Innovation Works, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, nanoGriptech

Pittsburgh, PA - Full Time

Candidate profile:

nanoGriptech is seeking an experienced full-time leader who is passionate about bringing innovative advanced materials to market to solve our customers’ next generation challenges. Candidates must have demonstrated success at leading multi-faceted organizations in periods of transition and growth.

The ideal candidate will be a results-driven leader with experience and comfort communicating with a wide range of stakeholder groups, including the board, customers, investors, and staff to align corporate strategy and direction to deliver exceptional and innovative solutions to our customers.

The ideal candidate will have a strong experience working within organizations with a track record of manufacturing and/or licensing innovative products within one of the following industries: advanced materials, adhesives, automotive, consumer products, or defense.

Additionally, the ideal candidates will have:

•    Excellent business and financial acumen;
•    The motivation to lead and the ability to close on fundraising rounds;
•    A successful history of leading transformational change, strategic initiatives, and exits;
•    A spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation;
•    A reputation for honesty and credibility.

Candidates should email a CV and cover letter to

About the company:

Inspired by the amazing climbing ability of geckos and insects due to their micro- and nanoscale foot-hairs, nanoGriptech ( is developing and manufacturing new micro- fiber dry adhesives, called Setex®, with a wide range of disruptive commercial adhesive applications. Our team works with local, national, and international clients and partners to  design, fabricate, and evaluate new disruptive adhesive solutions in many market segments to add value to their products and provide solutions for their manufacturing lines.

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