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Posted: March 20, 2008
NANOIDENT Names Cenk Serdar to Supervisory Board
(Nanowerk News) NANOIDENT Technologies AG, the world leader in the development and production of printed semiconductor-based sensors, today announced that Mr. Cenk Serdar, Chief Value Added Services Officer for Turkcell A.S., was named to the company’s Supervisory Board in a recent special shareholders’ meeting.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Serdar to the NANOIDENT board,” said Klaus G. Schroeter, NANOIDENT CEO. “We are expanding our sales and business development activities, and his extensive sales management experience and global network of contacts to leading IT and communications companies will be a definite asset. We look forward to his knowledgeable guidance and insight as we continue to build our company’s leadership role in the printed semiconductor industry and to bring new applications to market.”
Mr. Serdar is Chief VAS Officer for Turkcell, whose founding shareholder MV Holding recently invested in NANOIDENT. An experienced executive in communication technologies and IT, Mr. Serdar has a broad background in strategic planning encompassing sales, marketing, business development, and operations management, with a track record of significant revenue and profitability growth. Having graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, he later received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He held several executive positions in various industries, mainly in technology and finance, before being promoted to Deputy CEO of Dogus Automotive AS in charge of Sales and Marketing. In January 2005, Mr. Serdar joined Turkcell Group as General Manager of its Mapco value-added services division, until persuading Turkcell to combine Mapco with the company’s other VAS initiatives into a single organization; since then he has established Turkcell as a pioneer in value-added services both in consumer and corporate segments, which include mobile broadband, mobile advertising, mobile payment, mobile government, and an award-winning mobile signature service.
”NANOIDENT’s technology will enable highly reliable mobile- and web-based security solutions, as well as cost-effective mobile test systems for medical and environmental applications,” Mr. Serdar said. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the management team at NANOIDENT at this exciting stage of the company’s development, as it moves into sales and volume production of these innovative solutions.”
About NANOIDENT Technologies AG
NANOIDENT’s high speed, environmentally friendly manufacturing process utilizes liquid nanomaterials and additive production techniques. These liquids are used to print electronic circuits on a wide variety of surfaces, producing products in mere hours for prototype as well as high volume applications. The company’s printed semiconductor devices can be bendable, disposable, light, ultrathin, and large area. They have application specific spectral and electronic properties, and can contain light sources and light detectors as well as electronic circuits. These unique characteristics enable cost-effective, custom designed devices for applications such as industrial, chemical, biological, and biometric sensors.
Privately held, the company is headquartered in Linz, Austria, with subsidiaries in Menlo Park, California; Nuremberg, Germany; and Grenoble, France.