Lantronix Names New CFO

Irvine-based Lantronix has named a new Chief Financial Officer, the company said Monday, naming Jeremy Whitaker to the position. Whitaker returns to the company from Mindspeed Technologies, where he had been Vice President and Corporate Controller. Whitaker actually had been Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Lantronix from August 2005 until January of this year. Neither Lantronix, nor Whitaker, commented on the quick bounceback of Whitaker to Lantronix; however, Mindspeed had lost its CFO, Bret W. Johnsen, in April, shortly after Whitaker joined that firm in the Corporate Controller role, and that firm is currently without a permanent CFO. Lantronix is a maker of secure networking equipment.