The three director nominees in Class A, who would serve a regular three-year term until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2016, or until their respective successors are elected and qualified, are: John S. Caldwell, Michael Garnreiter
and Hadi Partovi.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the election of John S. Caldwell, Michael Garnreiter
and Hadi Partovi.
Mr. Garnreiter has served as a director of the Company since 2006 and in February 2012, assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Garnreiter is currently Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Shamrock Foods, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of foods and food-related products.
From January 2010 until August 2012, Mr. Garnreiter was a managing director of Fenix Financial Forensics, a Phoenix-based litigation and financial consulting firm.
From April 2002 through June 2006, Mr. Garnreiter was Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Main Street Restaurant Group.
Mr. Garnreiter previously served as a partner of the international accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from 1974 through March 2002.
Mr. Garnreiter holds a B.S. degree in accounting from California State University at Long Beach and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Garnreiter is also a board member and chairman of the audit and governance committees for Amtech Systems, a global supplier of horizontal diffusion furnace systems.
He is also a board member and audit committee chairman for Knight Transportation, a North American truckload carrier.
In addition, Mr. Garnreiter serves as a member of the board of directors for Banner Health, a not-for-profit, multi-state health care delivery system, Global Tranz, a privately-held broker for trucking services and software development company, and is an audit committee member of PAAMCO, a privately-held investment management company
The Board believes that Mr. Garnreiter is highly qualified to serve as our Chairman, and Patrick W. Smith continues to provide leadership to the Company in his capacity as our CEO.