Linda Rae is President of Keithley Instruments, responsible for managing ongoing operations of the company. Linda joined Keithley in 1995 as a product marketer and has held various marketing positions there including Component Test Business Manager and Business Manager of the Optoelectronics Test Group. She was promoted to General Manager in 2001, Senior Vice President in 2003, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and President in 2010 after the company was sold to Danaher Corporation. In 2013, Linda has also assumed sales management responsibility for all Keithley and Tektronix products in Japan and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Keithley, Linda was a Systems Engineer for Bailey Controls Company.
Linda is a member of the Corporate Visiting Committee for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the Visiting Committee for its Weatherhead School of Management. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Engineering at the University of Florida.
Linda has received several professional awards, including recognition in Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 under 40” and as the 2003 Rainmaker in Manufacturing as part of Northern Ohio Live’s Rainmaker awards program. She has received two NorTech Innovation Awards for her role in the development of innovative new products at Keithley. Linda is also an inductee in the University of Florida’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy and the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni award from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Case Western Reserve University.