New Materials for Exploration and Industry

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 pm at Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Main Auditorium, with Col. (Ret) Robert E. Grigsby, President, Advanced American Technologies.

Advanced American Technologies (ATT) is developing and marketing uses for the AT2LAS high strength ceramic and/or metal impregnated epoxy resin casting system. This new wonder material has applications in radiation shielding, thermal insulation, structures for space vehicles, ballistic protection, tooling and many other areas of interest. Join HAL5 as we welcome Col. (Ret) Robert Grigsby, President of ATT as he tells the story of this new product and his company.

About Colonel (Retired) Robert E. Grisby

Active Duty September 1988 to February 2014
Rob was commissioned in the Aviation Branch and initially served as an OH-58D Platoon leader with the 24th Infantry Division during Desert Shield and Storm. He held various troop command and staff positions with the 101st Airborne Division, Joint Task Force – Bravo (Honduras) and with the 2nd Infantry Division (Aide-de-Camp to the CG). Following an assignment at the Field Artillery Center Directorate of Combat Developments he attended Air Command and Staff College and was assessed into the Acquisition Corps. Rob holds an Industrial Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the Air University. His acquisition assignments include the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Headquarters where he served as the Army Aviation Operations Officer, and later as Commander, DCMA Southeast Aircraft Operations – Enterprise, AL where he was responsible for the oversight of 14 manufacturing facilities throughout Florida, Alabama, and Puerto Rico conducting overhaul, maintenance, modification and repair of over 100 Foreign Military, Army, Navy, and Air Force aircraft. Prior to taking over as the Director of the Future Combat Systems Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) office, he was Program Manager for Counter-Proliferation at U.S. Special Operations Command and attended the US Army War College Fellowship at the University of Texas. COL Grigsby concluded his military career following three and a half years as Project Manager - Armed Scout Helicopter. Following his retirement, Rob was a consultant to several small business’ as well as other larger companies in the aviation and aerospace industries. In 2015 he established Advanced Aerospace Tooling, Inc. and in 2017 he started Advanced American Technologies, LLC.

Award and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2-OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2-OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2-OLC), Air Medal (Valor Device), Army Commendation Medal (OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge and the Senior Army Aviator Badge. Other awards include the Order of St. Michael, the Order of St. Barbara, the Order of St. George, and the Draper Combat Leadership Award. Rob’s acquisition certifications include Level III in Contracting and Program Management.

Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Main Auditorium

Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library is located at 915 Monroe Street in downtown Huntsville. The main auditorium is on the right when you come in the main entrance.