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.
Dr. Larsen previously served as an advisor to Deseret UAS, a nonprofit in Utah focused on the large UAV and emerging UAM market. Deseret UAS mission is to facilitate rural economic development in Utah through unmanned aircraft systems. Deseret UAS is establishing multiple test sites in Utah for UAM market, providing UAS and UAM education programs, facilitating applied research and advocating to evaluate Utah in the UAM industry. Deseret UAS was launched in October 2018. Dr. Larsen successfully secured a second year of funding from the Utah state legislature. Successes in the first year include selected as part of the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), Deseret UAS is on the NASA TCL-4 and FAA UPP project teams. See more about her at: https://www.tulindalarsen.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/tulinda-larsen-40aa3a10/
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Angela Trego, PMP, PE, FHEA
Director of Science & Engineering
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.
Marketing & Outreach
UAMMI Board Members
- Mark Ripke – Current UAMMI Board Chair / Chief Engineer, Sr. Manager of Engineering, Boeing Salt Lake
- Matt Majewski – Current UAMMI Vice Chair / Vice President Aerospace Engineering, Kihomac
- Scott Lindsay – CEO, TCR Composites
- Perry Oaks – Previous 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
- George Hansen – Founder/CTO, Conductive 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 of Business Development, Utah Inland Port Authority
- Marshall Hagen – Business Development Manager, Janicki Industries Utah
- Sandra Hemmert – CTE Specialist, Granite School District
- Rick Bouillon – Salt Lake Community College