Lynn J. Davis

President & COO | August TechnologyDavis, Lynn

Education
BS Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1968; MBA, University of Minnesota, 1971

Initiated Triangle
Iowa State Chapter, 1965

Family
Wife: Sandra; Children: Christopher, Justin

Experience
Lynn Davis is currently President and Chief Operating Officer for August Technology, a leading supplier of inspection equipment to the semiconductor fabrication industry. Previously, Lynn served as a founding partner of Tate Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Minneapolis.

From 1973 to 2001 Davis was employed by ADC Telecommunications, a leading manufacturer of hardware, software and services to broadband communications providers worldwide, retiring in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer Lynn’s 28-year career with ADC spanned a range of executive positions, including president and general manager of the Broadband Connectivity business unit, which during his 8 years of leadership grew revenues at a compounded 40% annual rate while increasing operating profits an average of 55%, resulting in the delivery of more than 100% of ADC’s operating profits. Previously, Lynn was senior vice president of operations, vice president of manufacturing, and general manager of the electronics business unit; he also headed the company’s sales and marketing activities. During his tenure at ADC, he directed an acquisition campaign that successfully integrated seven companies into the organization, aligning new technologies with existing businesses to enhance ADC’s position in the marketplace.

Prior to ADC, Lynn served in engineering and in-house consulting roles for Honeywell. In addition he has served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas.

As a student at Iowa State, Lynn was editor of Iowa Engineer and a member of the Engineering Council. He served on the central committee for Engineers Week, and he was active in the Student Union Board, Intramurals, and Knights of St. Patrick.

Activities
Director, August Technology; Director, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Infrared Solutions, Inc.; Director, Parlex Corporation; Member, Iowa State University Engineering Advisory Council

Awards
Iowa State University Cardinal Key Leadership Award

Hobbies
Golf, Skiing, Canoeing, Photography

Inducted
2005