ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NaturalNano Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: NNAN, FWB: N3N), a company whose primary business is
discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials,
announced today the appointment of Sharell Mikesell, Ph.D., to its Board of
Directors increasing the current number of directors to six. Dr. Mikesell's
term on the board begins immediately.
Dr. Mikesell has 30 years of corporate leadership experience in global
research & development and business operations. His background includes
experience with polymer and material technologies in diverse positions with
major companies including General Electric, Owens-Corning, and Advanced
Elastomer Systems, L.P., an Exxon-Mobil subsidiary. Dr. Mikesell's
responsibilities included the global technical leadership for product,
process, and applications development as well as applied research and
technical support to manufacturing and customers worldwide. In 2005, Dr.
Mikesell was appointed Co-Director of the Center for Multifunctional
Polymer Nanomaterials & Devices, Ohio's first state funded multi-university
center in nanotechnology. He was previously named the first Executive
Director of the Ohio Polymer Strategy Council in March 2001 and continues
to serve in that role.
In welcoming Dr. Mikesell's appointment, Michael Riedlinger,
NaturalNano president, stated, "Dr. Mikesell is an exceptional leader who
is highly respected worldwide. His hard-earned business knowledge and
technical know-how will firmly enhance NaturalNano's research direction and
competitive position. We are pleased to have such a distinguished member of
industry join us and look forward to leveraging his expertise and
experience as we execute our growth plan."
Dr. Mikesell stated, "I am pleased to have joined the NaturalNano Board
of Directors. The Company's nanotechnology product offerings are very
unique and provide new solutions for exciting applications of interest to
industry as well as possibilities for new products and new growth markets."
Dr. Mikesell has served on several corporate boards and advisory
- Corporate representative to the Industrial Research Institute
- Advancement Council for the College of Polymer Science and Engineering
at the University of Akron
- Research Advisory Council of NorTech
- Advisory Board of the Ohio Business Development Coalition
- Scientific Advisory Board of UTEK Corporation
- Board of Asahi Fiberglass in Japan, as an advisor to the Center of
Photochemistry at Bowling Green State University
- Advisor to the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of West
- Board of Trustees for the Ohio Polymer Enterprise Development, Inc.;
PolymerOhio, Inc.; the Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation; and the
Olivet Nazarene University Foundation
A native of Ohio, Dr. Mikesell received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
from Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois and a Master of Science
from the Ohio State University, Columbus. Dr. Mikesell received a Ph.D.
Degree in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, Ohio.
About NaturalNano, Inc.
NaturalNano, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NNAN; FWB: N3N) is a materials
science company developing unique and proprietary processes for refining
naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials that add competitive
properties to a range of applications. These include additives to cosmetics
and personal care products, and absorbent materials, as well as:
electromagnetic interference shielding, specialty coatings, and material
additives for industrial polymers, plastics and composites. NaturalNano
possesses broad intellectual property rights and proprietary know-how for
extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of
halloysite and other nanotubes. For more information, please visit
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NaturalNano's research and development programs; the ability of NaturalNano
to demonstrate the effectiveness of its technology; the acceptance by the
market of NaturalNano's technology and products incorporating such
technology, the ability of NaturalNano to effectively negotiate and enter
into contracts with third parties for the licensing of NaturalNano's
technology; competition; the ability of NaturalNano to raise capital to
fund its operating and research and development activities until it
generates revenues sufficient to do so; and the timing of projects and
trends in future operating performance, as well as other factors expressed
from time to time in NaturalNano's periodic filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this press release should be
read in conjunction with NaturalNano's periodic filings with the SEC which
are incorporated herein by reference. The forward- looking statements
contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and
NaturalNano undertakes no obligation to publicly update such
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE NaturalNano Inc.