Founding UAMMI board member George Hansen was recently awarded the Utah Governor’s Medal for the category of Science and Technology. As the founder of Conductive Composites and active inventor, George’s 13 patents in the field of advanced materials technology have revolutionized the industry.
It all started In 1984 when George was working as an engineer for a Fortune 500 company. He decided to quit and pursue his own course. Coming home from work that day, he told his wife of his decision and she looked him squarely in the eyes and said, “What took you so long?” With that, George set out on his own path and began to develop new technologies and a company.
Today, Conductive Composites is a well-known technology company within the advanced materials industry in Utah and across the nation. Just like their name says, they create unique materials that are conductive and can be used across many different industries from defense to energy to consumer goods. Their proprietary process fuses nickel or other conductive metals into composites and plastics in a way that no one else can. This material is then used to shield unwanted electromagnetic energy or to conduct and send electric signals through the material.
For his unique innovations and tireless pursuit of innovation George Hansen was awarded the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology at a public ceremony on June 6, 2018. Utah Governor Gary Herbert presented the medal to him and thanked him for his contributions. George then shared words of gratitude and thanks. He concluded with his familiar mantra, “You can make anything with God’s 92 Lego’s (referring to the periodic table). You just have to figure out how to put them together.”