Gift of Hearing Foundation Alfred E. Mann

Alfred E. Mann - Chairman&CEO Advanced Bionics Corp.

From an early career in the high tech arena, Mr. Mann has since become a life-long proponent of the biomedical industry. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Alfred Mann Foundation, founded in 1985, and the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. The Foundation and the Institute are nonprofit research organizations devoted to development of advanced medical products in a variety of fields. Affiliated Biomedical Engineering Institutes are also being established at both the University of California, at Los Angeles and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. Mann is also Chairman of Advanced Bionics® Corporation, Second Sight, LLC, AlleCure Corporation, Quallion, LLC and Chairman Emeritus of Pacesetter® System, Inc., all companies founded by Mr. Mann. He is also Chairman of CTL Immunotherapy Inc. (CTL) and Pharmaceutical Discovery Corporation (PDC).

Advanced Bionics Corporation develops, manufactures and markets systems for neuromuscular electro stimulation systems, and at this time sells cochlear stimulators to restore hearing for the profoundly deaf.

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Mann has contributed significantly to numerous technical advances in medical devices, photovoltaic power conversion, illumination, radiometry, vacuum physics, thin-film optics and advanced methods of mathematical analysis. He holds numerous patents, with several pending, and has authored a number of scientific papers.

He received his B.A. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles with extensive graduate work in nuclear and mathematical physics. Under Textron's sponsorship, Mr. Mann also attended an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. In addition he holds Honorary Doctor of Human Letters degrees from the University of Southern California, The Johns Hopkins University, and Western University.

Mr. Mann is recipient of countless awards including those for achievement, public and community service, humanitarianism, appreciation, engineering, entrepreneurship, medical pioneering, innovation, and vision - among many others.

Mr. Mann is also Chairman of the Southern California Biomedical Council, a Trustee of the University of Southern California, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.