Optical and photonic optical component and subsystem maker Lumentum Holdings Inc of Milpitas, CA, USA has appointed Julie Johnson as a director, expanding its board to seven members (six of whom are independent directors).
“Julie is an accomplished technology leader who brings global product management experience to the board,” comments chairman Marty Kaplan. “Julie’s appointment significantly strengthens and adds diversity to the board,” he adds.
“Julie has managed large consumer electronics product divisions and will be an invaluable resource for me, the board, and my executive management team as we expand our presence in consumer electronics,” believes president & CEO Alan Lowe.
“Lumentum has the right management team, financial resources, an excellent product portfolio and a commitment to continue to innovate to meet the evolving needs of its global customer base,” comments Johnson.
With over 25 years of operations, product development, and technology experience, Johnson is currently the senior VP product management at VeriFone (a global provider of technology that enables electronic payment transactions). Prior to VeriFone, she was corporate VP product management at Lenovo (a Chinese multi-national technology company selling personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, etc). Before Lenovo, Johnson was corporate VP – product management at Google. Prior to Google, she was VP of product management at global telecoms firm Motorola.
Johnson received a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also has a Bachelor degree in Math and Physics from Albion College.