Board of Directors

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John P. Absmeier

, Chief Technology Officer Lear Corporation

Mr. Absmeier has served as a director of the Company since March 2019. Mr. Absmeier has been the Chief Technology Officer of Lear Corporation ("Lear"), a public company and leading supplier of automotive technology including seating and electrical and electronic systems since June 2018. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Absmeier leads all aspects of Lear’s technology and innovation efforts as well as corporate strategy, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Lear, he was Vice President of Smart Machines at Samsung Electronics from November 2015 through May 2018. While at Samsung, he led the company’s acquisition of Harman International and in May 2017, became the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the ADAS/Autonomous business unit at Harmon.

Prior to joining Samsung, Mr. Absmeier was with Delphi Corporation for 19 years, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility. In 2014 he was named as one of the top 40 automotive executives under the age of 40 by Automotive News. From October 2012 to November 2015, he was Managing Director - Delphi Labs @Silicon Valley and Autonomous Driving, and from October 2006 to October 2012, Business Director – Electronic Controls, Asia Pacific. Also during his time at Delphi, Mr. Absmeier held several roles in the areas of hybrid and electric vehicles, fuel cells and telematics. Mr. Absmeier holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Management of Technology from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Before launching his business career, Mr. Absmeier served over eight years with the United States Marine Corps, during which he was meritoriously promoted and awarded multiple honors for outstanding performance.

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Daniel L. Black

, Managing Partner, The Wicks Group

Mr. Black has served as a Director since January 2021. Mr. Black has been a Managing Partner at The Wicks Group, a private equity firm focused on tech enabled business and consumer services companies, since 2005. As Managing Partner at Wicks, Mr. Black is involved in all investment and management activities and serves on the boards of its portfolio companies. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Mr. Black served as Principal from 2003 through 2005. Prior to The Wicks Group, Mr. Black was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Merchant Banking at BNY Capital Markets (a subsidiary of The Bank of New York), where his career spanned 21 years in executive management positions, from 1982 through 2003. Mr. Black has served as a Trustee for the Advent Convertible Securities Fund (an $850 million public closed- end fund) since 2005 where he serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. He has also been a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees since 2019 and has served on the executive board of Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, a not-for-profit educational organization, since 2014. Mr. Black holds a B.A. in Government from the Dartmouth College.

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Lorraine A. Bolsinger

, Director

Ms. Bolsinger has served as a director of the Company since March 2020. Ms. Bolsinger retired from General Electric Company, a diversified technology and financial services company, in 2017 where she served for more than 37 years leading multiple divisions of GE across power and aviation, as well as holding senior-level officer roles. From 2016 through her retirement in 2017, Ms. Bolsinger served as Vice President, GE Corporate Accelerated Leadership Program. From 2013 through 2016, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Distributed Power and from 2008 through 2012, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation Systems. During her early years at GE, Ms. Bolsinger established herself as a business builder and was promoted through various managerial and leadership roles to become Corporate Officer in 1999, as one of the youngest and first female executives to be named in that capacity.

Ms. Bolsinger is a frequent public speaker and has been a career-long advocate for women in STEM and leadership roles. She is a Trustee and Audit Committee Chair of Worchester Polytechnic Institute and has been a Leader in Residence at the GE Management Development Institute, educating and mentoring high potential young executives. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and serves on the board of Lake Sunapee Protective Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the special environment of the Lake Sunapee region in western New Hampshire.

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Jeffrey J. Cote

, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sensata Technologies

Mr. Cote has served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer & President of the Company since March 1, 2020. He was appointed President in January of 2019 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer from July 2012 until January 2019. In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, he served as Executive Vice President, Sensing Solutions from November 2015 to January 2019. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from January 2011 through July 2012. Mr. Cote assumed the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer following Robert Hureau's resignation in April 2013, and served in that role until Paul Vasington's appointment as Chief Financial Officer in February 2014. Mr. Cote served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of STI from January 2007 through July 2007, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of STI from July 2007 through our initial public offering. From March 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Cote was Chief Operating Officer of the law firm Ropes & Gray. From January 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Cote was Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Digitas. Previously he worked for Ernst & Young LLP.

Mr. Cote has been a director of Trinseo S.A., a global materials solutions provider, since 2014, where he serves as a member of the Compensation and Talent Development Committee and the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Advisors at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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James E. Heppelmann

, President and Chief Executive Officer PTC, Inc.

Mr. Heppelmann has served as a director of the Company since August 2014. Mr. Heppelmann has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of PTC, Inc. ("PTC"), a public global software and service company, since 2010. PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation) develops technology solutions that help companies transform the way they create, operate, and service smart, connected products. During his tenure at PTC, Mr. Heppelmann has served in various executive roles, including President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Executive Vice President, Software Products. Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technologies, where he was co-founder, Chief Technical Officer, and Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Mr. Heppelmann served as Chief Technology Officer of Metaphase, Inc. from 1992 through 1997 and held various positions at Control Data Corporation from 1985 through 1992.

Mr. Heppelmann has served on the board of directors of PTC since 2008. In March 2021, he began serving as a director of Agile Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company that intends to pursue opportunities in the technology and software industry. Mr. Heppelmann is on the Executive Advisory Board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and is on the Dean's Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. We do not believe Mr. Heppelmann’s other board or employment commitments impact his ability to fulfill his commitments to Sensata’s Board.

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Charles W. Peffer

, Retired Partner KPMG LLP

Mr. Peffer has served as a director of the Company since our IPO in March 2010. Mr. Peffer was a partner of KPMG LLP and its predecessor firms from 1979 until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Peffer served in KPMG’s Kansas City office as Partner in Charge of Audit from 1986 to 1993 and as Managing Partner from 1993 to 2000.

