Joseph (Joe) Martin
Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Office of the Chairman and
Vice Chairman of the Board,
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., Retired
Joe Martin was elected to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees in April of 2005. He currently serves as the Chair for the Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Investment Committee and is a member of the Trustees, Audit, Executive, Facilities, and Capital Planning Committees.
Martin holds a B.S. in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Maine. He was a member of the student senate while at ERAU, Sr. Class President, President of Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity, and student commencement speaker. In 2003 Martin was invited back to be the commencement speaker at the Daytona Beach graduation where he received the Distinguished Speaker Award.
Martin is currently Chairman of the Board at Brooks Automation and has been a director of the Company since June 2001. He is also a member of the board of Soitec, Inc., a manufacturer of SOI wafers, since 2004, and SynQor, Incorporated, a manufacture of power solutions, since 2002. Martin was also a member of the board of directors of ChipPAC, Incorporated, a contract semiconductor assembly and test company, from 1999 to 2002.
In June of 2006, Martin retired as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Office of the Chairman of Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a global supplier of power semiconductors. While there, he was one of the two executives that led the spinout of Fairchild Semiconductor from National Semiconductor Corp, and served as Fairchild's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2003. In 2002 he was named by CFO Magazine as CFO of the Year for his turnaround success at Fairchild. Prior to the Fairchild spinout, Martin was the Vice President of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for National Semiconductor, from 1989 to 1997, with responsibilities for all operating divisions, manufacturing sites, and corporate financial planning. Previously, Martin was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of VTC Incorporated from 1984 to 1989.
Martin is a former helicopter pilot and captain in the United States Army, where he served for six years including two tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. He holds numerous awards to include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, twenty-two Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Martin and his wife Cathy, reside in Cumberland Foreside, Maine and have five grown children, the youngest being a freshman at Tufts University.