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Defining excellence through colour

Nanoco Lighting is a newly created division within Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO), a world leader in the development and production of cadmium-free quantum dots. Because of their remarkable luminescence quality and ability to convert and re-emit light, Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD® quantum dots) have the potential to be a game changer in the field of lighting.

There are many lighting application areas in which CFQD® quantum dots can be applied. Nanoco supports customers who are looking for high-performance, efficient light to fulfill specific requirements. For example, our CFQD® quantum dot films can be used in agriculture to promote the growth of plants and in general lighting applications to provide glare free, efficient light. Our 6500K cool white light, in particular, offers previously unseen high colour quality that is beneficial in workplaces such as schools, offices, laboratories or hospitals.

We are already partnering with lighting leader Marl International, and we are ready to work with customers across the entire value chain, from supply distributors with ready-to-use light fittings to lighting manufacturers that can easily integrate our CFQD® quantum dot film into their products (more details at https://studentshare.net/papers ). We enable our customers to enhance their current product offerings, increase their product lines, solve specific problems or develop entirely new light fittings.

Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. It has production facilities in Runcorn, UK, and a US subsidiary, Nanoco Inc, based in Concord, MA. Nanoco also has business development offices in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its technology is protected worldwide by a large and growing patent estate.

Our Team

Torsten Schanze

Torsten Schanze

General Manager
MBA graduate, heading up the lighting business with overall responsibility for strategy and delivery.
tschanze@nanocolighting.com

General Manager
Nanoco Lighting is led by Torsten Schanze. He joined Nanoco as Operations Manager in 2007 to build up the companies supply chain and business support functions. Torsten Schanze graduated from Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg. After graduation in 1996 he moved to the UK and began working in technology transfer for the University of Manchester, during which time he also studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management. It was while working for the University of Manchester that Torsten first became involved with Nanoco Technologies. He decided to join the company full time in 2007. In 2012, Torsten started his MBA which he completed in 2015, in time for his new role as General Manager of Nanoco Technologies’ newly founded lighting division.
tschanze@nanocolighting.com

Dale Needham

Dale Needham

Business Development Director
Experienced Lighting Designer, responsible for business development activities in Europe.
dneedham@nanocolighting.com

Business Development Director
Dale has more than 10 years experience within the LED industry and has worked for Nanoco for almost five years. Initially his role was based around the Design and Development of Quantum Dot products and developing new engineering equipment to build the facilities required for scaling the Dot manufacture. His current position is focused on the LED sector and the implementation of CFQD technology, delivering next generation lighting products for a range of applications. Dale holds an Industrial Design degree from Loughborough University.
dneedham@nanocolighting.com

Steve Reinhard

Steve Reinhard

VP Business Development
Qualified Engineer and MBA graduate, responsible for business development activities in North America.
sreinhard@nanocotechnologies.com

Vice President Business Development (N. America)
Steve Reinhard joined Nanoco in 2008 as Vice President of Business Development and has 14+ years of experience in the display and lighting industries. Prior to Nanoco, Steve held senior level Business Development, Sales and Marketing positions with Displaytech and Dynamic Organic Light. Steve began his career at Lockheed Martin working in Engineering and New Business Development roles.

Steve earned his MBA from Binghamton University and received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State.
sreinhard@nanocotechnologies.com

Hao Pang

Hao Pang

VP Business Development
PhD Chemist and MBA graduate responsible for business development activities in Greater China.
hpang@nanocotechnologies.com

Vice President Business Development (Greater China)
Dr. Hao Pang graduated from Hebei University with a degree in macromolecule polymer materials in 2001, gained his MPhil degree in organic electronic materials at School of Chemistry from the University of Manchester in 2004 and continued his PhD study in the same field at the University of Manchester. In late 2005, Dr. Hao Pang joined Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the University of Strathclyde with his research group in Glasgow, Scotland and finished his PhD there in 2007. Dr. Hao Pang also holds a MBA from Manchester Business School in 2012.

Dr. Hao Pang became a graduate commercial manager at Alfred H Knight International Ltd in St Helens in 2007 and joined Nanoco Technologies in early 2009. Dr. Hao Pang took a number of roles at Nanoco from early time research position to a recent business management role. Dr. Hao Pang has both deep technical and business experience. Dr. Hao Pang is currently a vice president at Nanoco to oversee Nanoco’s business operation and growth in Greater China.

Dr. Hao Pang is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry and a main author and co-inventor of several leading academic papers and international patents in the field of advanced electronic materials.
hpang@nanocotechnologies.com