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Nanotechnology Industries Association Announces New Director General

  Board of Directors selects senior leader Dr. David Carlander to replace Dr. Steffi Friedrichs as Director General

25 August 2015, Brussels, Belgium – The Board of Directors for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), the sector-independent and responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supplies chain, has formally selected Dr David Carlander to serve as the permanent NIA Director General. Carlander, who had been serving as Acting Director General, replaces Dr. Steffi Friedrichs, who recently left NIA after nearly a decade of service for a position with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

“The Nanotechnology Industries Association Board is proud to announce David’s appointment as Director General,” said Barry Stickings, Chairman of the Board. “David has provided exceptional leadership to this industry for many years. His hard work has helped our industry deliver new, cutting-edge nanotechnology innovations to consumers around the world, and we are confident he will continue to drive this industry forward as Director General of NIA.“

Carlander, who previously served as NIA’s Director of Advocacy, brings over twenty years of experience in the innovative technologies sector, with nearly a decade focused on nanotechnology, to the Director General role.

David Carlander, Director General, PhotoDr. David Carlander, New Director General of the Nanotechnology Industries Association

Carlander previously held NIA’s Director of Advocacy position after many years of service in the public sector assessing new innovations at the national and European level. Carlander holds a PhD in Clinical Chemistry from Uppsala University and a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He has also been published over a dozen times and maintains an avid interest in cycling and running.

“On behalf of the entire nanotechnology industry, we also thank Dr. Steffi Friedrichs for nearly a decade of service at NIA,” said Stickings. “Steffi was essential in building NIA into a respected leader and trusted partner among nanotechnology stakeholders. We wish her the best of luck in her new role.“

For more information on Dr. Carlander, view his biography here.

For further inquires, please contact: 
Alex Rinkus
Communications Manager
Nanotechnology Industries Association
Phone: +32 28 50 61 97
Skype: NIA-Rinkus


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