Independent Chairman of the BoardMr. Bruce L. Claflin is Director of the Company. Mr. Claflin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of 3Com Corporationrationration from January 2001 until his retirement in February 2006. He joined 3Com as President and Chief Operating Officer in August 1998. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Claflin worked at Digital Equipment Corporationrationration as Executive Vice President, Sales from July 1997 to June 1998 and as General Manager of the PC Business Unit from October 1995 to July 1997. Mr. Claflin joined Digital Equipment Corporationrationration in October 1995. Mr. Claflin also worked at International Business Machines Corporationrationration for 22 years, from April 1973 to October 1995, where he held various senior management positions of increasing responsibility and was responsible for almost every operation of the global, high tech company, including sales, marketing, research and development and manufacturing. Also, while employed by IBM, Mr. Claflin lived and worked in Hong Kong and Tokyo and was responsible for IBMs AsiaSouth Pacific Area, and, while employed by 3Com, Mr. Claflin established a joint venture in China in partnership with a leading Chinese global telecom solutions provider. Mr. Claflin was first appointed as our Chairman of the Board in March 2009. He was a member of the board of directors of Ciena Corporationrationration since 2006 and a member of the board of directors of IDEXX Laboratories since July 2015
Age: 63 Chairman Since 2016Claflin holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University.