Board of Directors

Bernhard Bruscha
Director
Founder and Chairman of the Board

Bernhard Bruscha founded Lantronix in 1989. He has served as Chairman of our Board from June 1989 to May 2002 and from May 2012 to the present. Mr. Bruscha is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in the 1970s, as one of three founding partners in a computer networking software company and for more than 20 years has successfully founded, grown and sold or merged several technology and other companies. From May 2002 to April 2014, Mr. Bruscha served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of transtec AG, a computer systems manufacturer and direct computer reseller, and he has also been an active designer of software systems. Mr. Bruscha is also Managing Director of TL Investment GmbH.

Margie Evashenk
Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Margie Evashenk has served on our Board since September 2019, and as Chair of the Compensation Committee since November 2020.  Ms. Evashenk is President of Evashenk Technology Management Consulting, and serves on the Advisory Boards of minds.ai, a Deep Learning software company, and Burlywood Technology, a flash storage software company.

Previously, Ms. Evashenk held various positions at Kazan Networks, a privately held storage semiconductor company, including CEO, Member of the Board, and Member of the Advisory Board (2015-2019).  Ms. Evashenk held Entrepreneur in Residence positions at SKTA Innopartners (2015-2017) and Vonzos Partners (2015-2018) where her focus was on Artificial Intelligence. She has held key positions at Emulex Corporation including SVP and Chief Development Officer (2011-2014) and SVP Engineering (2006-2011).

Ms. Evashenk holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Paul Folino
Director
Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Paul F. Folino has served as a member of our Board since 2012. Mr. Folino currently serves on the Board of Directors of Microsemi Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability discrete semiconductors; CoreLogic, Inc., a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government, where he serves as Chairman of the Board; and Commercial Bank of California, where he serves as Chairman of the Board.

From 1993 to 2015, Mr. Folino served in a number of board and executive positions at Emulex Corporation, including as Emulex’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from September 2006 to November 2011; as Chief Executive Officer from May 1993 to September 2006; and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006 and from November 2011 to August 2014. Prior to joining Emulex, Mr. Folino served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas-Conrad Corporation, a manufacturer of local area networking products from 1991 to 1993.

Mr. Folino has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Seattle University.

Paul Pickle
Director
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Pickle joined Lantronix as president and chief executive officer. Most recently, Mr. Pickle served as president and chief operating officer of Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor and system solutions, from November 2013 until Microsemi was acquired by Microchip Technology Inc. in May 2018. Prior to his position as president and chief operating officer, he served Microsemi as executive vice president, leading business operations of the company’s Integrated Circuits group, where he played an integral role in the planning, developing, and execution of Microsemi’s leading edge IC solutions for communications, industrial, aerospace, and defense/security markets.

Mr. Pickle received his BSME, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of South Florida – College of Engineering.

Hoshi Printer
Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Hoshi Printer has served on our Board since December 2010, and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee since July 2011. Mr. Printer currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of privately held Transient Plasma Systems (TPS), a developer of pulse power systems technology.
In addition, Mr. Printer serves on the boards of the Southern California Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Forum for Corporate Directors (FCD), both non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing boardroom performance.

Mr. Printer’s background includes four decades of taking three companies public, and served as chief financial officer for ten technology companies including Catalytica, developers of environmental technology; Soane Technologies, an ophthalmic and bioscience business; Neuron Data, developers of high-end, client-server, object- and web-oriented tools; Peerless Systems Corporation, an embedded imaging systems company; Autobytel, an online automotive marketplace; Private Access, Inc., a healthcare patient information technology company; and Avamar Technologies, Inc., a provider of enterprise data storage software. Earlier, Mr. Printer also served in senior management roles at Xerox Corporation for 18 years.

Mr. Printer holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.