DJ MicroLaminates was founded in 2009 as DJ DevCorp by Don Johnson to develop and market thick dry film laminate materials. The company makes epoxy photoresist sheets that are pre-cut to wafer or substrate dimensions and rolls and are offered in a thickness range of 5 microns to 1mm. The sheets are quickly laminated to substrate surfaces and are ready to use in minutes. Today DJ MicroLaminates (new name and brand) is meeting the needs of advanced MEMS, microfuidics, biotechnology, electronics and passive devices, and wafer level packaging.
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, Wisconsin, Madison; MBA, Northeastern; BS, Chemistry – University of California at Berkeley
Doug Levin is Chief Operating Officer of DJ MicroLaminates. He has been the founder or co-founder of six companies in Massachusetts but is best known as the founder and former CEO of Black Duck Software. Levin also serves on the Board of Directors of ZyloTech and formerly on the board of MassVentures. He has been actively involved as an early stage advisor to nearly 40 startup companies. His background includes executive positions with Microsoft Corporation, and education and teaching positions at UNC-Chapel Hill, College d’Europe, UCLA, Columbia and MIT.
Gaëtan Bonhomme, PhD
Gaëtan 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 for $350M. 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.
Vice President of Sales, Strategic Accounts
Peter Baxter is the Vice President of Sales, Strategic Accounts for DJ Microlaminates. To this role, he brings extensive experience in the 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.