NORMAN, OK -– SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT) announced that its CEO, Dave Arthur, has been named as one of the most influential nanotechnology leaders of 2010 by the Nanobusiness Alliance.

The Nanobusiness Alliance, Washington D.C., is a nanotechnology leadership group. Members of the alliance are leaders in the field and have made significant contributions in the nanotechnology community.

“Dave Arthur is a nanotechnology evangelist,” said Vince Caprio, President of Nanobusiness Alliance. “He is outspoken on the need for the U.S. to have a thriving nanotechnology industry and reduce its reliance on rare earth materials that are increasingly more expensive and diminishing in availability. He is also working to develop nano-applications used in lighting, energy, armor and printed electronics using specialized nanotubes available in commercial quantities, which has made SouthWest technologies a thriving business.”