HED Leadership Team

Paul Ludwig

President & CEO

Paul joined HED in 2008.  He has over 25 years of leadership experience in the electronics and semiconductor industries at both private and publicly held companies.  Prior to HED, Paul was the CEO of Acumium LLC (Madison, WI), a developer of web content management systems; President at Advanced Photonix (Ann Arbor, MI) a publicly-held custom optoelectronics company; President and co-owner at Silicon Sensors (Dodgeville, WI), also a custom optoelectronics company; and he held various roles in sales, marketing and business development at Honeywell International.  Paul has a BSEE from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management).

Tim Erickson

V.P. of Engineering

Tim Erickson was named VP of Engineering for Hydro Electronic Devices in September 2017.  Tim joined HED following a nine year career with Eaton’s Power Systems Division in Waukesha, WI as VP of Engineering where he led Engineer-to-Order, New Product Develop, Design Automation Systems, and the Materials Development & Power Testing Labs.  Prior to Eaton, Tim had a successful 23 year career with Honeywell International progressing from the engineering ranks to hold leadership positions Design Engineering, Program Management, Technology Management, and Engineering Systems & Services, and also participated with the Corporate Technology Council, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Product Safety, Six Sigma & Design for Six Sigma, Workforce Development and Quality.  Mr. Erickson holds an AAS in Electronics Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tom Szewczyk

V.P. of Operations

Tom leads our operations, assembly and quality assurance teams. He joined HED in 2007.  He is an accomplished operations executive with over 20 years of experience in world class manufacturing and international sourcing.  Tom has held prior operations leadership positions at Xymox Technologies (Milwaukee, WI), MTI Electronics (Menomonee Falls, WI) and Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI).  He holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

Carrie Neumann

Director of HR & Administration

Carrie has over 20 years of service at HED.  She oversees all HR, Administrative and Finance functions at HED, including employee development and outside contractors.  She holds a Bachelors of Administration in Accounting from Silver Lake College (Manitowoc, WI).  Carrie serves on the board of directors for the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce, and was Chamber President from 2008-2009.

Matt Via

VP of Sales & Marketing

Matthew comes to HED from a 14-year career with Sensata Technologies Inc. with various sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility.  Most recently Matthew served as the Director, Market/Business Development and brings experience with IOT and Heavy Vehicle and Off-Road customers in the ag, construction, and vehicle markets.  Matthew holds an AAS in Fluid Power Technology, a BS in Marketing & Management, and a Business Marketing Strategy Certificate from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

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