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  • Manager of Air Force funded program (Damage Assessment of Composite Cases) to assess impact, surface cut, abrasion, and delamination damage to carbon-, glass-, and Kevlar-fiber composite pressure vessels – major U.S. effort to assess critical damage problem in carbon-fiber tanks and pressure vessels

  • Provided design and manufacturing support for Carbon Fibers Marketing in various market segments pertaining to sports and recreation, commercial and industrial, transportation and aerospace markets. Pressure vessel support for compressed natural gas (CNG) and natural gas vehicles (NGV) industries.

  • Developed 5-year market forecasts for strategic plan for composite structures and carbon fibers in missile technology and commercial, industrial, and sporting goods markets

  • Key technical advisor to National Research Council for U.S. Congress on Competitiveness of

    • U.

      S. Composite Manufacturing, Processes, and Technology (1992)

Manager, Materials Engineering Department (1984-1989)

  • Managed over 40 engineers and support staff with $5 million annual programs budget

  • Provided design and manufacturing support for composite solid rocket motor cases ranging from 2.75-inch diameter up through 146-inch diameter segmented launch vehicles for space transportation systems and conventional rocket motor programs (Space Shuttle, Delta, Titan IV SRMU, Pegasus, Pershing II, Trident I and II, SICBM, Missile X or MX, AMRAAM, SRAM II, Polaris, Poseidon)

  • Conducted failure investigations and provided technical support for all major fiber-reinforced composite cases (S-glass, Kevlar, Carbon, and hybrid fiber) manufactured and tested at Hercules Aerospace Corporation in static burst and/or flight tests

  • Program Manager of Air Force, Navy, and NASA funded programs to assess composite pressure vessel structural integrity, damage tolerance, test and inspection methods, and accept- reject criteria – these 3 programs represented over 95% of funded work on damage from field handling and processing in composite pressure vessels and solid rocket motor cases in the U.S.

  • Program Manager of Air Force Damage Assessment for Composite Cases (DACC) Program to evaluate damage tolerance, damage scenarios, materials, processing methods and testing/inspection for composites used in filament wound composite motor cases (1986-1990)

  • Improved multi-facility efficiency by standardizing solid propulsion design and analysis methods, and, incorporated approach into composite structures areas

  • Wrote critical propellant, casebond, composite case, nozzle, and inert structures technical and

management sections for all successful Hercules propulsion proposals


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