James M. Philips

Mr. Phillips is the Chairman and CEO of NanoMech, Inc., the nano-engineering leader providing
revolutionary nanoscale innovations in machining and frictionless lubrication, advanced coatings,
specialty chemicals, energy efficiency and performance, and strategic military applications. He serves as
a Member of the American Council on Competitiveness, the U.S. Technology Leadership Council and the
U.S. Manufacturing Competitive Initiative Steering Committee. Throughout his business career, Jim has
founded and co-founded many successful corporations and earning prominent leadership positions with
Motorola, SkyTel, iPix, Telular, and The FedEx Institute of Technology, while inventing and introducing
many products used by millions worldwide. He is internationally credited with being very instrumental
in launching instant messaging, the PDA, the Cable Modem, PCS, Fixed Cellular, Time Magazine’s
Medical Invention of the Year- the VeinViewer, and iPix, at the time, the internet’s largest internet
imaging web based system that pioneered immersive imaging, telepresence, virtual tours, advanced
security imaging and developed the eBay imaging commerce system. His innovative contributions and
business leadership have been chronicled in many national publications including: Forbes, Fortune,
Business Week, The Standard, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has
made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, the BBC and CBS Morning News.
Jim holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Memphis, graduating with academic honors, and
attended Jet Fighter training in the USAF earning distinguished military graduate and aerospace awards.
Jim and Barbara Phillips (his wife of 38 years) have three sons and reside in Arkansas and Tennessee

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