Meet Our Leadership Team

Jeffery Ritz

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffery is a senior executive and entrepreneur with a successful track record of building, restructuring and growing technology, service and healthcare businesses. With over 20 years of experience, he's had leading roles at GE, Allied Signal and Fidelity Investments. Jeffery has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BSME in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

Per Sekse

President & Chief Operating Officer

Per's unrivaled experience as a senior executive and entrepreneur spans a storied and illustrious career with over 35 years in finance, risk management, insurance and capital markets, most recently as CEO of two startup companies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Per held roles in derivatives trading and investment banking at Manufactures Hanover/Chemical Bank, commodity trading at Brandeis Brokers and Enron, and reinsurance and asset management as CIO and board member for the Imagine Group. Per earned his BA in economics from Colgate University​.


Mark Kujawski

Chief Technology Officer

Mark has a penchant for innovation and a passion for technology. During his time in the Performance Materials division at BASF, he specialized in the formulation, processing and testing of new thermoplastic polyurethane resin chemistries for advanced applications. He also previously founded a startup company called Smart Composites focused on producing electrically-conductive elastomers for sensing and actuation.


Mark was an Academic Fellow at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and interned at the Air Force Research Labs. He completed his post-doctoral work at the University of Maryland where he also received his PhD in materials science and engineering. Mark also has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Central Michigan University.

Matthew Swenson

Vice President Sales

Matt brings over 25 years of experience in the composites industry having held positions in production, operations management, distribution and channel management, marketing and product management, sales, and sales leadership. He is an entrepreneurial-minded leader that excels at business development.


Matt started his career in the trenches of his father’s fiberglass shop gaining an invaluable foundation in composites and manufacturing.  He has held roles of increasing responsibility in companies such as North American Composites, Owens Corning Fiberglass, TOTAL S.A.’s subsidiary Cook Composites & Polymers (CCP) now Polynt Composites, and most recently Dixie Chemical. 


He has Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming and has been actively involved with such trade organizations as American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IAMCI), and the American Coatings Association (ACA).