Mark Banash

 Vice President for Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Nanocomp Technologies
"Evolving EHS Management in a Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Plant

Mark Banash is Vice President for Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Nanocomp Technologies in Concord, NH. He is responsible for environmental, health, and safety management of the company’s carbon nanotube-based sheet and yarn products and of the processes used to manufacture them. In this work he has collaborated with government organizations like NIOSH as well as academic/industrial partnerships like Massachusetts’s Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern. He is especially interested in new and refined analytical methods for detecting and quantifying nanomaterials in the workplace environment.

Prior to Nanocomp Mark was with Zyvex Corporation where as Director of Production and Quality he manufactured and helped develop that company’s carbon nanotube resin systems. Before this Mark was with Millennium Chemicals first as a research scientist and then as a manager in the company’s eCommerce division. He has also been a research scientist with Enichem Americas and the Rohm and Haas company. During his career Mark has worked on everything from biocides to paints to glasses to ceramics to advanced polymer composites but he has also always had a strong interest in product stewardship and chemical safety.

Mark received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University, and his MBA from the University of Maryland, University College, where he is also adjunct professor in Operations and Technology Management. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the ISO technical group for nanometrology.