Advanced Composites Business Development Manager Job Posting

Vectorply Corporation, a world leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of composite reinforcement fabrics, is seeking to hire an executive to be responsible for developing new business for the company’s expanding advanced composites product line.

The principle responsibility of the position will be to utilize Vectorply’s wide product and manufacturing capabilities, specifically carbon reinforcements, to identify, develop and expand market participation into all industry segments.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and implementing comprehensive sales strategy and solutions to expand and increase Vectorply’s penetration of advanced composite reinforcements to all markets. Sales strategy will include working very closely with all Vectorply territory managers and engineering team.
  • Responsible for growth and profitability of advanced composites business unit.
  • Budget and control all costs and expenses related to building / expanding the advanced composites product line.
  • Work (top down) with all customers by establishing contact, developing relationships and recommending fabric solutions.
  • Target business opportunities by identifying prospects, and evaluating their process and end use material requirements, while simultaneously analyzing our product and selling options for the customer.
  • Maintain relationships with all clients by providing continuous contact support, information and guidance.
  • Researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
  • Work closely with Vectorply’s Product Development Team to identify new fabrics by remaining current on industry trends, market activities and competitors.
  • This position will report directly to Trey Sawtelle – Co-President

 

Additional Responsibilities & Requirements

  • The territory will be North America; therefore, there will be considerable travel involved.
  • This positon is best suited to work from our Advanced Composite Reinforcement Center in Phenix City Al. With that said, the person filling this position can work remotely if they are located close to a major metropolitan airport.
  • Weekly sales / customer follow-up reporting will be expected.
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in the composites industry
    • Preferably an emphasis in carbon related materials
    • A background in the aerospace and automotive markets would be desirable

 

Vectorply’s sales and service team is comprised of self-starters; a motivated group who work together to manage their territory / area of responsibility as a business unit.  Pricing, product selection, qualification and technical assistance is the responsibility of our knowledgeable and experienced sales managers with the guidance and support of the entire Vectorply service management team.

Vectorply is a family of professionals.  We work as a team!  We are all committed to selling the highest quality of fabrics through technical expertise and unmatched customer service.  Our daily goal is to positively impact and maintain Vectorply’s strong reputation in the market place while helping our customers design, engineer, and build very efficient products.

 

All resumes and inquiries should be sent to employ@vectorply.com

Customer Service Team Leader Job Posting

Date:        11/1/16

Title:         Customer Service Team Leader

 

Vectorply Corporation overview

Vectorply Corporation is a privately held company with headquarters in Phenix City, AL.  Vectorply, a world leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high performance composite fabrics, has an immediate opening for an experienced Customer Service Team Leader.

 Vectorply is a dynamic market-driven company with a strong focus on exceeding our customer’s expectations.  The customer service responsibilities are very diversified, handling every aspect from forecasting, order entry to customer delivery.  Our motto is, “Always working hard to make it easy for our customers to do business with us”.  Vectorply is looking for an experienced professional willing to work hard and lead our outstanding service team.

 

CSTL Position Job requirements

  • 4 year undergraduate degree (business preferred)
  • Minimum 5-7 years customer service management experience
  • Proven leadership skills; ability to communicate well with others, work cohesively and lead in a team environment
  • Outgoing personality with strong initiative to set-forth and achieve goals
  • Advanced troubleshooting / problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to analyze different types of customer data and implement effective programs to increase the customer satisfaction experience
  • Liaise with company management to support and implement customer fulfilment growth strategies.

 

Please forward all resumes to employ@vectorply.com

Administrative Assistant Position

Date: 10/5/16

Title: Administrative Assistant

Hours: Full Time 8:00 to 5:00 EST

 

Company overview

Vectorply Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high performance composite reinforcement fabrics, has an immediate opening at its Phenix City, AL, location for an Administrative Assistant.

 

Job description

 Greet guests and manage switchboard for Accounting, Human Resources and Manufacturing Departments

 Collect and review employee applications for completeness

 Direct support for Accounting, Human Resources and Manufacturing Departments

 Produce and distribute manufacturing reports for the Director of Manufacturing

 Scan and index Accounting and Manufacturing files

 Organize production specification files

 Prepare Accounts Payable checks for distribution

 Coordinate pre-employment scheduling, background checks, reference verifications, profile changes and payroll distributions

 Payroll, Human Resources and Safety Reporting

 Review and prepare expense reports for AP processing

 

Job requirements

 Some college education preferred

 Some Human Resource and Clerical experience preferred

 Ability to communicate well with others and work cohesively in a team environment

 Outgoing personality with strong initiative

 Strong verbal, written and organizational skills

 Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

 Flexibility to work outside normal hours when necessary

 

Interested qualified applicants are encouraged to e-mail their resumes

to employ@vectorply.com with the heading “Administrative Assistant”.

