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nanoPrecision Products Appoints Xavier Clairardin as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

May 24, 2016
By Business Wire News


nanoPrecision Products has named fiber optics industry veteran Xavier Clairardin vice president of marketing and business development. In this newly created position, Clairardin will be responsible for launching the company’s next generation fiber optical interconnects and fiber optic component packages, while also driving new markets for its nanoBench™ technology platform.

“Xavier joins nanoPrecision Products at an exciting and pivotal time for the company, as we are about to launch a new generation of fiber optical interconnects and component packages that we believe will transform the industry,” said Michael K. Barnoski, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer. “His depth of knowledge and experience in the field, and his track record of growing successful businesses, make him an ideal addition to our team.”

Clairardin has decades of leadership experience in the international fiber optics industry. He joined nanoPrecision Products from FCI (acquired by Amphenol in early 2016), where he served as director of optical solutions for the company’s HSIO business unit. Prior to FCI, he was vice president of product marketing and sales for Kotura (acquired by Mellanox in 2013). He has also held senior executive positions with NKT Integration, a division of NKT, Denmark, as well as AION Photonics, and he co-founded Molex Fiber Optics. Clairardin holds a MSEE from Ecole Centrale Lille in France and has received five patents in fiber optics.

“I believe that nanoPrecision Products has an opportunity to positively disrupt not only the fiber optics industry but a range of industries where the company’s technology can alter design rules, provide a decisive performance improvement, and deliver a total cost of ownership advantage to the end user,” said Clairardin. “I am delighted to be part of the team bringing these breakthrough solutions to market.”

About nanoPrecision Products, Inc.

nanoPrecision Products is the world leader in complex material forming with nanometer accuracies and tolerances. The company has pioneered a breakthrough nanoBench™ product platform that revolutionizes methods to align and hold electrical, optical, mechanical, fluidic and other devices. nanoPrecision Products has strong intellectual property in the areas of optical fiber interconnects, packaging, and manufacturing technology, both domestically and internationally, and is the recipient of numerous federal R&D contracts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Energy. For more information, visit

For nanoPrecision Products, Inc.
Jim Hughes, 323-397-7077