NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Sonoma, CA, United States, 2012/02/21 - the Idea Zoo, Inc. a leading developer and licensor of advanced materials and technologies, announced the appointment of Dr Srinivas Rao, as President of the Idea Zoo, Inc - COLRtechnology.com.
Dr. Rao has extensive global experience and a distinguished track record in the field of material science technology development and commercialization. Most recently he was Vice President of Corporate Technology at Flextronics International, a global provider of vertically integrated advanced design and electronics manufacturing services.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Rao as the Idea Zoo’s president,” said Ed Routhier, the Idea Zoo’s Chairman. “Dr. Rao brings the experience necessary, to help bridge the gap from development to leading consumer products. His successful track record of adopting innovative technologies to the rigors of final production, have consistently maximized consumer value and led companies to significant growth and profitability.”
Dr. Rao has been a long time champion of innovation. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Technology at Solectron Corporation, where he was responsible for engineering and product development, helping grow the company from $190 million to $22 billion in revenues and from one site to over 70 sites worldwide.
"I am honored to join the leadership team as we expand our efforts from core development to commercialization” said Dr. Rao. “I look forward to working with the board, management team and the Idea Zoo’s talented employees to shapes the Idea Zoo’s future for the benefit of our customers and shareholders.”
About Dr. Srinivas Rao
Srinivas Rao, Ph.D. is an accomplished industry leader with a distinguished track record of material science technology development and commercialization. Most recently he was Vice President of Corporate Technology at Flextronics International, a global provider of vertically integrated advanced design and electronics manufacturing services. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Technology at Solectron Corporation, where he was responsible for engineering and product development, helping grow the company from $190 million to $22 billion in revenues and from one site to over 70 sites worldwide. Dr. Rao has held senior technology and management positions at Raychem Corporation, Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories and RCA Laboratories, where he received RCA's Outstanding Achievement Award.
Dr. Rao holds a B.Tech degree in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and MS and Ph.D in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras, with numerous patents and is author of numerous papers and review chapters. He has served on several technical organizations and editorial boards including Chair of the Editorial Committee of Surface Mount Technology, Chair of the Electronic Materials Committee at the American Society for Metals, and Chair of the Electronic Manufacturing Services of IEEE's CPMT, International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, Future Circuits International, the International Review of Circuit Board Manufacturing Technology, and SMTIA. Dr. Rao has delivered keynote addresses at International Symposia and, in 2005, he served on the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology for the state of California.
About the Idea Zoo, Inc.
The Idea Zoo, Inc. is a leading technology and licensing company that develops and creates innovative technologies that enhance products worldwide. Headquartered in Sonoma, California, The Idea Zoo provides value in all phases of product development, from initial concept, through manufacturing and commercialization. COLR™ Technology is a developed and licensed brand under the Idea Zoo, Inc.
About COLR™ Technology
Structural color has many characteristics that differ from those of chemical pigments or dyes. The unique colors originating from the physical structures are iridescent and metallic, and cannot be mimicked by chemical dyes or pigments. COLR™ Technology (colrtechnology.com) is the first proprietary and patent pending photonic crystal system to create magnetically tunable structural color that can achieve unlimited colors and designs on demand.