Board of Directors

Mr. Wills (Chairman) was President and CEO of Tektronix from 2000 until 2008, and its Chairman from 2001 through 2008. He joined Tektronix in 1979 and served in a range of marketing, product development and management roles, including President of the Measurement Business and President of Regional Operations for both Europe and the Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in computer systems from Linfield College. 

Michael Burger was appointed President and CEO of ESI on October 3, 2016. Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech since 2010. Prior to joining Cascade Microtech, Mr. Burger served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Merix Corporation, a printed circuit board manufacturer, from April 2007 to February 2010. From November 2004 until joining Merix, Mr. Burger served as President of the Components Business of Flextronics Corporation. From 1999 to November 2004, Mr. Burger was employed by ZiLOG, Inc., a supplier of devices for embedded control and communications applications. From May 2002 until November 2004, Mr. Burger served as ZiLOG's President and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Burger holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a certificate from the Stanford University International Executive Management Program.

Frederick A. Ball is a recognized and respected business leader with more than 25 years of financial management experience. He recently served as the chief financial officer of Marketo, a leading provider of a cloud-based enterprise marketing platform from 2011 to 2016.  Prior to joining Marketo, Mr. Ball had been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public technology companies including Webroot Software, Inc., BigBand Networks, Inc., and Borland Software Corporation. Mr. Ball also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, and prior to that as its Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ball was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC for over 10 years. Mr. Ball is a director at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power and control technologies, and is chair of its audit committee.

Recent Stock Transactions by Frederick A. Ball
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Aug 18, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,000 n/a
May 14, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 12,000 n/a
Dec 15, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 305 n/a
Sep 12, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 304 n/a
Jun 10, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 312 n/a
May 15, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 7,300 n/a
Mar 13, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 230 n/a
Dec 4, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 220 n/a
Sep 3, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 192 n/a
Jun 19, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 195 n/a
May 9, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 7,500 n/a
Mar 14, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 194 n/a
Dec 27, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,506 n/a
Dec 5, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 155 n/a
Sep 10, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 134 n/a
Jun 18, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 153 n/a
May 10, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,500 n/a
Feb 17, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 114 n/a
May 12, 2011 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 4,900 n/a
May 13, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 5,500 n/a
May 14, 2009 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 10,000 n/a

Laurence E. Cramer has been with Continuum Electro-Optics, a manufacturer of high energy laser systems for medical, industrial and scientific research, for the past 16 years where he held the positions of Vice President of R&D, Vice President / General Manager and President. Prior to that, he was President of Laser Diode Inc., a manufacturer of GaAs laser diodes for military and telecom applications. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Spectra-Physics in a range of management roles including, Manager of Marketing and Sales, Strategic Product Group Manager, and President of Spectra-Physics Laser diode systems, developer of advanced diode pumped solid state laser systems. He was a Board Member and past President of the Laser Institute of America, and was a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Committee in Electronics from 1988 to 1994. He holds a BA degree in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, a PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a Masters Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University.

Edward Grady has been a director on the ESI Board since 2008. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. from February 2014 through September 2016. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Automation, which offers solutions that optimize productivity for the semiconductor and other complex manufacturing industries, including clean tech and data storage. Mr. Grady retired from Brooks Automation in 2007. Prior to joining Brooks in 2003, he ran the wafer inspection and metrology groups at KLA-Tencor Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment. Prior to KLA-Tencor, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hoya Micromask, a supplier of photo masks and services to the semiconductor industry. He started his career as an engineer for Monsanto Electronic Materials Company, Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, and eventually rose to the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Ed is also a member of the board of directors at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power and control technologies.

Raymond A. Link served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI Company, a leading supplier of scientific and analytical instruments for nanoscale imaging from July 2005 to April 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Link was the Chief Financial Officer of TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic signal processing components for wireless communications. Mr. Link joined TriQuint in July 2001 as a result of TriQuint's merger with Sawtek, Inc. where he was the Chief Financial Officer since September 1995. He is also on the board of directors of FormFactor, Inc. a supplier of wafer probe cards and test equipment for the semiconductor industry and nLight Inc., a private company that makes high-power semiconductor lasers. Mr. Link received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

John Medica has served since 2007 as Vice Chairman and Corporate Adviser of Compal Group, a leading global electronics related ODM based in Taiwan with annual revenues in excess of $25 billion. Mr. Medica also served as a member of the Board of Directors of National Instruments from June 2008 through May 2014 and is a Trustee at Wake Forest University. He retired as a Senior Vice President and co-leader of the Product Development organization at Dell Inc. in April 2007 after fourteen years of service and prior to joining Dell, he served ten years at Apple Inc. in a variety of product development and operations related executive roles. He also has served as a Board Member-Advisor of two start-up technology companies, Visible Brands and Aviacomm, over the past two years.

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