Vince Retort

Vince Retort, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Vince Retort is Lumentum’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this role, Retort served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Telecom Transmission. Retort has been an instrumental leader running R&D, operations, and the 3D sensing business unit at various times since Lumentum’s spinoff from JDSU. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at JDSU, which he joined in June 2008. Retort established a global R&D organization aligned with JDSU's technology and product portfolio for Optical Communications and Commercial Lasers and his strategic approach to R&D has resulted in the creation of disruptive and highly differentiated solutions.

Retort has also held executive 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 in his final position.

Retort holds an MS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a BA in Biology from West Virginia University.