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Posted: February 29, 2008
Altair Nanotechnologies CEO Alan Gotcher Agrees to Resign
(Nanowerk News) Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, life sciences and industrial applications, today announced that Alan Gotcher, Ph.D., has agreed to resign as an officer of the company and that the Board of Directors has begun a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has appointed Terry Copeland, Ph.D., to serve as interim President.
Dr. Copeland joined Altair Nanotechnologies on November 13, 2007 as Vice President, Operations for Altairnano’s Power & Energy Group. Dr. Copeland’s duties have included leading global operations and supply chain management for Altairnano’s lithium titanate battery products.
Prior to joining Altair Nanotechnologies, Dr. Copeland worked as a general manufacturing and technical consultant from 2004 through the end of 2007. From 2000 through 2003, Dr. Copeland was the Vice President of Product Development at Millennium Cell, Inc., a development stage company working with alternative fuels. From 1992 through 2000, Dr. Copeland worked for Duracell, a leading consumer battery company, where he held positions as Director of Product Development (1998-2000), plant manager (1995-1998) and Director of Engineering (1992-1995). Dr. Copeland also worked for E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc. from 1978 to 1992, where his positions included Research Engineer, Technical Manager and Manufacturing Manager. Dr. Copeland earned a BChE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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