UTComp welcomes engineering innovator Bob Ilmonen as Director of Operations

June 10, 2019
Bob Ilmonen, UTComp's Director of Operations

Bob Ilmonen, UTComp’s Director of Operations

UTComp is pleased to introduce Bob Ilmonen as our new Director of Operations.

With a 25-year record of success as a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Bob is a proven leader who has developed cutting-edge processes and innovative products across multiple sectors including advanced manufacturing, plastics and clean energy. He brings a unique combination of technical skills and business acumen that will help advance UTComp’s global mission to improve the safety and reliability of industrial assets and infrastructure made from fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and other composite materials.

“I’m very excited to be part of the UTComp team,” said Ilmonen, who has helped dozens of companies develop products from concept to market as an engineering manager, business owner and consultant, and mentor through organizations such as Innovation Guelph and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

“With innovative technologies like the UltraAnalytix® inspection system, UTComp is poised to have a major impact on engineering design and inspection processes at leading companies around the world in a wide range of industries.”

Recruiting an experienced leader like Ilmonen is a significant development in UTComp’s evolution, said Jo Anne Watton, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Bob’s skills and ability to solve operational challenges will help advance our technological development and sharpen our strategy for future business growth,” said Watton. “I’m thrilled to welcome Bob to UTComp on behalf of the entire team.”

Founded in 2008, UTComp Inc. is dedicated to improving the performance and safety of equipment made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and other composite materials.

The company provides a full spectrum of composite engineering and evaluation services, including the patented UltraAnalytix® inspection system for non-destructive and non-intrusive evaluation and service life forecasting of FRP and composite tanks, pipes and other industrial assets.