About Retronix Semiconductor

Retronix Semiconductor is an experienced global engineering services and general contractor company serving the semiconductor and high tech manufacturing industries. We offer flexible labor, equipment and facility support for some of the world’s leading OEMs and IDMs.

Our history

Since 1992, we’ve achieved recognition and respect for placing high performing engineers and technicians in job sites around the world when and where they’re needed. We’re also highly sought after for our turnkey equipment relocation and facility management services, whether it is a full fab de-installation or single-tool relocation. We pride ourselves in getting your job done right and on time.

  • 1992

    Our first step

    Retronix Semiconductor office location in Coatbridge

    Retronix Semiconductor emerges in the ultra-competitive contract manufacturing industry

    Celbridge, Ireland established as the first base of operations.

  • 2002

    Worldwide growth

    Retronix Semiconductor logo light on the wall in Phoenix

    Entry into the semiconductor industry

    Coatbridge, Austin, and Qiryat-Gat form the global team.

  • 2012

    Further expansion

    Mark Diamond at a 2014 tradeshow

    We achieve continued growth nationwide in the US and form additional operations in Europe.

    Operations launched in Arizona, California, Oregon, Massachussets, New York, Italy, France, and Germany.

Our core values

Retronix Semiconductor core values honesty reliability dependability flexibility

Our core values guide us in our day-to-day business activities. We embrace these values. At Retronix Semiconductor we conduct business in the spirit of these values in order to create a positive and rewarding experience for our customers, employees and new candidates.

  • We are agile and flexible
  • We don't just embrace change, we expect it
  • We take ownership and accountability
  • We are helpful and approachable
  • All work and no play never works
  • We believe creativity begins with teamwork
  • We save our customers money
  • We are honest and ethical

Tony Boswell

RETRONIX GROUP CEO AND PRESIDENT

After graduating in electronics, Tony worked in electronic device distribution before moving to the PCBA service industry, primarily cellphone and computer manufacturing. Tony started Retronix in 1992 from a small unit in Glasgow. Focusing on electronic manufacturing within Europe, initially in the United Kingdom. Since then, Retronix expanded globally, with sites in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Retronix has seen its semiconductor business grow to become a significant part of the group.

Tony brings a great deal of business management experience to Retronix Semiconductor, having managed relationships with companies from small independent companies to global corporations.

Dennis Rooney

CFO AND VP USA

Dennis holds a degree in Mathematics and is an experienced Chartered Accountant. Following a career in professional services, Dennis joined the Retronix Group of Businesses as Finance Director in 2009. Since then, he has been a director of a number of companies within the Group, whilst over-seeing financial management and control.

The primary driver of Retronix Semiconductor's entry into new markets and business service product development, Dennis lends his strengths in innovation and problem-solving to the growth of the company and its relationships to its customers and clients. Dennis is based in the company’s US Operational hub in Chandler, Arizona.

Ross Caven

VP EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST

Ross holds a first-class, honours degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering, an MSc in IT Systems and a MBA. Ross spent his early career in the Oil and Gas Industry and followed this with a 28-year career in management consulting, this period including several spells in interim management roles, primarily in engineering and manufacturing.

Ross brings a track record of managing business growth to Retronix Semiconductor at a time when the company is further expanding its operations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Ross is based in Retronix Group HQ in Scotland.

Kathleen Boswell

VP BUSINESS SERVICES

With over 18 years’ management experience on optimising organisational processes and infrastructure, Kathleen is well versed in developing and motivating high performance teams to maximise business results. She holds a degree in Commerce and Business Studies as well as postgraduate diplomas in Computing and Teaching.

As VP of Business Services, Kathleen is based in the Retronix Group HQ in Scotland and performs multi-site operations across all the Retronix Global businesses.

Erez Fayna

Israel Regional Manager

Erez holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and an MBA degree. Erez started his career in the semiconductor industry in 1991 in several technology and Strategic Supplier / Procurement management roles in which he developed extensive experience in leading negotiations (commercial & legal) and procurement processes of supplier management - both locally and internationally. Erez joined Retronix Semiconductor in 2016 as Israel Regional Manager.

Erez brings excellent negotiations skills, creative and innovative support models, alternate solutions to the customer challenges, and the exploration of new business opportunities. Erez is based in the Retronix Semiconductor Israel office.

James Jamieson

EMEA Operations Manager

James joined the Retronix Semiconductor team over 8 years ago as Program Manager and is now the EMEA account owner. Originally studying Marine Engineering, he also has a degree in Technology and Computing and a postgraduate diploma in New Business Development. He has worked in the semiconductor industry for 20 years - starting as an electrical engineer working on a variety of different tools. Over the years he has project managed many activities for a variety of different global OEMs and IDMs.

