A composite manufacturing expert
Chief Operating Officer
Justin Uchida serves as Chief Operating Officer of Applied Composites. He directs the day-to-day business at the Lake Forest site (formerly AC&A) as well as strategic operations for the entire company.
Justin began his career in manufacturing at Lake Forest in 2006 as a founding member of the technical staff and has served in crucial design, operations, programming, staffing and fabrication functions. His involvement has been a critical factor in the site’s growth to a premier machining and manufacturing center. He is an authority in metallic tooling fabrication, machining operations and prototyping. Justin also has a strong legacy of novel and innovative approaches on projects such as Tesla and SpaceX, which have yielded unique part counts in excess of 100 tools and composite parts in less than 30 days.