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Director of Operations
CRP USA LLC
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Tooling Development Manager
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Dave Dickson has over 30 years of experience with Boeing, mainly in Tooling-related jobs, including the Tooling technology focal point for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Previous assignments include Lead Tool Engineer for detail composite tooling on B-2 and Tooling Manager for Boeing portion of F-22. Dave is a member of SME & SAMPE and is a frequent speaker and/or session chair at composites-related conferences. He was the recipient of 2010 Jud Hall Award from SME. Dave is an Instructor for "Tooling for Composites" classes for Boeing/University of Washington joint programs and FAA AMTAS Center of Excellence.
Abaris Training Resources, Inc.
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Senior Staff Engineer
Scott obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University and completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer, concentrating in the area of composite materials. He joined LORD Corporation in 1994, working in a variety of technical and business management roles in the area of structural adhesives and coatings. Scott now works as a Sr. Staff Engineer for LORD Corporation in their Chemical Research group. Outside of work he enjoys sailing, woodworking, and mountain biking, usually in the company of his twin sons.
The Companies of the North Coast
Jay is the Engineering Manager at North Coast Composites Inc. and North Coast Tool and Mold Corp. He has a bachelors in aerospace engineering and over 12 years industry experience. Jay's knowledge centers around resin transfer molding of complex, tight-tolerance aerospace structural components.
Aerospace Marketing Contractor
Aerospace Composites Consulting
Carroll Grant has 36 years experience in the aerospace industry (26 years in composites) and is currently operating as an independent contractor/consultant in aerospace composites marketing of composite aircraft parts and composites manufacturing equipment. Grant is a member of SME and SAE and serves on the organizing committee on aerospace events. Grant chaired "composites automation" sessions for SME and SAE events.
William "Brian" Holmes has 27 years of aerospace engineering, parts, analysis, design, fabrication, tooling, and production experience. During his career he has worked as a direct employee, contractor, and independent business owner for companies such as Boeing, McDonald Douglas, Lockheed, Northrop, Heat-Techna/Hexcel, IQA Inc, PDS, and Janicki Industries. Major program involvement includes A320/340/350/380, B787-747-767-757-737-727, Bombardier, Embraer, B2 Bomber, C17 Transport, F22 Fighter, JSF Fighter, MD11, PW engines, Apache and Comanche helicopters. For the last 8 years at Janicki Industries he has focused on aerospace management, engineering, development of new products, and sales of composite and metallic tooling for the latest generation composite aerospace structures. Brian is currently the Vice President of Aerospace, Director Engineering, Director R&D Lab, and Sales Forecaster at Janicki Industries. BS - Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M
TenCate Advanced Composites USA Inc
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Advanced Composite Products and Technology Inc (ACPT)
James Leslie worked with two of the first three pounds of graphite fiber brought into the United States. ACPT has continued to be a leader in the development and application of composite manufacturing technology. Work is routinely accomplished in the areas of Aerospace, automotive, military, oil field exploration and production, equipment for film and sheet manufacture, and deep ocean signal transmission.
Structural Composites Inc
Scott M. Lewit is the President of Structural Composites, Inc. and COMPSYS, Inc., and a founding partner with the firms. Mr. Lewit earned his Master of Science degree in ocean engineering in 1985 from the Florida Institute of Technology. Mr. Lewit is a co-inventor of the resin recirculation molding process and the patented PRISMA preform technology. Mr. Lewit is or has served on the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Advisory Board and on the Technical Advisory Committee, CCT Steering Committee and Magazine Steering Committee of the Composite Fabricators Association. He was the 2002 Chairman of the Executive Steering Committee for the Navy Center for Composites Technology and is currently serving another term on the ESC. Mr. Lewit is a founder and board member of the newly formed Space Coast Energy Consortium. He was the winner of the best presentation award for composites at the 2002 Defense Manufacturers Conference. In 2010 Mr. Lewit was awarded the SBA’s Perseverance Award. In 2011 he accepted the Congressional Medal of Merit for Structural Composites from Congressman Bill Posey.
Application Development Lead
Bill Macy has been working digital solutions for the aerospace and military industry for twenty plus years. Bill is currently working with Stratasys to develop and demonstrate methods for the use of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to address the growing demands for rapid affordable manufacturing solutions. FDM has been demonstrated to address a wide range of demanding applications that include sheet metal forming tools and variety of composite part manufacturing tool solutions. Bill’s experience with the manufacturing demands of the aerospace industry and FDM’s processes enable him to provide solid assessments of the proper application of FDM and guide tool design practices to take full advantage of FDM’s rapid and affordable capabilities.
Director of Engineering
Tom Margraf has worked as the Director of Engineering since 2010. He manages the engineering department, oversees new development and production programs, and implements and maintains systems for quality, inventory, manufacturing, and scheduling.
R & D Manager
Integram Technologies Inc
Dr. Jonathan L. McCrea is the Research and Development Manager for Integran Technologies Inc. and has worked in the area of nanostructured materials for over 16years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University and his Ph.D. from the department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. His principle areas of scientific expertise is microstructure-property relationships of nanocrystalline materials and the adhesion of nanometal coatings to polymer composite, specifically pertaining to durable/protective coatings for carbon fiber composites, and low frequency EMI protection.
Born 1965 in Hannover, Germany University of Hannover - Diploma Mechanical Engineering Dr Thesis at the Laser Zentrum Hannover - Mobile Laser welding Managing director of SET Ltd. in Seelze near Hannover - Mobile laser systems for production and repair.
Prairie Technology Group, Inc
Craig Swiger graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He served in the Air Force for more than six years as a Captain and Navigator. Craig currently works as a Regional Manager for Prairie Technology Group, Inc.
Mr. Uzman has been working with composite airframe structures for the past 17 years. Prior to founding ALA Group and its web portal compositeairframes.com, he has worked at Aurora Flight Sciences in a variety of positions all related to composites. Before joining Aurora he had worked briefly in the space and robotics industries, where he was involved in the design and analysis of structures destined for the international space station and for nuclear waste remediation respectively. Mr. Uzman has direct, hands-on experience with design, analysis, testing, tooling, and manufacturing of composite airframe structures. His business experience includes project management, integrated product team leadership, business development, as well as engineering leadership and management. Mr. Uzman holds an MBA from Smith School of Business at University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech.
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling
Gerard joined BIG Kaiser 12 years ago as a product manager. His career in manufacturing started in 1969 when he entered a vocational training program. Entering the workforce 56 years later at age 18, Gerard has spent his entire career in manufacturing. The first 6 years in manufacturing engineering covered NC part programming, tool and fixture design, process planning and cost estimation. Next came 13 years in the CAD/CAM industry as a CAM trainer and applications engineer. Gerard has spent the last 18 years promoting Agile Manufacturing solutions.
Divisional Chief Executive
Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions
Paul has been at Coast Composites for 3-1/2 years and is responsible for helping them double in size. Prior to his current position, he was VP/GM of Goodrich's High Temperature Comoposites SBU and before that President of Zoltek's Technical Fibers SBU. He has worked in the Aerospace industry for over 30 years in various program management, engineering, and quality roles. Paul has an MS Degree in Materials Science from the Univ of Utah, and a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.