Robert F. Praino, Jr.
Chasm Technologies, Inc.
Bob has 35 years of experience developing and manufacturing products utilizing film coating processes. His career path prior to Chasm includes assignments at Stone & Webster Engineering, Polaroid Corporation, Presstek, Vitex Systems, and Precision Lithograining. Bob has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MBA from Boston University. He co-founded Chasm in March, 2005 to apply his experience in coated film products and associated science and engineering to develop commercially viable pathways to product applications beginning with a wide range of “nano-materials” and “nano-technologies”. The applications for these technical areas have included flat panel displays, fuel cells, photovoltaics, film substrate development, optical film development, carbon nanotube applications, life sciences, and nano-imprint lithography. In addition to the process work in these areas, Chasm has designed and managed capital equipment projects totaling over $10 million for roll-to-roll coating lines and nano-material manufacturing facilities. Bob is member of the Society for Information Displays and the American Chemical Society.