NxEdge fuels market expansion with appointment of
Michael Andreasen and David Mills
SEATTLE -- April 16, 2007 -- NxEdge, Inc., a privately-held company providing engineered coatings and materials for industrial markets worldwide, today announced the appointment of Michael Andreasen to the position of senior director of business development for NxEdge Sputter Targets and Services, and David Mills as senior director of business development for NxEdge Engineered Materials and Specialty Spray. Both will lead the business development effort for their respective specialties to expand beyond the industries presently served and accelerate profitable growth for NxEdge.
“NxEdge has built an outstanding reputation for excellence within the industry, which has enhanced our ability to attract accomplished individuals like Michael and David to our team,” says Jackson Chao, president and CEO of NxEdge, Inc. “I am confident that their knowledge, drive, and experience will prove invaluable as we look to expand into new industries and further penetrate the industries we currently serve.”
Andreasen joins NxEdge with over 20 years experience in technology management, process development, manufacturing operations, and business development for the thin film and coating industries. Currently on the Board for the Society of Vacuum Coaters, Andreasen formerly served as Vice President of Technology for Vacuum Coatings Technologies, Inc.; Product Development and Business Unit Operations Manager for Optical Coating Laboratory; and Manager of Product Research at the Clorox Company. In his new role, Andreasen will lead the NxEdge foray into the solar energy (photovoltaic) market and geographical expansion of our sputter target business worldwide.
Mills brings more than 12 years experience in thermal spray application and materials to NxEdge. Previously, he held positions in business development, technical sales, and engineering for companies such as Sulzer Metco, Praxair Surface Technologies, TEFEN USA, and AlliedSignal. Most recently, Mills oversaw business development for strategic accounts at HC Starck, a leading refractory metal powder manufacturer serving industrial markets worldwide. In his new role, Mills will lead business development efforts to grow NxEdge’s engineered materials and coatings business.
About NxEdge, Inc.
NxEdge, established in 2001, is a privately-held company specializing in advanced engineered materials and coatings for the semiconductor, architectural glass, and photovoltaic industries. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with operations in Boise, Idaho, and Austin, Texas, NxEdge is driven by a commitment to deliver quality products and services that provide customers with better equipment value through improved performance and extended use. www.nxedgeinc.com
Kristie Kelly, NxEdge, Inc.