Symposium Organizers

Carroll Grant Carroll Grant
Aerospace Composites Consulting

Carroll Grant has 38 years of experience in the aerospace / aircraft industry. His aerospace experience includes 28 years in composites and 10 years in metal aircraft structure. In the 1990's, he was heavily involved in the largest composites R&D programs funded by the US government (NASA Langley Research Center Programs and DARPA Programs).

For the past 13 years, he has operated successfully as an independent contractor / consultant in the aerospace composites industry. While working as an independent contractor, his primary activities have been marketing of aircraft parts fabrication services and automated composites processing equipment (ATL and AFP machines). His marketing pursuits have been primarily in North America and Europe. He has extensive knowledge of the Aerospace Industry in both regions.

Dan Day Dan Day
Boeing Company

Dan Day started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Boeing Commercial Airplane Division in 1990. He earned his Associate Technical Fellow status in 2005 while developing lean Wing assembly systems. He has worked on both fabrication and assembly projects across numerous airplane programs including 9 years on the graphite composite intensive 787. Dan is currently performing research and development in composite wing assembly and automation technology specializing in dimensional management, right size automation and implementation of single piece flow production systems. Dan has also led composite fabrication projects for the wing ribs and spars requiring the integration of design, test, R&D, fabrication and assembly. These experiences have resulted in broad exposure to the many unique costs associated with the design and build of composite structure.

Marzio Bianchi Marzio Bianchi
Concept to Car

Marzio Bianchi has a Business and Administration background. He made his career in automotive industry for more than 25 years, fulfilling progressive tasks and responsibilities and dealing with different business. Production Planning and Industrial Logistics in Pininfarina Plant Manager and Advanced Logistics Method Responsible in SEPI Gilardini; Product Development and International Business Development in Lear Corporation; Strategic Planning in Purchasing of Fiat Auto; Innovation and Component Development in GM-Fiat WW Purchasing are just some roles managed during his professional career.

Since 2003 he has been working as Senior Consultant for Torino Chambers of Commerce in "From Concept to Car" project in order to support Piedmontese small and medium enterprises and to improve their innovation and technical activities.

Paolo Feraboli Paolo Feraboli
University of Washington's Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Paolo Feraboli joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the University of Washington in the summer of 2005, as Assistant Professor in Aerospace Structures and Materials. He is the Director of the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), which was named after Automobili Lamborghini in October 2009 following a generous unrestricted fund for its establishment. Dr. Feraboli has received research funding from The Boeing Company, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Callaway Golf, Hexcel Corp., Toray Composites of America, and Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. on various research projects related to the development of analytical and experimental techniques for composite materials. He is particularly interested in composites aircraft safety and certification, including impact damage resistance and tolerance, lightning strike damage, and crashworthiness.

Jim Campbell
Lockheed Martin Company