Francis J. Kramer

Chair Emeritus - Retired President and CEO, II-VI Incorporated


Mr. Kramer joined the Company in 1983, served as its President from 1985 to 2007, its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to November 2014, and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from November 2014 to September 2016. He now serves as the Company’s Board Chair. Mr. Kramer will transition to Chair Emeritus while continuing as a director, effective immediately following the 2021 Annual Meeting. Mr. Kramer holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. 

Mr. Kramer served as a director of Barnes Group Inc., an aerospace and industrial manufacturing company, from 2012 to September 2016. Mr. Kramer provides our Board and the Company with guidance on growth strategy, in particular on the profitable execution of the strategy to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. He contributes considerable business development experience. He also has significant operations experience that is relevant to the Company’s strategy.

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