Team

Bracha Horovitz – President and CEO

Bracha Horovitz co-founded Federal Fabrics-Fibers, Inc with her late husband Zvi J. Horovitz in 1991. Their shared passion for innovation in textiles led them to pursue and create a suite of advanced woven and non-woven products and solutions for the US Army. Together they grew the company and became pioneers in their field of textile innovation.

Michael Hainsworth – General Manager

Michael Hainsworth joined 3F in 1996 and brought with him a strong background in textile technology. Educated in England he is a senior textile engineer receiving his degree, from Hinckley College in 1980. Prior to 3F  he had extensive experience with textile machine manufacturers in Japan, Germany and England. Michael co founded a start up company, Shapes of NY manufacturing 3D fabrics. He has over 25 years of R & D and production experience in the textile industry.

Fred Geurts, Ph.D. – Director of Research

Dr. Fred Geurts received a doctorate in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1993. While at W.P.I. he investigated the catalytic deposition (initiation and growth) of solid filamentous carbon over transition metals and their alloys. He attended a NATO Advanced Study institute covering the topics of carbon fibers, filaments and composites in 1989. From 1994 to 1995 he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at WPI where he assisted in the instruction of chemical engineering seniors in Unit Operations. Dr. Geurts is currently head of our research and development department performing studies on composite Airbeam fabrication.

Ben Calos – Chief Financial Officer