KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Nisus Corporation has welcomed Mark Manning, PhD, as its new business development manager. As an expert who has focused his research in the area of borates as biocides for engineered wood products, Manning will be an essential part of Nisus’ continued growth as a global leader in borate-based technology.
"I’m excited to be joining Nisus Corporation, an organization that is expanding their efforts into R&D in support of new applications and preservative systems at a time when most other organizations are reducing their resources in these areas which are critical to supporting the growth of our customers,” says Manning. “I’m looking forward to working once again with my former colleague Dr. Jeff Lloyd as well as the rest of the Nisus team.”
Manning holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA and worked with U.S. Borax for almost 30 years. This experience in borates and their use in wood preservation and material protection makes him an expert in the field. Additionally, he led the commercial development of the use of zinc borate (ZB) as a preservative treatment for engineered wood products such as oriented strand board (OSB) and laminated strand lumber (LSL), and is considered an authority on the preservative treatment of wood composites.
“Nisus continues to meet the growing needs of our customers. As the industry evolves, we are rapidly becoming a resource for professionals around the globe and want to further position ourselves as industry leaders in boron and copper products. We are impressed with Dr. Manning’s expertise and pleased he is part of the team that will make those plans happen,” says Kevin L. Kirkland, president and CEO of Nisus Corporation.