Madonna Bolano

MADONNA BOLANO is the group vice president, human resources for Applied Materials, Inc. She has led the global human resources function for Applied Materials since February 2014. Prior to this position, she was head of HR for the Silicon Systems Group (SSG), the company’s largest business group. Prior to joining the SSG organization in October 2009, Bolano led HR for the Display and SunFab Solar group. She re-joined Applied in July 2009 from SunPower Corporation, where she supported the worldwide operations organization and led the HR operations function. Prior to SunPower, she held HR leadership positions for 15 years in the semiconductor equipment industry at Lam Research Corporation, Applied Materials and AG Associates (now part of Mattson Technology, Inc.). Bolano has been recognized for her achievements and influence inside and outside the workplace. She received the 2015 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women award and in 2014 was named one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council, and a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. She is a member of Applied’s community engagement council and earned a B.A. in sociology with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

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