|Wayne M. Fortun|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hutchinson Technology Inc.
Mr. Fortun is a director of the Company, and serves as Chair of the Company's Compensation Committee. Mr. Fortun was elected Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Technology in 1983 and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in May of 1996. Mr. Fortun serves as a director of Hutchinson Technology Inc., a world leader in precision manufacturing of suspension assemblies for disk drives. Mr. Fortun also serves as a director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions..