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Our leadership team’s members average 30+ years of composites experience. We push for a workplace that is fun, creative, and empowering for employees. By helping our team create and deliver exceptional products and solutions, success will always follow. We always work to make our customers competitive, while we maintain a strong, healthy, and growing financials to ensure a sustainable future for the business.

Leadership Team:


Jim Gormican – Chief Executive Officer

40+ years of leadership, both technical and business management. 25+ years in entrepreneurial endeavors related to composites and technology companies, building value for stakeholders. Key contributor to development of privately-held aerospace composites company Composite Optics Inc. where he served as Director, VP Operations, President, CEO, and Chairman. Sold company to ATK In 2003.
BS, Industrial Arts & Sciences, San Diego State University

Previous Roles:

  • ATK from 2003 to 2008, President, ATK COI; Executive VP, ATK Composites; VP Strategy, ATK Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems Group; VP Business Development & Strategy, ATK Mission Systems Group; VP & GM, ATK Mission Research and Technical Services
  • Rock West Properties, CEO from 2003


Vision: Inspire people to do great things!



Keith Loss – Executive Vice President

40+ Years Aerospace Experience. Systems Integrator for components with multi-discipline requirements, Composites/ Structural Design/ Analysis/ Test. RF Structures Design/ Analysis/ Test for Radomes and Antennas. Technical Leadership, Program Management, Business Development.
MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin
BS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin

Previous Roles:

  • Program/Business Manager for RF Products – Orbital ATK
  • Program/Business Manager for Structures – Lockheed Martin
  • Program/Test Manager for Structures – McDonnell Douglas



Christina Frederick – Chief Financial Officer

20 years of financial, accounting and supervisory experience. Designed and implemented an online indirect budget tracking system.Re-vamped online project cost reporting system allowing accessibility to detailed actuals, ETC’s and EAC’s. Designed and implemented access stock database to track stock ownership. Successful DCAA overhead rate submissions and audits with minimal to no changes. Standardized billing formats.

BA, Business Management, Finance, Point Loma Nazarene University

  • Program Finance Manager and Financial Analyst – Orbital / ATK
  • Sr Staff Accountant – Goreham-Moore and Associates
  • Staff Accountant – Transportation Logistics Corporation (TLC)


Tom Preece – Chief Strategy Officer

30 years of product development, sales and marketing experience in composites (aerospace and sporting goods industries).
MS, Aerospace Engineering,University of California, San Diego
BS, Civil Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Victor Montoya – Chief Operating Officer

35 year career in operations management, aerospace and defense, medical device industries, lean manufacturing.
BS, Business Administration

Previous Roles:

  • Director of Operations – The Toro Company
  • Director of Operations – Orbital ATK
  • Plant Manager – Covidien
  • Operations Manager – Covidien


James Johnson – Chief Marketing Officer

27 years of experience developing innovative sales and marketing strategies spanning a variety of markets and industries. Expertise in developing teams, strategy, brands, and building awareness. Comprehensive experience in analysis, product and business development, and media and public relations.
MBA, WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
BA, Business Management, University of Oklahoma

Previous Roles:

  • SVP and Chief Marketing Officer – Virco
  • SVP of Innovation and Marketing – Flex R&D
  • Senior Director of Marketing – Avery Dennison


Dave Erickson – Vice President

26 years of experience in composites industry leadership. Expertise spanning program management, product design, development, and sales management. Experience spanning commercial, industrial, defense, and recreational markets.
BS, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Utah

Previous Roles:

  • Business Development Manager – Composite Solutions, LLC
  • Custom Product Manager – MacLean Quality Composites
  • Manager, Sales Engineering – Advanced Composites Inc.


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