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Jeffrey Cote

, Chief Executive Officer and President

Jeffrey Cote is Chief Executive Officer and President of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST), a rapidly growing industrial technology business with operations and business centers in 11 countries.

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in March 2020, Mr. Cote served as Sensata’s President and Chief Operating Officer, with global responsibility for both of the Company’s business segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions, as well as Global Operations.

Mr. Cote joined Sensata as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 through the Company’s initial public offering in 2010 and has served in several executive roles with expanding responsibility.

Prior to joining Sensata, Mr. Cote was the Chief Operating Officer at Ropes & Gray LLP’s and managed their operations by directing the firm’s administrative and operational initiatives, including being responsible for building the infrastructure to enhance Ropes & Gray’s position as a leading national law firm and helped to develop its global presence.

Additionally, Mr. Cote served as Chief Operating, Financial and Administrative Officer for Digitas, Inc., where he managed worldwide operations, finance, investor relations, facilities management, delivery management, information technology and corporate development.

Mr. Cote started his professional career with Ernst & Young and served in their tax, audit and national accounting groups.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida

and Massachusetts.

Mr. Cote serves on the Board of Directors at Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) and on the Board of Advisors at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.

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Steve Beringhause

, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Steven Beringhause has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since November 2015. Mr. Beringhause’s role expanded in 2018 to include executive leadership of Sensata Ventures, a Megatrend-focused, internal venture organization within the Office of the CTO. Mr. Beringhause previously served as Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing from January 2013 to March 2015 and Executive Vice President, Performance Sensing from April 2015 to December 2017. Mr. Beringhause joined Sensata’s predecessor company, Texas Instruments, in 1988 and served in various design and engineering capacities. He was named as Vice President of Sensors Americas in 2006, Vice President of Sensors Asia in 2010, and Senior Vice President of Sensors Asia and the Americas in July 2012. Mr. Beringhause has also served as a director for Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, since December 2019. He has sat on the Lithium Balance Board since July 2019. Mr. Beringhause holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Paul Vasington

, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Paul Vasington was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by the Board in February 2014. Mr. Vasington has diverse financial and managerial experience, most recently with Honeywell International Inc. from 2004 to 2014. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Aerospace from 2012 to 2014. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies from 2009 to 2012 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Security from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Vasington held finance leadership roles at Crane Co. and Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Vasington began his career at Price Waterhouse and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

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Paul Chawla

, Executive Vice President, Performance Sensing, Automotive

Paul Chawla was appointed Executive Vice President, Performance Sensing, Automotive effective June 2019. Mr. Chawla joined Sensata as Vice President, Sensors Europe in June 2014 and was later appointed to Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing, Automotive Europe in April 2016 and Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing, Automotive in January 2018. Prior to joining Sensata, Mr. Chawla was with Johnson Controls (JCI) for 15 years, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager for JCIs India business unit from July 2010 to May 2014. Mr. Chawla joined JCI in 1999 as regional product manager and held various positions of increasing responsibility until his appointment as Vice President and General Manager in 2010. Mr. Chawla holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

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Vineet Nargolwala

, Executive Vice President, Sensing Solutions

Vineet Nargolwala was appointed Executive Vice President, Sensing Solutions effective March 2020. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President, Sensing Solutions since September 2019. Mr. Nargolwala joined Sensata as Vice President, Sensors Americas in February 2013 and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing, North America, Japan & Korea in April 2016. In February 2019, he was appointed Senior Vice President, General Manager, Global Safety & Mobility. Prior to joining Sensata, he was with Honeywell International Inc. for over 9 years where he most recently served as President and General Manager for Phoenix Controls. Mr. Nargolwala joined Honeywell in 2003 as a Strategic Marketing Manager and held roles as Director of Strategic Marketing and Global Product Management, Honeywell Security and Managing Director, Honeywell Security Systems Group EMEA. Prior to Honeywell, Mr. Nargolwala spent almost 6 years at Nortel in various product management and engineering roles. Mr. Nargolwala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India; a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

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Yann Etienvre

, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Yann Etienvre was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer effective March 2020. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer since May 2019. Mr. Etienvre joined Sensata as Vice President of Global Supply Chain in January 2013 and was later appointed Vice President of Sensors Acquisition in 2014, Vice President and General Manager of Control Components in 2015 and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industrial in 2017. Prior to joining Sensata, Mr. Etienvre worked at IMI Severe Service where he held a number of roles ultimately culminating in his appointment as President Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before joining IMI Severe Service in 2008, he spent nearly 10 years at GE Healthcare with increasing responsibility across manufacturing and commercial roles. Mr. Etienvre holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA) in France.

