Meta Materials Appoints New Chief Legal Officer

Jul 18, 2023

Meta Materials Enlists Multi-Faceted IP and Legal Expert, Dan Eaton, as New Chief Legal Officer.

HALIFAX, NS / Meta Materials Inc. (the “Company” or “META®”) (Nasdaq:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT), a global leader in advanced materials and nanotechnology, is pleased to announce Mr. Daniel “Dan” Eaton as the newly appointed Chief Legal Officer, effective July 12, 2023. Bringing a rare combination of intellectual property law, electrical engineering, and deep-seated experience in the tech sector at both private and public companies, Mr. Eaton is set to leverage his comprehensive skillset to strengthen the Company’s IP portfolio, financial performance, and corporate governance.

Mr. Eaton’s background includes successful tenures at Katena Computing Technologies, Inc., Netronome Systems, Inc., and Zilog Inc., where his hands-on approach to legal matters and corporate governance has significantly amplified his reputation. Further testament to his strategic expertise, he has overseen several high-value acquisitions, including crucial deals with Zilog, Inc. and IXYS Corporation, demonstrating his capability to bolster business growth through strategic M&A activities.

“As we stand on the cusp of significant product launches and continue to engage with new partners and suppliers, Dan’s diverse background will offer important strategic support at the executive and Board level,” said George Palikaras, President and CEO. “Not only will his expertise facilitate our market penetration, but it will also fortify our competitive edge and safeguard the groundbreaking solutions we have developed over many years.”

“I am thrilled to be joining META, a progressive trailblazer in the fast-evolving nanotechnology sector,” said Dan Eaton, Chief Legal Officer. “I am committed to working in close tandem with the leadership team and the Board to support best practices in corporate governance, extract the maximum value from our extensive portfolio of over 500 active patents and expedite our product commercialization.”

Licensed to practice law in California and the US Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Eaton is an inventor of 12 issued U.S. patents, with many foreign counterparts, on various technical innovations. His educational foundation spans both legal and technical domains, having earned a Juris Doctor in Intellectual Property Law from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

In his new role, Mr. Eaton will also oversee regular SEC/Nasdaq compliance and be a key figure in enhancing corporate governance. His addition as a Section 16 officer underscores his importance to the company’s operations.

View the full press release published recently by Meta Materials. 

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