Federico Pignatelli was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2010 and is the Chairman of the Board. Previously, Pignatelli was the interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman since August 2010. Pignatelli has served over the past 16 years at BIOLASE in the capacities of Executive Chairman, Interim CEO and President. He served as Chairman of our Board from 1994 until March 2006, at which point he resigned as Chairman of our Board and received the title Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Pignatelli served as President from January 2008 to July 2010. From November 2007 to January 2008, Mr. Pignatelli served as interim Chief Executive Officer. He has served as a director since 1991.He is the Founder, and has served as President of Art & Fashion Group since 1992. Art & Fashion Group is a holding company of an array of businesses providing services to the advertising industry, including the world's largest complex of digital and film still photography studios for production and post-production. Previously, Mr. Pignatelli was a Managing Director at Gruntal & Company, an investment banking and brokerage firm, and was a Managing Director of Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co., another investment banking and brokerage firm.