SMART Global Holdings, parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, has announced the appointment of Bryan Ingram, senior vice president and general manager of the Wireless Semiconductor Division of Broadcom Inc, to its board of directors and its Compensation Committee.

“Bryan brings significant operating skills and an extensive network of relationships with industry leaders in all parts of the electronics and semiconductor supply chain, including the largest handset manufacturers in the world,” said SMART chairman of the board, president and CEO,  Ajay Shah: “Bryan is responsible for one of the largest divisions within Broadcom, and his long history of executive leadership in the global semiconductor industry will be of great benefit to SMART as we continue to execute our expansion strategy.”

Mr Ingram currently leads the Wireless Semiconductor Division at Broadcom and has served in various executive roles for over 13 years, at Broadcom and its predecessor Avago Technologies Limited, which acquired Broadcom Corp in 2015. Mr Ingram also held executive positions at the predecessor to Avago within Agilent Technologies. From 1986-99 Mr Ingram held various management positions at Hewlett Packard and Westinghouse. Mr Ingram holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

With the appointment of Mr Ingram, the board of SMART Global Holdings now has four independent directors and a total of nine members.