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The Team

The strength of any company is the team, and we have one of the best.

Ryan Olliges skateboarding on carbon fiber skateboard

Founder, President
Ryan Olliges

Ryan is an Aerospace Engineering graduate from the University of Southern California. While working in the Rocket Propulsion Lab he realized how much unused carbon fiber is sent to the landfill during the manufacture of rockets and spacecraft. As someone who loves the outdoors and the environment, Ryan immediately set about finding a solution to this problem.

Greg Autry - Elevated Materials

Co-Founder
Greg Autry, PhD, MBA

Greg is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California. He is a researcher on space entrepreneurship, commercial space economics and space policy, and served as White House liaison with NASA. Greg is also a serial entrepreneur and is active in supporting American manufacturing.

J Harris

Co-Founder, VP, Tech Development
Jaysen Harris

Jaysen has many years of entrepreneurial experience in several startups. He is experienced in implementation systems throughout organizations large and small, including several major projects in the IT Field. Jaysen is also experienced in web, ecommerce and app development.

Peter -121c

VP, Business Development
Peter Latteier, MBA

Peter has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from BYU. He has experience in business development, sales and process improvement and is a certified 6 Sigma Blackbelt. He also enjoys the outdoors and keeping the environment clean.

Our Advisors

Michael Lopez Alegria - Elevated Materials

Industry Expert, Spokeperson
Michael López-Alegría

Mike LA is a former Naval aviator and one of America’s most experienced astronauts. He flew on numerous Space Shuttle missions and served as International Space Station commander. He holds several NASA records and formerly served as President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. As a product spokesperson and industry liaison, Mike’s achievements inspire the whole team to reach for the stars

Adrian Stern - Elevated Materials

Finance
Adrian Stern, CPA, CFE, CFF, CRFA, CICA

Adrian is an adjunct professor at the Marshall School of Business at USC. He is also a founding partner of the firm Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff and Chairman of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. 

Paul Olliges - Elevated Materials

Production
Paul Olliges

Paul has many years of experience with composites in the marine industry. He has worked in design and manufacturing for Bayliner and Glacier Bay Catamarans, and is currently General Manager at Sea-Dog Line. He has a BFA in industrial design & MBA from the University of Washington

Dr Steven Nutt - Elevated Materials

Research & Development
Steven Nutt, PhD

Steven is an M.C. Gill Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. He has his BS, MS and PhD from the University of Virginia having done extensive research on carbon fiber. He has be Director of the Composites Lab at USC and is well connected with the traditional aerospace firms