S. Mark Borowicz Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer
S. Mark Borowicz, Ph.D. joined Pure Wafer Inc. as President and CEO in November 2018. He previously served as Executive Vice President at Nanometrics from March 2013 to March 2018. Prior to Nanometrics, Dr. Borowicz held various management positions in Marketing, Engineering, Business Development and R&D at KLA-Tencor Inc. from 2000 to 2013. Dr. Borowicz also has seven patents in the field of electron beam technologies.
Dr. Borowicz holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Auburn University.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott joined Pure Wafer in June 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing corporate finance and accounting. Previously, Scott was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at AirXpanders, Inc, a publicly traded medical device company, where he oversaw manufacturing, quality, customer service, HR, finance and accounting. Prior to AirXpanders, he served at Nanometrics, a publicly traded semiconductor equipment and services company, as Vice President, Finance, and was responsible for accounting and finance. Prior to that he has held senior financial executive roles at a variety of publicly traded and venture backed companies, including ZOLL Medical Corporation, VNUS Medical Technologies, Atrenta, ePeople and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Scott received a B.S. degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a certified public accountant in the state of California.
Ardeshir (Ardy) J. Sidhwa, Ph.D
Vice President of Operations
Ardeshir (Ardy) J. Sidhwa, Ph.D. joined Pure Wafer in July 2019 as the Vice President of Operations. Before joining Pure Wafer, Dr. Sidhwa was the Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology at GV Semiconductor. Dr. Sidhwa has worked as a Senior Director of Innovation and Technology (R&D) at Quantum Global Technologies (QGT). He was a Senior Staff/ Fellow at ATMEL Semiconductor responsible for Process Integration and Manufacturing Operations for state of the art Microcontrollers and Memory products. Dr. Sidhwa was also Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Board Director at Armor Designs, Inc, a publicly-traded Armor company. Before Armor, Dr. Sidhwa worked as a Corporate Process Technology and Quality Director at STMicroelectronics, Inc. He is proficient in technology development for strategic alliances and multiple joint ventures. Dr. Sidhwa has 7 U.S. patents issued and two pending applications in multidisciplinary fields, along with over 100 publications.
Dr. Sidhwa holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas.
Vice President of Sales
Ernie Sedillo joined Pure Wafer in July 2010 as Director of Business Development before being promoted to VP of Sales in Jan 2015. Mr. Sedillo is also the head of Corporate Marketing and the Information Technology for Pure Wafer. In this role, he focuses on the development and execution of strategies to achieve key corporate goals, manages the analysis of global semiconductor markets to drive the technology roadmap, and leads communication campaigns for corporate branding and messaging.
He began his career at Novellus Systems in 1995, where during his 15 year tenure he held numerous positions within the Applications Lab and Procurement group. His responsibilities included global supply chain management for indirect materials, the development of sales channels for the thin films business, and the development of the wafer management software programs.