Cimetrix Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Robert H. Reback: Chairman, President, and CEO

Scott C. Chandler

Scott C. ChandlerScott C. Chandler has served as a director of Cimetrix since May 2003. Since 2002 Mr. Chandler has been Managing Partner for Franklin Court Partners, a consulting firm that provides the following services: strategic consulting, financial analysis, business development, valuation analysis, business plan development, financing strategy development, litigation support, and due diligence analysis and support. From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Chandler was Chief Financial Officer (1998-2000) and Senior Vice President for Global Business Development (2000-2001) for RHYTHMS NetConnections, a leading provider of broadband services utilizing digital subscriber line (DSL) technology. At RHYTHMS, he was responsible for raising over $2 billion for the company, and in 2001 led the financial restructuring of RHYTHMS, which resulted in the sale of its assets to Verizon. From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Chandler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of C-COR, a pioneer in the cable television equipment industry. Under Mr. Chandler's leadership, C-COR's revenues increased to over $150 million, and it was named by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 fastest-growing public companies. Mr. Chandler earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Whitworth University. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several public and privately held companies.

Michael B. Thompson

Michael B. ThompsonMichael B. Thompson has served as a director of Cimetrix since May 2004. Mr. Thompson is currently the Director of Pharma Marketing within the Automation Products Group of Applied Materials, Inc. In this role, he is managing marketing for the start-up organization focused on providing automation software solutions to pharmaceutical manufacturers leveraging Applied’s advanced technology as the leading automation software supplier to the semiconductor manufacturing industry. From 2009 through 2015 was VP of Technology for Kersh Risk Management where he developed medical class activity tracker and for corporate wellness and medical populations working with the Mayo Clinic and other organizations.  In 2007 and 2008 he was the COO of Mediaport Entertainment, Inc. (now Red Touch Media), a digital media company that provides automated fulfillment and point of sale solutions for music, movies, eBooks, audio books, and other digital media. From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Thompson served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and director of Setpoint Companies, an industry leader in lean automation that designs, assembles, tests, and delivers automated assembly and test equipment.  From 1986 to 2003, he was the Vice President of the Brooks Automation Planning and Logistics Solutions’ software division, which developed simulation, scheduling, and material handling automation and software controls for the semiconductor and related high technology industries. He was the President of AutoSimulations, Inc., which was acquired by Brooks in January of 2000.  Michael started his career at Texas Instruments, Inc. as a manufacturing engineer ascending to various middle management positions.

Mr. Thompson has been involved with automation, modeling, and scheduling manufacturing systems for over 35 years. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology at Brigham Young University. Mr. Thompson has been a pioneer in the field of industrial scheduling, workforce scheduling, and the application of simulation technology to industrial problems. He has authored numerous papers and articles published in technical magazines and professional journals.

Patrick J. Trippel

Patrick TrippelPatrick J. Trippel has served as a director since April 2015. As Chief Executive Officer of Inventus Power. Mr. Trippel is responsible for strategically leading the global enterprise to ensure Inventus Power is constantly innovating power systems and is at the forefront of thought leadership for their OEM and contract manufacturer customers across the commercial, industrial, medical and military and government markets.

Mr. Trippel has a distinguished career that spans over 30 years in the electronics manufacturing industry. Most recently, he was with H.B. Fuller Company as Senior Vice President Market Development. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s Durable Assembly Business which included the Electronics and Engineering Adhesive businesses. Prior, Mr. Trippel was with Henkel Corporation as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global General Industries business and also served as the President and General Manager of Henkel’s Global Electronic Materials business.

He began his career with Universal Instruments Corporation in sales and was subsequently successful in numerous roles, including sales engineering, regional sales manager and Latin American operations manager. Mr. Trippel then joined Siemens AG where he held multiple leadership positions including Vice President and General Manager of their electronic assembly equipment business and president and CEO of the Siemens Dematic Electronic Assembly Systems.

Mr. Trippel earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and has completed executive development programs at Harvard University, Duke University, University of Chicago, IMD in Switzerland and IESE in Spain.

 Dave Faulkner: Executive Vice President, Sales and Account Management


Communication Between Shareholders and the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Company believes that an important part of good corporate governance is to address the concerns of shareholders. The Company will continue its policy of reviewing all written communications from shareholders and responding to those communications as appropriate.

Shareholders can send communications to the Board of Directors in either one of the following ways:

In writing to:

Cimetrix Inc.
Attention: Board of Directors
6979 South High Tech Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84047-3757

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