It is with mixed emotions we announce that, after more than 35 years in the semiconductor industry, Dan Holladay, Executive Director of Operations and Technology Programs, has decided to begin his transition into retirement with the start of the new year.
While the end of 2017 marks the conclusion of Dan’s full-time engagement with BRIDG, he will continue supporting BRIDG on a limited basis; focused specifically on high value initiatives, the success of which relies on Dan’s personal engagement.
“I have been blessed and honored to be a part of several world class organizations across my career, including 20 years with the world’s premier semiconductor consortium, SEMATECH. But the biggest honor of all has been the opportunity to work with an amazing team of visionaries in the Central Florida region to launch a project that has the potential to be the greatest technology operation and campus in the world – BRIDG and NeoCity,” stated Dan Holladay. “From UCF President John Hitt, Charlie Gray, Harvey Massey, MJ Soileau, Dave Saathoff, and Chester Kennedy, to the Osceola County team that includes Don Fisher and the amazing band of commissioners; these are leaders that had the vision and courage to bring this dream to a reality. As we enter this extremely complex and competitive Fourth Industrial Revolution Era, I wish these great leaders the best of luck as they position Osceola County and Central Florida to be one of the most progressive and high-tech regions in the world.”
“Having followed the evolution of BRIDG before the privilege of joining the team, I know there are a lot of people without whom this project never would have happened. However, I believe the individual that had the single most impact in terms of planting and nurturing the vision that drove the formation of BRIDG is Dan Holladay,” stated Chester Kennedy, CEO of BRIDG. “I can only image how proud Dan must be as he sees tools being installed and his vision coming to life right here in Osceola County!”
Dan will leave some very large shoes to fill. The executive team is working closely to manage the transition and address the gaps left from not having Dan as a full-time member of the team. This includes the hiring of a new Vice President of Technology to work with Business Development and Fab Operations to drive technical direction for devices and applications in various sensor and imager technologies.
Please join us in wishing Dan the absolute best as he begins his transition into retirement.