President & Chief Operating Officer, Nanophyll
Desmond Bell is President & COO, Nanophyll Inc, and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for sales and marketing, product management, manufacturing, supply chain and customer service.
Desmond has extensive experience in large scale, complex, and operationally intensive businesses, and early stage startups. He has held senior executive positions in aviation, transportation and the US energy sector and his board experience includes both Fortune 500 and startup companies. Responsibilities have included acquisition integration, turnarounds and full P&L management. He has also led significant enterprise changes including spearheading a business transformation, and leading the creation and implementation of a new aviation aftermarket services business and had full P&L responsibility for the new international business unit.
In 2015 Desmond was honored with Silicon Valley 50 technology leadership award.
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