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At IsoTruss our mission is to help build companies with the structures and technology of tomorrow.

Our patented geometry is a radically transformative structural solution that is stronger, lighter-weight, more durable and less expensive than traditional materials. We’re the new steel! We also build sustainability for tomorrow, because IsoTruss is eco-friendly at every level, from our manufacturing process to the reduction in materials required to achieve structural objectives.

IsoTruss enables companies and engineers to build structures for today and tomorrow, investors to build portfolios for tomorrow, and employees to build careers for tomorrow.

IsoTruss, Inc., an engineering, design, and manufacturing services provider, produces patented IsoTruss® lattice cell towers for the telecommunications industry and other applications. IsoTruss® cell towers, fabricated with composite material, are lightweight, durable, cost-effective, corrosion-resistant, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

The IsoTruss technology and advantage is adaptable and scalable. Utilizing our family of patented, composite material grid structures, we offer R&D capabilities, applications, and solutions in telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace, civil infrastructure, energy, construction, leisure, and more.

Originally a 1994 technology R&D spin-off of BYU, we were acquired by our current CEO Nathan D. Rich in 2015, and have been growing ever since.

Team

Nathan D. Rich (Founder / CEO / Board member). Nathan Rich serves as the CEO of IsoTruss®. He is an experienced leader, skilled in entrepreneurship, finance, strategy and management. Prior to founding IsoTruss® in 2015, Nathan worked in the corporate finance department of Avery Dennison. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration focused on Finance & Entrepreneurship from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Nathan served as the Managing Director of Cougar Capital, an evergreen stage agnostic venture fund. He is fluent in Portuguese, enjoys the outdoors and coaching his children’s youth teams. Nathan received a scholarship to play collegiate baseball at Rick’s College.

Cromwell Wong (CFO / COO / Board member). Cromwell Wong serves as an executive at IsoTruss®. Prior to IsoTruss®, he was a part of the team that managed Saudi Aramco’s debt portfolio. Cromwell also assisted in the IPO listing of the company in the local stock exchange. Previous to Saudi Aramco, Cromwell worked for QRI Group, an upstream Oil & Gas consulting and investment firm. He started his career working on Wall Street with JPMorgan and Ernst & Young in NYC. Cromwell, who is one of the seed investors in BILT, an advisor to DocQ, and a real estate investor, received his MBA from Brigham Young University – Provo and undergraduate degree from BYU – Hawaii. Cromwell is fluent in English and proficient in Tagalog, Japanese and Mandarin.

David W. Jensen, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.R., F.ASCE, A.F.AIAA (Chief Technical Adviser). David W. Jensen received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU), and an S.M. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Structures from MIT. Dr. Jensen was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State prior to returning to BYU, where he served as Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. At BYU, Dr. Jensen developed the IsoTruss® technology (a family of lightweight composite structural configurations) and invented a machine to continuously fabricate lattice structures. Dr. Jensen served on the AIAA Board as the Technical Director of the Structures, Design and Test Group. Awards include a Stoel-Rives “Utah Innovation of the Year Award,” “BYU Outstanding Achievements in Technology Transfer Award,” and AIAA Sustained Service Award.

Evan Vorwaller (Head of Manufacturing and Design). Evan Vorwaller is the Head of Manufacturing and Design for IsoTruss®. Prior to IsoTruss®, he worked as an estimator for VBI Doors out of California while he was finishing his degree. As an estimator, he successfully bid for and subsequently won jobs for the Africa Rocks expansion at the San Diego Zoo, as well as the San Diego Sea World remodel of the Orca exhibit and the Electric Eel ride project. He is one of the first group of students to graduate with a Manufacturing Engineering degree from Brigham Young University – Provo.

Marianne Clayton (Head of R&D and Government Funding). Marianne Clayton is the Head of Research and Development and Government Level Funding at IsoTruss®. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2017 and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 with research focused on composites and Nano based sensors both from BYU. Before working at IsoTruss®, Ms. Clayton partnered in innovation efforts to address plastics challenges at US Synthetic, a synthetic diamond manufacturer in Orem, Utah.

Christopher Bailey (Group Head of Engineering). Mr. Bailey has a strong background in project management, research and development, and mechanical engineering. Prior to joining IsoTruss®, Mr. Bailey worked for Braven on new product development, test engineering, and project management in the U.S. and Asia. He graduated in 2017 with his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University – Provo.

Sam Wilding (Head of Sales and Business Development). Mr. Wilding serves as the Head of Sales and Business Development at IsoTruss. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Brigham Young University. Sam has extensive experience in commercializing new technologies, working in business development for 5 years followed by 2-years at startup working to commercialize a piezo-electric foam material where he secured multiple partnerships and deals with leading companies in footwear, athletic equipment, automotive, and medical devices. Sam is also a 6σ Blackbelt with extensive experience in process design and development. Sam enjoys trail running and enjoying the outdoors with his family.