Thomas Wyrobek is CEO and Co-Founder of Hysitron, Inc., a worldwide leader in designing, producing and servicing leading edge nanoindenters and nanomechanical test instruments to support industrial, academic and government material research innovations. A technically astute and orientated manufacturer, Thomas brings his knowledge, expertise and relationships to the nanotechnology world. He is highly respected worldwide for his forward thinking approaches and methods to advance the emerging nanotechnology field of nanomechanical test instruments. Thomas has more than 30 years of experience in engineering design, total process control and zero defect production of precise components, assemblies and instrumentation. Previously, he was President and owner of Molding Technical Systems, a leading supplier of aircraft connectors to Boeing and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and 7-Sigma, a precision manufacturer for the business machine and disk drive industry. With a strong commitment to promote the science of nanotechnology, Thomas underwrites and supports students, meetings and research projects worldwide. He is a member of the Materials Research Society; American Vacuum Society; American Society of Mechanical Engineering; Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers; International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials; Minerals, Metals & Materials Society; and the Defense Alliance of Minnesota. Thomas also serves as a board member to three corporations and two non-profits.