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Management Team

Bruker Corporation Management

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.

Gerald N. Herman, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Herman has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2018, after being named Interim Chief Financial Officer in March 2018. Mr. Herman joined Bruker in 2016 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Bruker, Mr. Herman had served in senior executive positions with various publicly-traded companies, including as Corporate Vice President— Clinical Operations of PAREXEL International from 2014 to February 2016, and as Corporate Vice President & Controller-Finance of PAREXEL from 2008 to 2013. Prior to 2008, Mr. Herman was Vice President—Corporate Controller of Presstek, Inc. He also served in financial, consulting and accounting roles at various organizations, including as Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1979 to 1987. Mr. Herman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley University.

Mark R. Munch, Ph.D, Executive Vice President, President of Bruker Nano Group and Bruker Nano Surfaces Division

Dr. Munch has served since September 2012 as President, Bruker Nano Group, with responsibility for management of its global operations. He has also served, since July 2015, as an Executive Vice President of Bruker, and in that capacity is responsible for providing oversight to our global information technology function and enterprise resource planning, as well as other strategic management development and business process initiatives. Dr. Munch has also served as President of Bruker Nano, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bruker, since October 2010. In March 2021, Dr. Munch took on an additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Spatial Genomics, a Bruker majority investment. Prior to joining Bruker Nano, Inc., from February 2008 to October 2010, Dr. Munch was Executive Vice President of Veeco Instruments Inc. Dr. Munch also served as a Senior Vice President of Coherent, Inc. from February 2006 to January 2008 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooligy, Inc., a subsidiary of Emerson Electric, from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Munch’s background includes over 29 years of experience in marketing, product development, operations and sales, as well as experience in managing significant business units of multi-national corporations. Dr. Munch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

Juergen Srega, President, Bruker CALID Group and Bruker Daltonics Division

Mr. Srega has served as President of the Bruker CALID Group since January 2013, with responsibility for management of its global operations. Mr. Srega also serves as a Managing Director of Bruker Daltonik GmbH, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Bruker located in Germany. Prior to joining us, Mr. Srega served since 1996 in a variety of senior management roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo”), a global provider of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. At Thermo, Mr. Srega led a number of significant operating divisions, including as Vice President and General Manager Biomarkers, BRAHMS GmbH, from 2011 to 2012, Vice President and General Manager Scientific Instruments Division Global Products from 2005 to 2011 and Vice President and General Manager Advanced MS from 1996 to 2004. Prior to 1996, Mr. Srega was with Badenwerk AG, a German power utility company located in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 1988 to 1995 and an employee of Bruker GmbH from 1980 to 1988. Mr. Srega holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Nord Akademie in Hamburg, Germany and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering from Karlsruhe University of Applied Science in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Falko Busse, Ph.D., President, Bruker BioSpin Group

Dr. Busse has served as President of the Bruker BioSpin Group since May 2018, with responsibility for management of its global operations. Dr. Busse served as Deputy President of the Bruker BioSpin Group from October 2017 until his appointment as President. From March 2017 to September 2017, Dr. Busse served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Operations and Marketing at the Bruker BioSpin Group. Dr. Busse joined the Bruker BioSpin Group in June 2015 and served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development until February 2017. Prior to joining the Bruker BioSpin Group, Dr. Busse served in various managerial roles at Philips Healthcare and its subsidiaries from August 1994 until May 2015, including as General Manager Radiology Solutions, from January 2014 to May 2015, and as General Manager MR-Therapy, from August 2009 to December 2013. Dr. Busse holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Burkhard Prause, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Prause has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc. (“BEST”) since April 2008, with responsibility for management of its global operations. Dr. Prause also was a director of BEST from April 2012 to February 2013. Additionally, he has served as a director of Hydrostatic Extrusions Ltd. since April 2013, and as a Managing Director of Bruker EAS GmbH and Bruker HTS GmbH since January 2005, RI Research Instruments GmbH since December 2008, and Bruker ASC GmbH since March 2009. Prior to that time, Dr. Prause served as Product Manager for Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH. Before joining Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH in 2002, Dr. Prause was a senior staff scientist at the Max-Planck Institute in Tubingen, Germany. Dr. Prause currently is a director of CCAS (the Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors), and from 2006 to 2010, Dr. Prause was Chairman of ivSupra, a German superconductor industry coalition. Dr. Prause holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame.