Julie A. Shimer '79G '82 PhD has been appointed to the board of directors of Masimo, a global medical technology developer and manufacturer of innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies based in Irvine, California. 

Shimer, who holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, as well as a bachelor's degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is currently a private investor and has more than 30 years of product development experience.

She was president and chief executive officer of Welch Allyn, from March 2007 to April 2012. Prior to Welch Allyn, Shimer served as president and CEO of Vocera Communications, Inc., from September 2001 through February 2007, also serving on the board of directors. She also previously held executive positions at 3Com Corporation from January 2000 through August 2001, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of its networking products. Before joining 3Com, she held executive positions at Motorola, Inc., from 1993 through 1999, where she was vice president and general manager for the paging division, and prior to that post, vice president of its semiconductor products section. Shimer worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bethlehem Steel Company before joining Motorola.

Shimer is a member of the board of directors of Netgear, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Windstream Holdings, Corp., and a member of the board of directors of Avanos Medical, Inc. Shimer is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Shimer to Masimo’s Board of Directors,” says Joe Kiani, founder, chairman, and CEO of Masimo. “With her many years of executive leadership and board experience in the medical and communications industries and beyond, as well as her technical expertise and engineering background, she will be an invaluable addition. And I’m particularly excited to have a fellow electrical engineer on our Board.”

“I’m honored to join Masimo’s Board,” says Shimer. “I’ve long admired Masimo’s commitment to advancing care through innovation and I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”