This excerpt taken from the XIDE DEF 14A filed Jul 24, 2009.
Michael R. DAppolonia
Director since 2004
Mr. DAppolonia, 60, currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Systems, Inc., a global provider of process and mechanical solutions to the electronics, solar and biopharmaceutical industries. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. DAppolonia was President of Nightingale & Associates, LLC, a global management consulting firm providing financial and operational restructuring services to both publicly and privately held middle-market companies. In his consulting capacity, Mr. DAppolonia served as an executive officer of a number of companies including Cone Mills Corporation, Moll Industries, Inc., McCulloch Corporation, Ametech, Inc., Halston Borghese, Inc. and Simmons Upholstered Furniture Inc. Mr. DAppolonia is a member of the Board of Directors of Kinetic Systems Inc. and Westmoreland Coal Company, and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Washington Group International, Inc., prior to that companys sale in November 2007. Mr. DAppolonia is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.