Northwind Composites L.L.C. was founded in May 2011 when its President, Lee Skidmore, realized he could provide unique products to the racing world he loves through a proper mix of proven manufacturing practices and aerospace design philosophies.
Lee graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. Since then, he has spent several years as a program manager for an advanced aerospace composites manufacturer producing parts for Boeing, NASA, IDS, Sikorsky, and more. He has spent 15 years working with Part 23 and Part 29 OEM’s and STC holders doing everything from detailed structural analysis, system design, production MRB, and initial certification.
In addition to his engineering experience Lee has been intimately involved with the regional Auto-X club since 2007 serving roles over the years ranging from simple support jobs to Safety Officer to President. He understands the needs of the racing community and how the aerospace and automotive worlds interact to benefit each other.
Northwind employees a small staff which bring their own unique skill sets and offerings to our customers. We have the capability to provide services including detailed CAD design, precision machining, composite fabrication, tooling, and composite repair. Our staff share Lee’s vision that nothing is unattainable and life is meant to be lived – not worked. It is these values that drive us to ensure Northwind Composites is producing a product that lets our customers enjoy the most out of their passions and projects.
Over the years we have had the pleasure of supporting large programs with: