Fred Bouchard

Fred Bouchard

Sales Manager

New Milford, CT USA

If you come into it with love and humility, you are going to be successful.


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Fred Bouchard


My road in life has been direct.
I was born in Quebec, Canada.
Growing up, I was always interested in the physicality of objects—I enjoyed playing with physical objects and assembly toys.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the Université de Montréal, and then moved to Ontario, Canada, to pursue my doctorate.
After graduating with a Ph.D. in chemistry, I was hired by Tosoh Corporation in Ohio, which makes high purity materials in the semiconductor industry.
Once I got my foot in the door, I was able to grow with the industry and move through positions like technical support, support manager, and sales manager.
After several years with Tosoh, I moved on to and have been a sales manager here for 15 years.
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Sales Manager

I manage sales and business development in the semiconductor spare parts market.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

The semiconductor industry is global, so I start my morning with Asia. I'll work on backlog reports, customer requirements, and shipping. As the day goes on and other time zones start work, I receive new projects. We provide spare parts to other companies. These can be replacements or new and improved parts. My job is to make sure the best parts are being used and if not, determining how to get our customers to use those parts. I also spend a lot of time traveling both domestically and overseas.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

There is a need for many different skill levels in different positions throughout the industry. If you want to become a technician, I recommend training in both mechanics and computer interface. If you want to go into the equipment process side, I recommend a background in material sciences. Whichever direction you choose, if you go into it with passion and humility, you will be successful.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You'll always be working alone in a clean room in the semiconductor industry."