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NY CREATES STAFF

meet our team

The world-class facilities at the Albany Nanotech Complex are managed and operated by the team at NY CREATES – a diverse and talented group of technology and industry experts that have experience in research and discovery, tech transfer and commercialization, public-private partnerships, and growing and developing businesses. This unique assembly of talent and facilities is unmatched in the U.S., offering our partners the opportunity to build strategy, technology, and business advantages, and produce dynamic and innovative breakthroughs.

Chairman, NY CREATES

Douglas Grose is a globally recognized technology leader who built his early career at IBM, where he worked in the Technology Products Division for more than 20 years. He was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in 2003

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Bruce Toyama is a recognized entrepreneurial business leader, working in and with a variety of startups on both coasts, including cofounding the IgniteU NY startup accelerator program in New York, and a pioneer at the national Gamma Ray Research foundation.

Office of the president

LaMar Hill recently joined the SUNY Research Foundation in the NY CREATES President’s office. For the past two decades, Mr. Hill has been a leader of New York’s Tech Valley and Mohawk Valley regional economic development teams, specializing in global business development in advanced electronics.

Business Development
Director AI Programs

Bruce Toyama is a recognized entrepreneurial business leader, working in and with a variety of startups on both coasts, including cofounding the IgniteU NY startup accelerator program in New York, and a pioneer at the national Gamma Ray Research foundation.

Vice president
for Research

Satyavolu ‘Pops’ Papa Rao serves as the Vice President for Research for NY CREATES. For more than two decades, Pops has forged a path as a sought-after technical leader in advanced electronics and materials.

Vice president
For Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Affairs

Jason Conwall serves as Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Strategic Affairs for NY CREATES, where he leads media relations, marketing and government affairs in an effort to advance the organization’s mission of facilitating R&D, fostering public-private partnerships, and driving economic development and job creation in New York State.

Chief Marketing Officer,
AIM Photonics

Frank Tolic is the Chief Marketing Officer of AIM Photonics, a key NY CREATES program. In this role, Frank is responsible for development and execution of marketing strategies that expand the AIM brand, membership, technology, and services to the photonics community.

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