Catalina Composites appoints Armando Ramirez as Sales and Marketing Manager

Catalina Composites appoints Armando Ramirez as Sales and Marketing Manager

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.

Catalina Composites at ACT EXPO 2018, Long Beach CA, Long Beach Convention Center

Catalina Composites, ACT EXPO 2018


Catalina Composites will be attending the 2018 ACT EXPO at the Long Beach Convention Center from April 30th 2018 to May 3 2018. Visit us at booth 923. Catalina Composites designs and manufactures type 3 cylinders from our dedicated 107,000 SQ. FT. Facility. Aerospace grade, lightweight, custom sized, seamless aluminum lined type 3 cylinders.

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Catalina Composites to Attend the “Alt Fuels Mexico 2018” in Ciudad Mexico

Catalina will be attending the AltFuels Mexico 2018 Expo and Conferences taking place on April 23-26, at the Convention Center of the World Trade Center in Mexico City.

The show is organized by GNV Latin America – Altfuels Communications Group, with the official support of the Mexican Association of Natural Gas (AMGN).

ALTFUELS Expo 2018

“An unmissable event for all the actors of the industry interested in the latest advances in technologies and business of NGV, LNG, CNG, biogas/biomethane, dual fuel, electricity, and hydrogen.”

  • Accreditation and pre-congress: April 23, 2018
  • Conferences: April 24 & 25, 2018
  • Expo open to the public: April 24 & 25, 2018
  • Technical tour: April 26, 2018

Catalina Composites welcomes SoCal Gas and City of Garden Grove

On February 15, 2018, Catalina Composites hosted representatives from the Southern California Gas Company and the City of Garden Grove.

During their visit, Catalina, SoCal Gas and the City of Garden Grove discussed many topics, including the environmental benefits & advantages of using natural gas as a transportation fuel, and how natural gas vehicles have a positive & immediate impact on issues, such as air quality.

The visit concluded with a facility tour, where guests were able to observe various manufacturing operations.

Pictured (left to right): Scott C. Stiles, City Manager, City of Garden Grove; Greg Keeler, President/CEO, Aluminum Precision Products Inc.; Patti Wagner, CEO, SoCal Gas; Kjeld Johansen, VP/GM, Catalina Composites; David Silva, VP Sales & Marketing, Catalina Cylinders Inc.; Bret Lane, COO, SoCal Gas; Steven R. Jones, Mayor, City of Garden Grove; Rick Hill, President, Catalina Cylinders Inc.; Monica Covarrubias, Project Manager, City of Garden Grove. Not pictured, Grace E. Lee, Sr. Economics Development Specialist, City of Garden Grove.


“It was a pleasure to present our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to SoCal Gas and the City of Garden Grove,” said Kjeld Johansen, Vice President & General Manager, Catalina Composites. “We thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules and we look forward to future collaborations.”