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Ray Blotteaux


Ray Blotteaux is the co-owner and President of Transition Composites Engineering (TCE).  Founded in 2007, TCE is a veteran owned small business located in Ferndale, WA.

Mr. Blotteaux has 30+ years of composite product development and manufacturing experience in the US, Mexico, Asia, Canada, and Europe.

Ray has a unique combination of analytical and hands on skills.  He is intimate with all of the steps required to take a new idea for a composite product from concept to mass production.

From a single prototype, to factories fabricating 30,000 pieces per month, Mr. Blotteaux’s experience runs deep.

Ray has product and process development experience in the following industries:

  • Unmanned Vehicles
    • Structural development
    • Video and electrical integration
    • Antenna design
    • Prototype and commercial mass production
  • Aerospace
    • Primary and secondary  structures
    • Flight controls
    • Flight test engineering
    • Crash damage and battle damage repair
  • Sporting Goods
    • Hockey development for Reebok, CCM, Koho
    • Bicycle frames for Trek Bicycle
    • Baseball and lacrosse
  • Medical
    • Thermoplastic orthotics and thermoset prosthetics processes
    • Bone models
    • Device prototypes

Mr. Blotteaux has been awarded several US and international patents.  He has been an adjunct faculty member and research advisor at Western Washington University since 2005.

Ray holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University in 1992 and a BS in Aerospace

Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1985.

Ray spent 8-years in the US Air Force as an aerospace engineer with experience in structural design, process development, flight test, and battle damage repair.  He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm.