NanoTech, Inc. Adds Two New Executives to Round out Their Leadership Team

HOUSTON, TX – 6 September 2023 (Business Newswire)— NanoTech Inc., the market leading technology enabler for passive fire protection and insulation, announced today the appointment of Brian A. Stanton as chief financial officer and Lindsey Ferrell as chief marketing officer. These two executive hires continue to build upon the company’s growth momentum and help accelerate their expansion across the built environment. Stanton and Ferrell will play critical roles in scaling NanoTech. Inc. to meet the increasing global demand for high performing, cost-effective, and sustainable fireproofing and thermal management solutions. 

Brian Stanton is an accomplished executive with a distinguished record of success in driving shareholder value.  Mr. Stanton leverages almost 25 years of finance and mergers and acquisition experience at both public and privately held companies.  In Stanton’s new role, he will help guide NanoTech through a period of transformational growth as the company expands the commercialization of their beachhead product, Nano Shield Cool Roof Coat™, while supporting the development and launch of new product entries into the market.  Mr. Stanton most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Park Lawn Corporation, where he was responsible for leading Park Lawn’s M&A and inorganic growth strategy since 2019.  Prior to that, Mr. Stanton led the Strategic Development and M&A function at J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., a privately held, diversified manufacturing company. Over his career, Stanton has had extensive experience in strategic decision making, investment management, capital allocation, M&A and transaction execution. 

After growing up in Houston and attending Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, Stanton earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on finance from Rice University, where he met NanoTech’s CEO, Mike Francis. 

“I am excited to join a leading player in the global materials science industry as it continues to take bold actions to achieve its next chapter of growth and transformation.  This is a time of unprecedented scientific advancement in the realm of energy efficiency and sustainability, and NanoTech’s valuable portfolio of products is unparalleled.  I look forward to leveraging my years of finance, M&A and business experience to help accelerate growth, drive operational excellence, and enhance value for all NanoTech stakeholders,” said Brian Stanton. 

Lindsey Ferrell, also a native Houstonian, joins NanoTech Inc. in the role of chief marketing officer.  Mrs. Ferrell brings over 15 years of experience driving transformative organizational change for the likes of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and other Fortune 500 energy companies.  Her array of experience in the upstream energy sector, spanning technology, operations, and accounting to business development and communications, have helped her hone the ability to speak to multiple customer viewpoints using the tools of change management.  

“Nascent technologies demand a nurturing approach to advance not only their adoption of, but also the existing environment’s adaptation to, a novel solution. It is imperative that marketing goes beyond the feature highlights to share with customers how something will seamlessly meld into their everyday life,” says Mrs. Ferrell. “NanoTech’s mission to deliver a trifecta of returns – reducing cost, increasing energy efficiency, and lowering carbon emissions, while also simply making life more bearable in the face of rising temperatures – is a natural fit with the financial-environmental-social balance that underlies the most effective growth strategies. I am beyond thrilled to find a like-minded mentality with the dynamic team here at NanoTech.” 

Mrs. Ferrell holds a Master’s in Public Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.  She most recently led a boutique marketing and growth consulting firm, Guerrella & Co., where she converged digital transformation with business development to bring hardtech and software solutions leveraging AI, blockchain, and GIS to the energy transition space. 

“The strong business acumen, proven leadership and expertise both Brian and Lindsey bring to the table in their respective roles as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer will help advance our business strategy and accelerate our growth as we move our company into its next phase,” says Mike Francis, president and CEO at NanoTech. “Their deep understanding of partnerships and growth, paired with a passion for building strong teams and leading through transformation make them both important additions and valued assets for our team.” 

About NanoTech Inc. 

NanoTech Inc. is a material science company building a safer and more resilient world by applying its proprietary nanoparticle to various breakthrough materials across the built environment.  Our mission is to pioneer new solutions that seamlessly merge sustainability, energy efficiency, and profitability.  For more information, visit, message, or call (888) 296-6266.  

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