Thursday, March 18, 2010


NanoMech, a Springdale-based designer and manufacturer of nanoparticle coatings and additives, has selected a new CEO.

Successful start-up entrepreneur Keith Blakely has joined the company, which has received several lucrative contracts in the last six months.

Blakely has a history of successfully transforming startup companies into major technology enterprises. He spearheaded development of one of the leading advanced ceramic companies in the U.S. – Advanced Refractory Technologies – building it from a one-person startup to a multi-national operation with multiple manufacturing facilities and over 325 employees.

“I am very pleased to have Keith on board at NanoMech. He has a great track record and I am confident in his ability to lead the company to the next level,” said Jim Phillips, Chairman of the Board at NanoMech. “We are already seeing tremendous interest from world class businesses around the country in partnering with or investing in NanoMech, and Keith’s vast experience just adds to the excitement in what we can accomplish here.”