GMT Composites expands with a new owner and a growing team

Bristol, RI – May, 2018
In its first full year under new ownership, GMT Composites, Inc. has seen continued success in both marine and industrial segments. Jonathan Craig, who started at GMT as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2011 after a successful run for over a decade with composites manufacturer, Fiberspar, took over as president and owner 18 months ago. The company enjoyed strong sales through the year, and has now made its first full time hire with Nate Williams as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.

Nate Williams, of Bristol, RI, joins the team with a strong background in the marine trade. He started as a 420 coach (US Sailing Level 3 Coach), then program director for the East Bay Sailing Foundation, became production manager for Kinder Industries, and most recently managed sales and marketing for Zim Sailing with their explosive growth over the past four years in high performance small boat production and sales. Nate is also very active in big boat racing, and enjoys skiing as well, where he earned the Rocky Mountain PSIA Alpine Level 2 certification status.

Former President/Owner David Schwartz, while stepping back from the day to day operations to enjoy more sailing time, has stayed involved with the company through the transition. He will provide ongoing design and engineering services as he had done while at the helm of GMT since 1990. This composites expertise is an invaluable resource for the company in developing future products for a large range of applications.

The experienced production team and office staff have all remained on-board, helping GMT continue to produce high performance composite products of unmatched quality and design. Craig states, “GMT had a great first year under new ownership, and we are thrilled to add Nate to the team. He shares our very customer-centric view in providing high levels of service and value, while seeking sustainable growth in both our marine and non-marine segments. We are also very fortunate in being able to draw on David’s wealth of experience in composites engineering as we navigate forward in both existing and new markets.”

GMT Composites has been designing and building custom carbon composites since 1984. Originally focusing on the marine industry, GMT developed a reputation for building the highest quality masts, boom, rudders, boarding systems, and more. Today, GMT continues to build marine products and has broadened its reach and expertise into industrial applications ranging from robotics, defense, medical components, aerospace, and more.