Judy Bruner joined the Varian Board of Directors on August 20, 2016. She is the retired Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer for SanDisk where she served from 2004 to 2016 when it was acquired by Western Digital. She has a strong track record and deep knowledge in corporate finance as well as a solid reputation with investors. Bruner also serves on the Board of Directors of Brocade Communications, Inc. where she is chair of the audit committee, the Board of Directors for Applied Materials, and the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum. She also served in the past on the boards of Vermillion, Inc. and SanDisk Corporation, before assuming her executive role there. Prior to joining SanDisk, Bruner held senior financial management positions with Palm, Inc., 3Com Corporation and Ridge Computer. She earned an MBA at the University of Santa Clara and a BA in Economics at UCLA.