"LaMar is like the Energizer Bunny for me," said Alain Kaloyeros, UAlbany's dean of nanosciences and nanoengineering. "He is an amazing marketing machine for us."
Albany Times Union - Thursday, July 17th, 2003

"Hill is a walking trade show booth, whether hes soliciting research contracts or recruiting a company..."
The Sunday Oregonian

2004 Runner-Up Advocate of the Year
Small Times

LaMar A. Hill

LaMar A. HillMr. Hill is the CEO of Fusion Market Group Corporation (FMG). Additionaly Mr. Hill is a founding member and CEO of the International Alliance of Nanotechnology Regions (IANRegions) launched in April 2006. IANRegions was formed to accelerate each participating region's adoption of Nanotechnology and centers around enabling regions to grow rapidly emerging high value-added technology industries. See www.ianregions.org for more information on IANRegions.

For the previous seven years, Mr. Hill was the Director of Business Development at Albany NanoTech at the University at Albany. In this role Mr. Hill directed the organization's marketing and sales effort and acted as program manager on several technology initiatives. Albany NanoTech is a global technology development organization supporting the semiconductor, optoelectronics, photonics, micro-systems industries and the emerging nanotechnology sector. Over the last five years Albany Nanotech raised $2.4B to enable its R&D programs. The center currently has R&D projects with more than 150 companies. Major partners include IBM, AMD, Micron, Infineon, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Honeywell, DuPont and SEMATECH. In 2003 the World's first College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering was formed at the University at Albany. The College acts as an academic sister organization to Albany Nanotech.

In his role at Albany Nanotech, Mr. Hill also served as the lead industry interface to the regional economic development community in its effort to grow and attract the Nanoelectronics, Renewable energy and, Advanced Materials industries. Mr. Hill also facilitated visits to the region by global technology companies evaluating Tech Valley for expansion plans. During Mr. Hill's tenure Albany Nanotech was responsible for creating more than 3,000 jobs in Tech Valley and New York State.

Mr. Hill co-founded and directed the Albany Symposium on Global Nanotechnology. For five years the Symposium brought together C-level executives from the Nanoelectronics and related industries to discuss the business, economic and technology drivers that will shape the future of the Global economy.

Accelerating technology commercialization has been the focus of Mr. Hill's activities for the past twenty years. These activities have included:

  • · program management responsibilities for multi-million dollar R&D programs in the defense aerospace industry
  • · identification, implementation and management of technology transfer, commercialization and economic outreach
  • · product management including, direction of marketing and sales organizations with profit/loss responsibility
  • · development of successful R&D funding strategies through federal and state assistance programs such as SBIR, STTR, ATP and TRP programs
  • · initiated and realized debt and equity financing packages; and corporate management of software and technology development organizations
  • · acted as director of technology acquiring several product lines and negotiating joint technology development alliances

Nanoelectronics (semiconductors), advanced materials, optoelectronics, energy, biotech, information technology and aerospace are strategic industries Mr. Hill has extensive knowledge of and experience working within.

Mr. Hill received a BS degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and an MS degree in Chemistry from UCLA. Mr. Hill has instructed classes on technological entrepreneurship at several academic institutions.

Mr. Hill is married with three kids and lives in Delmar, NY, USA.