The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) board of directors has announced the selection of Scott Lindsay as its new board chair. Mr. Lindsay was voted in at the recent annual board meeting.

UAMMI is a non-profit organization whose mission is accelerate the growth of the advanced materials industry in Utah by connecting industry with academic research, enhancing the supply chain and assisting in workforce development. Along with its board chair, UAMMI is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of members from industry, government, education and research communities. Mr. Lindsay will follow Perry Oaks, Utah’s Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Lockheed Martin, who is the outgoing board chair.

Mr. Lindsay brings extensive background and experience within the aerospace and composites industry to this new position.  He currently serves as the President and General Manager of TCR Composites in Ogden, Utah where he has worked for the past 14 years. Prior to that, his distinguished career included employement with Toray Carbon Fibers America, Sigmatex High Technology Fabrics and Thiokol Corporation where he served in various sales, marketing and live operations roles.

“I am very pleased with the selection of Scott as the new UAMMI board chair,” said Jeff Edwards, outgoing Executive Director for UAMMI.  “There was unanimous support from the board and we feel that Scott brings unique insight to the aerospace and materials community along with a great blend of valuable industry experience and leadership to the position,” added Mr. Edwards.

In addition to a new board chair, the UAMMI board also approved Ginger Chinn as its newest member in the recent board meeting.  Mrs. Chinn has a distinguished background of serving in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for many years and most recently as the new Managing Director of Business Development for the Utah Inland Port Authority.  She is also the recent recipient of the Davis County, Athena Woman of the Year Award.

The new appointees will bring their expertise to UAMMI to help grow the advanced materials and manufacturing industry across the state. Utah has a long history of aerospace advancements with many of the materials and processes used in advanced manufacturing around the world have been developed here in Utah. Today, the advanced materials and manufacturing industry in Utah comprises over 100 companies and employees over 10,000 skilled workers developing advanced materials for a wide variety of aerospace components, medical devices, industrial products, recreational equipment and more. The goal of UAMMI is to maintain Utah’s leadership in this key global industry.