Vectorply is a private company with headquarters in Phenix City, Alabama. Vectorply makes more than 350 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for an unlimited number of composite applications. Vectorply products are produced in the United States, China and England. These factories give Vectorply the capacity to produce more than 65 million pounds of quality reinforcements annually.
Vectorply started operations in 1992 as Tech Textiles USA, a 50/50 joint venture between a North American textile company and a British Company called Tech Textiles Ltd. The British company’s interest was purchased in 1995 forming Johnston Industries Composite Reinforcements Inc.
In 2002 the current management group along with an Atlanta-based private equity firm purchased the company and changed its name to Vectorply Corporation.
Trey Sawtelle is the Co-President for Vectorply Corporation. As Co-President, Mr. Sawtelle has provided the company important leadership since it was taken private by its executive management group in 2002. Mr. Sawtelle guided the company through crucial growth years and several key mergers & acquisitions of its key distributors. Mr. Sawtelle also provided industry leadership as a board member of the American Composite Manufacturers Association.
Prior to being named Co-President, Sawtelle was the West Coast Sales Manager and Vice President, Sales for Johnston Industries Composite Reinforcements. Mr. Sawtelle began his tenure with Johnston Industries in 1994 in customer service and held several positions in finance, sales, marketing and operations. He holds a Marketing degree from Columbus State University and has also completed Executive programs for Finance and Accounting at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Trevor Humphrey is the Co-President for Vectorply Corporation. Mr. Humphrey has held several key positions with the company prior to being named Co-President. Based in Atlanta GA, Humphrey started with Johnston Industries Composite Reinforcements in 1996 as the Southeastern Territorial Sales Manager. Mr. Humphrey was named VP of Operations in 2000 and was very instrumental in establishing Vectorply as one of the most widely respected companies for producing the highest quality of composite reinforcements in the industry. He is active in the sales process and still manages several large key accounts.
Prior to joining the company, Humphrey attended Widener University where he obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree and then entered the US Army. Humphrey left the US Army honorably as a Captain. He holds an MBA from Auburn University.
Stable and experienced management group
Tamir Levy – VP of Sales: Tamir began as a sales trainee in 1996 for the Midwest until taking over as the Southeastern Territory Sales Manager in 1999. In 2008 he was promoted to Director of Sales and made responsible for all field sales activities. He is responsible for managing all North American business accounts and market buying groups. Tamir is also very involved in Vectorply’s overall sales and market strategy.
Trevor Gundberg, P.E.– Director of Composites Engineering: Trevor joined Vectorply as a staff engineer in 2006 after holding positions with major core and carbon fiber producers. Trevor was promoted to Director of Composites Engineering in 2010 where he is responsible for all product engineering and laminate design services. Trevor leads a staff which consists of two design engineers, Molly Ditzler and Mike Ditzler, who are responsible for Vectorply’s laminate analysis services and VectorLam software support. Molly is a degreed naval architect who joined Vectorply in 2010 and focuses on customer laminate design and analysis activities, as well as VectorLam support and updates. She also performs FE Analysis for specific customers and projects. Mike, who joined Vectorply in 2011, holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and concentrates on customer technical support and product quality procedures and maintenance.
Darwin Sears – Director of Manufacturing: Darwin came to Vectorply in 2005 with a wealth of production management experience. Through his career he has managed multiple factories and thousands of employees for two major US-based textile companies. Darwin was promoted to Director of Manufacturing in 2008 and is responsible for all production.
This highly skilled executive management team has over 70 years of combined service and experience in the field of composite reinforcements and the composite manufacturing processes.