The Board currently consists of the following seven Directors, Gil Van Bokkelen, Lee E. Babiss, John J. Harrington, Ismail Kola, Lorin J. Randall, Kenneth H. Traub
and Jack L. Wyszomierski, and their current term of office will expire at the Annual Meeting.
The nominees are Gil Van Bokkelen, Lee E. Babiss, John J. Harrington, Ismail Kola, Lorin J. Randall, Kenneth H. Traub
and Jack L. Wyszomierski.
Kenneth H. Traub
Mr. Traub has served as a Director since June 2012.
Mr. Traub has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Management LLC, a firm that specializes in investing in and enabling companies to execute strategies to build and unlock stockholder value, since 2009.
Mr. Traub has also served as a general partner of Rosemark Capital, a private equity firm since 2013.
Mr. Traub served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of American Bank Note Holographics, Inc., or ABNH, a global leader in product and document security, from 1999 until its sale in 2008 to JDS Uniphase Corporation, or JDSU, a provider of optical products and measurement solutions for the communications industry.
managed the turnaround, growth and sale of ABNH
Following the sale of ABNH, Mr. Traub served as Vice President of JDSU in 2008.
In 1994, Mr. Traub co-founded Voxware, Inc., a pioneer in ‘Voice over IP’ communication technologies and acted as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and director until 1998.
Prior to Voxware, he was Vice President of Finance of Trans-Resources, Inc.
Mr. Traub currently serves on the boards of directors of the following publicly traded companies: (i) MRV Communications, Inc. (OTC: MRVC) since November 2011 and as Chairman since January 2012, where he is a member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and governance committee; (ii) DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG) since May 2012, where he is a member of the compensation committee and chairman of the strategic committee; and (iii) Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) since March 2013, where he is a member of the compensation committee.
Mr. Traub also served on the board of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:PTEC) from November 2009 through its sale in December 2010, where he was a member of the audit committee and compensation committee, served on the board of MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) from November 2011 through its sale in February 2013, where he was a member of the audit and governance committee, served on the board of iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) from June 2009 through June 2013, where he was a member of the compensation committee and the corporate governance and nominating committee and served on the board of Xyratex Limited (NASDAQ: XRTX) from June 2013 through its sale in March 2014, where he was a member of the audit committee.
Mr. Traub received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1988 and a B.A. from Emory University in 1983.
As a director for Athersys, Mr. Traub contributes his extensive experience and expertise in managing and growing companies to maximize shareholder value.