Process Improvement Executive Position

Vectorply Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high performance composite reinforcement fabrics, has an immediate opening at its Phenix City, AL location for an experienced executive to lead the company’s continuous improvement initiatives.

The job entails analysis of present methods and the development of new systems and procedures aimed at increasing operational productivity and the elimination of wastefulness. This person will direct or influence the activities of others engaged in worker training, operating procedures, safety, quality, maintenance and other manufacturing and process support functions.

The company is seeking a high quality individual with a minimum of 10 years experience in the field and has many notable accomplishments in their resume. The ideal candidate will have earned an Industrial or Mechanical Engineering degree.

Interested qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resumes to employ@vectorply.com with the heading ‘Process Improvement Executive Position’.

Vectorply highlights VectorUltra line at CAMX, IBEX

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Phenix City, Ala. – Each year Vectorply Corporation exhibits at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) and the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). This year the focus at both shows was their expanding advanced composite reinforcement line of VectorUltra products.

At CAMX in Anaheim, CA Vectorply Director of Composites Engineering Trevor Gundberg, P.E. and Field Engineer Mike Ditzler participated in live demonstrations at Composites One’s Lean Mean Process Machine. Gundberg assisted in the Infrastructure Repair demo while Ditzler helped with the New Tooling Technology and Consumer Recreation demos.

During the Infrastructure Repair demo a mock concrete column was repaired using a combination of Vectorply’s E-LT 2900 and C-LA 1812. The presentation demonstrated how to use vacuum bag infusion in the field to repair damaged columns and provide added stability for seismic protection.

In the New Tooling Technology demo Ditzler helped demonstrate an infusion for an Indy Car intake scoop. The Consumer Recreation demo featured skateboard production through the use of silicone bag molding. Vectorply’s toughened carbon, C-BXi 0456, was used to increase impact resistance and damage tolerance and carbon/Innegra hybrid CI-TTXCX 1310 and C-WVs 0600-TW were also used during the demos.

With CAMX in the books, Vectorply’s team made the cross-country trip to exhibit at IBEX the following week in Tampa, FL. Vectorply also participated in an eye-catching exhibit at IBEX aimed at highlighting the future of composites production.

The “Future Materials Exhibit” is a hands-on display that is presented by Professional BoatBuilder and CompositesWorld magazines. In the exhibit, Vectorply highlighted two special VectorUltra products, C-BXi 0456 and C-4QX 9400, and a comingled E-glass/polypropylene thermoply product, EPP-W 2200.

EPP-W 2200 is a 22oz. fabric that offers users a wide range of flexibility due to the combination of thermoplastic and thermoset fibers. An 11’ 4” Super Cruiser stand up paddle board produced by Bounce Composites provided a great example of an end-use application for the thermoply product and received a lot of attention from visitors.

Panels of the two carbon products were also on display in the exhibit. The balanced and symmetric construction (mirror image) of the carbon C-4QX 9400 enables fast build-up of thick sections along with very low and consistent CTE and uncoupled (no potato chipping) laminates. The toughened C-BXi 0456 with interleaved lightweight polyamide veils provides greater interlaminar toughness and reduces delamination/damage zone size in the event of an impact.

Naval Architect / Composite Engineer Job Opening

Vectorply Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of composite reinforcement fabrics, has an immediate opening at its Phenix City, AL location for an experienced Naval Architect and/or Composite Engineer.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Provide laminate recommendations for potential and current customers utilizing Vectorply reinforcements and VectorLam software
  • Provide technical service and support to Vectorply sales / customer service staff, and customer base regarding Vectorply reinforcements and VectorLam software
  • Manage VectorLam software development and updates
  • Perform /arrange laminate testing (physical or mechanical) in support of customer and internal projects
  • Conduct presentations regarding Vectorply reinforcements at conventions or to small groups of customers
  • Submit technical papers to industry publications

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

  • Assist in design of new reinforcement fabrics for specific applications
  • Assist with the technical and aesthetic aspects of new marketing literature

