The Aurora Executive Team

Chairman & CEO – Joe Holt

Joe Holt is a past President of Integra Technologies LLC, is one of the company founders and is currently on the Integra Board of Directors. Joe has nearly 40 years of experience in the semiconductor and related technology industries. In addition to his Integra experience, he has previously held senior management positions with Amkor Technology, Lucent Technologies, AT&T and NCR. Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1978.


Chief Administrative Officer – Dennis W. Daniels

Prior to Aurora, Dennis has been the CEO/Owner of a firm providing a wide array of consulting and advisory services to private business owners of all sizes and industries, to improve and sustain their strategic planning capabilities, organizational readiness, profitability and growth.

Additionally, Dennis has over 30 years’ corporate experience in union, non-union and international human resource management, spanning industries, such as outsourced contract manufacturing, semiconductor assembly & test, high performance computing, oil & gas and financial services. He is an experienced C-level executive with a proven track record in building strong teams, strategic planning, cash & equity compensation, performance management, succession planning, training, executive coaching, Board structure and corporate governance.

He is highly-skilled in M&A, high growth and business restructuring. As Corporate VP with STATS ChipPAC, Dennis directed the post-merger transition of an 11,000-person workforce. An expert in cost reduction and productivity growth, he guided Solectron through its M&A consolidation of the early 2000’s and was a key member of the Silicon Graphics turnaround team.

Prior to his corporate career, Dennis attained the rank of Captain as an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds an MPA in Personnel & Industrial Relations from the University of Missouri.


Chief Operating Officer – Tom Legere

For 30 plus years Tom has commercialized products in markets including Aerospace & Defense (bolometers), Biometrics (fingerprint sensors), Life Sciences (DNA sequencing devices), MEMS (piezoelectric transducers), Renewable Energy (heliostats), and Semiconductor (flash memory). His teams have accelerated time-to-market and increased gross margins through customer collaboration, lean manufacturing and strategic outsourcing in both startup and mature operations.

At SVTC Technologies he led a multisite consultative engineering and development foundry business to profitability. At fabless Validity Sensors, now Synaptics, he launched a global supply chain and delivered fingerprint sensor modules to the company’s first customers. With Atmel he reengineered a mature wafer fab and improved gross margin from 30% to 50%. Later his startup team built a state-of-the-art 200 mm wafer fab facility on time and under budget.

Tom began his career with Fairchild Semiconductor where he received a Sherman Fairchild scholarship grant and studied economics and mathematics at Amherst College. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado-CS.