Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI), a global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development, announced its Board of Directors has elected Ritu Favre and Joan Robinson-Berry as independent directors, effective September 18, 2020.
Mogens C. Bay, Valmont Chairman of the Board, said, “Ritu and Joan are both highly experienced, and we are excited to welcome leaders of their caliber to our Board. Joan’s strategic mindset and strong track record of leading global operations, engineering and procurement for a world-class industrial company will help advance Valmont’s future growth strategies. Ritu’s extensive background and passion for technology, innovation, IoT and operational expertise will be invaluable as we increase digital solutions across our businesses.”
Favre is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the semiconductor business at National Instruments Corporation (NI), a multinational, producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. Most recently, she was the chief executive officer of NEXT Biometrics, and has held senior management positions with Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor, and Synaptics.
Robinson-Berry recently retired from a 35-year career at Boeing, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer for Boeing Global Services, responsible for product and services safety, technical integrity and engineering. She has received extensive recognition for her work in STEM, is a Technical Fellow and serves on the Cal Poly University Pomona Foundation Board and Unaka Company Inc. Board of Directors.