Joren Thompson leads a team of inventory specialists in the Logistics Division for Lam Research. Joren joined Lam Research in March of 2020 during the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with overcoming the day-to-day challenges of operating as an essential business with personnel on-site, recent projects have included leading the project team tasked with creating a global, comprehensive Logistics training manual; implementing automation in the pre-kitting process; and creating and measuring new metrics to increase visibility with regards to productivity.
Prior to Lam Research, Joren spent time in sales, procurement, transportation management, and operations management. Previous roles have taken him to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Washington, and now finally Oregon.
Joren holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, WI and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. He resides in Portland, OR as a die-hard Minnesota sports fan, which is only slightly easier than being a die-hard Minnesota sports fan in Madison, WI.