NGA announces Directa Plus as new Corporate Partner, addition of CEO Giulio Cesareo to NGA Advisory Board

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Oxford, Mississippi — The National Graphene Association, the main organization and body in the US advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene and addressing critical issues such as standards and policy development, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Corporate Partner: Directa Plus of Italy.

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products in the world. Their graphene-based products, known by the G+® brand, give remarkable properties or added functionality to a variety of consumer and industrial products. Utilizing a unique and patented technique called ‘Plasma Super Expansion,’ their production process is scalable, portable, chemical-free and results in almost zero waste. Directa Plus is delivering tomorrow’s materials in today’s products.

In February 2018, Directa Plus announced that the Italian trademark and patent office had granted the company a patent for the production and application of its new graphene-based solution for enhancing the performance of tires. These graphene-enhanced tires are faster in motion, safer in turning under breaking and in extreme weather conditions, and also reduce fuel consumption.

NGA Executive Director, Zina Jarrahi Cinker, commented, “We are pleased to have Directa plus joining us as a corporate partner. Their unique approach to enhancing everyday products with graphene from sportswear to tiers and concrete is exemplary, and we look forward to seeing many more graphene-enhanced products from Directa.”

CEO of Directa Plus, Giulio Cesareo

NGA serves as a nexus for graphene stakeholders, and has an unrivaled Advisory Board (access complete Advisory Board here). In addition to Directa Plus joining NGA as a Corporate Partner, their CEO and Founder, Giulio Cesareo, is also joining NGA’s Advisory Board.

Mr. Cesareo co-Founded Directa Plus in February 2005. He began his professional career in 1982 in Italy working for Falck and Techint. From 1986 to 2004, he worked in the carbon and graphite field for Union Carbide, UCAR and Graftech, reaching the positions of the President and CEO of the Italian company and Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Carbon and Graphite business unit. In his role at Union Carbide, Mr. Cesareo managed business units in USA, France and Italy.

Giulio Cesareo was awarded a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, an MBA and an Executive MBA from Bocconi University of Milan and attended Strategic and Financial Management Programs at the Stanford University (USA). He serves as a board member of Fondazione Quarta, a non-profit organization focused on scientific research in areas of social activity and was also Board Member of: Centro di cultura scientifica “Alessandro Volta”, an organization aimed at promoting the practical applications of a scientific culture.

For more information on Directa Plus, you can access several articles on the NGA website here.  Find a recent interview with Mr. Cesareo here.


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To reach Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director, email HERE.


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