Wood will help grow Lattice Materials’ global leadership in silicon and germanium crystal production serving the defense, technology and broader commercial industries.
Lattice is an advanced manufacturing leader that specializes in manufacturing mission-critical custom infrared optics in silicon and germanium. Additionally, Lattice produces thin film materials, laser mirrors and semiconductor parts. Lattice serves top defense, technology, security, research and renewable energy companies with finished lenses, optical blanks, precision optical curve generation, high-precision polishing.
As one of the only U.S.-based companies in the world capable of custom-growing optical silicon and germanium crystals and manufacturing the materials into custom-designed, highly precise products, Lattice is a preferred global partner for the most difficult and high-risk projects. Further, Lattice is adept at manufacturing solutions using these rare crystals in hard-to-find sizes, unique orientations, custom electrical resistivity and special optical transmissions for defense, technology and additional industries.
Lattice is a proud member of TPC, a global diversified manufacturing company that creates specialty technical products to innovators in the aerospace, defense, clean energy, medical, technology, and telecom industries. Lattice is one of 10 operating companies within TPC. TPC supports each member entity with expertise in business growth, finance, human resources and supply chain management.
“Travis joins Lattice Materials at an opportune time in the industry when there is growing demand for the specialized manufacturing solutions that Lattice provides,” remarked Scott Bekemeyer, TPC co-chairman and founder. “Under his leadership, Lattice will continue to grow as a world leader in providing mission-critical solutions made to help solve pain points in the defense and broader commercial industries.”
Lattice is in a unique market position to address headwinds in niche global supply chains with new export restrictions on gallium and germanium from China, and the accelerated reshoring of specialized and rare manufacturing facilities to the United States.
“I am excited to join and help lead the world-class Lattice Materials team,” said Wood. “There is significant opportunity for us to scale our operations, deepen our service to existing and new valued partners and capture the growth opportunity ahead by providing custom mission-critical solutions with flawless precision.”
With 20 years of experience growing and scaling advanced manufacturing companies, Wood will bring his managerial expertise to standardize processes, drive innovation and deepen core defense services while exploring diversified commercial opportunities.
In prior roles, Wood has led as CEO, president and vice president of advanced manufacturing organizations who serviced the aerospace, defense, electric power, electronics, industrial, oil and gas, plastics and additional industries. Wood received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
About The Partner Companies
The Partner Companies (TPC), a global diversified manufacturing company that creates mission-critical solutions for innovators in the aerospace, defense, clean energy, medical, technology, and telecom industries. Founded in 1997, TPC has grown into an international leader with 10 operating companies in the United States, China and Wales: E-Fab, Elcon, Fotofab, Lattice Materials, LT Precision, Microphoto, Optiforms, PEI, Pinnacle Precision and UPG. TPC’s operating companies specialize in photochemical etching, ceramic metallization, crystal growth and electropolishing along with core manufacturing capabilities such as injection molding, machining, metal fabrication and finishing. TPC supports each member entity with expertise in business growth, finance, human resources, supply chain management and more. For more information about TPC and its operating companies, visit thepartnercos.com.
About Lattice Materials
Founded in 1989 in Bozeman, Montana, Lattice Materials is a leading global supplier of high precision silicon and germanium components made to help protect the warfighter. Lattice is one of the few U.S.-based companies in the world with the ability to custom-grow silicon and germanium crystals for optics, thin film materials, laser mirrors and semiconductor parts. It serves top defense, technology, security, research and renewable energy companies, providing optical blanks, precision optical curve generation, high-precision polishing and machining. For more information, visit latticematerials.com.