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Jerome P Fanucci

After completion of his PhD, Jerome Fanucci worked at Kaman Avidyne, developing computer stress and thermal analysis software to assure survival of composite components of the B-2 Stealth Bomber when subjected to the effects of nuclear and laser weapons. He also spent three years as senior technical specialist at U.S. Army Natick RD&E Center, developing composite mobile tactical shelters hardened against nuclear blast, thermal pulse, EMP, ballistic and chemical threats.

In 1985, Fanucci was co-founder of American Composite Technology, an R&D firm specializing in advanced pultrusion technology for manufacturing thermoset and thermoplastic composite products. He held the position of executive vice president and under his direction the company grew to become a widely recognized innovator in the composite materials-processing field. One of ACT's major innovations was the commercialization of direct resin injection pultrusion technology, a hybrid combination of pultrusion and resin transfer molding.

In 1992, Fanucci founded KaZaK Composites, Inc., to develop integrated design and processing methods for high performance composite structures. In addition to his roles as president and CEO, he is responsible for the company's technical direction and continues to make contributions in his primary areas of expertise, including composite design, materials selection and novel composite processing technology. KaZaK Composites designed, built and operates the largest pultrusion machine in the world. It has two pultrusion facilities, one in Woburn, Massachusetts, and one in Yemassee, South Carolina. They can manufacture composite structures up to 10 feet wide or as small as 0.02 inches.