LoadPath - Aerospace Structures / Design, Test, and Materials
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Company Overview

LoadPath is a small, privately owned aerospace engineering company founded in 2009 by Adam Biskner and Greg Sanford. The company originated to provide aerospace structural technologies research and development directly to Government customers on Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. Initially we provided highly technical structural design and testing to the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate. Since then our customer base, personnel, and capabilities have grown through exceptional customer service and by creating a collegial work environment that has attracted, satisfied, and retained talented engineers. Our diverse engineering staff, comprised of more than 80% with advanced degrees, has strong technical expertise in our five core areas; structural design, strain energy mechanisms, thermal management, composite fabrication, and structural testing. LoadPath is based in Albuquerque, NM with an office in Denver, CO.

LoadPath is a small business dedicated to developing and maintaining strong customer relationships and business partnerships by consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations. We utilize a network of industry partners and consultants to meet our customers' needs and continually explore business relationships necessary to pursue future opportunities. Please contact us at info@loadpath.com to learn more about how we can partner with you.

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Publications

LoadPath is continuously working to advance aerospace structural technologies. We frequently publish our work through industry journals and conferences for dissemination to the broader engineering community, to see a list of our recent papers click here.

Quality Management System

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We developed and implemented an AS9100C certified Quality Management System (QMS) to assure our products and services meet our customer’s needs. Our quality policy statement, listed below, provides the top-level direction for our entire QMS. The system provides established processes, procedures, and controls to reduce technical and programmatic risk. The scope of our certification is: For research and development, custom test design, and testing of aerospace structural technologies.

Quality Policy Statement: LoadPath is committed to measuring and improving the Quality Management System to meet or exceed customer expectations. This is accomplished through communication, measurement, analysis, and regular review of our Quality Management System and processes.

Executive Biographies

Gregory Sanford’s technical expertise is in aerospace structural design, analysis, and testing with particular experience in the design and conduct of full-scale and component structural tests. He began his engineering career at Lockheed Martin Space Systems where he was responsible for launch vehicle and spacecraft systems structural testing. As a long-time, key member supporting AFRL since 2000, Mr. Sanford has gained significant engineering and management experience through programs ranging from payload accommodations, deployable structures, custom test development, and fundamental research. Mr. Sanford is an internationally published author and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM), and the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico.

Adam Biskner has extensive experience managing the development and delivery of custom engineered aerospace products. His technical expertise includes the mechanical design, stress analysis, and testing of multiple payload adapters, composite structures, space mechanisms, spacecraft components, and ground support hardware. Additionally, Mr. Biskner has a significant background in the design and execution of flight acceptance and qualification testing of government and commercial space vehicle structures, components, and materials. Mr. Biskner’s experience is detailed in numerous journal and conference papers and he has given several invited presentations to both universities and professional organizations.
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