L3 Technologies has appointed Rita Lane to its board. Ms. Lane, 55, is an accomplished engineer with more than two decades of experience in the technology sector.

From July 2008 to January 2014, she served as vice president of Operations at Apple. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, Integrated Supply Chain, and before that, she was chief procurement officer at Motorola.

Ms. Lane started her career as an engineer with IBM, where she enjoyed a 14-year tenure within the company’s Systems & Personal Computer division and rose to vice president, Integrated Supply Chain. Earlier in her career, she served five years in the U.S. Air Force working in space launch.

A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Ms. Lane earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ms. Lane is a current member of the board at Philips Lighting and Sanmina.

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