Richard M. Beyer was chairman and chief executive officer of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 through June 2012, and served as a director of Freescale from 2008 to 2013. Prior to Freescale, Mr. Beyer was president, chief executive officer and a director of Intersil Corporation from 2002 to 2008. He has also previously served in executive management roles at FVC.com, VLSI Technology and National Semiconductor Corporation, and served three years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Within the past five years, Mr. Beyer served on the board of directors of Dialog Semiconductor and Microsemi Corporation. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Russian from Georgetown University and an MBA in marketing and international business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.