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CHASM Advanced Materials Inc, a leading developer and manufacturer of proprietary advanced materials hybridized at the nanoscale, announced the appointment of Mark Lunsford as Vice President of Global Sales to lead CHASM’s sales operations. An accomplished tech industry executive, Lunsford has more than 35 years of experience and has helped drive rapid growth for companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. Lunsford reports to CHASM's Chief Revenue Officer, Kenneth Klapproth.
In this role, Lunsford assumes responsibility for worldwide revenue generation of the Company’s Printed Electronics, Advanced Carbons, and Advanced Membranes business units. In addition to direct sales, Mark heads commercial operation of CHASM’s Preferred Integration Partner (PIP) network and international distribution partner including Henkel, CCI Eurolam, A-Gas, Meisei and Daekyung Hichem Co, Ltd.
“Mark is joining CHASM at an opportune time with customer interest nearly doubling year-over-year to the point where our funnel of sales opportunities exceeds $100 million,” said David Arthur, CHASM CEO and Co-Founder. “We have reached a tipping point in both direct sales and through our channels where a strong sales leader such as Mark can drive scalability in our process. His deep experience in the industry and familiarity with the cultural differences of selling internationally will be instrumental to achieving our vision and reaching our business growth objectives.”
Prior to joining CHASM, Lunsford served as EVP of Worldwide Sales at SiTime, a market leader in silicon MEMS timing devices used in nearly all electronics today. Consistently outpacing industry growth rates at companies such as NXT, Micrel Semiconductor, AMD and Pivotal Technologies, Mark has a strong track record of driving productive business development teams.
“I am fascinated by CHASM’s tremendous technology platform, and I am convinced it addresses a substantial market need for any company looking to innovate next-generation electronic devices. I am extremely excited to join the talented team at CHASM as we are uniquely positioned to deliver cutting edge printed electronics solutions to disrupt the status quo within this industry,” said Mark Lunsford.
Lunsford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis and did his Master’s work in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management at Santa Clara University.