John Unser is Project Director at the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, managed by Collaborative Composite Solutions, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unser is a 30-year veteran of the composite industry, drawing from previous work experiences with both large OEMs and small businesses, including Caterpillar, Firefly Energy, Inc., and GMI Composites. Prior to working as the Project Director for IACMI, Unser served on IACMI’s Technical Advisory Board. With hands on engineering experience in compression molding, autoclave curing, filament winding, injection molding, resin transfer molding, vacuum infusion, hand lay-up, recycling and pultrusion, Unser has built a strong base in a wide variety of aspects in composites manufacturing.
As the Projects Director at IACMI, Unser coordinates and directs IACMI research and development for technical projects and activities that support IACMI goals. Unser holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.