Nanosurf today announced the appointment of Dr. David Faddis as Director of Technology and Applications at Nanosurf Inc. The appointment became effective March 1, 2009, the company said. In his new role, Dr. Faddis will be responsible for analyzing emerging trends in the industrial market, and for developing and implementing strategies to address those trends. In 2008, Nanosurf AG established Nanosurf Inc as its subsidiary in the US to react to the increasing demand for easy-to-use nano-microscopes in science and industry.
Dr. Faddis joins Nanosurf from Park Systems Inc, where he was Vice President of Technology/Eastern Regional Manager. Prior to that, he held management and applications positions at KLA-Tencor and ThermoMicroscopes Corp. Dr. Faddis holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary. He will report to Bill Flecky, Vice President of Sales North America for Nanosurf Inc. "I am delighted to welcome David Faddis to our team," commented Ola Modinger, Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Nanosurf AG. "His extensive technical experience with AFMs and his understanding of commercial strategies will be of great value to Nanosurf."
Nanosurf’s main focus is on the research and development of scanning probe microscopes (AFM and STM) and their accessories, with a particular emphasis on making them accessible to a broad user base by paying special attention to their ease of use, affordability, and reliability. Nanosurf’s engineering capabilities and technical know-how have led the Swiss company to be included in NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission with the first AFM to record images on another planet. The results of this mission were ranked second in Time Magazine's top 10 scientific discoveries of 2008. The same innovative spirit has earned Nanosurf several awards and the loyalty of well over a thousand customers worldwide. Today, Nanosurf is the market leader in scanning probe microscopes for teaching use, and is continuously expanding its market share in research and industry.