Paul Fabian is in charge of all operations, manufacturing and day-to-day leadership of the Specialty Composites Programs team at CTD, with a focus on moving core technologies developed in research and development efforts at CTD to manufactured commercial products for use in industry. He also serves as the segment lead CTD’s Testing Services group which provides customized testing services for composites and composite-enabled solutions across a wide range of temperatures and tailored testing methods.
Paul‘s decades of experience in the composites industry have enabled CTD’s market leadership to flourish, especially in the pioneering fields of lightweight, cryogenic insulation and all-composite linerless Type V pressure vessels. A Mechanical Engineering graduate of Colorado State University, his strong mechanical engineering and composite materials skills are reflected in CTD’s structural composites product offering.
His work has been independently cited by NASA, US Department of Energy, and major research institutions in the development of next-stage composite research and manufacturing, which includes virtually all methods of composite fabrication such as VARTM, filament winding, hand lay-up, pre-pregging, RFI, as well as in composite materials testing in extreme environments.
His market experience in composites is evident across a myriad of markets, including electrical insulation, high temperature oil & gas, geothermal applications, aerospace, composite tanks, cryogenics, and fusion & superconducting magnets.