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.
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.
The Graphene Council is the leading source for graphene research, commercial application, news and intelligence. UAMMI and the Graphene Council have partnered to help strengthen each others outreach efforts and missions.
UIRA is Utah’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Representative, part of a national network of MEP centers in every State of the Union. The UIRA’s all-star team of coaches, practitioners, and industry experts provide services to all 29 Utah counties with one purpose: Help Utah Manufactures Grow and Thrive.
Founded in 2007, WTC focuses on the economic impact of women in driving growth for the technology sector. WTC builds programs that amplify and create tech talent to support more women in technology careers from high school to the board room.
Dr. Tulinda Larsen is Executive Director, Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), a public-private partnership to elevate the advanced materials and advanced manufacturing industry in Utah.
She began her career in Washington, D.C. as an economist at the US Department of Transportation, where she gained experience in the air transport industry. For more than 40 years, she has been a practicing economist studying various aspects of the aerospace industry.
Dr. Larsen is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus. She holds a Doctorate of Management from University of Maryland Global Campus, BA and MA in economics from The George Washington University.
See more about her at: https://www.tulindalarsen.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/tulinda-larsen-40aa3a10/
Chanel Flores is currently serving as the Deputy Director for UAMMI. In this role, Ms. Flores will lead UAMMI’s implementation of the Utah Defense Manufacturing Community (UDMC) programs and contribute to the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster programs which help grow the advanced manufacturing and materials industry in Utah.
Ms. Flores will also bring expertise gained from her accomplishments at GOED such as: playing an instrumental role in adding Advanced Manufacturing as Utah’s 7th strategic industry cluster, leading efforts to officially designate Utah as a Defense Manufacturing Community by the Department of Defense and advocating for the future of advanced air mobility in Utah by leading a recent study which analyzed the economic development impacts of air mobility implementation on Utah communities.See more about her at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanel-flores-47325490/
Chief Technology Officer
Dustin is the Marketing Director for UAMMI. For more than a decade he has worked with brands to deliver meaningful marketing campaigns through polished strategies and well-defined execution plans focused on brand growth and improved consumer satisfaction.
Member Services Manager
Cathy provides administrative support for UAMMI as well as the SBA RIC and Defense Manufacturing Community program. Cathy brings administrative assistant skills that she developed over the last decade working with the Girl Scouts. Prior to that, she started her career at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as a senior credit and collections representative.
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.
David Beckerman is the lead analyst for UAMMI. In this position, David evaluates economic factors affecting the advanced manufacturing and materials industry in Utah. Among recent studies he has conducted are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and the potential for Utah to attract companies reshoring to Utah from China and other countries.
David also assists the industry with financial and strategic assessments in support of Small Business Technology Transfer programs. David brings over 25 years of experience in business analysis to the UAMMI team. He has primarily worked in the aviation field and previously worked for Delta Air Lines and the consulting arm of OAG where he prepared a number of demand forecasts on behalf of aircraft manufacturers and aerospace suppliers. David received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and earned his MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Read more about David at https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-beckerman-05987316b/
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UAMMI Board Members
UAMMI Board Members
- Randy Philpot – Current Board Chair / President, Advanced Composites Inc.
- Matt Majewski – Current UAMMI Vice Chair / Vice President Aerospace Engineering, Kihomac
- Mike Rossberg – Current UAMMI Treasurer / AMPLEO
- Scott Lindsay – CEO, TCR Composites (Past UAMMI Chair)
- Raymond Halbert – Engineering Senior Leader/Chief Engineer at Boeing Salt Lake
- Perry Oaks – Utah Sr. Manager of Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin (Past UAMMI Chair)
- Kori Ann Edwards – Chief Operating Officer, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Jerome Berg – Technology Manager, Northrup Grumman, Aeronautics Systems-Aerospace Structures
- George Hansen – Founder/CTO, Conductive Composites
- Lyndon Smith – Vice President, Hexcel
- Spencer Loveless – CEO Dustless Technologies & Merit3D
- Marshall Hagen – Business Development Manager, Janicki Industries Utah
- David Arnold, DPS Skis
- Bret Ashton, ACT Aerospace
- Craig Eatough, Combustion Resources
- Lynn Gee, L3/Harris
- TJ Marshall, OEM Operations Director or the Commercial Flight Controls Division, Parker Hannifin
UAMMI Advisory Board Members
- Sandra Hemmert – CTE Specialist, Granite School District
- Rick Bouillon – Salt Lake Community College
- Wes Hobbs, Davis Technical College
- Darin Brush – President, Davis Technical College
- David Ferro – Dean College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, Weber State University
- Stephen Reed, USU
- Jason Carling, Conductive Composites
- Jim Trent, Brigham Young University
- Sara Meess, Ogden City Business Development
- Ginger Chin, Vice President of Public Policy at Salt Lake Chamber
- Robert Yancey, Business Development Director at Hexcel Corporation
UAMMI Institute Board Members
- Brent Strong – UAMMI Institute Chairman, CTO, UAMMI & Global Executive Vice President, SAMPE, Strong & Associates
- Andrew Buffmire – Research Corporate Ambassador, College of Engineering at University of Utah
- Guy Letrendre – UAMMI Institute Vice Chairman, Weber State University
- Mike Rossberg – UAMMI InstituteTreasurer
Ex-Officio UAMMI Board Members:
- David “Doc” Hansen – Technical Director, OO-ALC/EN Ogden Air Logistics Complex