Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce Phillip Bond Joins Board of Advisors of Nanotechnology Leader, NanoDynamics; Company is Committed to Promoting Effective Nanotech Public Policy
"Growing interest in the capabilities of nanotechnology and nanomaterials has simultaneously raised awareness of the need for effective public policy around these emerging technologies," said Keith Blakely, CEO of NanoDynamics. "Throughout the company's history, NanoDynamics has proudly maintained an active role helping the public sector understand and best manage both the promise and potential risk factors of nanotechnology. The addition of government relations luminary Phil Bond to our Board cements NanoDynamics' ongoing commitment to maintaining that leadership role."
“Growing interest in the capabilities of nanotechnology and nanomaterials has simultaneously raised awareness of the need for effective public policy around these emerging technologies”
In accepting his position, Phillip Bond said, "I believe NanoDynamics represents the best of what the nano revolution can bring: safe, new products that can enhance quality of life in fields as diverse as consumer electronics, energy and public health while creating high-value jobs here in the U.S."
Phillip Bond is Senior Vice President, Government Relations at Monster Worldwide where he manages ongoing relationships with government leaders and serves as lead on public policy. Prior to joining Monster Worldwide in April 2005, Bond served for four years as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that capacity, he supervised a bureau of more than 3,000 employees and resided on four committees of the President's National Science and Technology Council. In 2003 Bond's effective efforts to promote nanotechnology within the executive branch earned him recognition as one of Forbes' top 5 nanotechnology powerbrokers, and as one of Scientific American's 50 Technology Leaders. Bond's prior public policy roles also include advisor to the George W. Bush campaign on technology issues; Director of Federal Public Policy and head of the Washington, D.C. office for Hewlett-Packard; and three years as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Treasurer for the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bond served as Principal Deputy Assistant (Legislative Affairs) to U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R.-WA) as well as former Congressman Bob McEwen (R.-OH). He earned a B.A. in Communications from Linfield College in Oregon.
NanoDynamics is a diversified technology and manufacturing company utilizing nanoscale engineering to address some of the world's biggest challenges. With nano-enabled solutions in the fields of energy, water processing, life sciences, electronics, advanced materials and consumer products, NanoDynamics is committed to delivering the power of nanotechnology to the global marketplace. For more information, visit the company's website at www.nanodynamics.com.