Flint Ink CTO Battersby Named Precisia President

By: E&P Staff Flint Ink Corp. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Graham Battersby has been named president of Precisia LLC, the company's printed-electronics subsidiary.

Launched in 2003, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Precisia has been in a seed stage, researching and assessing opportunities for traditional printing methods in non-traditional applications, specifically in using conductive inks for printed electronics. A prime focus has been the radio frequency identification (RFID) market.

"Precisia has identified several opportunities for specific products and processes," says Flint Ink Vice Chairman and CEO Dave Frescoln, who cited Battersby's technical and product-development background and experience in inks and coatings for his selection to lead Precisia in its start-up phase.

Battersby joined Flint as technical director for fluid ink research in 1999 and was promoted to vice president of research and development in June 2000. He was recently named chief technology officer. He retains his current duties.

Joseph Raksis, chairman and CEO of Precisia until his retirement in December, active on the company's external advisory board.

Precisia's offerings include essential materials for RFID and other printed electronics applications, including smart/active packaging and labeling, printed electronics, lighting and displays.


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