Tom Stepien is CEO of Primus Power, a leader in utility-scale electrical energy storage. He helped launch Primus Power in 2009 and raised over $30 million from venture capital sources and government grants. He has over 25 years of engineering, operations and general management experience at small and large companies.
Prior to joining Primus, Tom was a Vice President and General Manager at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductor, solar and flat panel display equipment and services. He had P&L responsibility for a $500M business unit with complex set of systems, global customers, manufacturing and support.
He has expertise in industrial robotics and control systems having lead efforts at Applied, Novellus Systems and Draper Laboratory. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he was a Pi Tau Sigma, Bendix and Alpha Tau Omega scholar. He currently serves on industrial advisory board for the MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing & Productivity.