About


Specialized Composites, Inc. is an advanced composites design and manufacturing company providing experimental, prototyping and short run production of aerospace quality structural carbon fiber parts.

Our expertise is in the design, engineering and manufacture of ultra high performance parts and outdoor gear using carbon fiber and other advanced fibers and resin systems.

Our line of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) cases have proven to be very successful with civilian, government and military customers alike.  Jon Eicher's cases have been featured in British GQ, Gizmodo, Geeky Gadgets, Wall Street Journal, CNET Asia, among others, and hundreds of blogs and websites around the world.  We have sales to over 80 countries!

Jon Eicher's design philosophy is to design objects that are rugged, lightweight and built to last. Using state of the art manufacturing processes and materials he creates environmentally friendly design solutions that promote sustainable, repairable products of slow fashion that support the rebirth of American manufacturing.

His goal with his e-commerce/mail order products available here is to use the natural x-ray transparent properties of carbon fiber to help create a more safe secure world.

We design, engineer, manufacture, assemble and ship our products and parts.

We are Made in the USA.

CEO and Lead Fabricator, Jon Eicher is a professionally trained Sculptor and Design Engineer with over 30 years of manufacturing experience in Composites and Industrial Design.  In 1986 Jon bought a used surfboard, with a lot of dings, to go surfing with friends in college. A local surfboard manufacturer sold him some resin and fiberglass and he fixed the board.  It was an interesting material for an art student so he kept working with it.  After college he was employed by several industrial design firms that used fiberglass, building hundreds of mannequins and scenic elements that went all over the world.  Eventually he was hired for his expertise by a composites research lab and composites shop of a major science organization where he designed and built all kinds of patterns, tooling, composites parts and repaired composites too before starting Specialized Composites in 2010.  Jon is a Certified Welder and Certified Power Plant Operator for Industrial Air Compressors.  He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fine Art from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fine Art from School of Visual Arts, New York, New York and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. 

Specialized Composites, Inc. is a privately held Virginia corporation incorporated in 2011.  Founded by Jon Eicher, retired Lockheed Martin aerospace engineers and family.  Our goal is to create great, environmentally friendly advanced composite products, in a positive healthy work environment for our customers, employees and vendors.

Registered with Dun & Bradstreet and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

 

                                

                                                      Jon Eicher and Cricket