This excerpt taken from the CECE DEF 14A filed Apr 20, 2007.
Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
The Compensation Committee believes that the most effective executive compensation program is one that is designed to reward the achievement of annual, long-term and strategic goals by the Company and to align named executive officers interests with those of the Companys shareholders. The Compensation Committee accomplishes this by providing competitive compensation designed to link executive compensation to the Companys financial and operational performance, as well as rewarding overall high performance of its named executive officers, with the ultimate objective of increasing shareholder value. The Compensation Committee evaluates compensation against individual performance and external market factors to ensure that we maintain our ability to attract and retain key executive talent. To that end, total compensation is comprised of a base salary plus cash and non-cash incentive compensation based on the Companys financial performance and other factors.