SAN JOSE, Calif. — SEMI has announced that its president and CEO, Stanley Myers, will retire.
Myers has informed the SEMI board of his intention to step back from executive leadership of SEMI this year, according to the fab tool industry group. Myers has participated for more than 50 years in the semiconductor industry, including 24 years as a SEMI board member and 15 years as president and CEO of the association. He was chairman of the SEMI International board in 1994.
SEMI Chairman Rick Wallace appointed a board search committee to evaluate candidate successors for the role that Myers will be vacating. Tim O’Shea with the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles will conduct the search for SEMI. Myers plans to continue supporting the association when a new president and CEO is named.
“Stan is a driving force at the helm of our industry association,” said Rick Wallace, CEO of KLA-Tencor Corp., in a statement. “Under his leadership, SEMI has grown and diversified to meet the changing needs of member companies that participate in one of the world’s most complex and sophisticated high-tech industries. As Stan anticipates the next chapter of his life, we appreciate his thoughtful and deliberate framework for a succession plan.”
Myers is chairman of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Board to MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center). He also is a member of the Engineering Advisory Board to the School of Engineering at San Jose State University.
Myers was the recipient of the Exemplary Community Leadership Award by the Silicon Valley Conference on Community and Justice in 2006. In May 2007, he was inducted into the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame at the University of Kansas. In February 2008, Myers was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
I worked with Stan at Siltec. I remember when my friends at SEMI 15 years ago asked me "What is our new boss going to be like?" I told them they just got very, very lucky. We have all been lucky to have men like Stan Myers leading SEMI. Happy retirement, Stan!
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