John wanted to be an astronaut, but took to the skies instead as a helicopter pilot. With a degree from MIT, John always felt connected to technology—and eventually, to his tech skills, building a startup after returning to civilian life. Luckily, one of his company’s suppliers was Cree, and he hasn’t stepped out of that light since.
John’s daily duties overlap with several other departments. Though his primary goal is overseeing a team of engineers who develop lighting advancements within the LED realm, he also collaborates with lawyers to secure patents, strategizes process control plans with the Operations Team, and partners with the Marketing Team to brainstorm a product’s place in Cree’s roadmap.