About

Nano One Management Team

The Nano One management team consists of individuals seasoned in financing, capital growth, technology management, chemistry, engineering, materials science, batteries, and intellectual property. Each member brings a unique set of skills, experience, and perspective to the team, and will help establish Nano One’s core technology as the leading platform for the global production of a new generation of nanomaterials.

Dan Blondal

Dan Blondal

CEO, Director & Founder

Mr. Blondal has 26 years of experience as a professional engineer, managing high growth technology in a career that has spanned materials handling, medical devices, industrial printing, nuclear fusion and materials science. Mr. Blondal brings significant experience in systems engineering, physics and business. As Product and Technology Manager at Creo and Kodak, he led strategically vital initiatives valued at $20M annually to leverage software, laser and chemical systems for high-quality printing.

John Lando

John Lando

President, Director & Founder

Mr. Lando has 26 years of experience in venture capital management, equity markets and the financing of public companies. After trading equities at RBC Dominion Securities, he transitioned to senior management roles at early stage venture companies, including New World Resource Corp. and Northern Lion Gold.

Dr. Stephen Campbell

Dr. Stephen Campbell

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Campbell has 25+ years of experience leading industrial automotive research in electrochemical systems. Dr. Campbell served 7 years as Principal Scientist at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. and, he held key roles at Ballard Power Systems as Principal Scientist and Senior Scientist between 1994 and 2008. Dr. Campbell has 20+ patents to his name and adds 20 years of hands-on experience in industrial research developing new technologies through to series production for the automotive sector. Dr. Campbell received his Ph.D. in Semiconductor Electrochemistry from the University of Southampton in 1987 and completed his BSc (Hons.) 1st class in Physical Sciences at Coventry Polytechnic in 1984.

Dan Martino

Dan Martino

CFO and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Martino has 9 years of experience in accounting, assurance, and financial reporting. Dan started his career providing assurance services and has now transitioned into a senior position at a firm providing contract CFO and financial reporting consulting to public venture companies.

Hamutal Ben Bassat

Hamutal Ben Bassat

VP Business Development

Ms. Ben Bassat is a business development executive with over 13 years of experience enabling global growth through strategic collaborations, private investments, devising and implementing market entry strategies and business model analysis. Ms. Ben Bassat has extensive experience in the water and energy markets where she raised capital for start-ups, mature companies and international public bids. Ms. Ben Bassat holds a M.A. in Philosophy and an L.L.B. in Law. During her time practising law, she led various public offerings (TASE, NASDAQ), closed numerous International transactions and M&A activities.

Dr. Harmeet Chhina

Dr. Harmeet Chhina

Program Manager (PMO)

Dr. Chhina has 17+ years of experience leading industrial automotive research. She served for 10 years at AFCC-Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation Corp. (Daimler Ag and Ford Motor Company Joint Venture) as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager between 2008-2018, she also served for 7 years at Ballard Power Systems as Research Scientist (2001-2008). Harmeet has hands-on experience in project and portfolio management, development and delivery of technology solutions from prototype to series production, product development and industrial research. Harmeet has a Project Management Professional PMP designation from Project Management Institute and received her PhD from the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto in 2009. Harmeet completed her Master’s from Materials Science and Engineering from University of British Columbia in 2006 and Bachelors in Chemistry from University of Victoria in 2001.

Russell Barton

Russell Barton

Lead Engineer

Mr. Barton has 40 years experience in mechanical and electrochemical systems including eighteen years designing parts and systems for fuel cell products. He was instrumental in designing Ballard Power System’s first commercial product, NEXA, taking components of the design from concept to manufactured product. Mr. Barton has worked with Energizer, Poly Fuel, Ballard and Neptune Dynamics and brings a wealth of knowledge to Nano One in energy storage, chemistry and mechanical systems. Russell is known for his innovative solutions and is credited with 40 patents in the US and foreign jurisdictions.

Robin Sweeny

Robin Sweeny

Marketing Manager

Mr. Sweeny is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of business-to-business marketing and product management experience in the telecommunications, information technology and material sectors. He has defined, launched and managed the life cycle for several successful products, has prospected and qualified market opportunities, executed marketing campaigns and has been an integral part in all aspects of system sales cycles.

Paul Guedes

Paul Guedes

Corporate Development

Mr. Guedes has 20 years experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker and management level in several public companies. He was President of a family owned construction company for over 10 years before moving to the public markets. Mr. Guedes key focus over the last 14 years has been centered around renewable energy and climate change. Helping establish some of the first wind farms in British Columbia, working with wave energy technologies and managing a cleantech fund. Mr. Guedes received his Bachelor of Commerce from the Michael DeGroot School of Business at McMaster University.

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