Director

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Arthur D. Sams , Chairman, Secretary

Arthur D. Sams has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since August 1991 and as our Secretary since October 2016. Under his leadership, we have grown to be a leading brand name in the design and manufacturing of DC power systems for the telecommunications, military, automotive, marine and industrial markets. He specializes in the design of thermodynamics and power generation systems. During his early career, he gained vast industry experience while working as a machinist, engineer, project manager, chief technical officer and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Sams studied at California State Polytechnic University Pomona and the University California at Irvine with a dual major in biology and engineering.

In nominating Mr. Sams, our board of directors considered his diverse and global experience in engineering and manufacturing combined with a successful entrepreneurial career as a key attribute in his selection. The board of directors believes that through his experience in product development and international operations over the past two decades he can provide our company with particular insight into global opportunities and new markets for our current and planned future product lines.

Non-Employee Directors

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Keith Albrecht , Independent Director

Keith Albrecht has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2016 and will serve as a member of each of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective at the time of this offering. Mr. Albrecht has extensive experience as a commercial real estate appraiser for commercial banks and local governments. Mr. Albrecht was an appraiser for commercial buildings for the County of Orange, California, from 1996 to 2007, where he was responsible for the assessment of property values of shopping malls, office buildings, hotels and apartment buildings. Prior thereto, Mr. Albrecht was an appraiser for Security Pacific and Bank of America, from 1985 to 1996. Mr. Albrecht is currently retired and invests in startups and small cap companies. In nominating Mr. Albrecht, our board of directors considered his commercial real estate appraisal experience, which our board of directors believes gives him particular insight into analysis of income statements and balance sheets, debt analysis and audits of large commercial institutions.

Matthew Goldman , Independent Director

Matthew Goldman has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2014 and will serve as a member of each of our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective at the time of this offering. Mr. Goldman is the co-founder of High Tide Capital, a global macro hedge fund manager in the process of launching its first investment product, and has been its Fund Manager since February 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Goldman founded Polaris Capital, LLC, a private equity and investment business engaged in investing and advisory services for startup and small cap companies in 2010. Mr. Goldman currently serves on the board of directors and/or advisory boards of two privately-held Polaris portfolio companies. Mr. Goldman began his career in 2006 at Blackrock, a financial planning and investment management firm, where he worked in the financial modeling group as a programmer, developing proprietary bond calculation engine. Mr. Goldman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science, with a minor in psychology, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In nominating Mr. Goldman, our board of directors considered his private equity and hedge fund experience, which our board of directors believes gives him particular insight into investments in, and the development of, early stage companies, as well as his high level of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions.

Peter Gross , Independent Director

Mr. Gross brings more than 30 years’ experience in power systems engineering and design, particularly for data center and telecommunications applications. He is currently vice president of Mission Critical Systems at Bloom Energy, a fuel cell power systems company based in Sunnyvale, California. Prior to Bloom Energy, Peter was Managing Partner for Hewlett Packard’s ‘HP’ Carbon, Power and Critical Facilities Services, where he was responsible for strategic technology planning and business development.

Mr. Gross’ notable entrepreneurial achievement that led to his role at HP began in 1997 where he co-founded EYP Mission Critical Facilities, a premier consulting and engineering firm dedicated to the design and operations of data centers. Gross played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of EYP MCF’s business, leading to its acquisition by Hewlett Packard in 2008.

Mr. Gross has also made notable contributions to the evolution of the data center industry, including being coawarded patents for the modular, pre-fabricated Flex DC product for DC power distribution topologies in data centers. As a frequent publisher of technical papers and the 2010 recipient of the Data Center Dynamics “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award, he is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in his field.

A Senior IEEE Member and Registered Professional Engineer, Mr. Gross was one of the contributors to IEEE Standard 3006.7-2013, “Recommended Practice for determining the reliability of 7x24 Power Systems in industrial and commercial facilities”. He was also the co-founder of the Critical Power Coalition (CPC), a non-profit consortium of electric power companies committed to addressing operational, technological and political issues relating to on-site continuity of electrical power in mission-critical facilities.