Nanofilm Announces Krish Rao as New President, Scott Rickert to Remain CEO

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Veteran Technology Vice President to keep focus on nanotechnology-enabled product development.

Dr. Krish Rao, President of Nanofilm

Dr. Krish Rao, President of Nanofilm

With a portfolio of products enabled by nanotechnology and an expanding global reach, it’s an exciting time to for me to lead the Nanofilm team and help continue the momentum.

Nanofilm, a company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products, has named Krish Rao as President of the company. He succeeds Scott Rickert, company founder, who retains his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Rao has been Nanofilm’s Vice President of Technology since joining the organization in 2006.

“Krish Rao has a track record of product development success at Nanofilm,” said Rickert. "His ability to blend research and development expertise with an understanding of the realities of commercialization makes him ideal for a leadership position for a future of growth.”

“With a portfolio of products enabled by nanotechnology and an expanding global reach, it’s an exciting time to for me to lead the Nanofilm team and help continue the momentum,” noted Rao.

Rao brings over thirty years’ experience in new product development and commercialization in fibers, plastics, and film industries, for diverse end use market such as aerospace, automotive, power tools and construction. His previous experience encompasses rebuilding organizations for customer focus and speed and managing diverse functions such as R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Technical Service and Materials Management groups. The holder of four patents and author of a variety of technical publications, Dr. Rao holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Masters Degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Engineering Administration, and a Ph.D., from the University of Utah in Materials Science and Engineering.

About Nanofilm, Ltd.
Nanofilm, Ltd. Is a Valley View, Ohio private company that develops nano-layer coatings, nano-based cleaners, and nano-composite products. Nanofilm’s primary commercial products center around its unique eyewear lens cleaning, “best-in-class” de-fogging products and nanotechnology treatments that enhance glass and ceramic surfaces to provide special properties. Examples include enabling easy removal of fingerprints from touchscreens, making shower doors resistant to soap scum and dirt accumulation, stay-clean surface treatments for ceramic insulators, and scuff-resistant treatments for commercial dinnerware. For information about Nanofilm, please visit http://www.nanofilmtechnology.com.

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