UAMMI is the connecting point for Utah’s Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Industry!
The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) brings together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s advanced material and manufacturing industry.
The mission of UAMMI is to ensure that Utah is the global leader in value-added advanced materials, manufacturing, technology development, and design by integrating industry, academic and government contributors in ways that enhance collaboration, promote business opportunities, share knowledge resulting from relevant research and engage a skilled and trained workforce.
Our guiding principles are to:
- Innovate Advanced Material: Our focus is on expanding the innovation and use of all advanced materials with a primary emphasis on carbon composites, along with other materials including ceramics, biomaterials and materials yet to be developed.
- Growth Through New Uses: We foster and encourage new uses of advanced materials in all applications, across all industries, and integral to all manufacturing.
- Industry Solution: We actively seek solutions to today’s industry-relevant problems and challenges.
- Relevant Research: We encourage and support all relevant research conducted by academic, corporate and independent researchers that leads to the discovery of new advanced materials, new uses for these materials and the adoption of new manufacturing processes that produce measurable benefits.
- Alignment: We leverage our resources with those from selected partners delivering services and programs complimentary to our own in order to increase our impact and benefit to the industry.
UAMMI Yearly Accomplishment Summaries
Utah’s History in Aerospace & Advanced Materials
Advanced manufacturing and materials began in Utah during the space race of the 1950’s when two Utah based explosives companies, Hercules and Thiokol, developed expertise to improve missiles with carbon fiber. Orbital ATK, which resulted from the merger of Hercules and Thiokol along with Hexcel continued the carbon fiber business. Today, many of the materials and processes used in advanced manufacturing around the world have been developed here in Utah.
This early beginning has expanded to include well over 100 Utah businesses ranging from startups to large companies developing advanced materials for a wide variety of aerospace components, medical devices, industrial products, recreational equipment and more.
In addition, Utah’s supply chain has significantly diversified to include manufacturing, material suppliers, and service-based companies performing sophisticated design and analysis. Through all this, Utah has developed a worldwide reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing.
As a member of America Makes, UAMMI receives access to additive manufacturing experts from within the industry as well as additive manufacturing technical and workforce data. Utah companies will have access to these resources through UAMMI.
Jeff Edwards has served as the Executive Director for UAMMI since January 2017. Jeff has an extensive background in technology and economic development and served as President & CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) for 15 years.
Before joining EDCUtah, he spent the majority of his career in the aerospace and computer industries in both technical and marketing roles. Jeff holds a BA degree from the University of Utah in Chemistry.
Chief Technology Officer
Brent Strong, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer for UAMMI and is a critical piece of connecting Utah companies within the industry. Brent is an emeritus professor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology) at Brigham Young University.
Dr. Angela Trego, PMP, PE, FHEA
Director of Science & Engineering
Angela is the Director of Science & Engineering for UAMMI. She has held technical & senior leadership roles in major aerospace and industrial companies with special expertise in composite materials. She is involved in engineering education programs where she is part of global accreditation programs for engineering degree programs.
Marketing & Outreach
Grow Utah provides marketing, operational and event management services to UAMMI. As a non-profit organization, Grow Utah is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and the expansion of important economic clusters across the state. www.GrowUtah.com
AccountingAdvanced CFO provides financial management services to UAMMI. Advanced CFO manages the entire financial funnel – from basic bookkeeping, financial reporting, and assistance in raising multiple rounds of funding, to guiding financial decisions that support your long-term growth objectives. Advanced CFO handles all of the financial aspects of a business, including everything from accounting and tracking of finances, all the way up to making financial decisions for the future and providing funding for growth. www.AdvancedCFO.com
UAMMI Board Members
- Perry Oaks – UAMMI Board Chair / Utah Sr. Manager of Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin.
- Kori Ann Edwards – Chief Operating Officer, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Brent Strong – Global Executive Vice President, SAMPE
- Darin Brush – President, Davis Technical College
- Jerome Berg – Technology Manager, Northrup Grumman, Aeronautics Systems-Aerospace Structures
- Matt Majewski – Vice President Aerospace Engineering, Kihomac
- George Hansen – Founder/CTO, Conductive Composites
- Scott Lindsay – UAMMI Board Chair / CEO, TCR Composites
- Lyndon Smith – Vice President, Hexcel
- David Ferro – Dean College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, Weber State University
- Sarah Mees – Division Manager, Ogden City Business Development/CANU
- Ginger Chinn – Managing Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Terrence Bride – Division Manager, Ogden City Business Development
- Marshall Hagen – Business Development Manager, Janicki Industries Utah
- Sandra Hemmert – CTE Specialist, Granite School District
- Mark Ripke – Engineering Manager, Boeing Salt Lake
- Rick Bouillon – Salt Lake Community College