At Infinite Composites, we take pride in the talented folks who make our team. This week we'd like to welcome one of our newest employees, Laura Bryant, Document Control Specialist for the Quality Department.
Learn about Laura's extensive experience & why she chose to work at Infinite Composites.
Where are you originally from?
I'm originally from East Texas, with a lengthy detour in Central Kansas.
You have 20 years of working in manufacturing. What was your experience prior to joining Infinite Composites?
I have over 20 years of experience working in a range of Quality Control / Assurance positions for manufacturing facilities of varied products (including extruded plastics, injectable pharmaceuticals, resins, and ASME code welded metal pressure vessels for the oil and gas industry.
Why did you choose to work at Infinite Composites?
My previous work in the metal pressure vessel industry gave me some insight & interest in the industry. The idea of Infinite Composite's linerless composite pressure vessels fascinated me, and I really wanted to see the process for myself.
IC's target markets of space exploration and sustainable transportation also appealed to me prior to working here.
While I'm not quite old enough to have witnessed the first moonwalk, I do distinctly recall the excitement leading up to and the disappointment following the Challenger Disaster.
Seeing women preparing to travel to space was inspirational to a lot of little girls in my generation. I personally know that my answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?” was "An Astronaut.” for many years following.
We are currently witnessing events that will be written in the history books of space exploration. With enough pocket change, private citizens are now able to buy tickets and be tourists in space aboard crafts with civilian crews.
While space exploration is really cool to a lot of folks, the need for alternative fuel sources and making more efficient use of traditional fuel sources right here on planet Earth is undeniable, and I personally find that pretty cool too. I saw and still see a ton of potential for what Infinite Composites is offering and wanted to be a part of it in any way I could.
What are you most excited about in joining the new team?
I have never worked with a more intelligent and innovative group of people than the ones here at Infinite Composites. While they are a very diverse team in terms of backgrounds and experience, they still effortlessly manage to share similar work mentalities, goals for the company and are completely dedicated to continuously improving current practices.
Company hierarchy is virtually non-existent here. No voice is too “small” to be heard, and no one is too “big” for a job when there is a job that needs done. It’s not a rare occurrence to walk out in the shop after hours and see one of our founders out there “hands-on” working on a project after everyone has left.
As employees, we aren’t working for a CEO living halfway across the world that we’ve never met. We are working for the same guys we have to bump out of the way to get to the fridge while they are playing foosball in the break room. I’m not sure if it’s because of that tight knit atmosphere here or not, but the drive of this team to see Infinite Composites grow and succeed is unparalleled to any that I’ve seen at any other company, and I am certain that I’m beyond excited to be a member of the IC team.
When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Some of my hobbies include painting horribly, spending time together with the family, spending time alone fishing in the neighborhood pond, and spoiling my very rotten dogs Pinto and Zuki (pictured below).
Thanks Laura! By the way, we're always on the look out for talented new team members & interns. Head over to our Careers Page to learn more.