Vince Retort

Vince Retort, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Vince Retort has been with Lumentum since 2015.

Retort is an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in the high-tech sector. He is responsible for overseeing and setting the strategic roadmap of Lumentum’s global business units and operations. 

Prior to this role, Retort served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Telecom Transmission. He has been an instrumental leader at the company, having run R&D, operations, and the 3D Sensing business unit at various times since Lumentum’s spinoff from JDSU. 

Retort joined JDSU in June 2008. He was previously Senior Vice President of Research and Development at JDSU and established a global R&D organization aligned with JDSU's technology and product portfolio for Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers. 

Before joining JDSU, Retort has also held executive level positions in Engineering at NeoPhotonics, Seagate Technologies, and Lightwave Microsystems Corporation, with an emphasis on new product development and customer collaboration. Retort also had an 11-year career at Read-Rite Corporation, leading Product Engineering, Test Development, Failure Analysis, and Program Management.

Retort holds a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from West Virginia University.