Claude Demby

Claude Demby, Senior Vice President and President, Cree LED

Claude Demby joined SMART Global Holdings as Senior Vice President and President of Cree LED through the acquisition of Cree LED on March 1, 2021.

Mr. Demby joined Cree in 2014 and most recently served as SVP and General Manager of Cree LED. During his tenure at Cree, he held a number of leadership positions including VP Business Development, VP and GM of the LED Chips and Materials business, and SVP of Corporate Development.

He brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience across the LED, automotive, aerospace and materials technology industries. Mr. Demby served as President and CEO of Noel Group, a global provider of synthetic materials solutions across different market segments. Prior to that role, he was President and COO of L&L Products, a global manufacturer of engineered sealing and structural devices. Additionally he has served on a number of boards including the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as a Director and Chairman, Brown Capital Management Mutual Fund, and Valour Academy Schools. 

Mr. Demby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.