People: Cree Inc (CREE.O)
17 May 2013
Mr. Charles M. Swoboda is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Cree Inc. Mr. Swoboda has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2001, as President since January 1999, as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2000 and as chairman since April 2005. He was Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 1997 to June 2001 and Vice President for Operations from 1997 to 1999. Prior to his appointment as Vice President for Operations, Mr. Swoboda served as Operations Manager from 1996 to 1997, as General Manager of the Company’s former subsidiary, Real Color Displays, Incorporated, from 1994 to 1996 and as LED Product Manager from 1993 to 1994. He was previously employed by Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Swoboda’s employment with the Company for the past 19 years in diverse roles, his leadership as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade and service on the Board of Directors for twelve years, including his service as Chairman of the Board for the past seven years, uniquely qualify him for election to the Board of Directors.
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