WHO WE ARE

NanoXplore is a graphene company, a manufacturer and supplier of high volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets.

Our team brings together a deep understanding of carbon chemistry – from graphite to graphene –

along with the industrial experience required to improve the performance of our customers’ products.  

OUR COMPANY

THE STORY BEHINd INNOVATION

Established in 2011, NanoXplore has its headquarters and graphene production facility in Montreal, Quebec and its plastic production facility in Delson, Quebec in Montreal’s South Shore region. In 2013, we filed our first graphene production patent and began to scale from lab to full scale production.

NanoXplore provides customers with a range of graphene-based solutions under the heXo-G brand, including graphene powder, graphene-plastic masterbatch pellets, and graphene enhanced polymers.

We have two affiliated companies – NanoXplore GmbH located Mainz, Germany and Two Carbon Inc., located in Silicon Valley. NanoXplore GmbH is a business development office from which NanoXplore supports European innovators in the plastic, rubber, automotive, and many other industries. Two Carbon is focused on development of graphene based solutions for the sports and outer wear industries.

25 METRIC TONS

YEARLY GRAPHENE PRODUCTION CAPACITY

mason graphite

GRAPHITE MINING PARTNER

400 METRIC TONS

YEARLY PLASTIC COMPOUNDING CAPACITY

CARBON CHEMISTRY EXPERTISE

HIGHLY QUALIFIED DEVELOPMENT TEAM

 

investors

A WORLD CLASS GRAPHENE PRODUCER

NanoXplore has established a 25 tonnes/year graphene powder production plant in Montreal, designed with a modular structure and with a planned production capacity of up to 70 tonnes/year. Partnered with Canadian mining company Mason Graphite, NanoXplore has access to a stable, long term, large flake source of graphite material from Quebec. NanoXplore’s facility includes a unique graphene plastic compounding facility with a capacity of 400 tonnes/year of graphene enhanced plastic masterbatch pellets. NanoXplore’s highly qualified research and product development team are supported by a fully equipped material characterisation and test laboratory. Our team has specific expertise in development and formulation of carbon additives, such as graphite and graphene, to improve the performance of industrial materials. 

management

DIVERSE EXPERIENCE, TOGETHER FOCUSED ON PERFORMANCE

PRESIDENT & ceo

DR. SOROUSH NAZARPOUR
Dr. Soroush Nazarpour (PhD, Nanotechnology) is the founder of NanoXplore and has been President & CEO since 2011. Dr. Nazarpour has extensive experience in advanced carbon nanomaterials, device physics, materials processing and integration, and is an acknowledged expert in the field of graphene. He is co-author of, “Graphene Technology From Laboratory to Fabrication” published by Wiley & Co in 2016. Dr. Nazarpour’s vision has created a unique advanced material company based upon graphene, with both distinctive low cost/high volume production processes and innovative strategies for the integration of graphene into industrial supply chains.

Chief Financial Officer

MR. LUC VEILLEUX
Mr. Luc Veilleux (CPA, CA), is NanoXplore’s Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Mason Graphite. Mr. Veilleux as over 20 years of executive management, financial and operational experience in manufacturing and mining industries including at Timcal (Imerys Graphite & Carbon) in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, COO and Vice-President of Finance (North America), at Maxi Canada Inc. in the roles of CEO and Financial Director, and senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Chief Operating Officer

MR. PAUL HIGGINS
Mr. Paul Higgins (B. Eng. Sc.) is the Chief Operating Officer and has 30 years’ experience in the commercialisation of technology in the advanced materials, aerospace, telecommunication, and photonics industries. He has held management, marketing, engineering and project management positions in both large, world class corporations (Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Nortel, Emerson) and start-up ventures (Silk Displays, DSI Datotech, Lumenon Innovative Lightwave Technology).

Vice President, Sales

MR. JACQUES POULIN
Mr. Jacques Poulin (BESc, MBA) is NanoXplore’s Vice President, Sales and Business Development, and has over 30 years experience in sales management, business development, operations and technology development in the fields of telecommunications, renewable energy, and energy storage. Prior to joining NanoXplore, Mr. Poulin held executive positions in large multinational entities such as Global Vice President for Product Development, Vice President R&D and Vice President of Sales at Emerson Network Power. He was most recently the Director for Energy Storage in Transportation at ABB. He also co-founded Solpowered, a solar EPC firm.

