The Rock West Team

Jim Gormican

Jim Gormican
CEO and President

Career Summary

25+ years of technical leadership and business management. Past 18 years in entrepreneurial endeavors related to composites technology

Key contributor to development of privately held aerospace composites company 12 Years, Director, VP Operations, President, CEO, and Chairman. Sold company to ATK In 2003

  • 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

CEO Rock West Solutions: Aerospace and Defense technologies and related enterprises

Dave Erickson

Dave Erickson
V.P. / General Manager

Career Summary
  • 20 Years composites industry leadership
  • Program Management
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Sales management
  • Commercial, industrial, defense, recreational markets

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering -- University of Utah

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

Jason Webb

Jason Webb
Systems & Controls Director

Career Summary
  • Design & Structural analysis
  • Composite manufacturing
  • Product development

M.S. Mechanical Engineering -- University of Utah
Investigated non-traditional sandwich composite constituents for space applications (NASA) Design-of-experiments Prototyping and mechanical testing Formal presentation of results

MacLean Quality Composites -- Composites Design Engineer
Reynolds Cycling -- Composites Design Engineer

Jim Bjarnson

Jim Bjarnson
Chief Engineer

Career Summary
  • 25 Years Manufacturing experience
  • 12 Years Composites Industry Experience
  • Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Product Development

Engineering Manager -- NAMMO Composite Solutions
Manufacturing Engineering Manager -- Reynolds Composites
Quality Manager -- MacLean Quality Composites
Engineering / Product Development -- Martin Door Manufacturing

Rylan Hayes

Rylan Hayes
Stock Product Manager

Career Summary
  • 11 Years Customer Relations
  • Production Management / Development
  • SEO & Analytical Marketing

B.S. Mechanical Engineering -- University of Utah
Design Conceptualization, CAD Development, Manufacturing Composites Theory, Project Management, Formal Presentations Rapid Prototyping, Waterjet, CNC and Tradtitional Machining

Part Designer / Engineer -- Microfab
Product Design -- Black Box Safe

Mike Bjarnson

Mike Bjarnson
Master Planner

Career Summary
  • 4 Years Composites Industry Experience
  • Customer Relations
  • Production Planning

B.S. Biology/Chemistry -- Utah State University

Production Manager -- Rock West Composites
Technician/Shipping Coordinator -- Rock West Composites
Engineer/Assistant & Technician -- MacLean Quality Composites

Matt Weinberger

Matt Weinberger
Operations Manager

Career Summary
  • Daily Operations
  • Factory Set up and Expansion
  • Management of 100+ employees

20 Years Composite Industry Experience
15 Years Manufacturing Management Experience
5 Years China Manufacturing Facility Management

Operations Manager -- Reynolds Cycling
Production Manager-- MacLean Quality Composites
Tooling and Fixtures Supervisor-- Quality Composites

Keith Loss

Keith Loss
Vice President – Engineering

Career Summary
  • 30+ Years Aerospace Experience
  • Composites/ Structural Design/ Analysis/ Test
  • RF Structures Design/ Analysis/ Test - Radomes, Antennas, Low Profile Components
  • Technical Leadership, Program Management, Business Development

BS - Engineering Mechanics - University of Wisconsin
MS - Engineering Mechanics - University of Wisconsin

Technical, Program, Business Mgr for RF Products - ATK/ Composite Optics
Program Manager, Business Mgr, Structures Eng.- Lockheed Martin
Structures/ Test Mgr, Program Mgr, - McDonnell Douglas, Inc.
Stress Analyst – General Dynamics, Inc.,

Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor
Director of Manufacturing

Career Summary
  • 30 year career in Fabrication, Testing, and Advanced Composites
  • Aerospace and Defense Industries
  • Tooling, Composites, Welding, Body and Paint, Assembly
Victor Montoya

Victor Montoya
Director of Operations

Career Summary
  • 30 year career in Operations Management
  • Aerospace and Defense, Medical Device Industries
  • Lean Manufacturing

BS - Business Administration

Director of Operations - The Toro Company
Director of Operations - Orbital ATK
Plant Manager - Covidien
Operations Manager - Covidien

Adrian Corbett

Adrian Corbett
Director of Business Development

Career Summary
  • 25 Years of composites industry experience
  • Sales Management
  • Program Management
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Aerospace, defense, automotive, commercial

GFMI Aerospace & Defense – Projects included: Lockheed Martin X-56A Drone, Virgin Galactic – White Knight 2 & Spaceship 2, SpaceX – Falcon 9, JPL – Lunar Mockup, Samsung – Unmanned Ground Vehicle
General Dynamics – Atlas missile
Lockheed Martin – Space Shuttle – SLC6 - Vandenberg

John Marks

John Marks
Director of Product Development

Career Summary
  • 35+ Years Aerospace Experience
  • Advanced Composites- Materials and Processes
  • Prototyping and Rapid, Effective Process Development
  • Manufacturing Process Definition
  • Profitable, On-time Program Management

BSME - University of California, Santa Barbara

Director of Manufacturing, Principle Investigator, Business Area Manager,
Program Manager – San Diego Composites Inc.
Corporate Director of M&P, GM of Composite Products Group – Vanguard
Space Technology
VP & GM - COI Materials Inc.
Director of Product Development, R&D Manager – Composite Optics, Inc.

Karen Turley

Christina Frederick
Director of Finance

Career Summary
  • 15 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
Julia Willis

Karen Turley
Office Manager

Career Summary
  • Over 17 Years of Business Management
  • Lead Certified Pharmacy Technician- Sharp
  • VP General Manager- Manfred Sauer USA, Inc.
  • Administrator- Cornerstone Christian School

BS – Business Management - San Diego Christian College
MBA – Marketing – Ken Blanchard School of Business at
Grand Canyon University

Julia Willis

Julia Willis
Marketing Director

Career Summary
  • 20 years of Space, Aerospace and Defense experience
  • Specializing in marketing for small, high technology businesses
  • Strategic planning, digital marketing and communications, graphic arts, proposals, technical writing, media relations, event coordination

BFA Graphic Design - Louisiana State University

Marketing Manager - Chassis Plans
Senior Publications Coordinator - Lockheed Martin
Communications Manager - Composite Optics, Inc.