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Peer Burshille
CEO, NanoAndMore GmbH

Sales

Peer Burshille, CEO and founder of NanoAndMore GmbH, Wetzlar (Germany) has been active in the SPM market since 1991.

He received his degree in Physics from the University of Paderborn. After several years as head of process development at Franke Optik GmbH. Mr. Burshille continued his career at Lot-Oriel GmbH where he was responsible for the introduction of the Digital Instruments AFM in Germany and the sales of NANOSENSORS AFM probes and other equipment and materials for metrology and nanotechnology. In 2002 he founded NanoAndMore GmbH in Darmstadt (Germany) and developed the company into the premier source for supplies, support and hands on information for SPM probes and accessories and other novel high tech products.




George McMurtry,
CEO and co-founder of NanoAndMore USA Inc.


Sales

George McMurtry,CEO and co-founder of NanoAndMore USA Inc. Tufts University College of Engineering, Boston College School of Business, BS and MBA. Founded/co-founded four high tech companies including Quesant Instrument Corporation in 1992, a manufacturer of scanning probe microscopes. Worked for IBM (New Business Marketing), Pertec Computer Corporation (Director Marketing & Sales), Rusco Electronics (VP Marketing & Sales), Vista Computer Corporation (President).




Jörg Diebel,
CEO, NanoWorld Services
GmbH


Production and Logistics

Jörg Diebel, founder of the NanoWorld Services GmbH, Erlangen (Germany), studied at the University Wiesbaden (Germany) and the University of Central Lancashire (England). He received his degree in Applied Physics and completed his postgraduate studies in business administration. Afterwards he worked in the field of R&D at the department of nanotechnology of the Institute of Mikrotechnology in Mainz (Germany). In addition, Mr. Diebel has many years experience in the management of high tech production.




Dr. Kamen Nikolov,
CFO, NanoWorld Holding AG


Finance

Dr. Kamen Nikolov, CFO of NanoWorld Holding AG, as well as CEO and Founder of Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd. (ISB), has obtained a technically orientated Business Administration degree from the University of Stuttgart, one of Germany's leading technical universities. Following this, Mr. Nikolov received the degree Master of Business and Engineering through postgraduate studies in Germany, USA and Japan and a doctorate from the University of Sofia.

Prior to the foundation of ISB, known for its range of AFM probes sold under the trade mark BudgetSensors and the acquisition of the company by NanoWorld Holding AG in 2005, Dr. Nikolov has held positions in the semiconductor industry, as well as in the university sector.

Since August 2007, Dr. Nikolov is simultaneously holding the positions CFO of NanoWorld Holding AG and CEO of ISB.




Michaela Roessger,
Director Public Relations,
NanoWorld Holding AG


Marketing

Michaela Roessger, Director Public Relations NanoWorld Holding AG and Head of Marketing NanoWorld AG, studied at the University of Tübingen/Germany, one of Europe's oldest universities and at Nanjing University/China. She complemented her Masters degree in Chinese studies and modern history by additional degrees in Japanese and business administration. Prior to joining NanoWorld AG Ms. Roessger held positions in marketing and strategic marketing departments in the semiconductor equipment and materials industry.




Thomas Sulzbach,
Head of Research and Development,
Nanoworld Services GmbH


Research and Development

Thomas Sulzbach, Head of Research and Development Nanoworld Services GmbH studied physics at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) and received his Diploma in 1996 after one year of practical work at the Institute of Microtechnology in Mainz (IMM). Since 1998 Mr. Sulzbach occupied leading positions in R&D. Prior to joining NanoWorld Services GmbH as Head of R&D in 2001 Mr. Sulzbach gained extensive experience in managing complex product driven projects. Currently he is responsible for the various research and development activities of the NanoWorld Group.




Dr. Bernd Irmer,
CEO and co-founder of
nanotools GmbH


Industrial & Semiconductor Market

Dr. Bernd Irmer, CEO and co-founder of nanotools GmbH has a background in general and semiconductor physics, which he studied at the universities of Erlangen, Munich, Dubna/Russia and Manchester/UK. He holds a diploma degree (Erlangen), M.Sc. (Manchester) and PhD (Munich). He additonally did a Master of Business and Administration.

Mr. Irmer started his professional career as a management consultant with McKinsey&Company, serving national and international companies mainly in the high technology industry.