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Bruker Corporation Directors

Frank H. Laukien, Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Frank H. Laukien has been our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since February 1991 and is our largest stockholder. Dr. Laukien also serves as a director of various subsidiaries of Bruker, none of which are publicly traded companies. Dr. Laukien served as a director of ALDA for several terms in the past, including as its Chairman from 2002 to 2003. Dr. Laukien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from MIT, as well as a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard. Dr. Laukien was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the MIT School of Science until 2014, and a Trustee of the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts until 2013. In May 2017, Dr. Laukien was elected a senator of acatech, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering. For 2021, Dr. Laukien has been appointed as a Visiting Scholar (part-time, unpaid) at the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Harvard University. As our largest stockholder and based on his long history of leading profitable growth at Bruker, Dr. Laukien brings to the Board the perspective of a significant stakeholder with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of our operations. He also provides extensive executive experience in organizational management, strategic planning, finance, global business development and life science tools markets, as well as the scientific and technical background required for a deep understanding of our key technologies, markets and industry dynamics.

Bonnie H. Anderson

Ms. Anderson is the Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Veracyte, Inc., a publicly traded genomic diagnostics company, where from 2013 to 2017 she also served as President. Ms. Anderson previously acted as an independent strategic consultant from 2006 to 2008, including as a strategic consultant to Veracyte from July 2007 to January 2008. From September 2000 to March 2006, Ms. Anderson served as a Vice President at Beckman Coulter, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies. Ms. Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of Castle Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded molecular diagnostics company, and is also a trustee emeritus of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Anderson brings to the Board extensive genomics testing and diagnostics business expertise, as well as deep insights into oncology, hematology and immunology diagnostic tools and clinical workflows. Additionally, Ms. Anderson brings extensive knowledge of public company corporate governance matters attributable to her experience leading and advising public companies.

Cynthia M. Friend, Ph. D.

Dr. Friend has been a professor at Harvard University since 1982. She became the Theodore Williams Richards Professor of Chemistry in 1998 and a Professor of Materials Science in 2002. Dr. Friend has served in a variety of senior faculty and leadership roles at Harvard, including several advisory roles for the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and as Chair of the Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology from 2004 to 2007. From 2013 until 2019, Dr. Friend served as Director of the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, a non-profit organization whose goal is to support the high risk/high reward research of early career scientists. In 2020, Dr. Friend was named President and CEO of the Kavli Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing scientific causes for the public good. In 2014, she became Director of the Energy Frontier Research Center for Sustainable Catalysis at Harvard University, a Department of Energy-funded multi-institution effort focused on the design of efficient catalytic processes, where her responsibilities include management of the fiscal health of the Center and strategic scientific planning. Dr. Friend has received numerous awards for her scientific research and scholarship and has served on a number of research and scientific advisory boards and panels. Dr. Friend holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Friend brings to the Board extensive technical expertise and significant experience in the investment strategy and infrastructure of academic as well as government research markets. Further, Dr. Friend has substantial management experience in non-profit scientific institutions and brings to the Board valuable insight into science policy and scientific research funding priorities. Dr. Friend serves on our Compensation Committee.

Marc A. Kastner, Ph.D.

Dr. Kastner is currently an adjunct Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Dr. Kastner serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase private funding for fundamental research. Dr. Kastner previously served as the President for this organization from March 2015 to December 2019. In January 2016, he became Donner Professor of Science Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), having held the Donner Chair since 1989. After joining the MIT Department of Physics in 1973, Dr. Kastner served in a variety of senior faculty and leadership roles at MIT, including as Dean of the MIT School of Science from July 2007 to December 2013, Head of the MIT Department of Physics from 1998 to 2007, Director of MIT’s Center for Materials Science and Engineering from 1993 to 1998 and as Associate Director of MIT’s Consortium for Superconducting Electronics from 1989 to 1992. Dr. Kastner previously served a term on our Board from February 2013 to May 2014. Dr. Kastner has received numerous awards for his scientific research and scholarship and currently serves on a number of research and scientific advisory boards. Dr. Kastner holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Kastner brings to the Board significant expertise in recent and emerging scientific, technological and research funding trends, as well as in academic and government research markets, from which we derive approximately half of our revenues. Moreover, Dr. Kastner has extensive organizational and management experience in non-profit institutions and valuable insights into U.S. government research management and priorities. Dr. Kastner is the Chair of our Nominating and Governance Committee.

William A. Linton

Since 1978, Dr. Linton has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Promega Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, a privately held life science supply company founded by Dr. Linton. Dr. Linton received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley in 1970 and honorary doctorate degrees from Hannam University (Korea) in 2004 and the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2015. Dr. Linton is a director of Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association (an industry association formerly known as Analytical & Life Sciences Systems Associations) (“ALDA”), a director of Heffter Research Institute (a non-profit research institute), a member of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg (a private life sciences company), founder and Executive Director of Usona Institute (a non-profit medical research organization) and President of the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (a non-profit organization). Dr. Linton brings to the Board extensive executive, international operations management and technical expertise in the life sciences industry, as well as significant experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, and executive compensation matters. Dr. Linton serves on our Nominating and Governance Committee. Dr. Linton also serves as the lead director of our Board. He was appointed lead director in March 2004 by the independent members of the Board.

John Ornell

Mr. Ornell is retired from Waters Corporation (“Waters”), where he served as Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013. During his time at Waters, he was also responsible for information technology, investor relations and the TA Instruments Division. Joining Waters in 1994, Mr. Ornell served in a variety of operational and financial leadership roles before assuming the position of Waters’ Chief Financial Officer. During 2014, Mr. Ornell continued to serve Waters on a part-time, transitional basis. Prior to joining Waters, Mr. Ornell progressed through a series of roles of increasing responsibility at a number of multinational corporations, primarily in operational finance functions. Mr. Ornell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Ornell brings to the Board a depth of knowledge in the life sciences and analytical instruments industry, as well as a global perspective with significant experience managing the operational, strategic and financial matters of life sciences companies. Mr. Ornell serves as Chair of our Audit Committee.

