Company & Leadership
DJ MicroLaminates partners with the world’s leading universities and research centers, consumer and medical device manufacturers, semiconductor companies, and others, as an enabler of their new manufacturing needs. Increasingly, more and more manufacturers are considering building their new electronics devices with DJ MicroLaminates technology or abandoning their old methods and researching new ways of production.
Our innovative thin and thick dry film photoresist allow device manufacturers and chipmakers to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. We combine superior chemistry, production engineering, technology leadership and an unwavering commitment to deliver unequaled customer success to accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future.
DJ MicroLaminates is dedicated to the success of our customers by being a world-class provider of innovative technology and productivity solutions to semiconductor and electronics device manufacturers.
Founder and Member, Board of Directors
Don Johnson founded and built two successful advanced materials companies, leading their research, engineering, and management teams. Innovator with more than three decades of experience in developing photosensitive polymeric material applications for a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, government (DoD), industrial/commercial, Internet of Things (IOT), medical devices and telecommunications. Highly specialized expertise in advanced packaging applications including MEMS, wafer level packaging, and high aspect ratio (HAR) structures. A world-renowned expert, frequently published author, and sought-after speaker in this field. Combines scientific and technical leadership, business acumen, and entrepreneurial drive.
- DJ MicroLaminates, Inc. – Founder, President & CTO
- Founder and former CEO & CTO of MicroChem Corporation
- Prior work at GE Corporate Research, Philip A. Hunt (Fuji-Hunt), Shipley Company (Dow Chemical), MacDermid (MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions)
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MBA, Northeastern University; BS, Chemistry - University of California at Berkeley
Gaétan Bonhomme, PhD
Member, Board of Directors
Gaétan Bonhomme, PhD is an internationally recognized advanced materials scientist and entrepreneur. As a member of the DJ Microlaminates’ Board of Directors, he will use his passion for new discoveries and technological advances to help the company create breakthrough products and services.
Most recently, Dr. Bonhomme was co-founder and CTO of Kurion, an environmental management company focused on nuclear waste handling solutions. While there, he led several high-profile projects for Kurion, including serving as project manager for the Fukushima Taskforce in 2011. Dr. Bonhomme played a key role in Kurion’s acquisition by Veolia in 2016. The French-born and Boston-based entrepreneur holds several advanced degrees, including two PhDs in Materials Science (from Ecole des Mines Nancy in France and ETH Zurich in Switzerland). Dr. Bonhomme also earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was the recipient of the McGovern award in Entrepreneurship.
Member, Board of Directors
Frank Garofalo's career in professional services includes running his firm, Garofalo & Associates for 20 years, and serving as Investment Banking Senior Vice President at PaineWebber (now UBS) and Arthur D. Little's Senior Technology Management Consultant. While at Arthur D. Little, Mr. Garofalo was the Lead Manager on a number of major studies for Fortune 500 client organizations in product/market forecasting, technology trends assessments, market research, strategic business planning, and evaluations of diversification and acquisition opportunities. As Senior Vice President in UBS Corporate Finance his assignments have included dozens of corporate development and corporate finance projects including private placements of equity financing, mergers, acquisition, divestitures and the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Mr. Garofalo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
Peter Baxter is formerly the Vice President of Sales at DJ MicroLaminates. Today he’s President of the company, focussed on sales, production and operations. His professional experience includes sales and support of specialized equipment and chemicals used in the development and manufacturing of advanced materials including media and memory components. His track record includes overseeing sales strategy and teams working with companies producing integrated circuits, solar cells, printed circuit boards, compact disks, and thin film heads. He has held senior sales positions at Fortune 100 companies and at several start-ups, including Allied Chemical, American Semiconductor Equipment Technologies, Semitool, and Sub Micron Technologies.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Shoken Kim has over 25 years of successful leadership and management experience in the IT business. He has held regional VP positions at Safco Technologies (acquired by Agilent Technologies), PCTEL (Nasdaq firm) and Black Duck Software (acquired by Synopsys). Shoken has expertise in building strong business relationships with customers and partners and developing business opportunities for both established enterprises and early stage start-ups. He is multi-cultural and multilingual (English, Japanese and Korean) and has an applied mathematics degree from University of California, Berkeley.