Leadership

Zach Zhang

Zach Zhang
Chairman, Leyard International

Mr. Zhang is a co-founder of Leyard, and currently serves as Chairman of the Leyard Overseas Board, and the Board of Directors of Planar System Inc. He has been the President of Leyard American Corporation, Leyard's initial North America branch, since 2014. Beginning in 2003, he held various position of Leyard Optoelectronic Company in Beijing, China, including VP purchasing, General Counsel, and General Manager. He also has served in various leadership positions at Lucent Technology and ComEd.

Adam Schmidt

Adam Schmidt
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Pro Services

Mr. Schmidt joined the Company in June 2001 and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services. Since joining Planar, Mr. Schmidt has held various customer-facing positions in Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, and Sales. Prior to joining Planar, Mr. Schmidt worked in Marketing at Mentor Graphics, and as a Project Manager for Washington County (OR) Land Use & Transportation. Mr. Schmidt has a BS in Economics and an MBA from Willamette University.

William Geng

William Geng
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Geng has been Vice President of Leyard Optoelectronic Co. Ltd for 20 years and most recently worked in the overseas business group managing technical development, research, customer service, technical support, project management, quality, and research and development, overseeing all technical aspects of the company to achieve the company’s strategic business plans. Mr. Geng has a BS in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University and an MS in Electronic Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Science.

Rob Baumgartner

Rob Baumgartner
Vice President, Global Operations

Mr. Baumgartner has been with the Company since July 2000 and currently serves as the Vice President of Global Operations for Leyard’s international business and Planar, a Leyard company. He has served in a variety of marketing, sales and operations roles during his tenure at Planar. Prior to joining, Mr. Baumgartner held a marketing role a LeCroy Corporation and a variety of engineering and marketing roles at Tektronix. Mr. Baumgartner received his BS in Electrical Engineering and his BS in Economics with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Seminario

Steve Seminario
Vice President, Product Development

Mr. Seminario joined the company in 2006 and currently serves as Vice President of Product Development. He previously served in product management and product marketing leadership positions at the company. Prior to joining Planar, Mr. Seminario led product and business development teams at Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Webtrends. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gray joined the Company in 2005 and currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Planar, a Leyard company. Mr. Gray has held various positions inside the Company including Director of Finance for worldwide operations, Corporate Treasurer, Vice President and Corporate Controller, and Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Planar, Mr. Gray has held significant financial planning and analysis, business partnering and treasury positions at Sequent Computer Systems, Radisys, Merant plc and Tektronix. He has a BS in Finance from the University of Portland.

Stephanie Hines

Stephanie Hines
General Counsel

Ms. Hines joined the company in 2019 as General Counsel and manages the legal and human resources functions for Leyard’s international business and Planar. She is an experienced leader and business-oriented legal advisor. She previously worked in-house at Biamp Systems and CLEAResult. Prior to that, Stephanie worked in private practice, primarily as a business litigator at Perkins Coie LLP. She graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and received her JD from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Thorsten Lipp

Thorsten Lipp
CEO, Leyard Europe

Mr. Lipp joined the Company in November 2018 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer of Leyard Europe. Prior, Mr. Lipp served as a member of the executive board of Production Resource Group Germany (PRG AG), the world’s leading supplier of technology and services for live events and entertainment. Mr. Lipp was also co-founder and managing director of XL Solutions (part from XL Video Group), which was acquired by PRG in 2015.

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Norman Lao
Vice President, Leyard Asia

Mr. Lao joined Leyard in April, 2012 managing the Asia Pacific region, having served in sales and management positions for over 30 years in multi-national and publically-listed companies like RJ Reynolds, Hayes Modems, Imagineering (Australia), and Lighthouse Technologies. He earned a marketing diploma from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mamoru Miura

Mamoru Miura
CEO, Leyard Japan

Mr. Miura joined Leyard in April 2014 leading the company’s business in Japan across multiple vertical segments and applications. Prior to joining Leyard, he held product management, division management and systems engineering roles at Barco headquarters in Belgium, Hibino, and Barco Japan. He has been involved in the display business for twenty-five years and LED for over two decades. He holds a degree from Nippon University, Department of Science and Engineering.