DeLong and Associates, LLC is the authorized sales agent for AKSACA, and was founded in 2001 by Dee James (D.J.) DeLong as a carbon fiber industry consultancy. DeLong was formerly the general manager of BP Amoco’s carbon fiber business unit. He has consulted on a number of international projects and chaired global market and financial conferences on carbon fibers five times. DeLong has over twenty-five years of PAN-based carbon fiber sales, marketing and operations experience.
During his career with BP Amoco, he served on the board of the carbon fiber industry trade association, Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials (SACMA) from 1993-1999; serving as Board Chairman for 1997-1999.
Consulting with Gerson Lehrman Group
Mr. DeLong consults with the financial industry through information service company Gerson Lehrman Group. Through Gerson Lehrman Group clients tap a network of more than 200,000 subject matter experts worldwide. For more information on this service contact http://www.glgroup.com. Mr. Delong has been rated at the “Scholar” (top 20%) level by Gerson Lehrman Group based on client feedback surveys.
Intertech Global Market Conference for Carbon Fibers 2003, San Diego, CA
Intertech Global Market Conference for Carbon Fibers 2005, San Diego, CA
Pira-Intertech Global Market Conference for Carbon Fibers, 2006 Budapest, Hungary
Composites World Carbon Fibers, 2007, Washington, DC
Composites World, Composites Industry Investment Forum 2008, New York, NY
DeLong was granted US Patent 7,396,207 for a Wind Turbine design on July 8, 2008.
This patent covers the design of a hybrid wind blade system that combines a high efficiency rigid blade with an extendable composite foil for improved low wind speed energy capture. Depending upon the wind speed distribution in the placement region, efficiency improvements of up to 8% can be achieved based upon modeling studies.
For further information go to the US Patent office link http://www.uspto.gov
Efforts are currently underway to secure funding for scaleable prototype fabrication and testing.
Dee James (D. J.) DeLong
General Manager-North America
DowAksa Carbon Fibers
39300 W. Twelve Mile Road, #100
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331