Julie A. Shimer — Chairwoman
Dr. Shimer has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. She is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously Dr. Shimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems, also serving on the board of directors. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Netgear, Inc., a home and small business network solutions provider, and Halyard Health, Inc., a medical technology company. She also has served as the Chairwoman of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York's economic development organization.
Dr. Shimer brings to the Board her extensive background in communications and networking product development. Additionally, her prior experiences both as Chief Executive Officer of two private companies and as a public company director and compensation committee member enable Dr. Shimer bring to the Board valuable managerial skills.