Our Story

Company Background

Our path to becoming a leader in nanocoatings began in 2012. Through constant innovation and operational outreach we are now able to offer a wide range of products and solutions. Supported by a global team with a substantial presence in all key markets, actnano is now uniquely positioned as capable of bringing together everything that the future of waterproofing requires.

Timeline

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2012

ACTnano founded

2012
2012

actnano founded

2013
2013

R&D and Supply Chain initiated

2014
2014

ANG 1st generation launched and Asia foothold established

2017
2017

Global presence in Boston, Detroit, Silicon Valley, China and Korea

2018
2018

MIT Talent-led Boston Technology Hub and Global team supporting sales of solutions with several global brands

Executive Team

Taymur Ahmad

Position: CEO

Taymur Ahmad is the Founder and CEO of actnano Inc. Prior to founding actnano, Mr. Ahmad had 18 years of manufacturing management experience with Fortune 50 companies such as Alcoa and Philips Electronics. Among other accolades, in 2010 he was awarded the “Visionary of the Year” award by Surface Mount Technology magazine. Mr. Ahmad’s success stories have been featured in various magazines and newspapers including USA Today. Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs picked Mr. Ahmad to be one of the top 50 CEO’s in the world. He is a member of the Dell founders 50 club and the Philips Alumni Club. Mr. Ahmad speaks 5 languages, and has lived in Europe and Asia. He earned his MBA from Business School Lausanne in Switzerland, and his Engineering degree from the University of Iowa.

Taymur Ahmad

CEO

Jim Sheridan

Position: COO

Jim Sheridan is the Chief Operating Officer of actnano Inc. overseeing Sales, Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining actnano, Mr. Sheridan was an Executive in Accenture’s High Tech, Industry Strategy Consulting Practice. His experience comprises over 16 years of assisting Fortune 1000 clients with their most challenging and urgent issues including growth strategy, operating model development, operations improvement and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Accenture, he was a Director in Gartner’s Go-to-Market Strategy Practice where he delivered growth and performance advice to senior executives in technology industries. Additionally, Mr. Sheridan has held leadership positions at several high growth technology startups including Scient, Think Tools AG and The Patent Board. He earned an MBA in Strategy and Operations from The Ohio State University and a BS in Marketing from Miami University. Prior to his professional career, he was a nationally ranked decathlete, competing for the VISA National Decathlon Team in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Trials.

Jim Sheridan

COO

Justin Kleingartner

Position: CTO

Justin is the Chief Technology Officer at actnano where he leads the technical direction of actnano’s coating solutions. Prior to joining actnano, Justin worked as a senior member of the technical team at LiquiGlide, an MIT spin-out developing coatings that enable viscous liquids to slide effortlessly off of surfaces. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his research focused on designing and characterizing functional coatings for a variety of applications, ranging from drag reduction to fog harvesting to oleophobic fabrics.Justin also has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MS in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Justin Kleingartner

CTO

Ivan Ardemagni

Position: CFO

Ivan Ardemagni is the Chief Financial Officer of actnano Inc. Mr. Ardemagni started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 4 years in accounting and corporate finance, focusing on the Financial Services and REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) industries. After his MBA he spent four years at Credit Suisse in London in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, advising large European Banks and Financial Services companies. Mr. Ardemagni earned a Master of Science in General Management from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Ivan Ardemagni

CFO

Board of Directors

Bob Dobkin

Independent

Kaj den Daas

Independent

Lothar Maier

Independent

Pat Bartling

Independent

Jim Sheridan

Chief Operating Officer

   

Taymur Ahmad

CEO and Chairman