Bruce W. Hueners
President and CEO
Palomar Technologies, Inc.
Palomar Technologies is a premier supplier of precision manufacturing equipment for the global semiconductor industry. Palomar designed-and-built machines are operating around the clock in more than 20 countries, connecting the power and intelligence on the microchip with best-in-class precision and productivity. From your everyday cell phone and LED light source to heart pacemaker and missile guidance system, it's ''Palomar Inside'' that enable these devices to work reliably.
In his 25+ year tenure at Palomar (previously Hughes Aircraft), Bruce served in varying roles as Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Sales Manager, VP of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer. He has been the President of Palomar since 2005.
Given the global reach of the company, Bruce travels frequently to Europe and Asia to assess suppliers, identify new opportunities and stay current with customer needs. As an amateur astronomer, he especially enjoys the tropics where in the southern night sky deep-sky objects can be seen on occasion.
He has broad experience in the microelectronic and optoelectronics fields, collaborating in the development of a laser interferometer measurement system and associated sub-micron positioning systems. As well having extensive engineering knowledge in microelectronic interconnects, materials and processes, he has written more than 50 papers and currently serves on the editorial board of Advanced Packaging magazine. Bruce is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of the WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego.
Prior to joining Palomar, Bruce was an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer with the Semiconductor Products Department at General Electric, where he developed mechanized processes for high-volume optoelectronic assembly.
Bruce earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. After serving a tour of duty as an officer in the US Marine Corps, he received his MBA from Indiana University. Upon relocating to San Diego, he added a Certificate from the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at UCSD.