Dr. Jerry Fanucci
Dr. Fanucci was Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of KaZaK Composites Incorporated. After 20 years, KaZaK was sold to a large defense contractor. Prior to KaZaK, Dr. Fanucci had been employed as VP of a small R&D start-up, by the US Army as a research program manager, and by Kaman Corp. Dr. Fanucci graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1980, with a Ph.D. in Advanced Structures Technology. He has authored or co–authored more than 40 technical papers related to design, analysis, testing, inspection, cost reduction, and processing of composite material structures, and has contributed to three books on the subjects. He also holds more than 20 patents on low cost composite structures and manufacturing technology related to military products including missiles, ships, and aircraft, as well as commercial applications from telephone poles to earthquake protection.