Alpine Advanced Materials innovative HX5 composites are driving weight-saving solutions that took a whopping 2,000 lbs. of weight out of a Boeing 777! As a venture-backed, early stage start-up, the company is also creating big waves in aerospace manufacturing.
Getting a startup off the ground is challenging in the best of times, and a pandemic only adds another hurdle to the mix. What have Roger Raley and Joe D’Cruz done to thrive amidst the chaos? Do startups have advantages over their established competition that allow them to dominate?
In this episode, Roger Raley and Joe D’Cruz of Alpine Advanced Materials share how they got their company off the ground in the midst of a global health crisis.
The question isn’t how to be successful, it’s who we need to connect with to become successful. -Craig Picken
Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
Why our investors make all the difference:
Having the right investors does more than inject capital into our businesses, it also gives us credibility. Focus on partnering with the right investors who have the right experience.
Why keeping our teams lean is the best way forward:
Startups need to protect their capital, so avoid unnecessary expenses wherever possible and focus on fundamentals.
The importance of staying cool under pressure:
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in times of crisis, but the key to success lies in staying calm in every situation. Shift energies towards finding opportunities to partner with the right people and companies.
Joe D’Cruz is the Executive Chairman of Alpine Advanced Materials, and Founder of its parent company, Catalyze Dallas. With a deep knowledge of the aerospace, defense, energy, and transportation markets, Joe is an experienced senior executive with an impressive track record in both early-stage and established multinational corporate environments.
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Roger Raley is the President of Alpine Advanced Materials. An international executive with deep roots in aerospace, defense industries, and the commercial space, Roger has spent over 20 years delivering solutions that improve complex defense and commercial supply chains. Prior to joining Alpine, Roger served as the Vice President of the Military and Aerospace Business Unit at TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
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Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes, AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.