Mr. Peffer has served as a director of Garmin, Ltd., a public company, since 2004 and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. He has also served as a director of the Commerce Funds, which manages eight mutual funds with approximately $3 billion in assets, since 2006. Mr. Peffer was a director of NPC International, a franchisee of Pizza Hut and Wendy’s locations from 2007 to 2018, and he was a director of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. from 2013 to December 2020.

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Constance E. Skidmore

, Retired Audit Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ms. Skidmore has served as a director of the Company since May 2017. Ms. Skidmore retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in 2009, after serving for over two decades as a partner, including a term on its governing board. Ms. Skidmore has served on the board of directors of Comfort Systems USA, Inc., a HVAC supply company, since 2012 and currently serves as Chair of its Audit Committee. She also served on the board of directors of ShoreTel, Inc., a telecommunications company, from 2014 until September 2017, when it was sold to Mitel. Ms. Skidmore also serves on the board of directors of several other privately-held and non-profit companies, including Proterra Inc., the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Viz Kinect. Ms. Skidmore holds a B.S. in psychology from Florida State University, and a M.S. in taxation from Golden Gate University.

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Steven A. Sonnenberg

, Director

Mr. Sonnenberg has served as a director of the Company since March 2020. Mr. Sonnenberg retired in 2019 from Emerson Electric Co., a manufacturer of products for industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. In 2018, he became Senior Advisor, Emerson Automation Solutions until his retirement in 2019. In that role, he worked in the areas of leadership development and senior customer relations. From 2016 through 2018, Mr. Sonnenberg served as Chairman of Emerson's Automation Solutions business, which assists manufacturers to maximize performance through Emerson's industry-leading portfolio of technologies to measure, control, optimize and power their operations. In that role, he also advised on large acquisitions and on the development of the company's highest-level customer relationships. From 2008 through 2016, he served as President of Emerson's $8.5 billion Process Management Group, a worldwide 40,000 employee, eight business unit manufacturer of automation products for process industries. For more than 13 years prior, Mr. Sonnenberg managed various Emerson affiliated companies with operations throughout Asia and Europe.

Mr. Sonnenberg has been a director of Steel Dynamics, Inc., a public company which is one of the largest steel producers in North America, since 2018, where he serves on the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has also served on the board of Tennant Company, a public company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of nonresidential floor maintenance, since 2005, where he is currently the Chairman, chairs the Executive Committee, and serves on the Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Sonnenberg is also on the Board of Trustees of Dunwoody College of Technology.

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Martha N. Sullivan

, Executive Advisor, Sensata Technologies

Ms. Sullivan has served as a director of the Company since January 1, 2013. Ms. Sullivan retired from her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective March 1, 2020, having served in that capacity since January 1, 2013. She served as our Executive Advisor and played a critical role in the CEO transition process until April 2, 2021. She previously served as our President from September 2010 until January 2019, and was also our Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 until July 2012. Ms. Sullivan was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2010 through September 2010. Ms. Sullivan served in the same capacities with STI from January 2007 through March 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer of STI from April 2006 through January 2007. Prior to April 2006, Ms. Sullivan served as Sensor Products Manager for the Sensors & Controls business of Texas Instruments (Sensata's preceding business unit) beginning in June 1997 and as a Vice President of Texas Instruments beginning in 1998. Ms. Sullivan joined Texas Instruments in 1984 and held various engineering and management positions, including Automotive Marketing Manager, North American Automotive General Manager, and Automotive Sensors and Controls Global Business Unit Manager.

Ms. Sullivan has been a director of Avery Dennison Corporation, an adhesive manufacturing company, since 2013. She began serving as a director of GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in June 2020. Past and present external positions also include the Key Executive Council at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, President’s Alumni Council at Michigan Technological University, and Ford International Supplier Advisory Council. She also currently serves as co-chair of the non-profit Board of Our Sisters' School in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Andrew C. Teich

, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer FLIR Systems

Mr. Teich began serving as the Chairman of our Board in July 2019 and has served as a director of the Company since May 2014. In June 2017, after 33 years with the company, Mr. Teich retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, Inc. ("FLIR"), a position he had held since 2013. FLIR is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of thermal imaging and stabilized airborne camera systems for a wide variety of applications in the commercial, industrial, and government markets. Mr. Teich joined FLIR in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Marketing, and held various positions within FLIR since that time, including President of Commercial Vision Systems and President of Commercial Systems. Prior to joining FLIR, Mr. Teich held various positions at Inframetrics, Inc. (acquired by FLIR in 1999), including Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Teich served on the board of directors of FLIR from July 2013 until his retirement in June 2017.

In October 2018, Mr. Teich joined the board of directors of Resideo Technologies, a global provider of smart home solutions. He currently serves as Resideo's lead independent director, Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee and member of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees.

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Stephen M. Zide

, Former Senior Advisor Bain Capital

Mr. Zide has served as a director of the Company since our IPO in March 2010. He also served as a director of STI from April 2006 until the IPO. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Zide served as a Senior Advisor of Bain Capital. From 2001 through 2015, Mr. Zide was a Managing Director of Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1997, Mr. Zide was a partner of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms.

Previously, Mr. Zide served on the board of directors of Trinseo S.A., from 2010. through 2020, HD Supply Holdings, Inc. from 2007 through 2014, Apex Tool Group, LLC from 2013 through 2014, Innophos Holdings, Inc., a producer of specialty phosphates, from 2004 through 2013, and Consolidated Container Corporation, a private company, from 2012 through 2017.