BOARD OF DIRECTORS & GOVERNANCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
D. Neil McDonnell
Mr. McDonnell has been a Director of Photon Control Inc. since 2016, Chair of the Board of Directors since 2017, and held the position of Interim CEO from December 2018 until May 2019. He has been President and CEO of Javini Holdings Co., a strategic advisory firm since June 2000. A recognized leader in the Canadian technology space, Mr. McDonnell is currently Chair of BasicGov Systems, Inc., Director of Redline Communications Inc., and Chair of Nanotech Security Corp. He was previously Chair of Agreement Express Inc., Director of Espial, Chair of EDP Software, Executive Chair of ResponseTek, Chair of QHR Technologies Inc., Director of Symbility Software Inc., and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies Ltd. He also previously held senior positions including Audit Committee Chair and Director of Titanstar Properties Inc., Director of British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Board Advisor of ICBC, Chair and CEO of TeraSpan Networks Inc., COO of TIR Systems Ltd., COO of Mobile Data Solutions Inc., and CEO of Intrinsyc Software. Mr. McDonnell holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
President, CEO and Director
Mr. Hunton has been a Director, the President & CEO of Photon Control Inc. since May 2019. From April 2017 to April 2019, he was President and COO of Ferrotec (USA) Corporation, a leading supplier of materials and components to the semiconductor industry. He was an independent consultant from January 2016 to March 2017. From 2012 to 2015, he was CEO of MBA Polymers Inc., the world’s leading cleantech recycler of high value plastics. Prior to his role at MBA Polymers Inc., Mr. Hunton had a 27-year career at BOC and Edwards where he held various positions, including serving as CEO of Edwards from 2006 to 2010 where he was responsible for the sale of Edwards to a private equity firm and successfully restructuring the company, and Chair from 2010 to 2011 where he positioned the company for its eventual IPO in May 2012. Mr. Hunton earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Cargile has been a Director of Photon Control Inc. since March 2017 and is Chair of the Compensation, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Cargile has been the CEO of Sunworks Inc. since 2017 and a Director since 2016. Sunworks Inc. is a premier provider of high performance solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial, public works and residential markets. Prior to his role at Sunworks Inc., Mr. Cargile was the CFO of Newport Corp., a position he held from 2000 until 2016, until Newport Corp. was acquired by MKS Instruments, Inc. for approximately US $1 billion in 2016. Mr. Cargile has an extensive background in financial and strategic planning, public company M&A, operations, information technology and capital structure management. Prior to his role at Newport Corp., he worked at York International Corporation and Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Cargile holds a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Ms. Klein has been a Director of Photon Control Inc. since October 2017 and is Chair of the M&A Committee. Ms. Klein has been the CEO and a Director of Jasper Ridge Inc., a technology company developing equipment to improve human vision since 2010. Prior to Jasper Ridge Inc., Ms. Klein was Senior Director of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., where she recommended and managed investments in energy storage, solar energy and metrology, representing Applied Materials on the boards of seven technology companies. Ms. Klein co-founded and led Boxer Cross Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, as CEO until its acquisition by Applied Materials, Inc. in 2003, and High Yield Technology Inc., a semiconductor metrology company, until its acquisition by Pacific Scientific. Ms. Klein is a Director of Gridtential Energy Inc., an advisory board member of Illuminate Ventures, and a former Chair of Stanford Women on Boards. Ms. Klein earned a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. McGrath has been a Director of Photon Control Inc. since July 2016, served as Lead Director from December 2018 until May 2019, and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. McGrath is an investor and corporate director. He also consults on strategic issues to major technology companies. Mr. McGrath is currently a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Nanotech Security Corp., and has previously served as Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair of Symbility Solutions Inc. He is the former Chief Information Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. and former President of Rogers Shared Services. He was responsible for the team that restructured the alliance between Rogers and Microsoft in July 1999. Prior to his role at Rogers, Mr. McGrath was the Chief Information Officer of Canadian National Railway Company, responsible for the complete rebuild of its information technology capability, the restructuring of the company, and the development of the initial strategic review of the company’s future that led to privatization of the company. He was awarded the Chief Information Officer of the Year award in Canada in 1995, has served in the past on the advisory boards of a number of technology companies, including Compaq Computer Corporation and Lotus Development Corporation, and is a past Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Mr. McGrath, a Chartered Accountant, is a graduate in Business Administration at Trinity College, Dublin.