Phillip M. Schneider, Chief Financial Officer, joined the Company in February 1987 as Director, Finance and Administration and served as Senior Director, Finance and Administration from 1990 to 1991. In November 1991, he became Vice President, Finance and Administration and in February 1996 he was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Schneider served as the Manager of Financial Reporting and as a Senior Analyst for Syntex Laboratories. He received a B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, received his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California and earned his C.P.A. qualification while working for KPMG LLP.