GAITHERSBURG, MD — Heraeus Noblelight America (HNA) announced the appointment of Pradyumna Kumar (P.K.) Swain, Ph.D., as its President. Swain will be responsible for providing leadership to grow HNA's business in areas of radiation technology, such as UV curing, packaging disinfection, and air and water treatment, and maintain its market leadership position. In addition to his role as President, he will also serve as the global head of innovation for Heraeus Noblelight's UV division.

Before his new appointment, Swain served as the CTO and VP of Technology for HNA (formerly Fusion UV). He was responsible for development of innovative technology platforms leading to the generation of photons for UV curing applications. His responsibilities also included defining new and emerging applications using UV photons.

Before joining HNA, he worked for over 12 years at Sarnoff Corp., Princeton, New Jersey, where he was involved in the development and commercialization of various innovative technologies and business endeavors in the areas of advanced imaging, nano-technology and biometrics.