Michael Favaloro has 41 years in the composites industry with a career that includes experience in product and process development, manufacturing engineering and management, program management, engineering management, and business line management. In the 80’s and 90’s, Mike was at AVCO Textron and involved in the transition of several key composites programs from development to full rate production. Mike also worked at GE Aircraft Engines in that timeframe successfully incorporating composites to replace metal parts. Mike’s last job at Textron was business line director of the highly profitable composites and prepreg products which he assisted in its sale to different companies. Mike built and managed a team at Beacon Power which successfully developed a composite flywheel for energy storage, and he supported business development of thermoplastic composites for Ticona and Tencate in oil and gas, aerospace, automotive and medical industries. Mike is currently President of CompositeTechs, LLC, a professional resource company catering to the technical, business development and sales needs of the industry. In this role, he has consulted for numerous companies, including Albany, Mitsubishi, Sabic, Dupont, Exxon and others. Mike has given several papers at the Carbon Fiber Conference including a market study of the thermoplastic composites industry in 2018.
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