015. Mr. Li has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2015. From June, 2008 through December 2014, Mr. Li served as our Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to that role, Mr. Li served in various leadership roles, including as our Managing Director of China and Korea, and our Global Business Director for Tungsten and Advanced Dielectrics. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership positions in operations, sourcing and investor relations since joining us in 1998. Mr. Li received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

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Robert J. Birgeneau


Robert J. Birgeneau was elected a director of our company in March 2005. In June, 2014, he concluded his service as the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, a position he had held since September 2004. He holds a faculty appointment in the departments of physics and materials science and engineering there. From July 2000 until assuming his position at Berkeley, 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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H. Laurance Fuller


H. Laurance Fuller was elected a director of our company in June 2002. 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 Abbott Laboratories, 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. Mr. Hill retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Novellus Systems, Inc. in June 2012 after serving in these positions since 1996, and since 1993 as CEO upon his joining Novellus. 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 also serves as a director of Arrow Electronics, Inc., Planar Systems, Inc., and Tessera Technologies, Inc. He 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. Ms. Klein also is a director of Ingredion, Inc. 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. She is a certified public accountant. Ms. Klein received a B.S. in accounting and finance from Marquette University, and a 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 as a director of FMC Technologies, Inc. and the Northern Trust Corporation, and has served on the boards of Commonwealth Edison, Inc., FMC Corporation and PolyOne Corporation. 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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Susan M. Whitney


Susan M. Whitney was elected a director of our company in April 2015. Ms. Whitney, a 35-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, retired as the General Manager of IBM System X in 2007 after leading the IBM Server Group, and directing IBM’s global x86-based server division. Prior to that, she served in numerous executive leadership roles, including marketing and sales responsibilities for the IBM Asia Pacific and IBM Midwest organizations. Ms. Whitney also serves as a director of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, and served as a director of LSI Logic Corporation prior to its acquisition by Avago Technologies, Ltd. in 2014. She received her B.A. in mathematics and economics from the College of Mt. St. Vincent.

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Geoffrey Wild


Geoffrey Wild was elected a director of our company in September 2015. Mr. Wild served as the Chief Executive Officer of AZ Electronic Materials from January 2010 until April 2015. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech, Inc. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Nikon Precision, Inc. Mr. Wild also serves as a director of Materion, Inc., and served as a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. from 2006 to 2011. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Bath, UK.

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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 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). He also served as a director of Lingo Media International, Inc. 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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