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SAMPE Conference & Exhibition
Conference Committee

Dedicated to advancing materials and process engineering.

Expertise spanning industry, government and academia.

The SAMPE Technical Committee establishes world class technology advancing materials and process engineering, recruits leading edge technologists as featured speakers, develops unique panels to address critical needs and integrates academia, industry and government focus areas while addressing today's challenges to meet tomorrow's increasing global needs.

General Co-Chairs:

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Dr. Clement (Clem) Hiel


Composite Support & Solutions, Inc  Fire & Ballistic Protection

LA Chapter

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Tomas Sibaja


Cluster Aerospace

Mexico Chapter

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Vincent Bailey


Composites Specialist

Orange County Chapter

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

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Dr. Howard Katzman

Senior Scientist

Space Materials Laboratory

The Aerospace Corporation

LA Chapter


Dr. Thomas Tsotsis

Technical Fellow

The Boeing Company

Orange County Chapter

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Bill Cataneda

President & CEO

GYNSA Sales & Support, LLC

Mexico Chapter

Deputy Chairs:

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Rafael Orozco

Vice President SAMPE Mexico

Mexico Chapter

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Dr. Francis Samalot

Associate Technical Fellow

The Boeing Company

LA Chapter


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Alma Saiya

Principal Project Manager

Northrop Grumman

LA Chapter

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Dr. Leslie Cohen

Senior Advisor to Director Space Materials Lab Aerospace Corp

LA Chapter

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Michael Kramer

President, NOVAdev Inc.

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