Ron Thue, CEO of LSF Design Engineering, has been in the structural analysis business for 29 years. Ron holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. Asa graduate student he was a part of the MOVIE.BYU team where he wrote hidden-line and contour generation algorithmsand incorporated them in the MOVIE.BYU software. After graduating with his master’s, he developed finite element pre- and post-processing software at Marc Analysis Research Corporation (MARC) in Palo Alto CA. He then joined Thiokol Corporation where he was the lead engineer on the redesign of the Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) solid propellant grain, post-Challenger. At Thiokol he went on to manage both the RSRM Propellant, Liner & Insulation (PLI) Structures group and the RSRM Case Structures/Ground Support Equipment group. In 1996, Ron left Thiokol to start Technology Integration & Engineering Solutions, Inc. (TIES, Inc.) where the focus was on structural analysis and software development. After 8 years running TIES, Inc., he joined Altair Engineering where he worked on Boeing 787 optimization projects, trained Boeing engineers in optimization techniques, and managed 20+ Altair engineers all working on Boeing 787 optimization projects. Ron then opened an Altair office in Utah where he managed major accounts and filled the roll of Engineering Manager. In early 2012, Ron left Altair and started LSF Design Engineering, Inc. The LSF name identifies the company mission–to design products that are Lighter and Stronger and do to it in less time, Faster. He is a long-time user of Altair HyperWorks products with a focus on structural optimization. He is also a long-time user of Simulia ABAQUS and Nastran. Over his career, Ron has performed many non-linear structural analyses and many structural optimization simulations and brings that experience to LSF.
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Ross has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts on the West Coast as well as in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wyoming. Ross also appears before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. He has been lead counsel in numerous lawsuits involving intellectual property, including patents, trademark and copyright, and related matters. Ross received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1968 and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1971.
Lance has over two-decades of marketing and design experience. He has worked with small businesses and multi-million dollar corporations in management and marketing. His resume includes creative director, art director, and marketing manager, among others. Using his management, marketing, and design experience, Lance has helped improve profitability of companies such as Heritage Web Design, Lucid Raven Productions, Interactive Designs, and Bluehost. He currently serves as CEO at Wise Owl Creative Marketing and Branding, LLC., UI Designer at Bluehost, and Operations and Marketing Director at Community Banking Resource Group.
Chris is an experienced human resources professional with expertise in employee relations, staffing, strategy, performance management and increasing employee productivity. Most of his professional experience is in the high-tech industry including: software development, infrastructure/operations and cloud computing. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Utah State University, and an MBA from The University of Utah. Chris is originally from New Jersey but resides in Utah with his wife and four children.
Al received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1959 and an M.S. in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah in 1967. During his 42-year career at ATK Thiokol Propulsion, he worked on the Minuteman, Trident, Peacekeeper, Genie, HARM, Standard Missile, Malemute, PAM-DII, Castor 4A, 4AXL, and Castor 120 rocket motors. He was also involved in technology programs for controllable solid rockets, hybrid rockets, automobile air bag propellants, and environmental impacts of solid rocket motor exhaust. Al was the Director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project at the time of the Challenger accident and led the redesign of the SRM as VP of Engineering for Space Operations.
Kip Winget is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Caselle Inc., an accounting software company in Provo, UT. He has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing management within a variety of industries and markets. He has helped companies maximize their efficiency and effectiveness in sales and marketing efforts from manufacturing to technology industries. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Business Administration/Finance.