Key Personnel

Scott Grimshaw :: CEO
Scott’s extensive scientific background in quartz crystal microbalances, film thickness monitors and high temperature crystal technology is a key asset for Colnatec. Author and co-author of 8 U.S. patents ranging from thin film photovoltaic cell manufacture, high temperature microbalances, optical sensors and piezoelectric powered security devices.

Author/Co-Author on 8 patents
Inventor of the shock/stress resistant thickness monitor RC crystal
Inventor of the “Alloy” crystal
Inventor of the world’s first high temperature heated quartz crystal system
Founded, built, and sold crystal manufacturing company, 1990-2004

Colnatec Recognitions:
2010-2013 Department of Energy Phase I & II Small Business Innovation Research grants
2011 Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge Grant winner
2012 Arizona Commerce Authority Fast Grant winner
Member, Department of Energy-Clean Energy Alliance
Member, Department of Energy SunShot Program
Research Partner, Photovoltaics Manufacturing Consortium
2012 Department of Energy “Success Case Study”