This excerpt taken from the MINI DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2008.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Board Structure. Our Board of Directors currently consists of six members. Four of our directors are independent directors as defined in the applicable rules for companies traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ), and two directors who are employees of Mobile Mini. Our Board of Directors is divided into three classes. Directors in each class serve for three-year terms. At each annual meeting, the term of one class expires.
Nominees for Election at this Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors, acting upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has nominated Steven G. Bunger and Michael L. Watts for election as directors, each to serve a three-year term ending in 2011 or when the directors successor is duly elected. Mr. Watts is an independent director.
Steven G. Bunger has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a director since April 1997, and as our Chairman of the Board since February 2001. Mr. Bunger joined Mobile Mini in 1983 and initially worked in our drafting and design department. He served in a variety of positions including dispatcher, salesperson and advertising coordinator before joining management. He served as sales manager of our Phoenix branch and our operations manager and Vice President of Operations and Marketing before becoming our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 1995. He is also a director of Cavco Industries, Inc., one of the nations largest producers of manufactured housing. Mr. Bunger graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a B.A. in Business Administration. Age 46.
Michael L. Watts has served as a director since 2002. Mr. Watts founded Sunstate Equipment Company, LLC, which later became Sunstate Equipment Co., in 1977 where he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Sunstate Equipment Co. is the largest independently owned and twelfth largest construction equipment rental company operating in the United States, and currently has 46 locations in eight states. Mr. Watts also was the founder and served as Chairman of Trench Safety Equipment Company, a specialty equipment rental company, from 1987 until the company was sold in 1998. Age 60.
The Board recommends that you vote FOR each of these nominees.
Continuing Directors. The terms of Stephen A McConnell and Jeffrey S. Goble end in 2009 and the terms of Ronald J. Marusiak and Lawrence Trachtenberg end in 2010.
Ronald J. Marusiak has served as a director since February 1996. He has been the Division President of Micro-Tronics, Inc., a precision machining and tool and die company, for more than 20 years. Mr. Marusiak is also a director of Micro-Tronics, Inc. and Y2 Ultrafilter, Inc. Mr. Marusiak received a Masters of Science in Management from LaVerne University in 1979 and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1971. Age 60.
Lawrence Trachtenberg has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Secretary, Treasurer and a director since December 1995. He is responsible for all of our accounting, banking and related financial matters. Mr. Trachtenberg is admitted to practice law in Arizona and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Before he joined us, Mr. Trachtenberg served as Vice President and General Counsel at Express America Mortgage Corporation, a mortgage banking company, from February 1994 through September 1995. Before then, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific International Services Corporation, a car rental and sales company, from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Trachtenberg is also a member of the board of trustees of the Arizona State Retirement System. Mr. Trachtenberg received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981 and his B.A. in Accounting/Economics from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1977. Age 51.
Stephen A McConnell has served as a director since August 1998. Since 1996, he has been President of Solano Ventures, a private capital investment company holding investments in a broad range of businesses, primarily in Arizona. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. McConnell served as majority stockholder and Chairman of G-L Industries, L.L.C., a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of wood glu-lam beams used in the construction industry. From 1991 to 1997, he was Chairman of Mallco Lumber & Building Materials, Inc., a wholesale distributor of lumber and doors. From 1991 to 1995 he was President of Belt Perry Associates, Inc., a property tax consulting firm. He is also a director of Global Entertainment Corporation. Age 55.
Jeffrey S. Goble was appointed to the Board of Directors in February 2006. Mr. Goble is President of Medegen, Inc. which develops and manufactures specialty infusion therapy medical devices and provides contract-manufacturing services for medical device and pharmaceutical OEMs. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Goble was Medegens Corporate Vice President of Strategic Business Development. Medegen was founded when Mr. Goble, along with other current Medegen executives, executed a management-led buy-out of certain operations of the Tech Group Inc. in 2001. Before co-founding Medegen as an independent company, Mr. Goble was Vice President-General Manager of the Tech Groups North American contract manufacturing division. Mr. Goble joined the Tech Group in 1996 as Vice President-General Manager and established its Customer/Engineering Center. Earlier, Mr. Goble held various marketing and operational management positions in the general merchandise distribution industry. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University. Age 47.