Dinesh C. Paliwal
The nominees for election are Adriane M. Brown, John W. Diercksen, Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Dr. Jiren Liu, Edward H. Meyer, Dinesh C. Paliwal
, Kenneth M. Reiss, Hellene S. Runtagh, Frank S. Sklarsky and Gary G. Steel.
Therefore, for Proposal No. 1, the election of Adriane M. Brown, John W. Diercksen, Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Dr. Jiren Liu, Edward H. Meyer, Dinesh C. Paliwal
, Kenneth M. Reiss, Hellene S. Runtagh, Frank S. Sklarsky and Gary G. Steel as directors, a nominee will be elected if the number of votes cast “For” that nominee exceeds the number of “Against” votes cast for that nominee.
Dinesh C. Paliwal
Director since August 2007
Mr. Paliwal, age 55, has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since July 1, 2008.
He joined our company in July 2007 as Vice Chairman, CEO and President.
Prior to joining our company, from January 2006 until June 2007, Mr. Paliwal served as President of ABB Ltd., a provider of industrial automation, power transmission systems and services.
From January 2004 until June 2007, Mr. Paliwal also served as Chairman and CEO of ABB Inc., and from October 2002 to December 2005 he served as President of ABB Automation.
Mr. Paliwal also serves as a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and ADT Corporation.
Mr. Paliwal served as a director of Embarq Corporation and Tyco International Ltd. during the last five years.
current term as a director expires at the Meeting.
Mr. Paliwal’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive expertise and experience in the areas of crisis management, international markets, strategy and strategic planning, as well as the comprehensive management and leadership experience he has gained as the head of a global business.
also has significant public company and non-profit board experience.