MILPITAS, Calif. — May 24, 2022 — SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that technology industry veteran and longtime SEMI member Joe Stockunas has joined SEMI as Americas President, reporting to Kevin Bauer, Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer.
Stockunas will lead the SEMI Americas staff in increasing the value SEMI delivers to members, directing North America sales and services, and driving events and programs. He will also advocate for the microelectronics industry as part of the SEMI Global Leadership Team.
“We’re thrilled to welcome stalwart SEMI supporter Joe Stockunas to the organization and look forward to his leadership in advancing the interests of our member companies in the Americas,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Joe’s passion for the semiconductor industry will be a tremendous asset to SEMI as he works to help our members grow their businesses and seize new partnership and innovation opportunities.”
“SEMI’s work to connect the global semiconductor ecosystem to the broader electronics supply chain is critical in driving digital transformation and addressing the industry’s most pressing challenges,” Stockunas said. “I’m eager to collaborate with the SEMI leadership team, staff and members to help the organization and the industry fulfill their extraordinary potential. I look forward to meeting with members and key industry stakeholders at SEMICON West this July.”
Stockunas and SEMI Americas will host SEMICON West Hybrid, North America’s premier microelectronics exhibition and conference, July 11-14, 2022, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration is open.
Stockunas replaces former SEMI Americas Regional President David Anderson, who is now president of NY CREATES, a research and economic development non-profit in New York state that performs advanced research in a number of technical areas.
Before joining SEMI, Stockunas served as executive vice president and corporate officer of Nordson Corporation, a leading global precision technology supplier, overseeing the company’s worldwide electronics systems business. Prior to Nordson, Stockunas worked at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for more than 30 years and held leadership positions in the materials and equipment business units of its Electronics Division.
Stockunas previously served on the SEMI North America Advisory Board, SEMI Board of Industry Leaders, the Nordson Corporate Foundation and SEMI Foundation boards. He also served on global and non-profit boards of organizations including Showa Denko K.K., Kawasaki, The Bethlehem Historic Partnership, Hanyang Technologies, TriMEGA Electronics LLC, and the American Red Cross.
Stockunas received a B.S. in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and completed his graduate studies at Lehigh University.
SEMI® connects more than 2,500 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA), the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) and SOI Consortium are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.