Corporate Governance - Management Team

Zvi Yaniv, Ph.D. President, Director, Chief Operating Officer of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
Richard Fink, Ph.D. Executive Vice President

ANI- Management Team

Zvi Yaniv, Ph.D. President, Director, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Richard Fink, Ph.D. Executive Vice President

Zvi Yaniv, Ph.D.
President, Director, Chief Operating Officer of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.

Dr. Zvi Yaniv is the President of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. Dr. Yaniv has been instrumental in guiding the company to become a pioneer in nanotechnology in general, and a leader in utilizing electron field emission from carbon films/carbon nanotubes in the display industry, in particular.

Dr. Zvi Yaniv was a founder of Kent Display Systems in Kent, Ohio, the "no-power" reflective LCD Company and of Optical Imaging Systems, Inc. (OIS) in Novi, Michigan. As President and CEO of OIS, he led the company during its years of development and in the initial commercialization of advanced active matrix liquid crystal displays and amorphous silicon image sensors. While at OIS, Dr. Yaniv was one of the founders of Unipac, presently AU Optronics, one of the premier display companies in Taiwan.

Dr. Yaniv holds a B.Sc. in physics/mathematics and a M.Sc. in electro-optics with distinction from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and earned a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in physics at Kent State University. He has received awards from both universities and the Scientific Research Society. Dr. Yaniv is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative, the Nanomaterials Applications Center of Texas State University and the Society for Information Display (SID). In May 1989, Dr. Yaniv was elected Fellow of the Society for Information Display for "his innovation and leadership in the development of large area high performance active matrix LCDs and scanners."

Dr. Yaniv is a Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas. He is recognized as a leader in nanotechnology and is a recipient of the Nano 50 Innovator Award from Nanotech Briefs in 2005 for his achievements in advancing the state of the art in nanotechnology. Dr. Yaniv has published over 250 articles, holds more than 150 patents and has extensive contacts in the US, Europe, Israel and Asia.

Under his leadership, Applied Nanotech, Inc. was recognized in 2008 with an Nano 50 award for breakthrough technology in ionization and in 2009 with an R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for its technology for nano-thermal materials that is considered one of the 100 most technologically significant new product innovations of the year.


Richard Fink, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President

Dr. Richard Fink is the Executive Vice President for Applied Nanotech, Inc. Dr. Fink began working on carbon-based field emission and ion source applications in 1993. Today, he directs all engineering activities and leads projects related to sensor applications. He is an inventor or co-inventor of over 25 issued US patents; with many more pending. An active community member, Dr. Fink has served as chairman of the Texas Chapter of the Society for Information Display for the last 4 years. He co-founded the Nanomaterials Applications Center (NAC), now at Texas State University San Marcos. He coordinates a biweekly Nanotechnology Colloquium and serves as volunteer director for two handbell choir groups.

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