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Ilan Kaufthal

Ilan Kaufthal

(age 71)

Director since formation of the Company in 1983. Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Kaufthal has been the Chairman of East Wind Advisors, a broker dealer, since 2010. Mr. Kaufthal currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Tronox, Inc., a publicly traded producer of titanium dioxide pigment based in Stamford, CT. He also serves on the boards of directors of, POOF-Slinky, Inc., and Macsteel Holdings. He was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from May 2000 until June 2008. Prior to joining Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Mr. Kaufthal was with Schroder & Co. Incorporated as Vice Chairman and head of mergers and acquisitions for thirteen years. Prior thereto, he was with NL Industries, Inc., a firm in the chemicals and petroleum services businesses, as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Independent Director