Chairman of the Board
Andrew M. Leitch joined the Board of Directors in February 2004 and has served as our Chairman since July 2009. Mr. Leitch was with Deloitte & Touche LLP, an accounting firm, for over 27 years, last serving as the Vice Chairman of the Management Committee, Hong Kong from September 1997 to March 2000. Mr. Leitch has served on the board of directors of the following public companies: STR Holdings, Inc. (since November 2009); Cardium Therapeutics, Inc. (since August 2007); L & L Energy, Inc. (from February 2011 to August 2011); and Aldila, Inc. (from May 2004 to February 2010). Mr. Leitch also serves as director of several private companies. He is a CPA in the State of New York and a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada. Among other experience, qualifications, attributes and skills, Mr. Leitch's experience in auditing and accounting, as well as on boards of directors and his management skills, led to the conclusion of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and of our full Board that he should serve as a director of our Company in light of our business and structure.