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Cree appoints McDevitt EVP, CFO

Cree, Inc. has appointed Mike McDevitt as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. McDevitt brings more than two decades of finance and operations leadership and has served as vice president and interim CFO of the company since May 2012.

“Mike is an invaluable member of the Cree team and I am very pleased to announce his appointment as CFO,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO. “After conducting an exhaustive national search, we realized Mike is the best candidate for the job. Mike’s proven leadership will help Cree drive innovation and accelerated adoption of LED lighting.”

Prior to his appointment as interim CFO, McDevitt held several key leadership roles at Cree including director of sales operations from 2011-2012, director of financial planning from 2005-2011 and corporate controller from 2002-2005.

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