Ronald J. Ritchie, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Ritchie, 63, has served as a director since 1997. From October 1999 to date, Mr. Ritchie has served as president of Ritchie Associates, a business and management consulting firm. Mr. Ritchie served as Chairman of the Board of VXI Electronics, Inc., a supplier of power conversion components, from February 1998 until its acquisition by Celestica Inc. in September 1999. Mr. Ritchie was President and CEO of Akashic Memories Corporation, a firm supplying thin film hard disk media to manufacturers of disk drive products, from November 1996 to January 1998. From May 1994 to November 1996, Mr. Ritchie also served as President of Ritchie Associates. From August 1992 to April 1994, Mr. Ritchie was President and Chief Operating Officer of Computer Products, Inc., a supplier of power conversion components and system applications for the computer and networking industry. Prior to August 1992, Mr. Ritchie held President or senior executive positions at Ampex Corporation, Canaan Computer Corporation, Allied Signal Corporation and Texas Instruments. From October 1999 to June 2002, Mr. Ritchie also served as director of PixTech, Inc., a provider of field emission displays to worldwide customers, and he served as interim Chief Executive Officer of PixTech from August 2001 to June 2002.
Mr. Yamamoto, 50, assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of SBE in March 2006. Greg Yamamoto has over 25 years of experience in technology development. He joined SBE following the acquisition of PyX Technologies in August 2005, where Greg served as CEO. Prior to PyX, Mr. Yamamoto was Co-Founder and COO of DataPath Systems, Inc., which was acquired by LSI Logic in July 2000. Greg holds a BSEE degree from San Jose State University.
Mr. Reardon, 43, was appointed as a director by unanimous vote of the Board on February 10, 2004. Since 1990, Mr. Reardon has served as President and member of the Board of Directors of The RTC Group, a technical publishing company. In 1994, Mr. Reardon founded a Dutch corporation, AEE, to mirror the activities of RTC in the European market. In 1995, Mr. Reardon acquired the assets of James, Morgan and Associates, an event planning company and in 2001 acquired Annabooks, LLC, a technical book publisher. In 1999, Mr. Reardon was elected to the Board of Directors of One Stop Systems, a computing systems and components design and manufacturing company.
Marion M. (Mel) Stuckey
Mr. Stuckey, 65, was appointed as a director by unanimous vote of the Board on December 9, 2003. Since 2001, Mr. Stuckey has served as Chief Executive Officer of CEO Jumpstart LLC, a management consulting firm. From 1983 to 2001, Mr. Stuckey was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fourth Shift Corporation, a provider of supply chain and customer management software. From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Stuckey was the President of the CPI subsidiary of Control Data Corporation. From 1962 to 1978, Mr. Stuckey was the Northern California and Nevada Manager for IBM Corporation.
Mr. Dâ€™Errico was appointed as director by unanimous vote of the Board on April 24, 2006. Mr. D’Errico is the former Executive Vice President of LSI Logic Corp’s Storage Component Business, a business unit providing leading edge solutions for the rapidly expanding storage market which included ASIC and standard product SOC components and Host Bus Adapters (HBA) including hardware and software. Mr. D’Errico began his career at LSI Logic in 1984 in LSI’s worldwide manufacturing organization. During his tenure in manufacturing he rose to the position of Vice-President of U.S. Manufacturing. During the mid-ninety’s he was the Vice-President and General Manager of LSI Logic’s Japanese subsidiary. He was also Vice-President and General Manager of LSI Logic’s Pan Asia Marketing and Sales. From 1998 to 2003 he was a member of the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology.