ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB:NNAN) (Frankfurt:N3N) (), announced the election of John Ryan to NaturalNano's Board of Directors. Ryan has founded several mining businesses over the course of his career and has extensive background in mining and securities. Mr. Ryan fills an existing vacancy on the Board.
NaturalNano's Acting CEO & President James Wemett said, "Mr. Ryan has significant expertise in the commercialization of nanoclays, including mining to manufacturing and commercialization. He will be a major asset in NaturalNano's growth strategy and will help us enhance NNAN's stockholder value. Wemett continued, " It is particularly timely for Mr. Ryan to join our Board with NaturalNano re-listing on the OTCBB last week. His relevant experience is incredible."
Mr. Ryan stated, "I believe there is a great market opportunity for NaturalNano's Halloysite nanotubes in the nanocomposites market and for use in personal care products. I am excited to join the team's effort to secure a large part of those markets for this unique nanoclay material."
Mr. John Ryan
Mr. John Ryan is a mining engineering graduate of the University of Idaho and also holds a law degree from Boston College. He is the co-founder of US Silver, High Plains Uranium and Western Goldfields. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Senetek PLC. Mr. Ryan also holds Series 62 and Series 63 securities licenses and is registered with Sunrise Securities Corp. in New York, NY.
About NaturalNano, Inc.
NaturalNano, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNAN) (Frankfurt:N3N) is a materials science company focused on developing and commercializing advanced nanocomposites. The Company is focused on additive technologies and processes, including their proprietary Pleximer that adds value to industrial polymers, plastics and composites. NaturalNano holds and licenses 20 patents and applications, as well as proprietary know-how for extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of Halloysite. www.naturalnano.com
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