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Cree Appoints Marvin Riley to Board


Riley replaces Anne Whitaker, who is leaving to focus on board duties at other life sciences companies

The US semiconductor company Cree has announced that Marvin A. Riley has been appointed to its board of directors, effective January 25, 2021. Riley is president and CEO of EnPro, an industrial technology company focusing on materials science.

“Marvin’s extensive experience in the global manufacturing and automotive sectors will be a unique asset for the company as we work with the executive team to capitalise on the vast opportunities ahead for Cree’s silicon carbide in a variety of high-growth automotive and industrial applications,” said Cree chairman of the Bbard Darren Jackson. “We are excited to welcome Marvin to the Board and look forward to his contributions as we continue our long-term plans to lead the global transition from silicon to silicon carbide and expand the company’s leadership position.”

Riley has been CEO of EnPro since July 2019, after previously serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer since July 2017. He has also served in various leadership positions including president of the company’s Fairbanks Morse division; vice president of the company’s corporate manufacturing function; and vice president of global operations for its GGB division.

Prior to joining EnPro, Riley was an executive with General Motors Corporation, working within the General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing Group where he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility from 1997 to 2007. Riley’s extensive experience at GM includes leadership positions in general assembly, body operations, dimensional control, plant maintenance and supporting multiple vehicle launches. He also credits his deep understanding of lean manufacturing to his time at GM.

Riley replaces Anne Whitaker, who is leaving the Cree board to focus on her board duties at other life sciences companies. Whitaker has served on the Cree Board since 2013, helping guide the company with her extensive executive leadership experience.

“The entire board of directors is grateful for Anne’s contributions as a longstanding board member, and we wish her continued success going forward,” said Jackson.

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