Meet Cree's
JOHN ROBERTS

Careers - John’s Story
 Lighting The Way
John’s Story
Lighting The Way
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.
Careers - What John Does
 Director of Advanced Technology
What John Does
Director of Advanced Technology
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.
 
 
“There aren’t any arbitrary barriers here. We don’t really use titles. Solving a worthy problem is central to our culture.”
 
“There aren’t any arbitrary barriers here. We don’t really use titles. Solving a worthy problem is central to our culture.”
 
 
“There’s a big roadmap for Cree’s future. Intelligent lighting tech is something I’m very excited about—it’s a whole new level of value being added.”
 
“There’s a big roadmap for Cree’s future. Intelligent lighting tech is something I’m very excited about—it’s a whole new level of value being added.”