Board of Directors
|Name of Nominee||Position||Director
|David K. Raun||President and Director||2012|
|Michael J. Salameh||Director||1986|
|D. James Guzy||Chairman of the Board||1986||Audit & Compensation|
|John H. Hart||Director||1999||Compensation & Nominating (Chairman)|
|Robert H. Smith||Director||2002||Audit (Chairman) & Nominating|
David Raun was appointed president and CEO in December 2012. He joined PLX Technology in November 2004 as Vice President, Marketing. In May 2007 his role was expanded to include VP of Business Development. In March 2012 he was promoted to Sr. EVP & General Manager. From January 2002 through November 2004, he was Vice President of Marketing at Pericom Semiconductor. In 2001, Mr. Raun was Executive Vice President & General Manager at Actovate. Prior to Actovate he held several executive positions at Waferscale Integration, Inc., including Vice President of PSD & Memory Products ('97-'00), Vice President of Sales ('96-'97), and Director of Sales ('94-'96). From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Raun held other sales, sales management, and marketing positions at Waferscale and AMD. He holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ralph Schmitt was appointed president and CEO in November 2008. During 2008 he consulted with a variety of venture capitalists, as well as acted as chief executive officer of Legend Silicon, a privately funded Chinese terrestrial digital TV semiconductor company. From 2005 thru 2007, he was chief executive officer of Sipex, an analog semiconductor company, which merged with Exar in 2007 where he was appointed chief executive officer. From 1999 to 2005 Schmitt was executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development for Cypress Semiconductor where he led sales growth to more than $1 billion and oversaw the acquisition and integration of numerous companies. Schmitt has also served on the boards at Cypress subsidiaries and other privately held semiconductor and systems companies. He began his career as a systems hardware designer and received his BSEE from Rutgers University.
Michael Salameh co-founded PLX and served as President and member of the Board of Directors since PLX's inception in May 1986. In November 2008, Salameh resigned as CEO and remains on the board. From 1980 through 1986, Mr. Salameh was employed in various marketing management positions with Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Salameh received a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
D. James Guzy has served as Chairman of the Board since 1986. Since 1969, Mr. Guzy has been Chairman of Arbor Company, a limited partnership engaged in the electronics and computer industry. Mr. Guzy is also a director of Cirrus Logic, Inc., Intel Corporation, Micro Component Technology, Inc., Novellus Systems, Inc., LogicVision, Tessera Technologies, Inc., Davis Selected Group of Mutual Funds and Alliance Capital Management Technology fund, and a member of the board of directors of several private technology companies. Mr. Guzy received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. from Stanford University.
John H. Hart has been a director of PLX since April 1999. Mr. Hart is currently a 3Com fellow and serves on the board of directors of two other companies. In September of 2000, he retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of 3Com Corporation, a position he had held since August 1996. From the time Mr. Hart joined 3Com in September 1990 until July 1996, he was Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Prior to joining 3Com, Mr. Hart worked for Vitalink Communication Corporation for seven years, where his most recent position was Vice President of Network Products. Mr. Hart received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia.
Robert H. Smith joined the Board of Directors in November 2002. From May 1995 to August 2002, Mr. Smith worked at Novellus systems, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, where his last position was Executive Vice President of Administration for the Office of the CEO and board member. From June 1994 to September 1994, Mr. Smith held the position of chairman of the board of directors for Micro Component Technology, Inc., a semiconductor test-equipment manufacturer. From 1986 through 1990, Mr. Smith served as the president of Maxwell Graphics, Inc., a printing company. From 1982 through 1986, Mr. Smith held chief financial officer positions with Maxwell Communications of North America Corp. and R. R. Donnelley and Sons, printing companies. He previously held executive positions with Honeywell, Inc., Memorex Corp. and Control Data Corp. Mr. Smith is currently a member of the board of directors for Cirrus Logic, Inc. and Virage Logic Corporation, both semiconductor companies, and Epicor Software Corporation, a software company.
Tom Riordan was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2004. He is one of the pioneers of the original MIPS-processor architecture and has more than 20 years of experience in the microprocessor industry. Mr. Riordan is currently vice president of architecture at PMC-Sierra. Prior to joining PMC-Sierra in 2001, he was co-founder, chief executive officer and president of Quantum Effect Devices, a leading supplier of MIPS-architecture microprocessors from 1991 to 2001.
Pat Verderico joined the Board of Directors in November 2004. He also serves on the board of directors of OSE USA, Inc., a semiconductor-packaging foundry, and Micro Component Technology, Inc., a semiconductor test equipment manufacturer. From January 2001 to January 2003, he was chief financial officer of Ubicom, an Internet processor and software company. From July 1997 to November 2000, he was president and chief executive officer of OSE USA, Inc. From April 1997 to July 1997, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of that corporation. Prior to 1997, Mr. Verderico held executive positions with Maxtor as chief operating officer, Creative Technology as chief financial officer, Cypress Semiconductor as chief financial officer, Philips Semiconductors as vice president of assembly operations, and National Semiconductor as corporate controller. Mr. Verderico is a Certified Public Accountant and a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Verderico received a B.A. from the University of Akron and a M.P.A. from Pennsylvania State University.