Clinton H. Severson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Abaxis Inc.

Mr. Clinton Severson serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX), which develops and sells point-of-care blood laboratory systems for medical and veterinary diagnostic applications. He has over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare and medical diagnostics industry.

Prior to Abaxis, Mr. Severson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MAST Immunosystems, Inc. and executive positions at 3M Diagnostic Systems, a privately-held medical diagnostic company, and at Syva, a subsidiary of Syntex Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Severson is often sought after by entrepreneurs and healthcare companies for guidance and has been involved in a number of Board positions, which include directorships at Trinity Biotech plc, Response Biomedical Corp., CytoCore, IntelliDx, LXN Corp., Cutera, and others.

Mr. Severson received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award from Forbes Magazine in 2007. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Minot State University, which in 2010, he endowed the University and created the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy to create a new academy aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and building better business leaders for the present and future.