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Board of Directors

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David W. Case
President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer

David W. Case was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President in January 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Case had held the position of Vice President of Operations of the Company since 1996 and before then was Production Manager. He has been responsible for many of the initial design features of the SBS Dynamic Balance System. His oerational experience and duties have included management of many of the Company's functions, including manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance. Mr. Case holds a B.S degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Michael J. Ellsworth
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board

Michael J. Ellsworth was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2017 and has served as a director since April 2006. Mr. Ellsworth is currently the President of Kinetic Technologies, Inc., a business consulting company serving a number of industries. Mr. Ellsworth served at ADE Corporation, Westwood, Massachusetts ("ADE"), from 1993 to 2001. He was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1997 and Vice President and Advisor to the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2001. ADE was a semiconductor metrology and instrumentation company until being acquired by KLAC in 2007. From 1969 to 1992, Mr. Ellsworth served at Electro Scientific Industries ("EIS). He was the President, CEO and Director from 1987 until 1992. ESI, Mr. Ellsworth was a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Mr. Ellsworth holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Portland, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland.

Maynard E. Brown
Director
Director

Maynard E. Brown, a director since 1992, resides in West Vancouver, Canada. He is a retired member of the Law Society of British Columbia. Mr. Brown has more than 25 years of direct experience in advising publicly held corporations in securities and related matters. He also serves as a director and an audit committee member for a publicly traded company in Canada. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
 

Charles Davidson
Director
Director

Charles Davidson was appointed as a director in May 2016. Mr. Davidson has served as Chief Executive Officer of Attensa Corporation, an enterprise software provider, since August 2014.  He was the CEO of Attensa’s predecessor company Leeward, Inc. from 2009 until 2014, when it was merged into Attensa Corporation, and was Chief Executive Officer of Attensa, Inc. from 2007 until 2009.  From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Davidson was Chief Executive Officer and President of StatiaFX, a developer of software solutions for financial advisory services.  When StatiaFX was acquired in 2003 by Financial Profiles, a business unit of Hanover Insurance Group, Mr. Davidson became Vice President for Strategy and Business Development of Financial Profiles and served in that function until 2006 when the business was sold.  From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Davidson was Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Crabbe Huson Group.  In 1993, he co-founded Co-Operations, Inc. and served as its Chairman until 2000.  Mr. Davidson holds a B.S. degree in Business from the University of Oregon and a J.D. magna cum laude from Northwestern School of Law, Portland.  He is a member (inactive) of the bar associations of Oregon and Washington.

David M. Hudson
David M. Hudson was appointed as a director in April 2006. He previously served as a director of the Company from 1996 to 2003. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Hudson was a private business consultant and the managing member of Gemini Value Partners LLC. Mr. Hudson was the founder and President of Hudson Capital Management, which through a merger became part of the Crabbe Huson Group. In 1994, he co-founded Coldstream Capital Management, Inc. Mr. Hudson holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Oregon.