Title: Chief Technology Officer
Company: Chroma Technology Group
Location: Colchester, Vermont, United States
Janette Bombardier, PE, Chief Technology Officer at Chroma Technology Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology engineering.
From enjoying the process of problem-solving, Ms. Bombardier naturally gravitated toward the subjects of mathematics and science during her years of study. She found her niche in engineering, and went on to achieve a BS in civil engineering in 1976 and an MS in civil engineering in 1984, both from the University of Vermont. Spearheading her career in the technology field, Ms. Bombardier has notably served as the chief technology officer at Chroma Technology since 2018. As a senior executive, she is responsible for all technical functions for optical filters and advanced imaging products including design, product and process development, systems engineering, quality, new product introduction as well as strategic planning for technology, product development, and manufacturing.
Prior to her current executive role, Ms. Bombardier was the director of IBM Senior Location Executive and Site Operations from 2010 to 2015 and director of IBM Photomask Development and Operations from 2013 to 2015. She went on to join GLOBALFOUNDRIES as senior location executive and vice president of facilities engineering from 2015 to 2017 and then spent one year as senior vice president for Green Mountain Power. A member of the Society of Professional Engineers, in 2019 Ms. Bombardier was named the society’s Vermont Engineer of the Year. In 2015, she was named Citizen of the Year by the Vermont City Chamber of Commerce, of which she sits on the executive board, and received an Economic Development Achievement Award in 2013. Ms. Bombardier attributes her career success to hard work and the delivery of sound results; she also believes coming across other women engineers early on in her career made all the difference in her building her confidence upon entering a predominantly male field.
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