Former Xerox executive pioneered nanotechnology innovation and commercialization
BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Hy-Power Nano Inc. announced today that award-winning Innovation leader Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, former Vice President and Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), has joined its Board of Directors.
Under his leadership, the XRCC spearheaded many innovations and successfully commercialized technologies, such as the Emulsion Aggregation toner, a breakthrough new generation toner based on nanotechnology.
"We are proud Dr. Hadi Mahabadi has agreed to join our team," says Joseph Grzyb, CEO of Hy-Power Nano Inc. "His insights and expertise regarding nanotechnology and commercialization will be a tremendous asset. We're excited by his belief in our technology and in the direction of our company."
Dr. Mahabadi spent 30 years with Xerox, rising to the company's top Canadian research position. Dr. Mahabadi retired from Xerox on September 1st, 2011 with more than 100 published scientific papers and 89 US patents to his name; having received the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal (the Printing Industries of America's highest honour), two Xerox President Awards (the corporation's highest honour for individual achievement) and the University of Waterloo's Engineering Alumni's Achievement Medal.
"I look forward to attend Hy-Power Nano's Board meeting and helping their management as they work towards commercialization of their nanotechnology," says Dr. Mahabadi
Dr. Mahabadi is a member of Board and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
About Hy-Power Nano Inc.
Hy-Power Nano Inc. (www.hy-powernano.com) of Brampton, ON, is a subsidiary of Hy-Power Coatings Limited, Southern Ontario's premier coatings service provider with a 45-year track record of innovation and application of industrial coatings for business and government clients. Hy-Power Nano is developing "next generation" nanocoating products that can deliver exceptional thermal insulation benefits. Hy-Power has attracted the interest of a number of commercial partners (automotive, solar, and polymer) seeking partnerships and the use of nano-enabled coatings and paints to enhance the energy efficiency of their products and address demanding heat transfer problems.
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