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Perry A. Denning


  • CA
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August 2016 Resume


Perry A. Denning

Organizational Leadership – Global Operations – CEO/COO/GM/Executive Management

High energy and high integrity with innate abilities to quickly assess and drive business and operational excellence.


SEMICOA Corporation | Celeritek, Inc. | Insilica | FyreStorm I  VLSI Technology, Inc. | Texas Instruments

Comprehensive executive leadership and management of technology, business, manufacturing, engineering, finance, projects, processes and systems. Proven success in start-ups or transformational changes for any business, operational specialty, manufacturing and customer relationships in the Hi-Tech Industries.

Capabilities and Skills

  • Team Leadership Mentoring & Coaching
  • Business Plan Development & Implementation
  • Environments of Collaboration 
  • Personal & Professional Accountability
  • Rapid Development of Customer Pipeline
  • Trust Relationships with Customer Companies
  • Organizational Development & Revitalization
  • Expertise in Strategic Planning & Start-ups
  • Architecture of Real-Time Processes & Systems
  • Consensus Management 
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Lean, Six Sigma 
  • Constraint Discipline Expertise
  • Manufacturing Facility Design & Construction
  • Semiconductor – Engineering / Manufacturing 
  • Operations / Supply Chain / consumer products
  • Total Quality & Total Cycle Time Coach

Highly successful skills at hiring and leading A+ people, inspiring a common vision forged through teamwork empowerment that brings businesses to new levels of efficiency, productivity, profitability and operating excellence.

An innate ability to quickly assess, analyze and evaluate by effective management measurements the constraints in any process or system thus enabling revitalizing change in business, manufacturing, engineering and financial systems.

Orchestration of entire start-up of business and all elements of remote site major manufacturing facilities. Abilities to control and mitigate capital intensive requirements, government and agency safety and environmental requirements.

Demonstrated innovation and business development practices to drive continuous improvement methodologies and controls focused on EBITDA performance and operational excellence.

  • Customer-Focused Leadership. Technically diverse and savvy leader who focuses both evolutionary and revolutionary R&D efforts on implementing “customer-centric” strategic planning to drive sustainable market presence and create customer driven solutions in the turnaround, rapid growth and start-up of mid-size corporations and divisions across the US, Asia and Europe.
  • “Best in Class” Practices. Highly adept at structuring and aligning organizations, instilling best practices, data driven management metrics, advanced IT & ERP/MES systems, quality, (Lean methodologies), total cycle-time (TCT), strategic planning, financial control and constraint modeling. Perceptive and skilled at insightful organizational restructuring. Held engineering and manufacturing leadership roles across every discipline in the high technology industry, raw materials to finished goods.
  • Established Vendor and Customer Relationships across Technology Industries. Built trust partnerships with companies that included Fortune 500.Outstanding at setting aggressive yet attainable goals, establishing the right measurements and building shared vision with the team to create a passion for success.
  • Customer-Focused Leadership. High growth Operational and Quality management skills in the turnaround, rapid growth and start-up of mid-size corporations and divisions of up to 1,000 employees across the US, Asia and Europe. Held engineering leadership roles across every discipline in the high technology industry.  High EBITDA growth management in cost sensitive markets.
  • “Best in Class” Operations. Highly adept at structuring and aligning organizations instilling best practices of management with metrics, advanced IT, MES & ERP systems, quality (Lean methodologies), total cycle-time (TCT). Skilled in strategic planning, financial control and constraint modeling. Data driven management style using comprehensive measurements and benchmarking.
  • Established Vendor and Customer Relationships across the Technology Industry. Built trust and service partnerships with companies that included Tong Hsing Electronics, TSMC, Chartered Semiconductor, Hitachi, ASE, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, SMH Grp., Amkor and Applied Materials.

Career  History: Creating Sustainable, Innovative Companies that Grow Shareholder Value

Work History


Managing Director, Perry

Perry Denning & Associates
Managing Director,: Providing assessment and advice on technology, operational efficiencies, business development, effectiveness of ERP & MES Systems, customer and employee relations, and management practices. include: Century Epitech, ShenZhen China GLG: Semiconductor Operational Best Practice review Front Runner Private Equity: Acquisition Strategy for Confidential Client concerning specific target company. Gerson Lehrman Group: Technical report on O2-Micro and power semiconductor markets Confidential Client: Review and technology assessment for Defense Electronics manufacturing technology c Confidential Client: Technology and manufacturing requirements of HiRel Rad-Hard IC's Confidential Client: Technology requirements for Solar Power Company in Florida regarding various packaging Confidential Client: Optical Device manufacturer assessment of their process capabilities for Lean Methods Confidential Client: Manufacturing Methodologies. Generated report on physical inventory control Confidential Military and High Rel Assembly and Test manufacturer: Comprehensive assessment. Confidential Private Equity Firm: Assessment and recommendations for Military Device Fabrication company

