Max Klein, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

SCI Technology, Inc.

Background: Business

Dr. Klein is the Chief Technology Officer at SCI Technology, a wholy-owned subsidiary of Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM). SCI primarily focuses on the defense and aerospace markets with a product portfolio of intercom and communication systems, airframe management systems, data concentrators, and mission computers. In addition to these traditional defense and aerospace markets, SCI continues to have an increasing presence in radiological and nuclear safety systems, tactical fiber optic despensers, and optical interconnects.

Dr. Klein was a Senior Manager in the Technology Development Practice at Exponent prior to joining SCI. He managed the development program for Exponent's next-generation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system, sponsored by the US Army Product Manager Countermine and Explosive Ordnance Disposal and the US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. Dr. Klein was also responsible for Exponent's RF anechoic chamber and related RF test and measurement capabilities.

Prior to Exponent, Dr. Klein worked briefly as a government employee at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), after which he transferred to Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Consultant providing Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA) to DARPA and several other Federal agencies. While at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Klein's work focused on radiation hardened electronics, counter-IED systems, and novel electromagnetic remote sensing technologies.

Prior to his government involvement, Dr. Klein was one of three co-founders and president of Crank Technologies, Inc., a startup targeting web Application Services, such as electronic portals, CRM and supply chain management systems, e-commerce storefronts, and real-estate search and listing services. Dr. Klein was also the chief network architect, and maintained the company's data center, Autonomous System Peering with upstream backbone providers, and BGP4 routing. Crank Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Aspen Communications, LLC in 2003.

From 1999-2000, Dr. Klein worked at Broadcast Towers, Inc. as a microwave and fiber optic telecommunications technician, where his primary responsibilities included the testing, calibration, installation, and repair of hot-standby enabled point-to-point terrestrial microwave communication systems ranging in capacity from fractional T1 to full OC12.

Background: Education

Dr. Klein received his Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Throughout his stay at Stanford he was a member of the Very Low Frequency Group of the Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department. His M.S. specialized in electromagnetic remote sensing, while his Ph.D. focused on ultra-low power autonomous systems for electromagnetic remote sensing. While at Stanford, Dr. Klein developed the curriculum for and taught as an irregular instructor the Embedded Systems Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate course. Dr. Klein received his Bachelors of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon professional societies, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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