MILPITAS, Calif., May 24, 2022 — SEMIthe global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that Joe Stockunas, technology industry veteran and longtime member of SEMI, has joined SEMI as President for the Americas, reporting to Kevin Bauer, Director of Financial and Commercial Operations.
Stockunas will lead the staff of SEMI Americas by increasing the value SEMI provides to members, leading sales and service in North America, and organizing events and programs. He will also advocate for the microelectronics industry as part of SEMI’s global leadership team. “We are thrilled to welcome Joe Stockunas, a staunch supporter of SEMI, to the organization and look forward to his leadership in advancing the interests of our member companies in the Americas,” said Ajit Manocha, President and Chief of SEMI’s leadership.”Joe’s passion for the semiconductor industry will be a tremendous asset to SEMI as he strives to help our members grow their businesses and pursue new partnership and of innovation.”
“SEMI’s work to connect the global semiconductor ecosystem to the broader electronics supply chain is critical to driving digital transformation and addressing the industry’s most pressing challenges,” Stockunas said. “I look forward to working with the leadership team, staff and members of SEMI to help the organization and the industry realize their extraordinary potential. I look forward to meeting members and key industry stakeholders at SEMICON West in July.
Stockunas replaces former SEMI Americas Regional President David Anderson, who is now President of NY CREATES, a nonprofit research and economic development organization in New York State that conducts advanced research in a number of technical fields.
Prior to joining SEMI, Stockunas served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nordson Corporation, one of the world’s leading precision technology providers, overseeing the company’s global 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 advisory board of SEMI North America, the SEMI Board of Industry Leaders, the Nordson Corporate Foundation, and the boards of the SEMI Foundation. He has also served on global and nonprofit boards of organizations such as Showa Denko KK, Kawasaki, The Bethlehem Historic Partnership, Hanyang Technologies, TriMEGA Electronics LLC, and the American Red Cross.
Stockunas received a BS 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 electronics design and manufacturing technology and business. SEMI members are responsible for 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, Fab Owners Alliance (FOA), MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), and SOI Consortium are strategic SEMI technology communities. Visit www.semi.org to find out more, or contact one of our offices around the world.