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Dan Holladay
Executive Director, Operations and Technology Programs


As the Executive Director of Operations and Technology Programs, Dan Holladay is responsible for development of new programs in advanced materials and emerging technology fields – with an initial focus on advanced universal smart sensors and photonics devices.

Before joining UCF, Holladay worked at SEMATECH for 20 years in management and director positions for the international consortium’s industry-directed technology development programs. Holladay was the Director of Advanced Technologies for SEMATECH’s national and international emerging technology initiatives (including energy), led the formation of the U.S. PV Manufacturing Consortium, and was the executive lead for Department of Energy programs and U.S. federal relationships. From 2000 to 2008 he served as the Associate Director and Director of Operations for SEMATECH’s advanced R&D lab/fab.

Prior to SEMATECH, Holladay worked 12 years at Honeywell/Atmel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and five years at Mostek Corp.'s R&D lab in Carrollton, Texas. He also served four years in the Air Force, working in a top secret electronic career field.

Holladay has spent more than 30 years in the semiconductor industry, equally split between manufacturing and R&D. With extensive experience managing process-engineering and operations groups, Dan also has overseen departments in maintenance, equipment engineering, facilities engineering, and failure/analytical/test labs.