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Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that Jonathan Huberman, President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation, was elected to the company's board of directors.
"Jon's experience in the technology and venture space will prove invaluable to Aculon's strategic growth initiatives," said Edward Hughes, CEO Aculon, Inc. "In particular our portfolio of patented performance coatings enable adhesion promotion have a wide spread number of applications in electronics. Jon can bring tremendous insight and knowledge to this sector."
"I am excited about joining the Aculon Board, the company has great technology targeted at big markets with a strong team in place to lead them though a period of rapid growth," said Jon Huberman, President of Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation. "I look forward to helping them secure growth capital and introduce them to electronic partners."
After leading publicly traded Iomega Corporation as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Huberman accepted the position of President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation following EMC's acquisition of Iomega in June 2008. In his current role, Mr. Huberman oversees Iomega as well as other brands and technologies included in the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC. Mr. Huberman's years of experience compliment Aculon's board of directors and adds a well-seasoned perspective as Aculon continues innovation and growth in nano-coatings.
Prior to coming to Iomega, Mr. Huberman was a Managing Director at aAd Capital, a hedge fund focused on investing in small to mid-sized public companies. Prior to aAd Capital, Mr. Huberman was a General Partner with Idanta Partners, a private equity affiliate of the Bass family interests. During his more than nine years at Idanta, Mr. Huberman made private and public investments in many sectors including a variety of hardware, software and services companies across the information technology value chain. In addition, while at Idanta, Mr. Huberman served as CEO of two of Idanta's portfolio companies and on twelve Boards of Directors. Prior to joining Idanta, Mr. Huberman was a case leader with the Boston Consulting Group, a strategic management consulting firm, where he focused on the high technology and consumer products industries. Mr. Huberman also served as Special Advisor to the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from
1999 to 2001.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Huberman graduated with a BA in Computer Science from Princeton University, and received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Aculon, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. These coatings can be classified into three functional areas:
· Non-stick coatings (nano-scale “Teflon®”)
· Pro-stick/adhesion coatings (nano-scale “Velcro®”)
· Anti-corrosion coatings
The company has formulated coating solutions and processes for numerous markets including optical, display, electronics, consumer products and industrial coatings. These specialized coatings outperform all known alternatives in characteristics such as adhesion, stain resistance, and scratch resistance.
Aculon's team brings together seasoned executives from the specialty chemicals industry, professional investors experienced in early-stage technology companies, key scientists from Princeton University, and proven business development professionals. For more information on Aculon, Inc. visit our website at www.aculon.com
TEFLON ® registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
VELCRO® is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B. V.
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