Company

We are ACP Composites. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

Our Mission

ACP Composites’ mission, as a leading manufacturer of composite solutions, is to deliver high-quality, cost-effective components through the use of innovative techniques, a customer-focused mentality and a solution-based approach.

It’s all in
our name:
A.C.P.

Who We Are

ACP Composites follows a simple principle of ‘customer-centric innovation’, creating what is best for the customer, not what is convenient or conventional. We pair our experience with our passions to fulfill customer needs.

ACP Composites maintains a positive, family-oriented culture that encourages continued learning and improvement. We foster a company-wide mentality of respect for each other and for our customers. Our company values of self-improvement, integrity and collaboration are embedded in all that we do.

A

Advanced
Approach

C

Committed to
Customer

P

Passion for
Precision

What We Do

Specializing in the design and manufacture of composite structures, plates, flat panels and other advanced products that are changing the way our world uses composites. Our unique business structure supports the global manufacture and distribution of advanced composite materials.

Known for high-quality composites, affordability and a proven track record of meeting delivery and production schedules, ACP Composites is driven to go beyond your basic product needs. We continually review, document and improve all processes, giving you the assurance that ACP Composites operates at the highest possible standards.

Our History

Our story began in 1985 when husband and wife team, George and Barbara Sparr, converted their Connecticut basement into a composites shop. The couple founded Aerospace Composite Products as a way to bring composite materials to the general public during a time when composites were not readily accessible.

As composite technology permeated many industries, customers turned to George to design and produce their custom components. As a result, the company expanded its’ retail operations to include the advanced manufacturing services that have since become the core of the business.

When son, Justin, daughter, Jessica and daughter-in-law, Suzanne joined the team, the company truly became family owned and operated. Today the company, rebranded as ACP Composites, Inc., operates two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area that cater to the manufacture and distribution of composites.

Our History

Our story began in 1985 when husband and wife team, George and Barbara Sparr, converted their Connecticut basement into a composites shop. The couple founded Aerospace Composite Products as a way to bring composite materials to the general public during a time when composites were not readily accessible.

As composite technology permeated many industries, customers turned to George to design and produce their custom components. As a result, the company expanded its’ retail operations to include the advanced manufacturing services that have since become the core of the business.

When son, Justin, daughter, Jessica and daughter-in-law, Suzanne joined the team, the company truly became family owned and operated. Today the company, rebranded as ACP Composites, Inc., operates two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area that cater to the manufacture and distribution of composites.

Our Timeline

  1. George and Barbara Sparr

    Husband and wife team, George and Barbara Sparr, founds Aerospace Composite Products in Farmington, CT

    Sells first product

  2. First Trade Show

    Exhibits at first trade show

  3. Moves from Connecticut to California

  4. Moves into first manufacturing and distribution facility located in San Leandro, CA

  5. ACP first Heated Press

    Purchases first Heated Press and first Laminating Oven

    Hires first Full-Time Employee

  6. Launches first website

  7. Supplies carbon fiber tubes for softball bat reinforcement

  8. ACP becomes incorporated

    Becomes incorporated

    Starts supplying radiolucent laminates to an industry leader in X-Ray Detectors

  9. ACP first Autoclave

    Relocates from San Leandro to Livermore, doubling facility size

    Purchases first Autoclave

  10. ACP first CNC Machine

    Purchases first CNC Machine

    Interviewed by the MythBusters team for a composite based episode

  11. Justin Sparr

    Son, Justin Sparr, joins the team

  12. Jessica Sparr

    Daughter, Jessica Sparr, joins the team

    Rebrands as ACP Composites, Inc.

  13. ACP 33,000 square foot facility

    Moves into 33,000 square foot facility within Livermore to accommodate expanding growth

  14. Awarded long-term contract to supply composite materials NASA’s Langley Research Center

  15. ISO 9001:2008 certification

    Achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

    Becomes largest nationwide producer of Pickleball Paddle blanks

  16. ACP introduces ROMER Absolute Arm

    Adds several Large Walk-in Oven to facility

    Expands machining capabilities with a 5 Axis CNC Machining Center

    Introduces ROMER Absolute Arm™ into Quality Center

  17. New ACP Owners

    Starts manufacturing composite structures for a Silicon Valley-based telecommunication company

    Starts manufacturing rocket body fairings and assemblies

  18. ACP installs largest of 3 Autoclaves

    Installs largest of 3 Autoclaves - 25ft ASC Autoclave

    Opens second location dedicated to retail distribution

Meet Our Team

Justin Sparr

President, Owner

Jessica Sparr

Vice President, Owner

Suzanne Sparr

Vice President of Human Resources, SPHR

George Sparr

Founder

Barbara Sparr

Founder

Ray Frost

Consulting CFO

Greg Caulder

Vice President of Technology

Dave Smith

Director of Quality Assurance

Peter Nusser

Director of Operations

Dustin Brout

R&D and Composites Specialist

Mike Dometrovich

Sales Executive and Senior Account Manager

The Sparr Family

Office & Administrative Teams

Quality Assurance Team

Aerospace Division

Research & Development Team

Production Team

Warehouse & Fulfillment Teams

Employment

We believe that our people are our strongest asset. So, at ACP, we seek to work with people who possess integrity, dedication and the ambition to make a difference. We are intelligent, honest and passionate in all of our endeavors. We value individuals, creativity and diversity. Most importantly: we enjoy what we do, we like working with each other and we are not afraid of hard work.

VP Human Resources, Suzanne Sparr, SPHR

Join the ACP Composites team today!

ACP Composites is proud to employ a motivated and enthusiastic team of dedicated individuals. We believe that the continued success and growth of ACP Composites relies on the strength of its team.

We provide a dynamic work environment and encourage our employees to succeed through further education and advancement opportunities. ACP Composites is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package. If interested in contributing to the growth of our company, join our team and be open to a wealth of opportunities.

ACP Composites is continually looking for talented and energetic people to join the ACP Composites team. If you are interested in a career with us, please click here to submit your resume.