Tollcoating’s Rick Daniels Named To Executive Advisory Board of Nanomanufacturing

MEDFORD, OR, Nov. 16 –CarestreamTollcoating, a premier provider of contract coating services, announced that Rick Daniels has been named to the Executive Advisory Board for the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell.

The Center is funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) and the Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence as part of a collaborative effort working on developing nanoscale processes and applications.

Daniels leads Carestream’s Advanced Materials and Contract Manufacture business and is responsible for both contract manufacture and joint venture activity. “As the leader of a key business involved in roll-to-roll processing and scalable nanomanufacturing methodologies, I am honored to join the Executive Advisory Board of the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell,” said Rick Daniels, General Manager of Carestream Advanced Materials and Tollcoating. “It is critical to bring researchers, institutions and leading companies together as the high-rate manufacturing of nano-enabled products evolves. I look forward to being a part of this initiative, which promises to accelerate the creation of a variety of commercial products enabled by the development of an entirely new generation of nano applications.”

Daniels brings a unique perspective on the challenges of coating nano materials. His background includes domestic and international general management, strategy, finance,marketing, and M&A at Rohm and Haas and other corporate and venture-funded entities. He has founded several companies including a precision coating contract manufacturing company formed with private equity and Polaroid coating assets. Daniels also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Board of Directors of NeuCo, Inc.

“The Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell recognizes that nano products are likely to fuel the next economic boom, which is why it is so important for us to bring together leaders in the industry and academia,” said Dr. Joey Mead, co-director of the The Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell. “We are pleased to welcome Rick to the Executive Advisory Board. His business and technological experience make him a logical addition to the team, providing a unique perspective to aid in the creation of solutions for more useful, cost-effective and durable nano products.”

The Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell enables collaborative research and industrial partnerships while providing a future workforce required to support new business formation and job growth, and accelerate commercialization.


About Carestream Tollcoating
Carestream Tollcoating offers contract coating services specializing in the application of aqueous and solvent coatings on flexible substrates for display component, battery component, membrane, medical devices, nanotechnology and imaging products. Carestream Tollcoating’s professional staff of engineers builds on over 100 years of coating leadership to deliver a wealth of knowledge and problem-solving expertise in precision coating applications, fluid design and preparation, converting, and packaging. State-of-the-art pilot coaters also make Carestream Tollcoating an ideal partner for product development, scale-up and small volume products. For additional information on the company, please visit

About Umass Lowell
UMass Lowell is a comprehensive, national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its 15,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, education, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, liberal arts, management, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.

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