Maciej Korecki is vice president, Business Segment Vacuum Heat Treatment Furnaces for SECO/WARWICK S.A. He is involved in the research and development of vacuum heat treatment equipment and technology and their implementation into a new area of industrial applications. He is an inventor and promoter of the “single-piece flow” vacuum heat treatment method. Korecki graduated from the University of Zielona Góra in 1988, where he received his Master’s Degree in electrical engineering. He completed his Ph.D. at the Łódź University of Technology in 2008 with his thesis on the theoretical and experimental methods of design for vacuum furnaces. He has authored numerous international patents on behalf of SECO/WARWICK and regularly presents technical papers at international conferences on a variety of topics, specializing in vacuum heat treatment technology. He began his career at Elterma in 1988 as a service engineer for vacuum furnaces. He then joined SECO/WARWICK in 1991 as a service engineer and then service manager on the Vacuum Team. In 2005-2009, he served as an R&D Director, leading the team that developed new equipment and processes, such as low-pressure carburizing and high-pressure gas quenching. He served as Director of the Vacuum Team in Europe from 2009-2012. Then he has become the Vice President of the global Vacuum Product Group.