Leadership Team

Deep Expertise, Passion for Ingenuity, Commitment to Quality

Energetiq’s highly experienced development team has a deep understanding of the high-power plasma physics needed for advanced illumination products used in semiconductor manufacturing, sensor testing, and scientific research community. Our team’s expertise enables Energetiq to provide customers with products that reach the highest levels of performance and reliability.

Energetiq’s leadership team is defined by two things:

  1. Commitment to delivering breakthrough innovation
  2. Fervent dedication to the customer and to each other

Get a sense for who we are and what we stand for.


Debbie Gustafson


Debbie focuses on customer service, company growth and culture, and staying true to Energetiq’s vision and values.

About Debbie


Peter Vandermeulen

VP of Sales and Marketing

Peter uses his technical background to help customers unpack complex challenges and find right-fit solutions. 

About Peter


Don McDaniel

VP of Research and Development

Don leads our product strategy and development initiatives supported by engineering, research, and technology teams. 

About Don


Karen Tichenor

VP of Quality and Environmental Compliance

Karen leads our customer-focused quality program and maintains environmental compliance.

About Karen


Smith Utubor

VP of Finance and Administration

Smith leads our finance team and and also oversees the IT and HR functions.  

About Smith


Paul Meroski

VP of Operations

Paul's process-oriented mindset and 20+ years in operations and QMS directly align with our commitment to customer satisfaction. 

About Paul

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Energetiq Wins Award for Emerging DMD Systems & Applications Research

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Energetiq is ISO Certified for Quality and Environmental Management Systems

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