Noel Tessier is a co-founder of CMT Materials Inc. (1998), the industry’s first company dedicated to thermoform tooling materials. He is a materials engineer and has over 30 years of experience in the research and development of composite materials. He holds a Master of Science in plastics engineering from the University of Lowell and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Northeastern University. He is responsible for the development of new materials for plug assist thermoforming at CMT Materials Inc. Prior to CMT, he was employed with Quadrax Corporation having responsibilities for production, development and quality improvement for all thermoplastic matrix continuous fiber tape products. Noel has extensive experience in composite materials including syntactic foams, fiber reinforced materials and highly filled plastics, having held research and development positions at WR Grace and the Army Materials & Mechanics Research Center.