 

Qualifications/Requirements

 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Naval Architecture, Marine, Ocean, Composite, or Mechanical
  • At least 5 years experience in structural design with composites materials in marine applications (small and/or light craft) utilizing industry standards such as ISO 12215, DNV HSLC, and ABS HSC
  • Proficient knowledge of composite manufacturing processes such as open molding, vacuum infusion, Lite RTM, RTM, vacuum bagging, etc.
  • Familiarity with composite material applications in industrial, wind energy, & sporting goods industries
  • Proficiency in some form of CAD (Rhino, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc.) and FEA (Strand7, HyperMesh, etc.) software. Experience with programming languages (SQL, Visual Basic, etc.) is highly beneficial
  • Up to 25% travel generally within the US and Canada
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with public speaking opportunities
  • Reside within the Phenix City, AL / Columbus, GA area with an office located at the main plant
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 9001, AS9100, etc.) is beneficial

 

Interested qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resumes to employ@vectorply.com with the heading “Naval Architect / Composite Engineering Position”.

Infusion success starts with Vectorply’s “R2O”

Vectorply’s “Road to Optimization” crucial in Cruisers Yachts 390 Express Coupe infusion

PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Making the switch from open molding to vacuum infusion can be a daunting challenge, particularly when the first large part to be infused is a newly designed 39’ boat hull. In order to help transition their new 390 Express Coupe to infusion, KCS International, manufacturer of Cruisers Yachts, enlisted the help of Vectorply’s Engineering Services Team.

Vectorply employs four full-time engineers to help lead customers down the Road to Optimization (R20) where the goal is to optimize customer’s workflow from initial audits, part and laminate design, to material selection and processing.

The work began before the hull mold, which was split down the middle due to complex geometry and to reduce major repair hours, was even delivered.  The hull bottom and sides were analyzed using the requirements outlined in ISO 12215 with Vectorply’s VectorLam software. VectorLam is an Excel-based classical laminate theory (CLT) analysis program that allows users to compare laminates, design plates and stiffeners, as well as analyze hull scantlings using requirements from ISO 12215 and DNV High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Craft.

Once initial laminates were developed, a team consisting of Vectorply, Composites One, 3A Composites (Baltek) and CCP assembled to produce test panels to verify resin flow characteristics and mechanical properties as well as surface cosmetics.  Multiple iterations of test panels were made which included changes in reinforcement fabrics, core materials, resins, barrier coats, and catalysts in order to meet Cruisers’ surface cosmetic requirements.

The final hull side and bottom laminates utilized Vectorply’s E-QXM 3515, which is a 35 oz/yd2 quad-axial fabric with a 1.5 oz/ft2 chopped strand mat attached.  Also utilized were balsa core and Lantor Soric products from 3A Composites as well as gelcoat and resins from CCP. Fabric and core materials were all kit cut by Mahogany Company.

The surface profile of the chosen infusion laminate schedule rivals most open mold laminates with quality and consistency unattainable in traditional open molding.  Staff from Vectorply, Composites One, 3A Composites, CCP and Mahogany were all on-site for the infusion of the first hull to provide training to Cruisers employees and demonstrate best practices.  The results of the switch from open molding to infusion were easy to see.  Cruisers was able to reduce the finished hull weight by over 800 pounds, and they also reduced layup time from 6 days to 4 days, all while improving laminate quality and consistency.

Why not let the Vectorply Engineering Services Team lead you and your next project down the Road to Optimization!

Boeing recognizes Vectorply with Certificate of Appreciation

PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Vectorply’s National Sales Meeting got off to an exciting start as Co-President Trey Sawtelle presented a Certificate of Appreciation from The Boeing Company to the Vectorply team. The certificate recognized Vectorply for ‘Outstanding performance in the development and advancement of multi-axial non-crimp fabric technology that will enable next generation composite structures’.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

Vectorply awarded IBBI’s Outstanding Partner Award

PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Vectorply would like to thank the members of the IBBI (Independent Boat Builders, Inc.) for awarding our company the Outstanding Partner Award for 2014.

Independent Boat Builders, Inc. is a collaborative effort to negotiate the best sources and arrangements for raw materials. It’s a purchasing cooperative founded by a group of independent boat builders who are continually looking for ways to add value to their businesses.

We are honored to receive this award from such a tremendous organization!