Michael McDevitt, the director of financial planning at Cree, is taking over as the firm’s chief financial officer on an interim basis.

In a regulatory ruling filed with the SEC, Cree said McDevitt would replace CFO Cynthia Merrell when she resigns as previously announced on May 5.

McDevitt was Cree’s controller from 2002-5 and took over as director of financial planning last year. He was CFO at American Sanitary Inc. before joining Cree in 2002.

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