Mr. Steven Becker was appointed to the board of directors in December 2013. He has been a partner at Becker Drapkin Management since 2004. Mr. Becker currently serves on the Board of Tuesday Morning (TUES), a national close-out retailer, Pixelworks, Inc., (PXLW), a semiconductor company, and Special Diversified Opportunities (NASDAQ: SDOI). Mr. Becker previously served on the board of directors of Plato Learning, Inc., a provider of education services and training, Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT), the operator of a chain of casual dining restaurants, and Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTT), a national retailer. Mr. Becker holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Florida.
Robert Bogomolny has served as a director of the Company since April 2002. Since August 2002, Mr. Bogomolny has served as President of the University of Baltimore. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Counsel of G.D. Searle & Company, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer, from 1987 to 2001. At G.D. Searle, Mr. Bogomolny was responsible for all of its legal, regulatory, quality control and public affairs activities. He also led its government affairs department in Washington, D.C., and served on the Searle Executive Management Committee.
Mr. Stephen Domenik was appointed to the board of directors in December 2013. He has been a General Partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm, since 1995. Mr. Domenik currently also sits on the Board of Directors of Pixelworks, Inc (NASDAQ: PXLW), a semiconductor company, MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY), an IP-rich fabless semiconductor company, and various private companies. Mr. Domenik previously served on the Board of Directors of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL) from January 2001 until it was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in February 2012. During his tenure at Sevin Rosen Funds, Mr. Domenik led numerous investments in private companies. He holds a B.S. in Physics and M.S.E.E. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Gerald Fine was appointed to the board of directors in December 2013. He has been a Professor of Practice and Director at the Engineering Innovation Center of Boston University since 2012. Dr. Fine was President and CEO of Schott North America, a subsidiary of Schott AG from 2008 to 2011, and Executive Vice President, Photonic Technologies for Corning Incorporated from 1997 to 2003. Dr. Fine previously served on the Board of Directors of CyOptics, Inc. a semiconductor laser manufacturer for telecom applications, Crystal IS, Inc., a UV LED substrate manufacturer, Kotura, Inc., a provider of silicon components for datacom and telecom, and Pixtronix, Inc. a provider of low-cost displays for portable devices. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
Jeffrey Rittichier is the CEO of EMCORE Corporation. Prior to taking this position, Mr. Rittichier was the President and CEO of NanoStatics Corporation, a leader in production nanofiber technology. Previously, he was the President of Epik Energy; a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and NanoDynamics which commercialized nanotechnology for the E&P industries. Mr. Rittichier was also the Vice President and General Manager of the Access Business Unit at Lucent Microelectronics and helped drive its $3.6B IPO as Agere systems. He has held various executive positions in General Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing in the Semiconductor Industry and was a driving force behind the growth and exits of Xponent Photonics (HOYA Corporation), and Polyscan (Etec Systems). Mr. Rittichier holds a BSME from The Ohio State University and is a Distinguished Alumnus of Ohio State’s College of Engineering. He has completed the Financial Management Program at Stanford University.
Charles Scott has served as a director of EMCORE since February 1998. In March 2003, Mr. Scott retired as Chairman of Cordiant Communications Group plc, the successor corporation of the Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Group. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi Company in 1990 and served as Chief Financial Officer until 1992 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In 1993, be became Chief Executive Officer and held that position until 1995 when he assumed the title of Chairman.