Richard A. Packer

Mr. Packer is a Primary Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei Corporation and co-leader of Asahi Kasei’s healthcare business unit. Mr. Packer also serves as the non-executive Chairman of ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions that was publicly traded until it was acquired by Asahi Kasei Corporation in April 2012. From November 1999 to April 2016, Mr. Packer was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ZOLL. He served as Chairman of ZOLL from 1999 until November 2010. From 1996 until his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1999, Mr. Packer served as ZOLL’s President, Chief Operating Officer and director. From 1992 to 1996, he served as Vice President of Operations of ZOLL and also served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of North American Sales of ZOLL from 1995 to 1996. Prior to joining ZOLL, Mr. Packer served for five years as Vice President of various functions for Whistler Corporation, a consumer electronics company. Before joining Whistler in 1987, Mr. Packer was a manager with the consulting firm of PRTM/KPMG, specializing in the operations of high technology companies. Mr. Packer has served as a director of Teleflex Incorporated, a publicly traded provider of medical devices, since May 2017 and is a member of the Teleflex Incorporated governance committee. Mr. Packer is also a director of Bolder Surgical, a venture backed manufacturer of surgical instruments. Mr. Packer is the past Chairperson of MassMEDIC, the industry council for Medical Devices in Massachusetts. He also currently serves as a board member of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the ZOLL Foundation. Mr. Packer holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Packer has extensive financial, operations and management experience in the medical devices industry. He also brings to the Board significant experience in corporate governance, strategic planning and public company compensation matters. Mr. Packer serves on our Nominating and Governance Committee and is the Chair of our Compensation Committee.

Adelene Q. Perkins

Ms. Perkins currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ticker: INFI) (“Infinity”), a publicly traded clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, a position she has held since January 2010. Ms. Perkins also has served as Chair of Infinity’s board of directors since November 2012. Within Infinity, Ms. Perkins served as President and Chief Business Officer from October 2008 through December 2009, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer from June 2002 to October 2008. Prior to her time at Infinity, Ms. Perkins served as Vice President of Business and Corporate Development of TransForm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company) from 2000 to 2008. From 1992 to 1999, she held various positions at Genetics Institute (now a unit of Pfizer Inc.), and from 1985 to 1992, she was with the management consulting firm, Bain & Company. Ms. Perkins currently serves on the board of directors of Massachusetts General Hospital, BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and two biotechnology industry trade organizations. She is also the Vice Chairman of the board of Project Hope, a not-for-profit social service agency. She previously served on the board of Padlock Therapeutics, Inc. (a privately held biotechnology company), prior to its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 2016. Ms. Perkins holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University. Ms. Perkins has more than 30 years of international business and corporate strategy experience and brings to the Board a valuable understanding of the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, as well as significant experience in various aspects of public company management and governance. Ms. Perkins serves on our Audit Committee.

Hermann Requardt, Ph.D.

Dr. Requardt currently serves as an independent strategic advisor to a number of European public and private life science and healthcare technology companies. From 2009 to February 2015 he served as Chief Executive Officer of the healthcare division of Munich, Germany-based Siemens AG. He also served as Chief Technology Officer of Siemens AG from 2008 through 2011. Additionally, from 2006 through January 2015, he was a member of the Siemens AG Managing Board, during which time he also held a variety of regional and operational responsibilities at Siemens AG and its affiliates. Dr. Requardt joined Siemens AG Medical Solutions in 1984 and served there in roles of increasing responsibility before assuming global responsibility for the magnetic resonance business unit in 1994. Dr. Requardt is an honorary Professor of Physics at the University of Frankfurt and serves on several academic and industrial boards in Germany, including, among other roles, as Vice President of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of Dekra SE, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Supervisory Board of Sivantos Group, which was Siemens Audiology Solutions prior to its spin-off from Siemens AG in early 2015. Dr. Requardt has served as non-executive director of Sphere Medical Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom since 2018. Dr. Requardt holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics, with a focus on radiation biophysics and microbiology, from the University of Frankfurt. In addition to his global and technical industry expertise, Dr. Requardt brings to the Board significant experience in the management and strategic planning of life sciences companies. Dr. Requardt serves on our Compensation Committee.

Robert Rosenthal, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosenthal serves as Chairman of the Board of Taconic Biosciences, Inc., a privately held provider of research models for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, where from 2014 to 2018 he also served as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rosenthal previously served since 1995 in a variety of senior management positions with companies involved in the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, and life sciences tools, most recently including from 2010 through 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer of IMI Intelligent Medical Implants, AG, a medical technology company, and from 2005 through 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Biosciences, Inc., a provider of clinical diagnostics and life sciences research tools. Earlier in his career, Dr. Rosenthal served in senior management positions at Perkin Elmer Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Dr. Rosenthal has served since 2007 as a director of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a publicly traded provider of capital for early and growth-stage companies, and as Chairman of its board of directors since May 2016. Dr. Rosenthal has also been a member since 2019 of the board of directors of InVivo Therapeutics, a publicly traded company focused on research related to spinal cord injuries. He also currently serves as a director of Galvanic Applied Sciences, Inc., a privately held Canadian company. Dr. Rosenthal holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Rosenthal brings to the Board an extensive understanding of corporate governance attributable to his public company board experience as well as an entrepreneurial perspective attributable to his success as an entrepreneur. Dr. Rosenthal serves on our Audit Committee.