Cerion, a leading developer and manufacturer of transformational high-performance nanomaterials, announced today that Bill Stewart and Chris Skipper have joined the company to expand upon the growing number of product development and manufacturing partnerships with some of the largest chemical and energy companies in the world.

Bill Stewart joins as Senior Vice President of Business Development, having spent close to thirty years at Eastman Kodak. In 2011 he became General Manager of Rochester Silver Works, LLC, a former Eastman Kodak Division, where he was integral in transitioning the company from an internal Kodak department to a successful stand-alone business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Chris Skipper joins as Director of New Business Development. Previously he was a District Sales Representative at Johnston, a privately held distributor of food service disposables and facility supplies where he managed a $1.1 million dollar portfolio of accounts. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

“We view these hires as integral to the growth of our company. We’re seeing an increasing demand for both our expertise in creating novel, product-enabling nanomaterials and our ability to manufacture these materials at scale,” said Matt Winslow, executive vice-president, business development. “Our technology has been validated by the global market and is beginning to disrupt several growing industries such at catalysts and printed electronics. The caliber of expertise that Bill and Chris respectively bring to the table will enhance and accelerate our efforts in these industries in addition to expanding our global reach.”

About Cerion
Founded in 2007 by a group of veteran scientists and manufacturing engineers from Kodak, Cerion is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. The company is focused on the identification, creation and monetization of first mover and product enabling technologies for partners in the catalyst, printed electronics, coatings, additive and antimicrobial industries. For more information visit www.cerionnano.com.