Chief Executive Officer
Troy Hall has two decades’ experience in the semiconductor and related industries. As CEO, he is responsible for strategic planning, customer relations, major contract bids, finance and accounting.
Hall started at FST in 1995 in an entry-level analytical testing position using the technical skills he acquired working in a metallurgy lab at a Montana gold mine. He rose quickly within the company ranks. By 1998, Hall was responsible for half of the company’s operations and in 1999, the founder sold the company to an investor and Hall was appointed president. As a result of a management buy-out in 2004, Hall acquired ownership in FST and continued to serve as president. Under Hall’s leadership, FST’s workforce nearly doubled and the company expanded into staff augmentation and equipment service and resale.
Recognized as a visionary leader, Hall saw significant opportunity to move the company beyond its original focus on specialized weld inspections and analytical testing of the high purity liquid and gas delivery systems used in the semiconductor and life science industries. He began expanding FST into servicing and reselling semiconductor equipment to fill the U.S. need for highly technical equipment service providers.
Today, under Hall’s leadership, FST has expanded to additional markets, including automation, data/IT centers, energy/advanced technology and research/technology laboratories. FST provides its core expertise to these markets as well as the semiconductor and life sciences industries, developing technical and logistical solutions for complex needs by continually investing in the most advanced equipment and training.
Chief Operating Officer
In addition to serving as Director of Operations, Bruce Phillips is also currently one of the company’s owners. He joined FST in 2002, bringing with him more than 15 years experience in various senior management positions at Motorola. There, Phillips was responsible for a range of duties including managing toxic gas monitoring teams in North America and China.
Since joining FST, Phillips has managed customer accounts and all field operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His duties include strategic planning and execution, estimating, ensuring company protocol, overseeing construction management, and maintaining customer relationships.
Phillips has completed four years at the Austin JATC Commercial Apprenticeship Training and holds a Texas State Electrical Masters License.
Director of Business Development
Brad Urry joined FST in 2013 as the head of specialty equipment resale. His primary responsibility is to oversee the resale of specialty equipment and tools, as well as account development for select FST services. In addition, Urry provides support in developing supply chain strategies and interface and handles contract negotiations with key customers.
Urry is a 32-year seasoned veteran of the semiconductor industry with experience in wafer fabrication and manufacturing, field service management, sales and procurement. He has long-standing relationships with many companies within the semiconductor manufacturing industry.
Urry completed the Business Foundation Program at the University of Texas Business School in 2004 and studied at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.
Dennis E. Wolfe
Director of Business Development
Dennis Wolfe has more than 25 years experience managing business development, mergers and acquisitions and sales and marketing for companies in the semiconductor, instrumentation, biopharmaceutical and oil and gas markets.
Wolfe started with FST in 2005 to spearhead business development. In 2009, he left to direct business development efforts for M+W Group. Wolfe returned to FST in 2014 and currently drives FST’s business growth while managing all aspects of the organization’s business development operations. Prior to joining FST, he held positions with Applied Mechanical Consulting Group, Whitson & Company and Kyser Company.
Director of Development and Talent Acquisition
Steve Skipworth joined FST Technical Services in June 2015 as Director of Development and Talent acquisition. Skipworth is charged with the Development and Account Management for all market segments while building and overseeing all aspects of our Talent Acquisition and Management functions. He is responsible for developing progressive programs that will support our rapidly growing organization, help the company sustain and build upon its culture and core values, and stay current on industry trends. He provides leadership on Talent Acquisition and Development, Organizational and HR Structure, and Employee Relations.
Skipworth brings with him more than 20 years of extensive experience in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries as a a Director of Talent Acquisition, Executive Recruiter and Human Resources professional. Immediately prior to FST, Skipworth was with M+W group for more than 8 years where he last served as Director of Recruiting. During his tenure, the company grew from approximately 200 to over 2,400 employees, primarily in the United States and Mexico. He also brings global experience with employee engagements in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.