To Retronix Semiconductor, James brings diverse semiconductor experience. Both at an engineering and project manager level, he is well-equipped to deliver informed and value-added services to Retronix Semiconductor clients, customers, and partners. James is based in the Retronix Semiconductor Ireland office.

Michelle Blanco

US National Support Manager

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, Michelle launched her career in the semiconductor industry and over the past 20+ years has worked in manufacturing management, field service management, procurement, production planning, and customer account management. Throughout her career, Michelle has excelled at building and nurturing positive relationships with her customers and employees

She devotes her time to truly understanding the needs of Retronix Semiconductor clients and candidates in order to deliver efficient and effective management services. Taking a proactive approach to problem-solving, Michelle also contributes to the development of organizational systems and processes that help the business flourish. As National Support Manager, Michelle is responsible for all aspects of operations and field service management. Michelle is based out of our corporate office in Austin, Texas.

Christopher Choffat

US Operations Manager

Christopher, an industry Veteran in the Semiconductor Industry since 1990, is a U.S. patent holder, and has been involved in the development of several types of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) tools, wafer scrubbers, and chemical delivery systems. He has spent considerable time in the field with the CMP customer base worldwide, providing expert technical support, first-in-fab project management, and managed the worldwide Installations Group while with IPEC-Planar. He has also spent 5 years supporting Applied Materials CMP equipment in both 200 and 300mm platforms.

Christopher is widely regarded as one of the top technical resources for equipment and process engineering solutions worldwide. He has developed several CMP processes, wafer cleaning processes, and related materials and chemistries. He has previously held an equipment engineering position with National Semiconductor and served as the Director of Engineering and owner of a semiconductor parts manufacturing and equipment refurbishment company. Christopher holds an Associates Degree in Electronics and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Jerry Consiel

US Regional Service Manager

Jerry brings over 18 years of semiconductor industry experience having served in operations and project management roles with Applied Materials, Principal Service Solutions, ASM, and Westerwood Global. Jerry holds an MBA with a minor in Project Management and has also achieved a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology as well as an A.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree.

Combined with his semiconductor engineering management background, Jerry is well-suited to taking on the project challenges faced by Retronix Semiconductor customers and clients in Oregon with a knowledgeable and conscientious approach.

We're all over the globe, working to help match candidates and clients to ideal placements and projects. Looking for your next contract, job, or career advice? Get in touch!

Anne-Marie Nunn

Anne-Marie Nunn

Resourcing Operations Manager
Katie Venters

Katie Venters

Asst. Resourcing Operations Manager
Earnest Riley

Earnest Riley

Global Technical Recruiter
Nadia Bakman

Nadia Bakman

HR and Technical Recruiter
Louise Rouse

Louise Rouse

Global Technical Recruiter
Rona Stone

Rona Stone

Recruitment Administrator

Our Team Values

Meet our recruitment team

Helpful

Not quite sure what's right for you? Need a guiding hand? Our technical recruiters listen to your needs and requirements and help you throughout the entire hiring process - from application submission to your interview day.

Dedicated

Because we care about you and your career, we get to know you and your ambitions. Taking into account your family and personal life, we try our best to fulfil your shift preferences.

Driven

We don't stop until you've got a job. Even if we don't have an exact fit for you at the time of your application - if you've got the skills we're looking for, we stay on the lookout for that perfect role.

We recruit candidates for over 20 new vacancies a week

We have a 25 year legacy of matching talent to suitable vacancies

Our technical recruiters place candidates in over 47 locations worldwide

70% of our placements have no semiconductor experience

We have a global team

With recruitment offices located in Coatbridge, Celbridge, Austin, Chandler, and Qiryat-Gat - our worldwide presence means we work around the clock to help you reach the next step of your career.

  • Scotland
  • USA
  • Israel
  • Ireland

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IRELAND

Dublin Rd, Donaghcumper, Celbridge W23 TR58

+353 1 901 0813

ARIZONA

3115 S. Price Rd, Chandler, AZ, 85248

+1 480 779 7161

SCOTLAND

North Caldeen Rd, Coatbridge ML5 4EF

+44 1236 808 909

TEXAS

9101 Wall Street, Suite 1030, Austin, TX 78754

+1 512-808-5659

ISRAEL

3 Izmargad St., Qiryat-Gat, 82000

+ 972 73 7417

RETRONIX RF

5852 Terminal Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80915

+1 480 825 0265