Board of Directors

Paul F. Folino has served as a member of our Board since 2012. Mr. Folino served in a number of board and executive positions at Emulex Corporation from 1993 to May 2015, when Emulex was acquired by Avago Technologies, 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 July 2013. 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. He also served on the board of directors of CoreLogic, Inc., a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics, and services to business and government, from 2011 until its sale in June 2021, including as chairman of the board from 2014 to 2021; and Microsemi Corporation, a semiconductor and systems solutions company, from 2004 until its sale in 2018. He currently serves as Lead Director at Commercial Bank of California.

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, 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.

Heidi Nguyen is currently an Associate Faculty and Subject Matter Expert at Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, Post University, Minnesota, a position she has held since April 2013. From May 2013 to July 2017, Dr. Nguyen was an Associate Faculty and Subject Matter Expert at the ESB Business School of Reutlingen University in Germany. In addition, Dr. Nguyen has served as Vice President of TL Investment GmbH since 2013 and a director of TL Investment GmbH since 2005. Prior to joining TL Investment GmbH, from 1996 to 2002, Dr. Nguyen worked in various industries at different positions for private and public companies, including as Assistant Controller of Zelman Development from 2000 to 2002 and as Accounting Manager of Diversified Imaging Supply from 1998 to 2000.

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 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.

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