Tesla NanoCoatings Ltd. has announced the addition of three top managers to its team.
Charles Simpson has been named chief technical director; Michael Wright is the new director of business development and government sales; and Stephen Stohla joins the company as military sales specialist.
The Massillon, OH-based company produces high-tech, anti-corrosive coatings for a variety of industrial and military uses.
Simpson was previously the technical manager, product development specialist, and chemist for The Sherwin-Williams Company since 1984 and specialized in the anti-corrosion field. He holds a BS and MS in chemistry from Cleveland State University.
Simpson has published numerous articles on corrosion and is an active member of the Cleveland Coatings Society, the American Chemical Society, and NACE.
Wright has over 18 years of experience as a project manager relating to design and construction. He has 26 years of military service and served in various officer positions for the U.S. Army and as lieutenant colonel for the Ohio National Guard.
Most recently, Wright was the government services program manager for EQ–The Environmental Quality Company in Wayne, MN. Before that, he was the designs and projects manager for the Ohio Army National Guard and technical field representative for Temp-Heat in Columbus, OH.
Wright holds a BS from The Ohio State University and is a graudate of Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth.
Stohla was regional vice president and executive coach for Mosaic Education Inc., based in Youngstown, OH. Before that, he was the superintendent of local schools in Brookfield, OH; superintendent of Alliance City Schools; and principal of Ravenna High School.
Stohla was previously an assistant professor in military science and a marketing officer at Ohio University. He was a fellow in the U.S. Army Senior Service College Fellowship at the University of Texas and served in various top positions in the U.S. Army National Guard and the Ohio National Guard.
He holds an MS in educational administration from the University of Dayton and a BA in liberal arts from Baldwin Wallace College. Stohla attended the U.S. Army Senior Service College, University of Texas, and the U.S. Command and General Staff College.