Molex Incorporated

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Martin Slark


Martin P. Slark, 53, was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Molex Incorporated on July 1, 2005. He had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2001. Prior to this position Mr. Slark was Executive Vice President of Molex Incorporated from 1999 to 2001; President of the Americas Region from 1994 to1999; and President of the Far East South Region from 1988 to 1994. He became a Director of the company in 2000.

He began his career with Molex in 1976 and has worked for the company in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. He was responsible for starting the Molex entities in Hong Kong, China, India, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand.

Mr. Slark completed his undergraduate studies in Electronic Engineering at Bracknell College, England (1976). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (with distinction) from Portsmouth University (1981) and a MBA (with distinction) from the University of East London (1992). He is on the Board of the Hub Group, Inc. and is Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Landmark School, which serves students with language-based learning disabilities. He is a Companion of the British Institute of Management, and a member of the University of Chicago Advisory Council on the Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, The Chicago Economic Club and the Management Development Institute of Singapore.

In 2003, Mr. Slark was honored with a Public Service Medal by the government of Singapore. This National award recognizes distinguished international friends who have contributed to Singapore’s development in business, industry, technology and science. Mr. Slark was honored for having played an instrumental role in expanding Molex’s operations in Singapore as well as boosting Singapore’s efforts to develop its Electronics and Precision Engineering Industries. In 2004 Mr. Slark was awarded a Doctorate in Business Administration (Hon Causa) by the University of East London.

Mr. Slark is married and has two children. An avid runner, he has completed 13 marathons including Chicago, Boston and Hong Kong. He also regularly competes in 5K and 10K races.

Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA) is a 69-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection products and systems, switches and application tooling. Based in Lisle, Illinois, U.S.A., the company operates 59 plants in 19 countries, employs over 33,000 people worldwide and had revenues of $3.3 billion in its fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.