CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eSurface® Technologies the developer of the eSurface proprietary patented technology for applied conductive materials, today announced the formation of eSurface KK, a Japan-based subsidiary of the U.S. based parent company, effective immediately.
eSurface KK will be based in the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and directed by General Manager Patricia Bader-Johnston. eSurface KK will also include two Directors from the U.S. parent company: Dave Benson, eSurface Technologies Chairman & CEO, and Rowland Hanson, eSurface Technologies Managing Director of Global Strategic Communications. The focus of the KK will be licensing intellectual property to fabricators, supply chain partners and research institutions.
The establishment of the KK will facilitate in-country licensing of intellectual property and allow eSurface to establish a technical presence in Japan.
“I have not seen this type of response to a new technology in my two decades in Japan,” stated Bader-Johnston. “With eSurface technology it is not a matter of which industry will adopt the technology, it is a situation of who will get left behind when the implementation begins. This is a wonderful position to be in.”
“You can only have folks knocking on your door for so long before you have to answer. We have had a tremendous response to our technology from a number of Japan-based companies from multiple industries for long enough that we cannot delay this opportunity any longer,” stated Dave Benson, eSurface Technologies Chairman and CEO. “We pride ourselves on managing our opportunities and not getting ahead of ourselves but it was clear to the entire management team we needed to establish eSurface KK. We are fortunate to be working with the best people in the region and having Patricia at the helm provides us with a tremendous advantage given her more than 20 years of fostering senior relationships in Japan.”
Patricia Bader-Johnston Background:
Prior to becoming General Manager of eSurface KK, Patricia held a number of senior corporate roles in her more than two decades in Japan including: Director of Communications for IBM Japan, Vice President Operations Finance and Resources for Goldman Sachs, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco Japan, and Head of Corporate Affairs for Standard Chartered Bank.
Patricia has served as a retained advisor to the Tokyo Business Development Center and is a Professor of Globalization and Business Studies (MBA) at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School and Associate Professor at Rikkyo University.
Patricia holds an MBA in International Business from McGill University Canada.
About eSurface Technologies:
eSurface® Technologies is the creator and licensor of eSurface, a proprietary patented technology that can dramatically impact the manufacturing and design segment of vast collection of industries seeking sustainable methods for embedding materials. The initial adoption of the eSurface proprietary technology by the global circuit board manufacturing industry is leading to the innovation of products previously not thought possible. eSurface Technologies (DBA of EarthOne Circuit Technologies Corporation, a privately-held corporation) is based in Carlsbad, California.
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