Management Team

Management Team

D.J. Hill

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

D.J. has served as a chief executive and/or board member for 12 electronics companies around the world including Storage Technology, National Semiconductor, Micro Component Technology, InterConnect Foundry, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cerprobe, and Silicon Border Development. D.J. has managed these operations around the globe including living and working in Southeast Asia for 10 years. He has also led efforts in public offerings, mergers, and acquisitions. He holds a BSIE degree from New Mexico State University.

Octavio Garza


Octavio has 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and High-volume manufacturing. Most recently the President of Silicon Border a 4,500-acre Science Park on the CA/MX border, before that he was Deputy Director of Sony Electronics in North America, with over $2 billion in annual sales. Octavio is recognized in the Mexican Electronics Industry serving as President of Electronics and Telecommunications efforts and various roles with the State and Private Universities. Garza holds a Biomedical Engineering Degree from Ibero-American University and an MBA from the Peter Drucker School at Claremont Graduate School.

Claudia Cruz

Director of Administration and Communications

Claudia is responsible for all company administrative issues as well as executing company communications initiatives including execution of marketing efforts. Claudia has previous experience in the Mexican Maquiladora Companies including Management and Operations for Sony Mexico. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from UABC and a Master Degree in Human Resources from Cetys University in Mexicali, Mexico.

Tom Babcook


Tom has held CFO positions in development, construction, regional multi-unit housing facilities. Since 2011 he has operated his own Accounting and Tax consulting firm. His focus is on emerging growth companies, and middle market companies. Prior to 2011 he was Principal of Smith Schafer & Company 120-member team of professional accountants and CFO of several financial services companies. Mr. Babcook has been a consultant to CPA firms and businesses on Sarbanes-Oxley, internal control accountability. Tom graduated from the Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota and holds a B S in Accounting.

James C. Diracles

Silicon Border Partner



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