Catalina Composites announces the key appointment of alternative fuel industry veteran Armando Ramirez to its sales and marketing team. Armando will assume the role of Sales and Marketing Manager and will be responsible for promoting Catalina’s composite products as well as growing and developing its customer base in the alternative fuel for transportation space.

“Catalina Cylinders is committed to the support of the alternative fuels market,” says David Silva, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Catalina Cylinders. “I am pleased that Armando has agreed to join the Catalina Composites management team to continue providing the unmatched service and support our customers and industry partners have come to know. His experience and long history in the alternative fuels industry will be a great asset to the organization as we roll out our lighter-weight Type 3 composite cylinder products.”

In the past, Armando has worked for Clean Energy Fuels (formerly Pickens Fuel Corporation), IMPCO Automotive (now Westport), and Luxfer Gas Cylinders. In addition, Armando has valuable OEM technical experience from working with Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Armando holds an Associate of Arts degree from Cosumnes River College and is a graduate of the Ford Automotive Student Service Education and Training Program.