SAN JOSE, Calif., August 15, 2011 – SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries, today announced the appointment of Dennis “Denny” P. McGuirk as president and CEO, effective November 14, 2011.
McGuirk succeeds Stanley T. Myers, who led SEMI for the past 15 years and has served on its board of directors since 1986. Myers announced his plans to retire in April and the SEMI International Board of Directors subsequently initiated a globally comprehensive search process which identified several highly qualified individuals.
“The markets and customers our membership serves are at very exciting points in their evolution. Finding the right individual — one who embodies the characteristics of leadership, integrity and a dedication to member service that were so apparent in Stan — as well as the proven ability to lead the evolution of SEMI to its next stage, has been the major goal of the Executive Committee of SEMI with the support of the entire International Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Denny McGuirk to this role,” said SEMI Board Chairman and ATMI Chairman, president and CEO Doug Neugold.
McGuirk served for 12 years as the president and chief executive officer of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. IPC is a global trade association, based in Bannockburn, Ill., serving 3,000 member companies involved in printed board design and manufacture, electronics assembly and test. McGuirk was executive director of the National Fluid Power Association from 1996 to 2000. From 1993 to 1996, he served in various positions with the National Rifle Association of America. Prior to his career in association management, he served for 24 years in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Colonel.
McGuirk graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Western European Affairs. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in 1980.
SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bengaluru, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org
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