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AMD announces appointment of Dr James Johnstone as COO

Advanced Material Development Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr James Johnstone as Chief Operating Officer.

James has over twenty years’ experience in science and innovation in the field of nanotechnology. He has specialised in working with small companies in the advanced materials development and onward application through industry relevant processing techniques during the last eleven years at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). James was a senior bids manager who wrote, advised and taught UK and European companies on the practical benefits of public research and essential value propositions which successful proposals are based on. He has direct team experience of delivering over 15 successful bids from start to contract and raising substantial funding for partners and balancing collaborative interests with organisational ambition. He brings a wealth of experience managing projects as well as providing more informal innovation support where required.

In this new role, James will support the team in delivering the overall business for the company and ensuring that delivery of projects is maintained whilst seeking maximum value and suitable exit points.

James has many links to the UK industrial innovation community and public sector including the National Physical Laboratory, the Knowledge Transfer Network (Graphene and Energy Harvesting Special Interest Groups) and the underpinning standards community, He is currently a member of BSI NTI/1 & EPL 501 standards committee and has inputted to the development of critical nano-standards in this area such as BSI PAS 71 and the recent BSI PAS 1201.

AMD CEO John Lee commented “This is a milestone for AMD in the build-out of an experienced and dynamic C-Suite team – James is an engaging and highly innovative individual who will bring a vital skillset to AMD. We are also excited about continuing the strong relationship he has fostered for us with CPI and continuing our development work in formulation and printing of our nanomaterial inks at their facilities”.

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