Olaf Nootbaar has been appointed as CEO of Carbodeon Ltd, a specialist in carbon nanomaterials development and production.
Olaf brings 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor and materials industries to his new role. He previously served as Global Marketing Director at AZ Electronic Materials and Marketing Manager Functional Coatings at Rohm and Haas. He has an M.Sc. Eng. degree from Fachhochschule Köln and an MBA from the Open University Business School.
Olaf will use his extensive experience and in-depth industry knowledge to continue developing Carbodeon as a leader in the advanced carbon-based nanomaterials area.
Commenting on his appointment Olaf said: “Carbodeon nanodiamond products have already found industrial and consumer applications in demanding thermal management materials, electroplating and high wear resistance materials markets. I look forward to providing my expertise and wide industry contacts to help accelerate the company’s growth.”
Dr. Asko Vehanen, the outgoing CEO, will join the board of Carbodeon and continue as Senior Advisor to the company.
Carbodeon Board Member, Artem Skubenko, said: “We are pleased to welcome Olaf to the team. His experience, proven skills and thorough knowledge of the semiconductor and materials markets will be invaluable to the company in the next stage of its business development. Further, I would like to thank Dr. Asko Vehanen for his dedicated work for Carbodeon and we look forward to his continuing involvement as advisor and a board member.”