As 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.