Chairman of the Board
Mr. Kannappan has been a director of the Company since January 2015. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Plantronics, where he has been a member of the Board since 1999. Mr. Kannappan brings to the board a wealth of business leadership experience and a track record of success. Mr. Kannappan joined Plantronics in February 1995 as vice president of sales, responsible for OEM sales and the Asia Pacific/Latin America markets. After a series of promotions, he was appointed in March 1998 to president and chief operating officer, then, less than a year later, to CEO, as well as elected to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Plantronics, Kannappan was senior vice president of investment banking for Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated, where he was employed from August 1985 through January 1995. Mr. Kannappan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master's of Business Administration from Stanford University. He also serves as director of Mattson Technology, Inc., a supplier of advanced process equipment for the semiconductor industry. Mr. Kannappan previously served on the IDT board, including in the role of chairman, from 2000 to 2008.