Madonna Bolano

MADONNA BOLANO is group vice president and head of human resources for Applied Materials. Bolano and her team support the business to attract, develop, and retain industry-leading talent and provide a climate and incentives to maximize the value they create for Applied. She has worked with the team to successfully transform the company’s vision, mission, and values, develop and execute a winning strategy, improve employee engagement, close and integrate mergers and acquisitions, and create and staff new businesses and functions. Prior to her current role, she was head of HR for the Silicon Systems Group (SSG), and previously led HR for the Display and SunFab Solar groups. She rejoined Applied in July 2009 from SunPower Corporation. Prior to SunPower, she held HR leadership positions for fifteen years in the semiconductor equipment industry at Lam Research Corporation, Applied Materials, and AG Associates (now part of Mattson Technology, Inc.). Bolano received the 2015 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Award, and in 2014 she 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 board member of the Applied Materials Foundation and earned a BA in sociology, conferred with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. @applied_blog

 

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