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Louis C. (Lou) Dorworth has been working in the composite manufacturing industry since 1978, with experience in research and development, manufacturing engineering, material and process engineering, and tool design and fabrication. His aerospace composite career began in 1979 with the Lear Fan 2100 program. He has since been involved with many other aircraft programs such as the Beech Starship 1, the B-2 bomber, the C-17 transport, the Airbus A-330/340, and Boeing 777, mostly working for first-tier sub-contractors. Lou has also been involved with many other non-aerospace programs ranging from wind blade manufacturing, to snowboards, to underwater submersibles.

Lou has been associated with Abaris since its inception in 1983. He has been teaching composite-related courses for Abaris part-time since 1989 and full-time since 1992. Currently Lou is the Division Manager of Abaris Direct Services, part of Abaris Training Resources, Inc., located in Reno, NV. In this position Lou is responsible for coordinating on-site training courses and technical consultation projects for Abaris’ clientele.

Lou has been a professional member of The Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE) since 1982. In 1994 he became a senior member of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and is currently participating in their Plastics, Composites, and Coatings (PCC) Technical Community, as a primary member of the Composites Technical Committee (CTC).

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