Chief Innovation Officer & CoFounder
CHASM Advanced Materials, Massachusetts, United States
Robert (Bob) F. Praino, Jr.,
Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and Co-founder, Chasm Advanced Materials
Mr. Praino has more than 45 years of experience commercializing products and developing advanced manufacturing processes, including work at Stone & Webster, Polaroid, Presstek, Vitex Systems, and Precision Lithograining. He has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from WPI and an MBA from Boston University. In 2005, Bob co-founded Chasm Technologies, a consulting firm that helped its clients commercialize new products through smart application of materials science and process technology. He is a world expert in the field of roll-to-roll manufacturing, including atmospheric and vacuum thin film coating, web handling, product system design, fluid interfacial science, and drying processes. In 2015, Bob co-founded Chasm Advanced Materials, with a mission to develop & manufacture Carbon Nanotube Hybrids, creating new product categories that enable penetration into large existing markets for advanced materials in the printed electronics & energy storage industries. He has led the ISO 9001 certification of multiple facilities, encompassing both R&D and manufacturing operations.
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