SVTC Technologies, LLC (SVTC) has appointed Joseph R. Bronson as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Bronson has more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to this, he served president and chief operating officer of Sanmina-SCI Corp. Previously, Bronson has served as chief financial officer of Applied Materials. He was also co-CEO of FormFactor, Inc. Bronson currently serves on the board of directors for Maxim Integrated Products and Jacobs Engineering Group.
“SVTC has proven capabilities and an excellent platform for providing value to a number of high-tech industries. SVTC allows customers to reduce their development cost, speed time-to-market, and avoid costly capital outlays, a value proposition which resonates more strongly today than ever,” said Bronson. “Leading product innovators in the semiconductor and solar markets from around the world rely on the outsourced process development and analytical services that SVTC provides. I look forward to working with SVTC’s customers, partners and employees to continue the growth of this great franchise.”
“Joe brings a wealth of industry experience, a network of relationships, and an intuitive understanding of the needs of the customers that SVTC serves,” said Bill Pade, a Partner at Oak Hill Capital. “We look forward to working with Joe and the SVTC team to continue to build SVTC’s leading position.”
Bronson is also the Chair of the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board at Santa Clara University. He received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Connecticut School of Business and a B.A. from Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Conn.
Dave Bergeron, former CEO of SVTC, will become the company’s chief technology officer (CTO), and will focus on the company’s technical products and services offerings including business development.