George Hansen is being recognized for his contributions to the state’s science and technology industry, especially off the Wasatch Front. The chief technology officer and co-founder of Conductive Composites, Hansen and his company have brought key science and technology jobs to Wasatch and Emery Counties. His business has created $30 million in wages and benefits, and purchased $15 million in local goods, services, and contractors in rural Utah.
With more than forty years of senior leadership in research and development in the electromagnetic spectrum, defense, advanced materials, and chemical processing industries, Hansen is an author on more than 40 technical papers and maintains more than 20 patents. Conductive Composites and Hansen’s work has enabled key innovations in advanced manufacturing and defense applications, and has been supported by the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
His work has been recognized by the leading composite industry organization, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), where Hansen has also served in local, national and global leadership roles. Hansen has also promoted growth across Utah’s advanced materials sector, playing a critical role in the founding of Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI).