Management Team

Darrell McDaniel President

Darrell brings over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and staffing industry. Before becoming president, Darrell was V.P. of Business Development for NSTAR, where he was responsible for assisting NSTAR customers with innovative service solutions, helping to grow the company to where it is today. In his more than two decades in the semiconductor industry, Darrell has held positions as Field Service Engineer, Field Service Manager and Sales Account Representative for various companies such as Texas Instruments, Lam Research and Applied Materials. He brings a strong customer/personnel development and client focus to his role as president. Darrell holds degrees in electronic engineering and business management.

Hardev Grewal Vice President Sales and Marketing

Hardev joined NSTAR in 2011 as Senior Director of Product Development and assumed the sales and marketing function in 2013. Previously, he spent 17 successful years at Applied Materials developing and delivering innovative service solutions for the semiconductor, solar and flat panel display industries. Hardev brings a global perspective and understanding to NSTAR and our clients having grown up in Germany and worked in many countries, including China, Taiwan and India. He holds a master’s of business administration and engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

Dan Rice Director of EHS

As the Director of EHS, Dan brings over 20 years of progressive leadership and management responsibilities for P&L operations for the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining NSTAR, he held leadership positions with Digirad Imaging Solutions, Ultratech Inc. and Asyst Technologies. Dan began his career in managing commercial properties, facilities, construction and security operations of premier properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds degrees in management and marketing, and received his MBA in international business and finance from the University of San Francisco. Dan is a co-chairperson for the education committee for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and sits on the executive board of directors for the Oakland/East Bay Building Owners and Managers Institute.

Elizabeth Prochaska Recruiting Manager

Elizabeth joined the NSTAR team as a Candidate Recruiter in May 2010, and has since grown with the organization, accepting her current role in August of 2013. She has over four years of experience sourcing, networking and recruiting in high-tech industries, including semiconductor, solar, automation, construction and facilities. Elizabeth keeps up to date with the latest technical recruiting news by being an active member of the Triangle Technical Recruiters Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. As a graduate of North Carolina State University, Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in human resources.