Our Team

Roland Christensen, CEO

Mr. Christensen is the Founder and CEO of ACTA Aerospace and also founded ACTM, Freedom Innovations, and Christensen Arms.  A significant and well-known contributor to composite design for aircraft and space structures, Mr. Christensen has over 37 years in composites engineering experience, including as Vice President of Engineering at Fiber Tek, Director of Engineering at Fiber Science (the predecessor to EDO Fiber Sciences, recently sold to ITT), and R&D Manager at Hercules.  Mr. Christensen holds a PhD, MS, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, and was recently named the Utah Small Business Person of the Year for 2013 by the Small Business Administration.

Jason Christensen, President

Mr. Christensen has almost 20 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer in aerospace, structural, and medical industries.  Mr. Christensen has previously served as Vice President, Engineering and Program Management, for ACTA and as a Research and Design Engineer for Ford Motor Company.  He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Brigham Young University.

Marc Blakely, COO

Mr. Blakely has over 25 years of aerospace and composites experience. He has previously served as the CFO of a Part 135/145 operation that owned and managed several Gulfstream aircraft, has been a senior manager in several aerospace composite companies, and has been involved in the design, build, and certification of Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft for almost 20 years.

Brent Wallace, CFO

Mr. Wallace has over 20 years of quantitative finance and program management experience in support of public accounting and manufacturing operations.  Mr. Wallace has served as a bank controller and in management positions with Grant Thornton.  Mr. Wallace serves as the primary ACTA focal point with L-3 CSW for the yoke and reflector programs.

Lane Wescott, Director of Engineering

Mr. Wescott has over 15 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of aerospace  and defense structures. Mr. Wescott manages a group of 15 engineers that oversee the technical needs of our customer ,reporting directly to the CEO. Mr. Wescott holds a BSME and MSME from Brigham Young University.

Bret Ashton, Business Development

Mr. Ashton has over 30 years of experience in aerospace composites operations, sales and program management.  His previous experience includes work at Fiber Science, Fibertek, Winding Tech, Rocky Mountain Composites.

Greg Lyman, Director of Quality

Mr. Lyman has 7 years of Quality Management experience in the aerospace industry. His previous experience includes 7 years as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. He graduated with a BS degree from Weber State University in Clinical Laboratory Science. Greg has been the focal point for both AS9100 and NADCAP certifications, and is a certified AS9100 auditor.