Century Design Inc.
Keith McConnell is President of Century Design Inc. (CDI) in San Diego, CA, a machine design, assembly and installation company focused on providing production machines for both materials and tubular structures for the global composites industry.
Keith has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business from the University of Washington. He has worked in the aerospace industry for more than 35 years where he has supported composite programs with HITCO, Rohr, Hexcel and ATK. He has held roles as materials and processing engineer, quality manager, engineering designer, general manager and group president.
Most recently, Keith acquired CDI from the original founder, where he has focused on adding advanced control systems and automation to CDI’s proven processing machines as well as adding new processing machine capabilities such as On-Demand Prepreg and TowPreg lines, narrow tape slitting and automated tape placement for tubular structures. His long history of manufacturing composite parts, combined with CDI’s proven composite processing machines, puts him in a unique position to bring a new full package offering to the marketplace that provides part fabrication customers with an expanded range of options from making their own materials to advanced part fabrication lines.