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Real Carbon is ITAR registered by United States Department of State (DDTC)
Real Carbon Inc. started, in California, with a dream of lightweight, super strong and very fast Windsurfing boards. Karbon Kreations, as the company was originally called, built the world’s first pre-preg carbon fiber board in 1988.Today, twenty four years later, the founding members, Wes Lapp and Mike Graham, own and operate the company, now called Real Carbon Inc., which is based in Hood River, Oregon.Mike Graham
Mike Graham originally from St. Andrews in Scotland, moved to the US in 1987. Mike is a Chemist with an Honors degree in Chemistry from the University of London. He is currently serving as President of Real Carbon Inc., and on the board of directors of the Gorge Technology Alliance. Mike lives in Camas, WA. He still windsurfs, skis, mountain bikes, and plays squash and golf in his free time.
Wes Lapp serves as Chief Engineer at Real Carbon Inc. Wes and his daughter live in Hood River, enjoying a life of enchantment in the Hood River valley. He is now an avid kite-sailor, free-diver and regularly attends Yoga class. Wes earned an Aerospace Engineering BS degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987.
Real Carbon Inc. employs between 5 and 8 production workers, many of whom have worked for the company since the relocation to Hood River in 1991.