Dennis’ career spans 40 years of senior executive experience in the specialty products technology arena – both industrial and consumer. He has been instrumental in the creation of patented concepts that have revolutionized several markets on a global basis. His diverse business credentials have spanned 45 countries, including several visits to Germany and partial domicile in Berlin as President of Atotech, a company formed when the Schering, AG Metal Finishing Operations were acquired by M&T Harshaw, where Hanlon was President.
Dennis also compiled several executive roles that placed him among the international leaders in the fields of business and technology development in the sectors of metal finishing, wood products, glass products, plastic additives and industrial chemical applications; and now sports and dental markets.
Hanlon recently created Soluria, LLC, as a start-up venture when two PhD’s and a senior biologist approached his business consulting firm, Cyanetix Group, with an idea for conducting research to create and patent new sanitizing spray products for mouth guards. These devices were shown to be seriously colonized with several forms of bacteria. This concept was expanded to include removable dental appliances and has now been commercialized with new proprietary products Guard Health™ (for athletic mouth guard users), and Smile Saver™ (for dental appliances such as retainers, clear aligner trays, partial dentures and night guards).
Hanlon holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology; and an International Marketing Management degree from Columbia University. He also served as Professor of Career Management and Entrepreneurship at Ave Maria University of Southwest Florida.