Board of Directors

Paul J. Travers

CEO, President and Director

Paul J. Travers was the founder of Vuzix and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since 1997 and as a member of our board of directors since November 1997. Prior to the formation of Vuzix, Mr. Travers founded both e-Tek Labs, Inc. and Forte Technologies Inc. He has been a driving force behind the development of our products for the consumer market. With more than 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics field, and 15 years of experience in the virtual reality and virtual display fields, he is a nationally recognized industry expert. He holds an Associate degree in engineering science from Canton, ATC and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University.

Grant Russell

CFO, Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Director

Grant Russell has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2000 and as a member of our board of directors since April 2009. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Russell developed and subsequently sold a successful software firm and a new concept computer store and cyber café. In 1984, he co-founded Advanced Gravis Computer (Gravis), which, under his leadership as President, grew to become the world's largest PC and Macintosh joystick manufacturer with sales of $44,000,000 worldwide and 220 employees. Gravis was listed on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange. In September 1996, Gravis was acquired by a US-based Fortune 100 company in a successful public tender offer. Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of British Columbia and is both a US Certified Public Accountant and a Canadian Chartered Accountant.

Edward W Kay, Jr.

Director

Mr. Edward W Kay, Jr., is a Certified Public Accountant who spent his 33-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) working with companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, software and technology. During his tenure with PwC, he served in many capacities, including among others in the Accounting and SEC Services practice section of the Firm's National Office in New York City, as leader of the firm's technology practice in Dallas, Texas, as Managing Partner of the upstate New York practice, and, most recently, as Managing Partner, Rochester, New York Office from 1999-2012. He first joined PwC in 1979, and retired in June 2012. Mr. Kay earned a B.S. in Accounting from Duke University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Northwestern University. Mr. Kay's community involvement includes service as the Treasurer for the 2013 PGA Tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York; President of Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York from 2010-2012; Board Chair and former Treasurer of St. Bernard's School of Theology, Rochester, New York; Audit Committee Chair, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Rochester, New York; and Audit Committee Chair and Finance Committee member, Greater Rochester YMCA, Rochester, New York. Mr. Kay was formerly on the Board, Executive Committee member, and Audit Committee Chair of IEC Electronics from 2013 to 2015, and is currently on the board of a $1 billon private company in the product distribution business. During Mr. Kay's tenure at PwC and through his service on other corporate boards, he accumulated extensive experience in financial, securities, and business matters, including significant leadership roles in dealing with accounting and auditing matters related to public companies.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Chair
Compensation Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Alexander Ruckdaeschel

Director

Mr. Ruchdaeschel joined our board of directors in November 2012. Since March 2001, Mr. Ruckdaeschel has worked in the financial industry in the United States and Europe and as a co-founder, partner and or in senior management. Mr. Ruckdaeschel cofounded Herakles Capital Management and AMK Capital Advisors in 20081997. Mr. Ruckdaeschel has also been a partner with Alpha Plus Advisors, from 2006 to 2010, and Nanostart AG, from 2002 to 2006, where he was the head of their U.S. group. Mr. Ruckdaeschel has significant experience in startup operations as the manager of DAC Nanotech-Fund and Biotech-Fund from 2002 to 2006. Following service in the German military, Mr. Ruckdaeschel was a research assistant at Dunmore Management focusing on intrinsic value identifying firms that were undervalued and had global scale potential. From October 1992 to October 2000 Mr. Ruckdaeschel was in the German military and supported active operations throughout the Middle East while also participating as a professional biathlon athlete.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Michael Scott

Director

Michael Scott is a Professor of Law at the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. Previously, he was Partner at various legal firms specializing in Technology and IP Practices, including Perkins Coie LLP and Graham & James. He previously served on the board of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia, Inc., a publicly traded company. He is the author of 7 books on Technology Law as well as the writer of numerous legal IP-related articles published in journals, newspapers and magazines. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the E-Commerce Law Report and the Cyberspace Lawyer.

Committees

Committee Role
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member

Paul Boris

Director

Mr. Boris has driven digital transformation within industrial operations for decades. In the mid-90's, Paul led the trend of deployment of technology within manufacturing as a senior consultant with one of the largest MES integration firms - concepts we now call the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Paul was the dynamic force behind the Perfect Plant initiatives at SAP. As CIO of Advanced Manufacturing Strategy for GE, he focused on driving GE's innovative factory strategy to increase productivity and deliver asset and operations optimization and is currently Head of Manufacturing Industries for GE Digital.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

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