3 January 2023
Lumentum names Caroline Pan as senior VP& chief marketing officer
Lumentum Holdings Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which designs and makes optical and photonic products for optical networks and lasers for industrial and consumer markets) has appointed Caroline Pan as senior VP & chief marketing officer, reporting to president & CEO Alan Lowe. Pan will be responsible for leading strategic marketing, corporate marketing and communications, and Lumentum Ventures, a company-wide initiative to drive market expansion through breakthrough innovation.
“Given expanding opportunities outside of Lumentum’s core customers and end-markets, Caroline’s diverse portfolio of global experience, deep domain knowledge across industry sectors, and proven track record of delivering high-impact business results make her an important and timely addition to our executive leadership team,” comments Lowe.
“I could not be more pleased to have the opportunity to join Lumentum as their chief marketing officer at this particular inflection point in the company’s evolution,” says Pan. “I am looking forward to working closely with Alan and the rest of the organization to unlock and unleash our internal innovation efforts and reposition the company for unprecedented growth ahead.”
Pan has nearly 30 years of experience across the high-tech, industrial and automotive sectors. Before joining Lumentum, she was the chief marketing officer for Bright Machines, a venture-backed software and robotics company that provides intelligent automation solutions for discrete manufacturing.
Prior to Bright Machines, Pan was a vice president at Honeywell International, where she last led strategy, innovation and ventures for its $7bn Safety & Productivity Solutions business. She also established Honeywell’s first corporate marketing function and led strategy & marketing for their Global High Growth Regions organization.
Pan also served as global VP of emerging markets for Hewlett-Packard’s PC and Printing division, and spent 11 years with Intel Corp, where she held leadership roles in their core product groups and corporate functions. She began her career as a design engineer and product line manager at Ford Motor Company.
Pan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.