General Manager - EUROPEAN SUBSIDIARY

DR. FRANCIS NEDVIDEK
Dr. Francis Nedvidek (PhD Laser Physics, PEng Ontario) is General Manager of NanoXplore GmbH, and has over 30 years’ experience in technology innovation, product and market development, sales and executive management. After 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of Cube Optics AG, a microinjection optics company, he oversaw its successful acquisition by HUBER+SUHNER in 2014. Dr. Nedvidek has held executive positions with corporations in Canada, the USA and Europe including CEO at Photnitech Inc., VP Marketing & Sales at Resonance Photonics Inc., VP Marketing at Von Roll Isola Ltd., and Director, International Marketing & Sales at Leica Optronics Group.

Vice President and General Counsel

MS. CATHERINE FRIGON
Ms. Catherine Frigon (LL.B., MBA) is NanoXplore’s Vice President and General Counsel, and has extensive experience as Senior Legal Services Manager and Executive Committee Member of large and medium-sized corporations operating in Canada and abroad. Prior to joining Group NanoXplore Inc., Ms. Frigon held key executive positions such as Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Leroux Steel Inc., Associate General Counsel at ACE Aviation Holdings, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Hartco Income Fund, Legal Director, Hydro North America at Alstom Renewable Power Canada Inc., and Senior Legal Counsel at Bombardier Business Aircraft.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A GLOBAL VISION

NanoXplore, BENOÎT GASCON CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

BENOÎT GASCON 

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Mr. Gascon, the CEO of Mason Graphite, has over 20 years of experience in the Graphite & Carbon industries. He was the CEO of Stratmin Graphite which operates the Lac-des-Iles deposit; one of North America's only producing graphite mines. He was responsible for negotiating the complete take-over of Stratmin Graphite by Imerys SA, a world leader in Industrial Minerals, to form Timcal Graphite & Carbon.

NanoXplore, DR. CAMERON HARRIS, Director

DR. CAMERON HARRIS

DIRECTOR

Dr. Harris is the President of Canadian Engineering Associates, an engineering consultant that provides services to the global mining industry.  He is a former Senior Vice President and General Manager at SNC-Lavalin, and former head of the Mining Industry Practice for North America at Accenture.  He earned a PhD in Metallurgy from Imperial College in the UK. He has held a wide range of operational, technical and executive positions at world leading companies such as Noranda, Kvaerner, and Worley Parsons. Dr. Harris has been a Director for Cansolv Technology Inc and has been previously involved in nano-materials production. He is widely published, has been symposium organizer and chair for technical conferences, is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and a past Director of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA).

NanoXplore, INDEPENDANT DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF AUDIT COMITTEE

DENIS LABRECQUE 

INDEPENDANT DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF AUDIT COMITTEE

Mr Labrecque is the Founder and President of NorCap Canada Ltd., and is a Special Advisor to the President at Aliston Capital. Mr. Labrecque owned and successfully operated a diversified group of manufacturing companies in Canada and United States for nearly 20 years. Since 1990, he has acted as an advisor in the mid-market Merger and Acquisition business and realized some 40 transactions totalling more than $2 billion in value with manufacturing, consumer products, distribution, utility, and services companies. His educational qualifications include a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Major in Finance from UQTR and Electromechanical Engineering (Instrumentation) from Devry Institute of Toronto.

NanoXplore, DR. SOROUSH NAZARPOUR PRESIDENT & CEO

DR. SOROUSH NAZARPOUR

PRESIDENT & CEO

Dr. Nazarpour (PhD, Nanotechnology) has been President & CEO of NanoXplore Inc. since 2011. Over the last five years he has built a unique advanced material company based upon graphene, moving the company from lab bench fabrication of powder, to pellet masterbatches of graphene-enhanced polymers, to blow and injection molded products in real world. His current focus is on the development of scalable production processes to make available abundant and affordable graphene materials, and the integration of graphene into industrial supply chains. Dr. Nazarpour has extensive experience in advanced carbon nanomaterials, device physics, materials processing and integration, and is an acknowledged expert in the field of graphene. He is co-author of a new graphene book, “Graphene Technology From Laboratory to Fabrication” published by Wiley & Co publishing in 2016.

EUROPEAN SALES OFFICE

OUR TRANSATLANTIC VISION

NanoXplore’s European office is located in Mainz, Germany in close proximity to the Frankfurt International Airport and in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.From Mainz, NanoXplore supports European innovators in the plastic, rubber, automotive, and many other industries. HeXo-G graphene and masterbatches help to enhance the thermal, electrical, and physical characteristics of customers’ products, while replacing existing harmful and expensive additives.

ADDRESS : AN DER FAHRT 5, 55124 MAINZ, GERMANY

TELEPHONE : 49 162-263-8032