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1-24-2018 Resume


Perry A. Denning

CEO/COO/GM/Executive Management Consultant

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 making effective transformational changes to effect superior management of technology, business, manufacturing, engineering, finance, projects, processes and systems. Demonstrated start-up level changes with energy,  accountability, results driven growth and performance.  Enabled partnership level relationships with agencies, universities and customers 

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


Semiconductor – Eng / Mfg / Operations / Supply Chain

Comprehensive know-how across all technologies and functional areas of process engineering including: Materials, Wafer Processing, Testing, Packaging & Assembly, and Quality & Reliability (TQM).

Expert manufacturing and supply-chain management of operational cost, budgeting (zero-base-control), cycle-time control (TCT), Lean Methodologies, Theory of Constraints (ToC).

• Lean, Six Sigma & Constraint Discipline Expertise

Trained & Demonstrated Skills in both operational & Business Process Flows, Statistical Process Controls, Contraint Management to establish a culture of Excellence establishing 'Best-In-Class' performance of High Technology. 

Mentoring and Coaching

Budgeting and Financial Control

Zero-base-budgeting and continuous monitoring with effective measurements frequently reviewed and acted on. 

Strategic Planning

Every organization has a 3-5 year strategy plan that is reviewed quarterly against effective metrics with positive accountability interactions to adjust when market & technology requires. 











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Work experience



USTI (Universal Semiconductor Technology Inc.)

Consulting as CEO in execution of the establishment and start-up of USA and Chinese based Design Centers, R&D Lab, 2 Manufacturing Lines 


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. 


CEO, COO President


Restructured Operations, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Technology Development, Quality, and more.SEMICOA was a 38-year established military aerospace & radiation hardened discrete semiconductor company with 11M in annual revenues at the start and finished with $25M before sale to competitor Microsemi. Semicoa was a privately held company. Customer's revolted and worked with Federal DoD & DoJ to force divestiture and reformed with my Leadership. Company was requalified and grown to $20M again. Voluntarily took contractual exit package. 


Acquisition Advisor

DoJ/DoD-Vance Street Capital

Acquisition Advisor for divestiture under DOJ orders:  recovery, restructuring & restoration of Business.This activity was included in Semicoa work experience section.




Restructured start-up company supply chains, engineering for qualification of programable power control device.  Major effort to create test platform for testing the "untestable" devices with a Test-on-Board system. Device redesign was required for Sales effectiveness. Worked with Sales in front of Customer's to achieve first sales. Left to be President of SEMICOA. 


Vice President-Operations & Quality


Vice President of Operations and Quality creating full supply chain and Quality organization for start-up Customer Owned Tooling High Complexity CPU System on a Chip (SOC) ASIC company. Successfully created organization for multiple customer projects and worked with Sales to achieve 23 wins creating Pipeline delivering devices that eventually enabled public offering. 


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, Texasp



Austin College


University of Dallas (TAGER Program)

Degree program for Masters in Business Administration (coursework only)


Product Customer Center Business Organization & Operation

Texas Instruments College

Fundamental business operating structure for Texas Instrument divisions

Theory of Constraint Modeling & Zero Based Budgeting

Texas Instruments

Process analysis for optimization and zero based accounting and budgeting

Effective Change Management

Texas Instrument College

Processes for enacting effect change in an organization


Front End (a.k.a. Wafer Fab) Training Program

Texas Instruments College

Comprehensive process engineering problem solving and statistical controls


Lean Methodologies & Total Cycle Time Management

The Thomas Group

Comprehensive inventory and process flow management for both operational and business


Total Quality Management, Statistical Process Controls (6-Sigma)

W. Edward Deming Institute

Total Quality Management, Statistical Process Controls (6-Sigma)

The 10 Prerequisites for Successful Measurements

The W. Edward Deming Institute

How to structure process control measurements that are meaningful

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