SMMX » Topics » THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS THE COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2005.

This excerpt taken from the SMMX DEF 14A filed Apr 8, 2005.

        THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS THE COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2005.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

        The following table sets forth information as of December 31, 2004 regarding executive officers of the Company.

Name

  Age
  Position
Steven D. Goldby   64   Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Isy Goldwasser

 

34

 

President

W. Henry Weinberg, Ph.D.

 

60

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

Jeryl L. Hilleman

 

47

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Paul J. Nowak

 

50

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

        Steven D. Goldby's biographical information is set forth above at Proposal No. 1.

        Isy Goldwasser has served as the Company's President since February 1998. He also served as Chief Operating Officer from February 1998 to June 2004. From February 1996 to February 1998, Mr. Goldwasser served as the Company's Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Goldwasser holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. from Stanford University.

        W. Henry Weinberg, Ph.D. has served as the Company's Executive Vice President (formerly Senior Vice President) since August 1999 and Chief Technical Officer on a full time basis since March 1996. Dr. Weinberg previously served as the Company's Vice President from March 1996 to August 1999. Dr. Weinberg is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Weinberg is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds a B.S. from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

        Jeryl L. Hilleman has served as the Company's Executive Vice President (formerly Senior Vice President) since August 1999 and Chief Financial Officer since June 1997. Ms. Hilleman also previously served as the Company's Vice President from June 1997 to August 1999. Ms. Hilleman holds an A.B. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

        Paul J. Nowak joined Symyx as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2004. Prior to Symyx, Mr. Nowak held a variety of positions with VWR International, including most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of VWR International, and Chief Executive Officer and President-North America of VWR Scientific Products Corporation. Mr. Nowak received a B.S. in biology from the State University of New York.

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"THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS THE COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2005." elsewhere:

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