STEINHAGEN, Germany – As of January 2018, Hardev Grewal has assumed the position of President and CEO for Plasmatreat North America. Plasmatreat develops surface treatment solutions with atmospheric and low-pressure plasma technology.
Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Grewal got an early exposure to international business during his college education at the University of Applied Science Munich, with assignments at technology leader ABB in India and semiconductor equipment manufacturing company Applied Materials in California. Realizing his business acumen, Applied Materials sponsored his research work and recruited him to permanently join the company in Silicon Valley, where he quickly advanced his career to Director of Global Product Management.
After 16 years in the semiconductor industry, Grewal joined the M+W Group in 2010 to grow its newly acquired subsidiary NSTAR Global Services to help develop new product and service solutions. Soon thereafter, he was promoted to Vice President, Global Sales and Business Operations.
In joining Plasmatreat, Grewal continues his work in Silicon Valley. The company has recently built its largest and most advanced technology center in Hayward, California.
The newly appointed leader of the North American team is quite familiar with plasma. "I have been exposed to the technology since my early childhood," he said. "My father has been a leading scientist with many patents in the low-pressure plasma technology for semiconductor devices." The fact that the son now deals with high-tech atmospheric plasma jets instead of vacuum chambers is a welcomed challenge. "The potential for using atmospheric plasma technology in many different industries is nearly unlimited," said Grewal. "Combined with a strong and knowledgeable team that I look forward to working with, we will not only hold, but expand our market leadership position in the Americas."