Bruce L. Claflin

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, 3Com Corporation

Independent Director

Age: 72

Director since:
July 2015

Governance and Corporate Responsibility (Chair)

Other current public company director service:

  • Ciena Corporation (since Aug. 2006)

Former public company director service:

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (2003 - 2017) (Chairman, 2009 - 2016)
  • 3Com Corporation (2001 - 2006)
  • Time Warner Telecom (2000 - 2003)


3Com Corporation

  • President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the board of directors (January 2001 – 2006)
  • President, Chief Operating Officer (August 1998 – January 2001)

Digital Equipment Corporation

  • Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing (1997 – 1998)
  • Vice President and General Manager, PC Business Unit (1995 – 1997)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

  • Various senior management and executive positions (1973 – 1995)


  • Corporate Governance: Substantial knowledge and experience gained through his public and private company board service, including as chairman of the board of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. for approximately seven years and as Chair of our Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee.
  • International Business: Experience engaging in international business transactions during his time as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3Com where he established a joint venture in China in partnership with a leading Chinese global telecom solutions provider and at IBM where he lived and worked in Hong Kong and Tokyo and was responsible for IBM’s Asia/South Pacific Area.
  • Digital: Deep understanding of advanced technology and how it may be utilized to further our corporate strategies and objectives, gained from his senior executive roles at other high-technology companies.
  • Mr. Claflin also brings significant executive leadership, corporate strategy, financial acumen, science, technology and R&D, operations, human capital management, corporate finance and risk oversight skills and experience to the Board.


  • BA, Political Science, Pennsylvania State University