Christopher A. Holland

Professional Skills: 25 years of experience in owning and running a small hi-tech ceramics manufacturing corporation with emphasis on producing low volume, precision cylindrical components and ceramic tooling. Vast knowledge of grinding technology and a proven track record of problem solving in the manufacture of close tolerance, precision cylindrical components. Master journeyman machinist and veteran ceramicist. Expertise in ceramic process science technology to produce high quality, small grain, high density materials via isostatic pressing.

Key accomplishments include:

– Developed new machining process to produce high precision cylindrical geometries of exacting tolerance and free of machining marks

– Developed unique tooling method for the centerless grinding of micro components (awarded exclusive D.O.E. contract via Fermi Lab)

– Developed process to produce “wave” bearing profile geometry in fluid film (air) bearings for NASA , D.O.E. and D.O.D applications

– Produced air bearings for use on International Space Station

– Extensive NASA, Department of Energy, and Government Lab portfolio of work

– Produced ceramic trigger prototypes for nuclear warhead that no other company in the United States was able to produce for Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Lab

– Strong expertise with Unison Ded-Tru centerless grinding technology

– Developed unique, low cost tooling method for the isostatic pressing of round billets

– 20+ year history and expertise in the fields of battery tooling and powder compaction tooling.

 

Work History:

President / Owner – Chris Holland Ceramics (2016 to present)

– Consultant and contract manufacturing

 

President / Owner – Holland Technical Ceramics Inc. / Incerco (1991 to 2016)

– Oversee and manage all manufacturing operations and set-ups:

– Responsible for selection of tooling for the pressing of each job

– Responsible for calculating all green dimensions and dimensions of core rods, making of all green drawings, and green-machining setup of each job

– Responsible for the firing of each job

– Performs all CNC programming

– Performs all setups and designate parameters for grinding

– Performs all QC setups and oversee the QC process

– Manage all sales accounts

– Conceptualize and execute all research & development work

– Perform all close tolerance grinding personally

 

Sales Manager – AstroMet Ceramics (1990-1991)

– Oversaw and managed sales for structural ceramics division

– Worked closely with management on developing key targeted markets and technologies

 

Sales Engineer – Kyocera (1988-1990)

– Handled sales of exotic structural ceramics for the Midwest and central Canada

– Worked closely with management on maintaining and developing key accounts

– Handled sales for metallized division for the Midwest and Central Canada

 

Professional Organization:

AACCM – Association of American Ceramic Component Manufacturers (Past); Vice President 2000-2001

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science – Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)