Matthew Putman, Chief Executive Officer
Matthew has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. He is now a Professor and Researcher at Columbia University. He was an owner and Vice President of Development for Tech Pro, Inc., which was acquired by Roper Industries in March of 2008. During his time at Tech Pro, Matthew lead two acquisitions, and the transformation of the instrument manufacturer into new global markets, having formed partnerships or subsidiaries in 15 nations. Matthew holds 5 patents, and has published over 20 technical papers, and in 2002 he won the ACS Best Paper Award. In addition to Columbia, Matthew has lectured at The University of Paris, USC, University of Michigan, and The Technical University of Sao Paulo.
Matthew has also produced several plays and films, and is an accomplished composer. He is a founding member of the World Science Festival. He is on the Executive Board of the Montauk Observatory, and is an Artist in Residence for Imagine Science Films.
John Putman, President & Chief Technology Officer
Throughout his 40 year career, John has been both a successful entrepreneur and inventor. At the age of 16 he was the second employee at an independent polymer testing Lab, ARDL, which remains an industry leader. While at ARDL, he earned his BS in mathematics from the University of Akron. In his early twenties he started the company Polymerics, for which he invented the rubber chemical dispersion, PolyGel, which is a common component in rubber compounds. During John’s time at Monsanto, he was the engineering specialist for ROW (Rest of World) training customers throughout the world.
In 1982 John, along with his wife, Kay, formed Tech Pro, Inc. for which John was able to provide the first data acquisition systems in his industry. John continued to lead the development team, and co-authored numerous patents. Tech Pro was acquired by Roper Industries in 2008. John has remained focused on research, having authored technical papers, and presented educational symposia. John was the director of the American Chemical Society Rubber Division Educational Committee. He has been profiled for the book “Wheel of Fortune”, Rubber and Plastics News and the Washington Post. John is also an accomplished Banjoist, who collects vintage banjos from the 1910’s and 1920’s.
Brian Fink, Vice President & General Manager
Brian’s career includes roles in engineering, quality, plant management, business development, and operations with companies in diverse markets including aerospace, automotive, building materials, specialty chemicals, and polymers. Brian holds B.S., MBA, and J.D. degrees, and is a graduate of the Weatherhead Professional Fellows Program of Case Western Reserve University. Brian is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio and serves on the boards of Patient Services Inc. and Accesia, Inc. Brian enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife Debbie and their three sons.
Julie Orlando, Vice President of Technology
Julie brings a great deal a value to the company, having worked with Founders John and Matthew Putman previously at Tech Pro, Inc., and since gone on to run technology for the company Duramax Marine. Julie is an engineer who has also co-authored scientific papers which have appeared in both domestic and international journals, as well as presented on a number of topics in material science. Clients of Nanotronics should reach out to Julie for assistance for a range of technical needs.
Jeff Archer, Vice President of Software Engineering
Jeff Archer has 25 years of experience developing computer systems, having lead projects in data acquisition, database utilities, Graphical User Interfaces among others. He was a leader at Tech Pro Inc, and the original designer of a system for the computerization of Rubber industry laboratories. Jeff’s work on this, nearly 25 years ago, has not only influenced future systems, but is still used by some major corporations today. After his time at Tech Pro, Jeff worked on numerous control systems, and C++ projects for automation, machine control and Production Management for the multinational company ABB.