Paul de Bakker
Paul comes to Goodwinds from Haarlem, Holland, where he graduated from the Dutch Aviation College in 2000 with a degree in Structural Aircraft Engineering with a specialization in composites. He then spent a year as a composites repair supervisor in the Dutch Navy, and first came to the U.S. in 2001 to spend two years working as a quality control manager for AviaSport Composites in Hickory, North Carolina. In 2003, Paul returned to the Netherlands to work a floor engineer at Futura Composites where he was responsible for prototyping and production protocols.
In 2006, Paul moved back to North Carolina to follow his passion for designing and building kites for various domestic and international manufacturers. With the sale of his former place of employment, AviaSport Composites, to Goodwinds in 2010, Paul moved to Mount Vernon, Washington to work as the sales manager and engineer with Goodwinds.com and GW Composites.
Paul draws upon his extensive composites engineering and design experience to help our customers identify which composites and configurations are appropriate for their specific applications. You can contact Paul with your composites questions at 206-632-6151 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, PST.