Constantine S. Macricostas is Chairman of the Board and as of July 20, 2008, Mr. Macricostas assumed the added responsibility of Interim Chief Executive Officer. From February 23, 2004 to June 7, 2005, Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer. From January 2002 through March 2002, he temporarily assumed the position of President. Mr. Macricostas also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 until August 1997. Mr. Macricostas is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Macricostas is a founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board and a director of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a company that provides secure managed information technology services and data center infrastructure to data intensive enterprise companies. Constantine S. Macricostas is the father of George Macricostas.
Walter M. Fiederowicz has been a private investor and consultant since August 1997. He currently is Chairman of the Board of Omega Insurance Holdings Limited, the holding company of the Lloyd's insurance underwriter ("Omega"). Mr. Fiederowicz is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of Omega. Mr. Fiederowicz serves as Chairman of the Board of Meacock Capital, plc. a provider of capital to the Lloyd's market, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Quadlogic Controls Corporation, a provider of smart utility meters. Mr. Fiederowicz is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company.
Joseph A. Fiorita, Jr., CPA, has been a partner since 1973 at Fiorita, Kornhaas & Company, P.C., an independent certified public accounting firm located in Danbury, Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves as an advisory board member of various closely-held companies and charitable organizations. He is also a Corporator for Newtown Savings Bank. Mr. Fiorita is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Vice Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the company. Mr. Fiorita qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") audit committee rules.
Dr. Liang-Choo (LC) Hsia is a private investor and consultant. Dr. Hsia formerly was Senior Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor at Global Foundries. He joined Global Foundries as a result of the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing where, for over ten years, he played a pivotal role in defining roadmaps for advanced node migration and oversaw the company's participation in the Joint Development Alliance with IBM for advanced manufacturing to the 20/20nm nodes. He joined Chartered after serving for three years as Director of Technology Development of United Microelectronics Corporation in Taiwan. Prior to that, he spent over a decade with IBM as an advisory scientist in various divisions. Dr. Hsia, received his Ph.D. in physics from Ohio State University and has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and over 50 patents. He resides in Taiwan and has offices in Taiwan and Singapore.
Executive Chairman RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
George Macricostas is Executive Chairman of the Board and founder of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a company that provides secure managed information technology services and data center infrastructure to data intensive enterprise companies. From November 2005 to December 2010, Mr. Macricostas was CEO and Executive Vice Chairman of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. From May 2000 through November 2005, Mr. Macricostas was Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. From February 1996 until April 2000, Mr. Macricostas was a senior vice president of the Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Company's global information technology infrastructure. Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mitchell G. Tyson is a private investor and consultant. He serves on a number of industry, government, and corporate boards of directors and advises start-ups, angel groups, and venture capital firms. He is also an adjunct professor at the Brandeis International School of Business. Between 2005 and 2010 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Electron Beams, a supplier of compact electron beam emitters that replace thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower cost manufacturing. Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the CEO of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services to the semiconductor industry. From 1987 to 2002, he held positions of increasing management responsibility and helped transform PRI Automation from a small robotics manufacturer to the world's leading supplier of semiconductor fab automation systems. Prior to joining PRI Automation, Mr. Tyson worked at GCA Corporation from 1985 to 1987 as a Director of Product Management and served as science advisor and legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Tyson is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.