NanoSteel® Hires Ken Grieshaber as Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Jun 10, 2010, 11:00 ET from The NanoSteel Company

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nanostructured steel alloy surface technologies, announces the addition of Ken Grieshaber as vice president, sales and business development. Grieshaber will lead all sales activities for the company's first generation Super Hard Steel® alloys for thermal spray coating and weld overlay applications, and contribute to the continued development and future introduction of the company's second and third generation alloy products.

"Ken is a results-driven professional with a proven track record for growing market share and sales for high tech businesses," says Dave Paratore, president and CEO. "His prior experience with companies in both early development and mature growth stages will be vital for accelerating the success of NanoSteel's thermal spray coating and weld overlay alloy products."

Grieshaber has more than 25 years of experience in technical sales, business development and product commercialization. He has worked extensively within the metals, chemicals and capital equipment industries. Grieshaber arrives from H2Gen Innovations where he led sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining H2Gen, Grieshaber held several marketing and management positions at Linde-BOC, including global director of combustion industries, general manager for commercializing new technologies and director of the metals market sector for the Americas. Previous to joining Linde-BOC, Grieshaber worked in operations and quality control at Republic Steel.

Grieshaber earned his Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from Lehigh University, and Master of Science in management from Purdue University.

The NanoSteel Company, Inc., headquartered in Providence, R.I., designs and sells a portfolio of patented nanostructured alloys for thermal spray coating and weld overlay for hardfacing and wear plate applications. NanoSteel's Super Hard Steel alloys feature a very unique combination of high hardness and high toughness properties which results in exceptional resistance to corrosion, erosion, impact and wear in a wide range of complex service environments. NanoSteel alloys are for use in the power generation, mining, cement, concrete and oil & gas industries. For additional information, call toll free 1-877-293-6266 or visit

For more information, contact: Greg Nixon

The NanoSteel Company

272 West Exchange Street, Suite 300

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

(401) 270-3549, Ext. 161

SOURCE The NanoSteel Company