Dinesh Paliwal has been a director of the Company since August 2007 and has served as Chairman of the Board since July 1, 2008. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer since July 2007 and served as President and Vice Chairman from July 2007 through June 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Paliwal served as a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd from January 2001 until June 2007, a provider of industrial automation, power transmission systems and services. Mr. Paliwal also served as President of Global Markets and Technology of ABB Ltd from January 2006 until June 2007 and simultaneously, he served as Chairman and CEO of ABB North America from January 2004 until June 2007. He was President and CEO of ABB Automation from October 2002 to December 2005. Mr. Paliwal is a director of Embarq Corporation, a provider of telecommunication services. His current term as a director expires at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.