SkyWater Appoints Rick Harding as Vice President of Global Sales

Experienced Semiconductor and Technology Industry Sales Leader to Spearhead Company’s Customer Engagement Efforts as Pure Play Foundry

June 7, 2018, BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – SkyWater Technology Foundry, the industry’s most advanced US-based and US-owned Trusted Foundry, today announced the appointment of Rick Harding as Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Harding will be responsible for building and driving SkyWater’s overall sales efforts, as the company continues its Technology Foundry transformation and serves a broader base of customers globally. Harding brings over 20 years of technical sales experience to SkyWater, holding senior roles in sales, account development, technical design, operations and business development.

“There is no more important set of relationships we have as a company than of that with our customers and Rick is the right person to ensure we manage and grow them with the highest levels of service,” said Thomas Sonderman, President, SkyWater Technology Foundry. “From our earliest discussions, Rick and I shared a vision on the unique differentiation of SkyWater as a Technology Foundry, and the need to fully unlock that value for both existing and prospective customers. I am delighted to have him on the team in such a critical leadership function.”

Prior to joining SkyWater, Harding played key leadership roles in building and driving profitability for a series of private companies across a range of technology segments. He also spent 16 years at Cypress Semiconductor focused on technical sales and support of high tech semiconductor products. Rick is also on the board of directors at Red Team Alliance, a security education company based in Chandler, AZ. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry University in Phoenix, AZ.

About SkyWater Technology Foundry

SkyWater is a U.S.-based Technology Foundry, specializing in the development and manufacturing of a wide variety of differentiated semiconductor manufacturing solutions. The company brings  advanced development capabilities alongside volume production, which enables customers with unique technology needs to innovate and scale. Reach out to see how SkyWater can help revolutionize your product.To learn more, visit

SkyWater Company Contact: Ross Miller | 952.851.5063 |
SkyWater Media Contact: Lauri Julian | 949.280.5602 |

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