The chief scientist for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Dr. Timothy Persons met with NanoMech in Springdale on Friday (Aug. 1) and also toured the company’s Fayetteville laboratory on the University of Arkansas campus.
Persons, at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, led a forum on nanomanufacturing examining the scope and future of manufacturing, investments, industry competitiveness and safety issues related to the nanomanufacturing sector.
“The important innovation NanoMech is accomplishing in nano-engineered and manufactured coatings and lubricants is truly breakthrough and exemplifies American values for pushing technology progress for the benefit of mankind,” said Dr. Persons. “NanoMech is a shining example of the U.S. ecosystem fostering public-private partnerships, University tech transfer and commercialization, and the determination to succeed on an increasingly competitive global stage.”
Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, applauded NanoMech for their innovative work.
“In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess,” Wince-Smith noted in the release.
NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips and founder A.J. Malshe noted that the company was honored to host Persons given his stellar reputation in the field of science and his dedication to increasing American competitiveness through public-private partnerships.