Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 28, 1998

Daniel S. Lankford – Bolder Technologies Corporation (bold)

DANIEL S. LANKFORD is Chairman, President and CEO of BOLDER Technologies Corporation. He joined BOLDER Technologies Corporation as CEO in July 1994. For the previous five years, he was CEO of Lucent Microelectronics - Europe, a major supplier of semiconductors, opto- electronics, and power systems to the European electronics industry. He brings to BOLDER a strong background in managing high technology businesses and building winning teams. Mr. Lankford took Lucent Microelectronics - Europe from $15 million in revenues and substantial losses in 1989 to $250 million and profitability in 1994. He was credited with building an exceptional, multi-national team and making the European unit the fastest growing region in the Lucent Microelectronics business unit. Prior to moving to Europe, Mr. Lankford served as vice president of marketing of Lucent's $2.5 billion world- wide microelectronics unit. In this position, he played a key role in the turnaround of the microelectronics business and was responsible for the development and management of the AT&T/Bell Labs High Definition Television project. He previously served as director of marketing for the UNIX software business and as director of strategic planning for Western Electric Company. Mr. Lankford received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in industrial engineering from John Hopkins University. He received his Masters Degree in Management from Stanford Business School as a Sloan Fellow. He and his wife, Linda Crosta, reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Mr. Lankford is a member of the Executive Committee, an international organization of CEO's and served on advisory committees for the Boulder Technology Incubator. He is also a member of the executive committee of the American Electronics Association Mountain States Council and serves on the board of Bentley Management Corporation. Profile
TWST: Could you please give us a background summary, a bit of a

historical context that represents your view of what you are today?

Mr. Lankford: The Company, founded in 1991, was initially