Alpine Advanced Materials, a manufacturing and development company based in Dallas, announced that Roger Raley will join the company as its president.
Raley, an international director with experience in the defense and commercial aerospace markets, is taking the helm at Alpine as the company undergoes expansion caused by the demand for its military aviation-grade thermoplastic nanocomposite HX5, according to a statement.
Raley’s professional journey helped to equip him for his newest leadership role at Alpine Advanced Materials. After getting his degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, Raley worked around the globe for the past two decades to create solutions that improved defense and commercial global supply chains. Most recently, Raley was employed by TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, where he steered its Military and Aerospace Business Unit as vice president.
Alpine has made a name for itself in commercializing high-performance materials originally developed and qualified by defense contractors to withstand conditions in extreme environments from the energy sector to aerospace. The company’s updated components are certified for use in jet fighters, high-speed helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, amphibious transport vehicles, rockets, and satellites.
Holding the exclusive global license to HX5, which was developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Alpine works with companies to design and manufacture stronger and lighter components. HX5 was engineered to replace machined aerospace-grade aluminum at half the weight, representing more than a decade of testing and validation with an R&D investment of over $50 million, according to a statement.
“Every day, the commercial space, aerospace, and defense companies we’re working with seem to find new ways they can use HX5 to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions with lightweight and strong components,” Joe D’Cruz, a board member and executive chairman of Alpine Advanced Materials, said in a statement. “Roger is the perfect fit to assume the lead, ensuring these superior custom-engineered parts find their way into the right global supply chains.”
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