Contact & Trading Information
1101 E Arapaho Rd,
Richardson, TX 75081
Investor Relations Contact
Julia Kramer, VP Marketing
Jack Blount, President & CEO
Shareholder Correspondence Agent
Regular/Overnight Mail Delivery
462 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Stock Transfer Agent
The stock transfer contact should be used for lost certificates, change of address, stock transfers and other stock related transactions that cannot be handled by your broker. www.computershare.com
Board of Directors
Anthony (Tony) J. LeVecchio, Chairman
Anthony LeVecchio is President and Owner of The James Group, Inc., a general business consulting firm that has advised CEOs across a wide range of industries in both public and private companies. He has served on the boards of over 20 companies, guiding those businesses through all phases of corporate growth and development. In addition to his business activities, Mr. LeVecchio is a lecturing professor in the School of Management at University of Texas, Dallas, and is a member of the advisory board for The Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at UTD. In 2014, he was named as an Outstanding Public Company Director by the Dallas Business Journal. Prior to forming The James Group in 1988, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for VHA Southwest, Inc., a regional healthcare system and held financial management positions with Phillips Information Systems, Exxon Office Systems, and Xerox Corporation. Mr. LeVecchio received a Bachelor of Economics from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and an M.B.A. in Finance from the same institution where he remains an active alumnus and a former member of their Board of Trustees.
T. Joe Head, Vice Chairman
Joe Head is co-founder of the Company and has served as a director since the Company’s inception in September 1983. Joe was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2000 and was named Vice Chairman and Vice President on February 14, 2003. He also served as Senior Vice President from 1983 until 1998 and Executive Vice President from 1998 until June 2000. Prior to co-founding the Company, Joe held the positions of Product Marketing Manager and Marketing Engineer of Honeywell Optoelectronics from 1980 to 1983. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University.
Jack B. Blount
Mr. Jack Blount has an extensive career in technology as a visionary in the personal computer, local area networking, ERP, mobile computing, big data, cybersecurity, and AI. Blount began his career as an engineer at IBM. Mr. Blount was recruited from IBM to be the SVP of Business Development at Novell in the 80’s where he helped expand its business from $50M to $2B in just six years. Blount served as the CTO, COO, and CEO of 8 technology, turnaround companies. Blount has also served on twelve technology company Board of Directors of which five were public companies, and he served as Chairman of five of the companies. Blount was also recruited in 2013 to serve as CIO in the federal government where he was responsible for designing a new 10-layer cyber security architecture that protected over one hundred thousand employees and billions of dollars. Blount has traveled around the world many times doing business in over 40 countries and has been a speaker at many public conferences in China, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Blount graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Mathematics and did his graduate MBA studies while working at IBM.
Michael Paxton , CFO
Michael Paxton joined the Company on August 13, 2002 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Michael was also employed by the Company from 1986 until May 1998. He previously held positions with the Company as Vice President and Secretary from 1996 to 1998, Controller of Finance and Accounting from1987 to 1996 and Accounting Manager from 1986 to 1987. From 1998 to August 2002, Michael worked in Venture Capital as General Partner with Paxton Ventures, L.P. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Dale A. Booth
Dale A. Booth was recently appointed to the board of directors on February 9, 2015 to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Mr. Fred Bucy. Mr. Booth is currently Sr. Managing Director of TurnPoint Advisors LLC., a management strategy and advisory firm he founded in 2009 and is a private investor. Mr. Booth also serves on the board of Bell Industries Inc. Mr. Booth is a former Chief Executive Officer of NetVersant Solutions LLC., a $50M provider of 4 advanced communications and networking solutions for large enterprise clients. Prior to NetVersant, Mr. Booth served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sensor Logic Inc., a leading provider of wireless data management and connectivity solutions. Prior to Sensor Logic, Mr. Booth served as Chief Executive Officer of NextiraOne LLC., a $500M provider of communications solutions to mid-market and fortune 500 clients. Prior to NextiraOne, Mr. Booth was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a $3B provider of optical communications products to the telecom carrier market. Mr. Booth earned an engineering degree with honors from DeVry University and completed his educational studies at Wharton and the University of Chicago, Gleacher School of Business. Mr. Booth is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Board Leadership Fellow and completed NACD’s comprehensive program of study for corporate directors. Mr. Booth’s extensive business experience in various technical, managerial and financial positions make him particularly qualified as a member of our Board, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
James F. Gero
James F. Gero was named a director of the Company on October 27, 2003. Mr. Gero is former Chairman of the Board and a principal stockholder of Sierra Technologies, Inc., which was formed in September 1991, and is a private investor. Mr. Gero serves on the Boards of Drew Industries, a public company which supplies a broad array of components for recreational vehicles and manufactured homes, and is Chairman of Orthofix, N.V., a publicly traded medical device manufacturer. Mr. Gero is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Varo Inc., a manufacturer of high technology systems. Prior to becoming Chairman and CEO of Varo Inc., Mr. Gero served as Vice President and General Manager at Allied Signal Corporation. Mr. Gero holds a B.S. degree from State University of New York, an M.B.A. degree from University of New Haven and an M.A. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson.
Donald M. Johnston
Donald M. Johnston has served as a director of the Company since November 1983. Mr. Johnston is President of Massey Burch Capital Corp., a venture capital firm. He served as President of Massey Burch Investment Group, Inc., a venture capital firm, from 1990 until December 1993 where he had been a principal since 1982. Prior to that time, Mr. Johnston was the President of InterFirst Venture Corporation, a venture capital subsidiary of Interfirst Bancshares, Inc., and the Executive Director of First Dallas, Ltd., a corporate finance group in London, England. Mr. Johnston holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.