Dr. Jim Hickman, Hickman Associates, Inc
Dr. Hickman is President of Hickman Associates, Inc., a consulting group focusing on the electronic interconnect, EMS and semiconductor industries and a Founding Partner in the Quantum Performance Group, LLC, a market research firm.
Dr. Hickman has been associated with the chemical and electronic industries for over 30 years primarily with DuPont where he has held a variety of international and domestic senior management positions. His primary interests have been in printed circuit fabrication and assembly materials, semiconductor materials, IC packaging and HDI materials and associated leading edge materials. He has held a variety of senior management positions in sales, marketing, operations, R&D including Executive VP/COO for DuPont Photomasks, Inc (formerly Tau Labs) and Business Director for electronic material groups. He has been instrumental in the creation, development and growth of many new businesses and has been a leader in the value positioning of these businesses on a global basis.
Jim retired from DuPont at the end of 1998 and formed Hickman Associates, Inc. which focuses on new technology, business strategies, and marketing/sales positioning in the electronics industry.
He also is a Founding Partner in Quantum Performance Group, LLC, a market research company specializing in the private and multi-client market studies in the interconnect (PWB and IC Packaging) and EMS industries.
Jim has been active in the IPC for over 25 years and has been a recipient of the “IPC President’s Award” and other Awards. He was a founding member of the Suppliers Management Council Steering Committee and chairs the subcommittee on strengthening the technology exchanges between suppliers and OEM’s. He was also a past member of the IPC Government Trade Committee, the TMRC Steering Committee and many other IPC committees.
He has also been an advisor to North Carolina State University, NCMC and SRC in microelectronics.
Jim holds a BS in Chemistry from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.