Leadership Team

Timothy E. Brog

Appointed as Chief Executive Officer on March 17, 2017. Mr. Brog has been a director of Rubicon since May 2016. From March 2015 until March 16, 2017, Mr. Brog, age 53, served as the president of Locksmith Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm. Previously, he served as chairman of the board of directors of Peerless Systems Corporation, a provider of software-based imaging systems, from June 2008 to February 2015, chief executive officer from August 2010 to March 2015 and a director beginning in July 2007. Mr. Brog is currently a director of Eco-Bat Technologies Limited.

Mardel A. Graffy

Mardel A. Graffy has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since December 2014. Ms. Graffy joined Rubicon in January 2005 as Director of Finance and was named Controller in July 2007, Vice President of Finance in July 2008 and Vice-President of Financial Operations in September 2014. From 1987 to 2004 she served in various capacities at FMC/FMC Technologies, Inc., a world leader among producers of chemicals and machinery for industry and agriculture. From 1982 to 1987 she was with KPMG, a public accounting firm. Ms. Graffy is a certified public accountant and holds a BS in accounting and business administration from Illinois State University.

Hap Hewes

Hap Hewes, Senior Vice President, Optical, rejoined Rubicon in January 2015, having previously served as Rubicon’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, from 2006 through 2009 and Rubicon’s Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Business Development, from 2004 to 2005. In between, Mr. Hewes was Senior Vice President, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Field Service, for ARC Energy, a capital equipment provider for the LED industry and other high-tech markets. Concurrently, he served as interim CEO for a related company, ABS Materials, Inc. Mr. Hewes also worked for Saint-Gobain Crystals and for Saphikon, Inc., a crystal manufacturer that was acquired by Saint-Gobain. Mr. Hewes has an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and a BS in biology from Cornell University.