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P2i's New Applications Director Brings Semiconductor Expertise

Published on March 30, 2010 at 8:08 AM

P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has made a significant board appointment with the arrival of Dr Nick Rimmer as Applications Director.
Nick has first-hand experience of working with a wide range of international semiconductor customers, from large multinational corporations to small research institutions. He is now responsible for developing a world-class support function for the growing customer base -- of increasing stature and scale -- which is driving P2i’s continuing international new business growth.

Nick, who joined P2i in November 2009, is a highly experienced materials scientist with a PhD and First Class Honors degree from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining P2i he spent 16 years in the semiconductor industry, with equipment suppliers and semiconductor fabrication companies including Aviza Technology and Siemens Microelectronics.

“My team of engineers, technicians and scientists will develop solutions that enable customers to introduce P2i’s liquid-repellent technologies into their products, then bring them to market quickly and cost effectively,” comments Nick. “We will do this by managing their interactions with P2i, from initial demonstration through to technical validation and process optimization, and scale-up to high-volume production.”

“By serving as a dedicated department, Nick’s Applications team combines a sector-focused understanding of the customer’s needs with the timely delivery of a commercial-ready industrial process,” comments Dr Stephen Coulson, P2i’s Chief Technical Officer. “This will help P2i to tailor optimized solutions for a wide range of market sectors using our revolutionary nano-coating technology.”

“The pace of change at P2i is now breathtaking,” comments Carl Francis, P2i’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re commercializing rapidly across several different sectors including lifestyle, electronics, energy and filtration, life sciences, plus military and institutional. Nick is playing an essential role by making it easier and more rewarding for customers to work with us, no matter what their product characteristics and development needs.

“Having established a leadership position in liquid repellent nano-coatings, we’re now on the radar for some of the world’s biggest brands,” continues Carl, “and we are already preparing for our next phase of development when we will offer a growing range of additional functional nano-coatings, with whole new rafts of benefits.”

P2i Inc expands into Industrial and Electronics market

Meanwhile, P2i Inc, the wholly-owned US subsidiary of P2i, has also made two significant new sales appointments. Jim Kennedy, appointed as Industrial Sales Manager, will be based on the US West Coast and has a strong background in the adhesives industry. Prior to joining P2i Jim worked as the West Coast Sales Manager for Scapa, one of the largest manufacturers of adhesives.

Todd Leonard, Electronics Sales Manager, will be based on the US East Coast and brings with him a wealth of knowledge from the electronics industry. He previously worked for PPG Industries, a global supplier of coatings, glass/fiberglass and specialty chemicals, where he was Global Strategic Account Manager, focused on coatings into the electronics industry.

Eric Cohill, President of P2i Inc, comments: “P2i has already been an international company, but right now the US is standing out as our strongest growth area. These two new appointments reflect the speed at which our business is developing, as more and more companies realize the benefits of protecting their products and improving their performance with P2i’s nano-coating technology.

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