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David M. Hudson
President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer

David M. Hudson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2016.  Mr. Hudson has served as a director of the Company since April 2006.  He previously served as a director of the Company from 1996 to 2003.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Hudson was the founder and President of Hudson Capital Management, which through a merger became 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.

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

    Michael J. Ellsworth was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2016 and has served as a director since April 2006. Mr. Ellsworth served as Chief Operating Officer and advisor to the Board of Directors of  ADE Corporation, Westwood, Massachusetts, from 1993 to 1997. ADE is a semiconductor metrology and instrumentation company. After retirement from active management in 1997, he continued to serve as a Vice President and an advisor to ADE’s Board of Directors until 2001. Mr. Ellsworth also served as President, CEO and Director of Electro Scientific Industries from 1987 to 1992. Electro Scientific Industries is a microelectronics and semiconductor capital equipment corporation.  He is presently Chairman of Motion Optics Corporation, a privately held semiconductor equipment company, and also works as a consultant to the semiconductor industry through his firm, Kinetic Technology, Inc. where he serves as the President Mr. Ellsworth holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Portland, a 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 currently serves as a director of two publicly-traded companies in Canada and is an audit committee member of one of those companies. 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.