Brian E. Spencer, Ph.D


  • Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1988
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering – University of California, Davis, California, 1981
  • M.E. Industrial Engineering – University of California, Berkeley, California, 1971
  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1970
  • Registered Professional Engineer – Nebraska and California


  • 1996 – Present: President, founder SPENCER COMPOSITES CORPORATION, Lincoln, Nebraska, an international company for the development and manufacture of advanced composite products.
  • 1994-1998: President, founder Spencer Design, Lincoln, Nebraska, an international company which specializes in engineering consultation services for the design and manufacture of filament wound composite products.
  • 1995-1996: CEO, Sigma Electromagnetic Shielding Technologies, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska , a company developing electromagnetic shielding materials.
  • 1992-1996: General Partner, founder Advanced Composites Seminars, a group dedicated to the advancement of filament winding through educational seminars.
  • 1991-1994: President, founder SpyroTech Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska, a company specializing in the manufacture of filament wound composites products in the sporting goods area.
  • 1987-1991: Vice President/Technical Director, co-founder of Addax, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska. Responsible for all engineering activities including product design, product development, proposal preparation, tool design and program management.
  • 1980-1987: Program Manager, Brunswick Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska. Responsible for all program phases of funded research and development projects. Programs included development of drive shafts for helicopters, flight control actuators, various aerospace structural components, torpedo warhead case and other new products for both the commercial and aerospace markets.
  • 1975-1980: Project Engineer, Explosive Technology, Fairfield, California. Responsible for all program phases including design, development, testing, reporting, and initial production of ordnance devices. Directly represented company in technical and sales capacity. Space Shuttle Range Safety System and Frustum Separation System, Inertial Upper Stage Flight Termination System, facility design and layout for Trident Explosive Transfer Assembly.
  • 1973-1975: Project Engineer, Naval Weapons Station, Concord, California. Develop, design, plan, schedule and supervise the manufacture of ordnance test equipment. Coordinator for physical security improvements.
  • 1971-1972: Engineering Consultant/Partner, Bennett & Spencer, Fairfield, California. Perform mechanical engineering investigations for insurance companies and law firms.

Recipient of Society of Manufacturing (SME) Jud Hall Award – 1998. This prestigious Award is given annually to an individual who has contributed to the composites manufacturing profession through leadership, technical development, patents, and educational activities.
Selected for membership in Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Flexible Coupling Inductively Transparent Drill Collar
Truck Axle Industrial Pump
Irrigation Sprinkler Composite Motor Shaft for an Electric Motor

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Advanced Composites Seminars – Founder and General Partner
  • Senior Member – Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • SME – Board of Review, Session Chairman and Speaker
  • CMA/SME Board of Advisors 1998/99
  • SAMPE – Session Chairman and Speaker