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This excerpt taken from the CREE DEF 14A filed Sep 4, 2009.

Executive Officers

 

Mr. Swoboda serves as both an executive officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors. John T. Kurtzweil (age 53) and Stephen D. Kelley (age 47) also serve as executive officers of the Company.

 

Mr. Kurtzweil was appointed as Executive Vice President – Finance and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company effective September 29, 2006. Before joining the Company, he served from 2004 to 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a publicly traded supplier of analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for audio and industrial product applications, based in Austin, Texas. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor Corporation, a global supplier of power- and data-management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components, and of disk drive component manufacturer Read-Rite Corporation, which sold substantially all of its assets to Western Digital Corp. in 2003. Immediately prior to joining Cirrus Logic, Mr. Kurtzweil had served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Quepasa Corporation, an online company serving the growing U.S. Hispanic community.

 

Mr. Kelley was appointed as an Executive Vice President and as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 19, 2008. Before joining the Company, he served from 2003 to 2008 as Vice President and General Manager of the Standard Linear and Logic Group of Texas Instruments Incorporated, a publicly traded semiconductor supplier based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Kelley previously served as Senior Vice President and

 

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General Manager of Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., from 2002 to 2003 and held a series of other executive positions with Philips Semiconductors beginning in 1993. He was previously employed by National Semiconductor Corporation, MX-COM, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and Motorola Semiconductor (now Freescale, Inc.).

 

This excerpt taken from the CREE DEF 14A filed Sep 16, 2008.

Executive Officers

 

Mr. Swoboda and Dr. Palmour serve as both executive officers of the Company and members of the Board of Directors. John T. Kurtzweil (age 52) and Stephen D. Kelley (age 46) also serve as executive officers of the Company.

 

Mr. Kurtzweil was appointed as Executive Vice President—Finance and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company effective September 29, 2006. Before joining the Company, he served from 2004 to 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a publicly traded supplier of analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for audio and industrial product applications, based in Austin, Texas. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor Corporation, a global supplier of power- and data-management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components, and of disk drive component manufacturer Read-Rite Corporation, which sold substantially all of its assets to Western Digital Corp. in 2003. Immediately prior to joining Cirrus Logic, Mr. Kurtzweil had served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Quepasa Corporation, an online company serving the growing U.S. Hispanic community.

 

Mr. Kelley was appointed as an Executive Vice President and as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 19, 2008. Before joining the Company, he served from 2003 to 2008 as Vice President and General Manager of the Standard Linear and Logic Group of Texas Instruments Incorporated, a publicly traded semiconductor supplier based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Kelley previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., from 2002 to 2003 and held a series of other executive positions with Philips Semiconductors beginning in 1993. He was previously employed by National Semiconductor Corporation, MX-COM, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and Motorola Semiconductor (now Freescale, Inc.).

 

This excerpt taken from the CREE DEF 14A filed Sep 18, 2007.

Executive Officers

 

Mr. Swoboda and Dr. Palmour serve as both executive officers of the Company and members of the Board of Directors. John T. Kurtzweil (age 51) also serves as an executive officer of the Company.

 

Mr. Kurtzweil was appointed as Executive Vice President—Finance and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company effective September 29, 2006. Before joining the Company, he served from 2004 to 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a publicly-traded supplier of analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for audio and industrial product applications, based in Austin, Texas. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor, a global supplier of power- and data-management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components, and of disk drive component manufacturer Read-Rite Corporation, which sold substantially all of its assets to Western Digital Corp. in 2003. Immediately prior to joining Cirrus Logic, Mr. Kurtzweil had served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Quepasa Corporation, an online company serving the growing US Hispanic community.

 

This excerpt taken from the CREE DEF 14A filed Sep 15, 2006.

Executive Officers

 

Mr. Swoboda and Dr. Palmour serve as both executive officers of the Company and members of the Board of Directors. The executive officers of the Company also include Michael E. McDevitt (age 42) and Robert C. Glass, Ph.D. (age 44). In addition, the Company has appointed John T. Kurtzweil (age 50) as an executive officer effective September 29, 2006, which is the date on which he has agreed to begin employment with the Company.

 

Mr. McDevitt was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company on an interim basis effective May 5, 2006. He has served as the Company’s Director of Financial Planning since 2005. He previously served as the Company’s Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2005. Before joining the Company in 2002, Mr. McDevitt was Chief Financial Officer of American Sanitary Incorporated, a privately-owned U.S. distributor of janitorial-sanitary maintenance products, from 1997 to 2002. He served from 1994 to 1997 as Director of Acquisitions for Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a publicly-owned North American distributor of printing and imaging papers and supply systems.

 

Dr. Glass has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President—Materials and Optoelectronics since May 2005. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President—Operations and Manufacturing from 2003 to 2005, Vice President and General Manager—Materials from 2001 to 2003, General Manager—Materials from 1999 to 2001, Materials Manufacturing Manager from 1997 to 1999 and Manager of Crystal Growth from 1995 to 1997. Dr. Glass was previously employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

 

Mr. Kurtzweil has been named as an Executive Vice President and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company effective September 29, 2006. He has served since 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., a publicly-traded supplier of analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for audio and industrial product applications, based in Austin, Texas. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor, a global supplier of power- and data-management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components, and of disk drive component manufacturer Read-Rite Corporation, which sold substantially all of its assets to Western Digital Corp. in 2003. Immediately prior to joining Cirrus Logic, Mr. Kurtzweil had served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Quepasa Corporation, an online company serving the growing US Hispanic community.

 

This excerpt taken from the CREE DEF 14A filed Sep 28, 2005.

Executive Officers

 

Mr. Swoboda and Dr. Palmour serve as both executive officers of the Company and members of the Board of Directors. The executive officers of the Company also include Cynthia B. Merrell (age 44) and Robert C. Glass, Ph.D. (age 43). Ms. Merrell has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since 1998 and previously served as the Company’s Controller from 1996 to 1998 after joining the Company in 1996. Her prior financial experience includes service in various capacities with The Times Mirror Company, Tropicana Products, Inc. and an international public accounting firm. She is licensed as a certified public accountant in the State of Florida. On August 10, 2005, Ms. Merrell submitted her resignation as an officer of the Company, effective on the earlier of the date a successor takes office or February 10, 2006. Dr. Glass has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President—Materials and Optoelectronics since May 2005. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President—Operations and Manufacturing from 2003 to 2005, Vice President and General

 

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Manager—Materials from 2001 to 2003, General Manager—Materials from 1999 to 2001, Materials Manufacturing Manager from 1997 to 1999 and Manager of Crystal Growth from 1995 to 1997. Dr. Glass was previously employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

 

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