ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Neal Hunter

F. Neal Hunter

Co-founder and former CEO
Cree, Inc.

Neal Hunter earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University in 1984. He is a co-founder and former President, CEO, and Chairman of Cree, Inc. Hunter held numerous roles at Cree from 1987-2005. During this time, the company's revenues grew to $400 million.

In 2005, Hunter co-founded LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF, Inc.) to accelerate the use of LEDs in general illumination applications. LLF has since set world records for LED fixture efficiency and CRI at warm white color temperatures. Funded by employees, suppliers and distributors, LLF's goal is to bring economical high-volume LED lighting solutions to world markets. Hunter also develops residential neighborhoods using custom builders, giving him a unique perspective for applications of LED technology in homes.

In 2008, Cree, inc. purchased LLF, inc. for approximately $100 million which merged the world's best LED components and lighting systems technologies. Mr. Hunter now serves as President of Cree Lighting.

He resides in the RTP area of North Carolina and is an active supporter of UNC Hospitals, North Carolina State University, and the Food Bank of North Carolina. He is a Peele Lifetime Giving Society member and has established an endowment for unrestricted general support for the College of Engineering.

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