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Papken S. der Torossian

Independent Director
Papken S. der Torossian has been a director since June 2003. Mr. der Torossian was chief executive officer of SVGI from 1986 until 2001. Prior to his joining SVGI, he was president and chief executive officer of ECS Microsystems, a communications and PC company that was acquired by AMPEX Corporation where he stayed on as a manager for a year. From 1976 to 1981 Mr. der Torossian was president of the Santa Cruz Division of Plantronics where he also served as vice president of the Telephone Products Group. Previous to that he spent four years at Spectra-Physics and twelve years with Hewlett-Packard in a variety of management positions. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. der Torossian served on the board of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. In March 2003, he joined the board of directors as chairman of Therma-Wave, Inc., a Company engaged in the manufacture and sale of process control metrology systems used in manufacturing semiconductors.
Independent Director