Entrepreneurship Founders

A. Blaine Bowman

A. Blaine Bowman

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 1987


Job Title: Director
Company: Illumina
Location: Alabama, United States


  • Electronics and instruments development


Blaine Bowman has been a director of Illumina since 2007 and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex Corporation. He joined Dionex in 1977, when the Analytical Instruments Division was a small startup operation. He has managed the business since 1977, and in 1980 became President of the restructured company. Earlier, Blaine was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and a product engineer at Motorola Semiconductor Products Division. Blaine Bowman holds a BS Degree in Physics from BYU and he was the top student in his class at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he received his MBA Degree. Blaine served a full-time mission in Switzerland, and has served in various Church callings throughout his life. He lives in Saratoga, California with his wife and their three children. Former President and CEO of Dionex Corporation, he was also a management consultant with McKinsey and Company.