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Michael W. Kauffman

Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Mike Kauffman is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Fornax Advanced
Materials, where he oversees all legal, contracts, and compliance related matters.

Mike joined Fornax Advanced Materials in 2023, after 35 years of private and corporate practice in
federal procurement, national security and cybersecurity law. He began his career at prominent law firms in the Washington, DC area, eventually landing as a partner in the government contracts practice group of Holland & Knight. Mike entered corporate practice in 2000, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (2000-2009), General Counsel and Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at Proteus Technologies (2009-2014) and Vice President, Legal and Federal Chief Legal Counsel at Dell Technologies (2014-2020). This diverse experience enables Mike to address a wide variety of business and legal challenges.

Mike holds a Juris Doctorate from The Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Law and Society from Hood College. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (Central Maryland Chapter), Association of Old Crows, American Bar Association, and Association of Corporate Counsel. Mike also is a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he specialized in anti-submarine warfare and cryptographic avionic systems.

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