Nanotecture Ltd, an innovative company with patented nanoporous technologies for multiple applications such as energy storage, is pleased to announce that Rob Haslett has joined the team as Director of Business Development.
Rob has extensive experience in business management, supported by an academic background in electrical engineering, ideally positioning him to drive the Company’s growth in new markets. Rob’s experience includes four years as Chief Executive Officer of Patterning Technologies, a developer of inkjet processes used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards, during which he re-focussed the company from a consultancy to a product-led organisation.
Other senior management positions include Managing Director of Global Communications, a privately-held supplier of satellite communications accessories for the consumer market. In this role Rob grew the business rapidly, overseeing outsourced manufacturing in China and implementing a company-wide structure, underpinned by reliable systems and procedures, to improve efficiency. From 1995 to 2004, Rob was Managing Director, and latterly Vice President, of OK International Inc, a global supplier of soldering equipment to the electronics industry. Here Rob spearheaded the integration of two companies following an acquisition and developed new pan-European distribution channels.
Bill Campbell, Chief Executive officer of Nanotecture commented: "I am delighted to welcome Rob to the Management team at Nanotecture. He brings not only electronics sector experience but also expertise in growing technology businesses and engaging commercial partners. In particular his experience of managing cross-cultural and multi-site teams is vital, given that Nanotecture is engaged with commercial partners across the globe – from the US to Japan. I am looking forward to working with Rob as Nanotecture continues to grow.
"Rob is replacing Andrew Marshall who has been instrumental in shaping the company’s commercial development to date. In his time at Nanotecture, Andrew has introduced our nanoporous materials technology and supercapacitor product to a global audience, most notably enabling Nanotecture to break into the crucial Japanese market and the worldwide transportation market, including electric vehicles. I would like to thank Andrew sincerely for his commitment and diligence over the past two years and, as he moves on to pursue other business opportunities he leaves Nanotecture with our very best wishes."