Francis J. Kramer
Chairman of the board
Francis Kramer joined II-VI in 1983, serving as its president from 1985 to 2014, its CEO since 2007 and its chairman and CEO from 2014 to 2016. He now serves as the company's chairman of the board of directors. Kramer holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in industrial administration from Purdue University. Kramer has served as director of Barnes Group Inc., a publicly traded aerospace and industrial manufacturing company since 2012.
Kramer provides the II-VI board and the company with guidance on growth strategy, in particular on the profitable and sustainable execution of the strategy to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. He contributes considerable business development experience, having completed 20 acquisitions in 20 years adding nearly $700 million in revenue and significant operations experience relevant to II-VI's vertical integration strategy and globalization.