Rick ByrensSenior Vice President & General Manager
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Alliance Spacesystems, Rick oversees all facets of the business with a clear focus on customer satisfaction and products of the highest quality. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Byrens was Business Development Manager for Alliance / MDA Space Structures from 2006 through 2011, and oversaw growth in the business unit from $4.5 Million per year to $28 Million in 2011. Mr. Byrens was Business Development Manager at ATK Corona / Programmed Composites, Inc. from 1999 through 2006, spent 3 years as General Manager at Intec Composites (Anaheim, CA), and was also General Manager of Hexcel’s Satellite Products Business Unit (Gilbert, AZ) from 1997 through 1999. Mr. Byrens has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and has over 30 years experience in the composite materials and structures business.
Allan ArkVice President of Operations
Allan Ark joined Alliance Spacesystems, LLC in 2014, where he currently serves as the Vice President of Operations overseeing Manufacturing and Program Operations, Design & Analysis, Supply Chain, and Facilities. Allan joined the company as a Program Manager and has progressed through various leadership roles as Director of Corporate Development and Director of Programs. Prior to joining Alliance, Allan spent several years as a technology strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, defining DoD technology roadmaps & acquisition policy for space & airborne communications system and a payload systems engineer for Boeing’s Satellite Development Center. Allan holds a BSEE from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Dave KwanDirector of Contracts & Supply Chain
Mr. Kwan has over 28 years of experience building composite Satellite Structures working as Director of Programs, Program Manager, and Director of Contracts and Supply Chain. Mr. Kwan currently oversees the Contracts department along with Supply Chain, including Procurement, Material Planning/Coordination, and Material Control. While at ATK/Programmed Composites, Inc, Mr. Kwan was the Product Line Director and Program Manager on over 45 successful A2100 Bus Structures for Lockheed Martin. The Structures included a variety of commercial programs along with key Military Programs such as SBIRS, AEHF, and MUOS. As Program Manager, Mr. Kwan was responsible for providing the key programmatic/technical/contractual interface to the customer, along with meeting customer expectations of schedule and quality.
Mike MastroianniDirector of Operations
Mike Mastroianni joined Alliance Spacesystems, LLC in 2018 as the Director of Operations overseeing Master Scheduling, Production Control, Capacity Management, Manufacturing and Facilities. Mike has spent the entirety of his career in Aerospace Manufacturing with experiences in commercial aviation, military aircraft and spacecraft structures. Prior to joining Alliance he worked for the Goodrich Corporation in a variety of manufacturing and R&D engineering roles focused on cost reduction, United Technologies Aerospace Systems managing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner composite nacelle component fabrication, including Automated Fiber Placement and CNC milling machines, and Rubbercraft Corporation overseeing elastomeric seal and gasket production and the implementation of a continuous improvement program. Common to all of his experiences is a commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvement, with a focus on structured operating procedures and visual factory management. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from the Paul Mirage School of Business at UC Irvine.
Dale NevermanDirector of Programs
Dale Neverman joined Alliance Spacesystems, LLC in 2016 with the acquisition of Vanguard Space Technologies and currently serves as the Director of Programs overseeing Program Management, Production Engineering, and Structural and Environmental Testing. Dale joined Vanguard as a Program Manager in 2007. Prior to joining Alliance, Dale spent 10 years as a program manager with Programmed Composites, Inc./ATK, managing build to spec and build to print programs for space applications, and 8 years at Kaiser Aerospace managing composite product programs for aerospace applications. Dale holds a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.