A related industry association head has been selected to succeed Stan Myers as president and CEO of SEMI. Dennis “Denny” P. McGuirk, the former president and CEO of trade association IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, will take over the reins, effective November 14. Myers announced his plans to retire in April and the SEMI international board subsequently initiated a globally comprehensive search process.
“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, 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.