Matea joined SEKISUI Aerospace in January 2018 as a Director of Business Development. She is currently a Senior Director, Technology and holds responsibility over R&D, Industry 4.0, Automation and IT for the enterprise. Previously she was a General Manager of SEKISUI Auburn Operations. Matea has over 10 years of experience in composites structures and interior design, development and manufacturing. Prior to SEKISUI Aerospace, her most recent roles were as General Manager and Director, Program Management and Business Development at TTF Aerospace. In addition, she served 6 years at Enikon Aerospace and established the companies’ first location in the US market. Matea holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical and Material Science from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, in Croatia.