nanoTox, the only company
to provide complete risk assessment exclusively for nanoparticles, is pleased
to announce that Houston entrepreneur Richard B. Wilkens has joined the board
of directors for its parent company, Nano Risk Assessment. Mr. Wilkens was co-founder
of numerous successful companies, two of which were recently acquired by Rockwell
Collins. He also is Honorary Consul to the Republic of Slovenia.
"We’re very excited to have Richard Wilkens’ international
business experience added to our exceptional board of directors,” said
Harry Bushong, president of nanoTox. His background in physics and environmental
science give him a keen understanding of our scientific procedures and goals.
In addition, his track record of building highly successful businesses and his
international ties will strengthen our organization further as we work to ensure
nanotechnology products and processes are used in the safest manner possible.”
Mr. Wilkens is a partner in Transport Facilitator Partners, L.P. and Weather
Insight, L.P., which provides tailored weather services to the energy and financial
sectors. He co-founded the AR Group and its subsidiaries Air Routing International,
Air Security International (ASI Group) and Wilkens Weather Technologies, which
were acquired by the communication and aviation electronics solutions company
Rockwell Collins in December of 2009.
In 1996, Mr. Wilkens was appointed Honorary Consul for the Republic of Slovenia,
and he is a member of the Consular Corps of Houston, the third largest consul
organization in the U.S.
Mr. Wilkens received his Masters of Science in Environmental Health Engineering
at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Bachelors degree in Physics
from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.