Matt Simmers

Product Market Director, NanoAL

Matt brings creativity, energy, and commercial drive to the NanoAL team in Boston. As an experienced product manager and marketing professional he maintains the customer voice as the focal point for the development and commercialization strategies of the company’s advanced aluminum alloys.

Roles & Responsibilities

Matt is the commercialization leader for NanoAL technologies including Addalloy powders for additive manufacturing and NanoAL advanced alloys for traditional processes. Like other members of the NanoAL team, Matt is flexible in performing the broad set of roles and duties needed in the start-up environment.

  • Market research and strategy
  • Competitive positioning
  • Customer discovery, customer voice
  • Opportunity, quotes, sales management through Salesforce
  • Investment and business case owner
  • Facilities and equipment scoping – Addalloy Powders
  • Addalloy safety and hazmat controls
  • Commercial document drafting and review
  • Managing contract services
  • Local IT support

Experience and Education

  • BS Industrial Engineering and Management – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MS Business and Management – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Start-up experience working as a production line engineer at a medical device company
  • 11 Years with Saint-Gobain
    • 9 years Product Management
    • 2 years Digital Marketing
  • Experienced operating in and managing
    • Research and product development teams
    • Business and investment case development
    • Process scale-up
    • Industrialization and commissioning of equipment
    • Commercialization planning and execution
    • Salesforce development and implementation
    • Web design, site launch, management, and analytics
    • B2B digital marketing
  • Work experience covers the gamut of B2B advanced materials including abrasives, fluoropolymers, advanced ceramics, and metals.