Company History

Executive Team

Andy Kowals

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James Salerno

CTO – James graduated from RIT in 2008 with a bachelors’ degree in mechanical engineering.  After College, Salerno spent 6 years working for Plasan Carbon Composites as an R&D engineer then as a CAE research engineer.  During Salerno’s time at Plasan, he was instrumental in product design, development and quoting; participating in over 50 commercial program quotes.  Two major programs that Salerno worked on from design to production are the current C7 Corvette Stingray and SRT Viper.  Additionally, Salerno helped develop Plasan’s rapidclave process, procure equipment and develop protocols for Plasan’s internal test lab, participate in multiple state and federal grant proposals and present at industry specific trade and awards shows.

After leaving Plasan, Salerno founded Hale Mountain Research LLC to provide consulting services for companies that needed to design, develop or productionize composite products.  Over the past 3 years, Hale Mountain Reserach’s capabilities have grown to include 3D printing, in house tool fabrication, and composite product prototyping and production.  While running Hale Mountain Research, Salerno was introduced to Andi Kowalski by a regional economic development specialist.  Salerno and Kowalski used their complementary skills and backgrounds to establish Polar Composites Corporation.



Peter Odierna

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Gary Lownsdale

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