Mr. Bowman has been a director since January 2007 and has served as our Lead Independent Director since March 2016. Mr. Bowman was formerly the Chairman, President, and CEO of Dionex Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer of analytical instruments. Mr. Bowman retired as President and CEO of Dionex in 2002 and as Chairman of the Board in 2005, and he remained a director of Dionex until its sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in 2011. He joined Dionex in 1977 and was named President and CEO in 1980. Before joining Dionex, Mr. Bowman was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, and a product engineer with Motorola Semiconductor Products Division, a communication equipment company. Mr. Bowman also served as a past director of Solexa, Inc. from 2006 until its sale to Illumina in 2007. Mr. Bowman serves as a director of IO Informatics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology software and services company.
Mr. Bowman received his B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.