CEO Jim Gormican

Experienced Executive and Entrepreneur

Career Summary

30+ years of technical, business management, and executive leadership in Composites for Aerospace & Defense Technical Leadership
Last 20 years dedicated to growth of entrepreneurial endeavors focused on Product Development by integrating advanced technologies


Rock West

CEO of an Enterprise of related companies and brands

Rock West Solutions: Product Development of integrated technologies for Aerospace and Defense, Energy, and Industrial
Rock West Composites: Carbon Fiber Tubes and Molded Products for Industrial, Aerospace, and Sporting
Rock West Properties: Property Development and Management for both Residential and Commercial Real Estate


Executive of a large public Aerospace & Defense contractor with various leadership responsibilities – 5 years

President, ATK COI
Executive VP, ATK Composites
VP Strategy, ATK Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems Group
VP Business Development & Strategy, ATK Mission Systems Group
VP & GM, ATK Mission Research and Technical Services
VP Advanced Programs

Composite Optics, Inc (COI)

Leader of a privately held, aerospace composites company and key contributor to growth – 12 years

Product Development Director, VP Operations, President, CEO, and Chairman
Sold company to ATK In 2003
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Industrial Arts – San Diego State University