Chief Executive Officer
Dean O’Connor is a growth specialist with a track record of scaleup and execution in blue chip industrial corporations. His experience spans strategy, commercial & new product development disciplines and he spent more than 15 years establishing and leading businesses in the manufacturing world. Dean has a passion for developing people and delivering strategies that improve value and enhance investor returns. Committed to accelerating sustainability, he has previously led businesses in the solar and LED sectors.
O’Connor spent nearly twenty years in the industrial gases industry with BOC and Linde, joining as a Graduate Trainee. He started and scaled businesses in LCD, LED and solar sectors, based in UK, Tokyo and Singapore, before being appointed Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology for Linde’s Electronics division. Dean subsequently joined Laird Plc, where he became VP/GM of their $500m Performance Materials business in Asia. In this role, he led a $300m P&L and over 3000 personnel. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 with a B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering and also holds a Diploma in Marketing.
Appointed Chief Executive Officer of NanoSUN in 2019, Dean is accountable for defining and executing the growth strategy of the business to deliver superior returns for our investors, while accelerating the energy transition in the hardest-to-electrify transport segments.