The Denver Business Journal honored Paul Lichty, Founder and CEO of Forge Nano as one of the accomplished and influencial winners for its 21st 40 under 40 awards in 2017.

These 40 individuals were selected from 307 nominees who’d received more than 500 nominations total and represent the best in business that metro Denver has to offer.

The awards program recognizes these 40 outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions.

The winners were honored at an event on March 16, and profiled in a special report published March 17.