Meet the Team
Nano Gas Technologies is led by consummate professionals with decades of experience each. When it comes to services, technology can only get you so far. It's the people that make a company exceptional. Meet our exceptional management team.
Nano Gas Technologies management includes startup, financial, sales, and operational experts Len Bland, Jeff Hardin, and Scott Fiedler. Advisors include Craig Timberlake from the Oil and Gas industry and Seth Temko with a startup manufacturing background. Together, they have over 100 years of experience in finance, marketing, sales, and operations. The team has successfully founded and exited multiple companies.
Len Bland, CEO
Background: Owner, Concept Equity Group, Founder, Patracorp - 500X return on investment, 30 years of financial, IT and sales. MBA Finance, Northwestern University.
Len Bland’s role as a Capital Matchmaker(tm) lead him to found Nano Gas Technologies, Inc. This world changing technology makes tiny bubbles that clean up the environment.
Nano Gas™ recovers additional oil and treats wastewater brought to the surface from oil wells and eliminates dangerous chemicals.
Len loves providing insight that leads to entrepreneurial growth, putting together teams of people to accomplish goals, and exploring technology with experts.
Scott Fiedler, COO
Background: Executive at aqueous filtration and pump manufacturing, designed equipment for McDonald's, 25 years advanced manufacturing and operations, patents for simplifying vending automation. MBA Finance and Innovation Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
With more than 25 years of industrial manufacturing business experience, Scott Fiedler has led a multitude of line and staff departments in production, engineering, marketing, and finance. Scott’s special talents are his ability to recognize and eliminate inefficiencies throughout the organization, designing products for ease of manufacturing and assembly, and leveraging market research to attract and retain customers. His passion is ensuring customers thrive. His track record of streamlining manufacturing and assembly operations led to reduced costs, shortened lead-time and increased quality. Scott has traveled to and worked with local businesses in over two dozen countries.
As COO for Nano Gas Technologies, Inc., Mr. Fiedler is responsible for overseeing the engineering, manufacturing/assembly, personal, and plant operations.
Prior to joining Nano Gas Technologies, Inc., Scott served as General Manager and Director of Marketing for Service Filtration Corp. Previously, Scott served as Vice President, Product Manager and Engineering Manager for industrial organizations and consultant to Fortune 500 and small businesses. Served on Board of Directors for two private corporations.
Jeffrey Hardin, Chemist and Strategist
Background: Partner in Chestnut Creek Partners VC, founded and exited three businesses including Pompagoa Corporation (timber harvesting), Hardin Water (bottled water), Portsmouth Financial Company (first institutional life settlement company). BS Biology. BS Chemistry.
As chemist and strategist for Nano Gas Mr. Hardin is in charge of the science and practical deployment of technology to create real solutions for industries.
Prior to Nano Gas Mr. Hardin was a process chemist at Buckman Laboratories, founder Technology Center consulting and training, principal Naturally Renewable Group biofuels, principal at MPG Distributors, energy management.
Len Wanger, Consultant
Background: Chairman Fablab Advisory Board, Museum of Science and Industry, portfolio manager, William Harris Investors, director engineering MDL Information Systems, director product development Interactive simulations. MS Computer Graphics.
Mr. Wanger is an operational and software expert. Wanger selected early stage advanced and additive manufacturing companies for a venture capital fund and was portfolio manager for a technology hedge fund. Prior to that Mr. Wanger was Director of Engineering for Interactive Simulation, Inc. ISI produced The Sculpt Molecular Modeling software used for drug discovery by pharmaceutical companies. ISI was acquired by MDL Information Systems (a Reed Elsevier Company) in 1999 and Mr. Wanger served as Director of Product Development at MDL until 2002. At MDL Len managed the San Diego division working on molecular modeling, predictive analytics and cheminformatics software.
Raymond Stachowiak, Advisor
Background: Proven growth of hospital imaging company into multimillion dollar business, founder and manager of two private equity funds. CPA, MBA, CPIM (certification in production and inventory management and CIA (certified internal auditor).
Mr. Stachowiak founded Shared Imaging, a preferred independent provider of CT, MRI and PET/CT equipment services in 1994. He served as the president and CEO of Shared Imaging since its inception until March 2013. In 2008, he sold 50% of his interest in Shared Imaging to Lubar Equity Fund and remains its founder and 50% owner. He is the sole owner of RCS Investments, Inc. (private equity) and manager of Stachowiak Equity Fund.
Craig Timberlake, Advisor
Background: Ramped up PE owned Nalco Chemical while at Randolph James, led $9 billion IBM software division, senior executive over refineries at Exxon Mobil. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry.
Mr. Timberlake is a proven leader/executive with progressive results in growing and transforming organizations with revenues ranging from startup to $500 million. Skilled in the development of requisite strategies for transforming companies and their products based on customer and market demands/needs. Demonstrated ability in planning, organizing, and executing on programs/initiatives/plans that drive results and revenue.
Seth Temko, Advisor
Background: Principal at Hi-Five Sports Franchising, Founder/CTO Capton, Director at Monster.com. MBA, Marketing.
Mr. Temko has 19 years of senior management experience working at startups and early stage companies that combined have taken in over $100 million in venture capital backing and led to several successful acquisitions. His ability to think strategy and execute on operations keeps him in the roll of business catalyst that adapts to the changing needs of companies from concept through high growth.
Previously, Mr. Timberlake co-founded Randolph James, proven transformational growth strategists with experience growing organizations both domestically and internationally in business services, marketing services, software, manufacturing, strategy execution, risk management, business process outsourcing, sales force effectiveness across varied verticals including financial, energy, utilities, pharmaceutical, medical, health care, insurance, government, and professional services.
Alex Athey, Advisor
Background: Scientist at the University of Texas investigating nanotechnology to better manage oil reserves. Ph.D. Astrophysics.
Dr. Athey provides scientific and strategic leadership, applying novel approaches to a broad range of multidisciplinary problems. Responsive to stakeholder needs and skilled at communicating technically complex concepts, he designs and develops cutting-edge technology, supporting organizations through all stages of research and development. Over the past six years at Applied Research Laboratories, Dr. Athey has created numerous promising technologies for the public and private sector, securing over $3.5M in funding.
Currently, Dr. Athey is investigating nanotechnology’s potential to better manage oil reserves. He provides strategic input for the $6-10M/year Advanced Energy Consortium, acting as liaison, scientific advisor, and representative of individual nanotechnology projects. He is also developing custom security technologies, policies, and procedures for the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. Other projects include creating a practical solution for radiation mapping of cities and large events and examining the cyber-physical intersections in critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Athey frequently finds himself in a position of trust and influence, recognized for his scientific insight and innovative methods in emerging technology.
As a designer and instrument builder, Dr. Athey has solely or collaboratively built eight complex instruments for challenging environments (remote mountains, coastal, subsea, borehole, urban spaces): optical/IR telescopes, high speed imagers, high efficiency and resolution spectrographs, maritime passive sonar, magnetic, pressure wave sensor buoys, downhole low-frequency geophysical tools, and portable radiation mapping systems. He has also created numerous smaller data collection systems for optical, electromagnetic, acoustic, and radiation regimes.