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Hans Lidforss

, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Hans Lidforss was appointed Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer in February 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategy of the company and all M&A activities. Mr. Lidforss joined Sensata as Senior Vice President of Strategy and M&A in 2014. Prior to joining Sensata, Mr. Lidforss served as Senior Vice President, Strategy at Taleo Corporation where he led Taleo’s corporate strategy and M&A activities, including the successful sale of Taleo to Oracle. Mr. Lidforss has also held roles as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Hewlett-Packard Company; Operations Executive at Cerberus Capital Management; and General Manager and Integration Director at GE Capital IT Solutions. Mr. Lidforss holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Jing Chang

, Senior Vice President, Asia, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions

Jing Chang was appointed Senior Vice President, Asia, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions effective February 2019. Mr. Chang joined Sensata as Vice President, Performance Sensing, China in February 2012 and was later appointed Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing, China and India, and Asia Sensing Solutions in April 2017. Prior to joining Sensata, he was with Lear Corporation where he held the role of Vice President & Managing Director, China. Prior to this, he led Johnson Controls’ Asia Electronics division and Konka Group Co.’s automotive division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chang held a number of roles of increasing responsibility during his 8-year tenure at Motorola Corporation. Mr. Chang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

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George Verras

, Senior Vice President, Sensata Ventures

George Verras was appointed to Senior Vice President, Sensata Ventures effective September 2019. Mr. Verras previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Heavy Vehicle and Off-Road from November 2015 to September 2019. Mr. Verras joined Sensata’s predecessor company, Texas Instruments, in 1994 and served in various design engineering roles. He was named Operations Director in January 2013, Design Engineering and Product Management Director in December 2013 and Senior Director and Integration Manager of HVOR in August 2014. Mr. Verras holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

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Holger Jetses

, Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing Automotive

Holger Jetses was appointed Senior Vice President, Performance Sensing, Automotive effective June 2019. Mr. Jetses joined Sensata as Vice President, Performance Sensing, Europe in January 2018. Prior to joining Sensata, he served as Division Director of Emission Control Systems at Bosal. Prior to joining Bosal, he was with Johnson Controls (JCI) for 20 years, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility and leadership until his appointment as Vice President OE Sales & GM Europe at JCI’s Power Solutions Division. Mr. Jetses holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University TH Karlsruhe in Germany.

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Lynne Caljouw

, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Lynne Caljouw has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since June 2020. Ms. Caljouw joined Sensata in October 2014 as a Senior Director, Human Resources supporting the Sensors business and was promoted in 2016 to the role of Vice President, Human Resources supporting the Automotive, CTO, HVOR & Control Solutions businesses. In late 2016, her role expanded to include ownership of Talent Acquisition and in 2017 she added Talent Management and HR Services to her responsibilities, bringing oversight to the end-to-end employee experience. In 2018, Ms. Caljouw added HR leadership of the Finance, HR, IT and Legal teams to her responsibilities and in late 2019, she started leading the Compensation, Benefits and HRIS teams.

Before joining Sensata, Ms. Caljouw spent 10 years in various HR leadership roles at Sears Holdings Corporation, her most recent being Senior Director of Human Resources for Home Services including in-home, supply chain and engineering services. Other leadership roles at Sears included Director of Human Resources and Director of Talent Acquisition, all within the Home Services segment.

Prior to Sears, Ms. Caljouw worked for The Gillette Company in various roles including Senior Human Resource Advisor, Senior HR representative for Staffing & Development and Senior HR representative for Learning Services which were all global roles. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Dickinson College, a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Shannon Votava

, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Shannon Votava joined Sensata as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in May 2020. Prior to joining Sensata, Ms. Votava served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Itron, a $2.4B publicly traded company operating in more than 100 countries and providing hardware, software and services for Smart Grid, Smart Cities and industrial IOT applications. In this role, which she held for more than eight years, she was a member of the senior executive committee that transformed a $2.4B public company from a largely industrial hardware manufacturer to a leading provider of critical network infrastructure, software, services and outcome solutions for the Smart Grid and Smart Cities end markets.

Prior to joining Itron, Ms. Votava served as Associate General Counsel, Commercial at Cooper Industries Ltd. and Vice President and General Counsel at Honeywell Electronic Materials, Honeywell International Inc.

Ms. Votava holds a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University; a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law; a L.L.M in International Law from Georgetown University Law Centre; and a global executive MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. She is also a registered patent attorney.