SOURCE: Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

October 03, 2013 11:43 ET

Altair Nanotechnologies Names Paula Conroy CFO

RENO, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Altair") (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced the appointment of Paula Conroy as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

"We are pleased to welcome Paula to the Altairnano team," said Mr. Richard W. Lee, Altair Nanotechnologies' Chief Executive Officer. "Paula brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in finance, capital allocation and business expansion. I'm confident that Paula will be a valuable member of the management team and will contribute significantly to our commercialization activities, as well as to our manufacturing expansion in China."

Ms. Conroy joins Altairnano from Blue Bar Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm providing senior financial consulting and CFO services to small and medium size companies. Prior to her tenure at Blue Bar Consulting, Ms. Conroy held several CFO positions spanning both public and private entities. Ms. Conroy spent nearly 20 years with Ernst & Young LLP where she focused in three primary areas. Ms. Conroy headed the firm's employee benefit plans audit division. She also served as a mergers & acquisitions due diligence analyst assisting both private equity and corporate buyers. For the first 12 years of her career at Ernst & Young, Ms. Conroy specialized in auditing and financial consulting for a variety of companies concentrated primarily in the transportation, manufacturing, and financial services industries. She has experience assisting both public and private companies including experience with SEC reporting issues.

Ms. Conroy is a Certified Public Accountant. She attended Purdue University earning a Bachelor of Science in General Management and a Master in Business Administration. In addition, Ms. Conroy has lectured at Purdue University for the past two academic years.

About Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Altair is a leading provider of high-power, energy storage systems for the electric grid, industrial equipment and transportation markets. The company's lithium titanate technology is built on a proprietary nano-scale processing technology that creates high-power, rapid-charging battery systems with industry-leading performance and cycle life. Altair is headquartered in Reno, Nevada and maintains operations in Anderson, Indiana; Zhuhai, China; and Wu'an, China. For additional information, please visit:

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