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Joseph R. (Joe) Bronson is currently Principal, The Bronson Group, LLC a business advisory group focused on operational and financial consulting. In addition he is an Advisory Director representing GCA/Savvian Advisors, LLC, an investment banking advisory firm. He is also an advisor to E2V Technologies, plc. a high technology components and solutions provider listed on the London Stock Exchange based in Chelmsford, England.
From 2009 to March 2010 he was the CEO and President of Silicon Valley Technology Corporation (“SVTC”) an outside provider of product development foundry services to the semiconductor industry.
Prior to SVTC, he previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer and Director of Sanmina-SCI, Corporation, a leading electronics contract manufacturer.
Prior to joining Sanmina-SCI, Joe served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of FormFactor, a leader in the manufacture of probe cards for the semiconductor test industry, from November 2004 to January 2007 and as a director since April 2002.
Prior to FormFactor, Joe spent 21 years at Applied Materials, Inc. He was also Executive Vice President of Applied Materials from December 2000 to October 2004, and the Chief Financial Officer since January 1998. Joe served as Senior Vice President from January 1998 to December 2000, and as Group Vice President from April 1994 to January 1998. Throughout his career at Applied Materials he held various positions in product division general management, global manufacturing and supply chain responsibility.
Joe currently serves on the boards of Jacobs Engineering Group, a large engineering and construction enterprise listed on the NYSE, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a leading analog semiconductor company listed on NASDAQ, SDC Materials, LLC, a development stage enterprise in the field of nanotechnology materials products, and Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a private company engaged in the distribution of water filtration components and solutions.
Joe is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, and currently services as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine Preparatory School in San Jose, California. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and is a member of the International Business School Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut.
Joe is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He was inducted into the University of Connecticut Business School Hall of Fame in May 2006.