Costa Mesa, CA Established military aerospace & radiation hardened discrete semiconductor company with~ $20M in annual revenues. Semicoa was a privately held company(180 employees) that was sold to competitor MicroSemi in 2008 and reformed by DoJ in 2009

President & COO

Semicoa Corporation
President & COO

Acquisition Advisor

DoJ/DoD-Vance Street Capital
Acquisition Advisor LLC

President and CEO

Semicoa Corporation
President and CEO- CEO led turnaround of privately held Semicoa in 11 month run up reversing negative EBITDA to achieve 39 year high in revenue and profit. Team based correction of flawed business plan and operational inefficiencies. Identified and corrected the business and operational constraints creating continuous improvement action plan that enabled historic growth focused on the core capabilities and strategic new product development. Reviewed ERP system and executed recommendations for‘ Pull' type inventory control procedures Re-established, reorganized and grew company's revenue From $11M to high of $14.7M and EBITDA to a record $3.3M in an excuted 11-month corrective strategic plan aimed at goal of $20M+ in following year. Increased GPM from 36% to 68%; reduced 6-month delinquent customer deliveries and replaced the archaic ERP and implemented true MES. Instituted financial budgeting/control with strict operational disciplines and forecasting. Crafted new 3-year strategic plan. Initiated/negotiated buy-out of underperforming Opto-Business.


Advised Vance Street Capital on acquisitions of Radiation Assured Devices, ON Semiconductor, Solectron and SSDI. Promoted to Chairman and hired former employee as President. Encountered unreconcilable differences with PE partner over forecasted growth during Military Industry pullback. Moved to Texas and started consulting business in semi-retirement., San Jose, CA: Privately held mobile power management IC manufacturing company; $10M revenues

Vice President-Operations

Vice President-Operations Established volume commercial supply chain and quality organization. Due to DFM drove redesigned the power management chip product line into cost effective packaging for rapid growth of the hi-tech start-up. we built a test engineering/manufacturability design team that resolved product flaws and production challenges. Envisioned and produced a new product cost reduced solution by collaborating with marketing, design and sales.

Vice President-Operations

Vice President-Operations & Quality created a world-class operation, quality and supply chain with ERP that supported a leading-edge technology capability in high mix low volume products. Worked alongside VP of Sales on business development and sales efforts in growth of sales revenues from zero to $20M annually. Developed pipeline of 22 active customer engagements.. SANTA CLARA, CA Publicly-traded Hi-Tech Integrated Device Manufacturing Company with three divisions(antennae, RF and consumer products);~ $90M in annual revenues

General Manager and Vice President

General Manager and Vice President Semiconductor Division Took the CEO's idea and Established & totally renovated Manufacturing & Business unit enabling B2B sales and volume manufacturing capabilities through rapid growth of high volume business. Took an archaic laboratory scale GaAs RFIC Fab and die-sales only environment building a high-volume production, high-growth technology business winning large volume contracts with companies that include Motorola, Mitsubishi, Rockwell and Ericsson. Selected and implemented a MES/ERP. Developed and executed product sales and marketing strategic plan directly to customers that grew revenues from $1M/Quarter to $15M/Quarter with new products. Upgraded and transformed the manufacturing methodology from pure domestic, vertical structure to a combination supply chain with 50% external foundry with low-cost in-house pilot production and off shore subcontract PaT. Built and led team in developing the new hi-tech process technology for commercial power amplifiers with 10X better reliability, which has become the standard of the industry today. PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND POSITIONS

Vice President of Operations

Vice President of Operations Drove cohesiveness and quickly increased volume production by 300%. Established and consolidated long-term Fabless foundry agreements with significantly lower costs and higher yields at a superior technology.. San Jose, CA Start-up and Publicly-traded IDM & Fabless ASIC Company

Director of Operations

Director of Operations, San Antonio Wafer Operations Created & contructed the revolutionary, architectural design, executed site selection, entire staffing, startup and operation of sub-micron totally paperless MES/ERP facility utilizing innovative CIM for industry leading cycle-time and advanced process technology. Integrated Lean methodologies and produced products 13 months from ground-up.

Director of Operations, Strategic

Director of Operations, Strategic Programs, Wafer Fab Expansion & Subcontract Fab (TI), INC., Houston, Texas



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