Board of Directors

W. Richard Marz

    Age: 75
    Director since 2000
    Chairman of the Board since January 2008

    Principal occupation: President of MMW Group, a Technology Consulting group that focuses on working with early to mid-stage companies with special emphasis on product definition, sales organization development, and marketing and channel strategies.

    Previous experience:

    • Executive Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Marketing of LSI Logic Corporation from 2003 to 2006.
    • Executive Vice President, Communications and ASIC Technology of LSI Logic Corporation from 2002 to 2003.
    • Executive Vice President, Geographic Markets, LSI Logic from 1995 to 2003.
    • Vice President Sales & Marketing, The Americas, Advanced Micro Devices from 1985 to 1995.

    John F. Bryant

      Age: 34
      Director since 2016

      Principal occupation: Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Harbert Discovery Fund GP, LLC, an investment management firm that serves as the General Partner of Harbert Discovery Fund, LP, since 2014.

      Previous experience:

      • Vice President of BlackRock, Inc. from 2007 to 2012.

      Committee membership:

      • Nominating and Corporate Governance – Chair
      • Management Development, Compensation and Stock Option

      Jay W. Freeland

        Age: 49
        Director since 2018

        Principal occupation: Investor, Board Member, Volunteer and Retired President, CEO & Director at FARO Technologies, Inc.

        Previous experience:

        • President and Chief Executive Officer of FARO Technologies, Inc. (“FARO”) from December 2006 until December 2015.
        • Director of FARO from February 2006 until December 2015.
        • Co-Chief Executive Officer of FARO from January 2006 until December 2006.
        • President and Chief Operating Officer of FARO from November 2004 until January 2006.
        • Founder & President of Freeland Solutions, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm, From April 2003 until November 2004.
        • Various positions with General Electric Company and its affiliates, including Vice President – Global Sales, Marketing & Commercial Operations – GE Energy Rentals and President and Chief Operating Officer of GE Harris Energy Control Systems, LLC, from July 1991 until April 2003.

        Committee membership:

        • Nominating and Corporate Governance
        • Management Development, Compensation and Stock Option

        C. Richard Neely, Jr.

          Age: 64
          Director since 2014

          Principal occupation: Financial consulting services for Executive / C-Suite level professionals.

          Previous experience:

          • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intermolecular, Inc., from 2013 to 2017.
          • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tessera Technologies, Inc., from 2012 to 2013.
          • Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Supply Chain at Livescribe from 2011 to 2012.
          • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Monolithic Power Systems from 2005 to 2011.
          • Chief Financial Officer at NuCORE Technology from 2002 to 2005.

          Committee memberships:

          • Audit – Chair
          • Nominating and Corporate Governance

          James A. Ratigan

            Age: 70
            Director since 2016

            Principal occupation: Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Delaware Valley University since 2015.

            Previous experience:

            • Chief Financial Officer, Nitric BioTherapeutics, Inc., from 2005 to 2014.
            • Independent consultant providing consultative services to two specialty pharmaceutical companies from 2003 to 2006.
            • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Orapharma, Inc. from 1997 to 2003.
            • Director of Perceptron from 1989 to 1996 and from 2003 to 2013.

            Committee memberships:

            • Audit

            William C. Taylor

              Age: 69
              Director since 2016

              Principal occupation: President of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (the “EDPA”), a private, statewide organization that works to attract and retain business and industry and address other critical issues affecting economic development such as workforce development, since 2009.

              Previous experience:

              • President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., from 1999 to 2009.
              • Vice President Operations, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., from 1993 to 1999.
              • Vice President Manufacturing, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, from 1987 to 1993.
              • Various roles with Ford Motor Company Canada from 1969 to 1987.

              Committee membership:

              • Management Development, Compensation and Stock Option – Chair
              • Audit

              David L. Watza

              Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer

                Age: 52
                Director since 2018

                Principal occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Perceptron, Inc.

                Previous experience:

                • TriMas Corporation
                  • Vice President Corporate Development and Treasury, responsible for Global Treasury, March 2015 to October 2015.
                  • Vice President Business Planning & Analysis, June 2013 to March 2015.
                  • Division Finance Officer – Australia, overseas assignment, March 2011 to June 2013.
                  • Division Finance Officer – Cequent Performance Products, July 2005 to March 2011.
                • DTE Energy, Energy Trading Company – non-regulated subsidiary, Risk Analyst and Accounting Supervisor roles, January 2000 to July 2005.
                • Lear Corporation, Manager of External Reporting, January 1996 to January 2000.
                • Durakon Industries, Corporate Controller, May 1992 to January 1996.
                • Arthur Andersen, Senior Auditor, July 1988 to May 1992.