SKYDEX Invests in New Engineering Talent to Support Business Growth

CENTENNIAL, COLO. (July 22, 2021) –  SKYDEX, a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions, today announced that the company has hired three experienced product engineers, Chris Rhine, Jake McLeod, and Phil Gilles. The expansion of the technical staff will help SKYDEX supplement new growth, foster innovation, and support the company’s efforts to meet the demand of global partners and clients.

With decades of combined engineering experience, Rhine, McLeod and Gilles bring diverse backgrounds from a variety of industries including, aerospace, defense, automotive, recreation, power generation, medical, and transportation.

“We’re excited to bring new talent to our engineering team,” said Alvaro Vaselli, President & CEO at SKYDEX. “I’ve been personally involved on this search and know that Chris, Jake, and Phil are outstanding professionals that will help us accelerate our growth agenda. Equally important, the complexity of projects we deal with every day will help them expand on their own capabilities and advance their careers with new growth opportunities inside the company.”

In addition to the recent new hires and also to support growth, SKYDEX is investing in new manufacturing equipment as well as redesigning the Denver office with modern features to further team collaboration both remotely and on site.

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Founded in 2001 and based in Centennial, Colorado, SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions. From armored vehicles to bomb suits, helmets and body protection, running shoes and wall padding for baseball fields, SKYDEX is driven by a single purpose: "Protecting People and Things That Matter." With technical expertise and proprietary geometries, advanced SKYDEX materials are used to protect hundreds of thousands of lives across a wide range of applications, such as vehicle protection, marine performance, sports protection, blast and ballistics, work wear/PPE, electronics and more. Backed by a passionate team of engineers and incredible technologies, SKYDEX solutions outperform traditional materials. To learn more, visit