Active Atom

About the Team Members

We each arrive at Active Atom with a diverse background in the making of precision products from Watchmaking, Programming, Quality Control, Work Flow Processing, Estimating, Tool and Die Making and General and Precision Machining. We all share a common part in our backgrounds, we are self taught, mentored through others, focused on the details and driven to make perfect precision machined products built to last the test of time.

Patrick Lara

Patrick is a CNC Programmer CAD/CAM and Machinist, he comes from computer programming, firmware, low-level code writing, CNC Programming and Precision Watch and Timing Device parts making.

  • ACTIVE ATOM, LLC
    Partner, CNC Micromachining, 2017 to Current
  • ACCURATE WATCH SERVICE
    Watchmaking, 1981 to Current
     
  • VIPER LOGIC CORP.
    Partner, Software/Hardware Engineering, 1999 to 2016
  • PE LOGIC CORP.
    Partner, Software/Hardware Engineering, 1993 to 1999
  • FUTURE DOMAIN
    Software Engineering, 1986 to 1993
  • CALIFORNIA DENTAL
    Software Engineering, 1985 to 1986

Lance Conway

Lance is a forth generation Machinist and Parts Finisher, he comes from the Manual Machining, CNC Machining, Quality Control and Production Control of the Aerospace Industry.

  • ACTIVE ATOM, LLC
    Partner, CNC Micromachining, 2017 to Current
     
  • VIPER LOGIC CORP.
    Partner, Computer Software Solutions, 1999 to 2016
  • PE LOGIC CORP.
    Partner, Software/Hardware Engineering, 1993 to 1999
  • SUN EIGHT CO.
    Aerospace Machining, 1973 to 1993

Herbert Conway

Herb is our Mentor and Partner, a third generation machinist after his dad and grandad, he built a great business precision machining aerospace parts for the major manufacturers, does Production Flow, Financing, Costing, Management oversite and Consults to the Aerospace Industry.

  • ACTIVE ATOM, LLC
    Partner, CNC Micromachining, 2017 to Current
  • HEC CONSULTING
    Owner, Aerospace, 2003 to Current
     
  • SUN EIGHT CO.
    President/Owner, Aerospace Machining, 1973 to 2003
  • PARK ENGINEERING
    Aerospace Machining, 1960 to 1973
  • AEROJET GENERAL
    Aerospace Machining, 1958 to 1960
  • NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION
    Aerospace Machining, 1955 to 1958

Alvin A. Conway (1919-2002)

Alvin was our beginning.
Alvin a second generation machinist after his dad, came to California from Kentucky and Ohio with the family to join the Aerospace Gold Rush of the 1950's, he was a machinist, starting as a Tool and Die maker in Ohio and in California he then worked on the Apollo Missions and then on Gyro Stabilizers for the major Space and Aerospace Manufacturers.

  • SUN EIGHT CO.
    Aerospace Machining, 1981 to 1985
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN
    Aerospace Machining, 1959 to 1978
  • AEROJET GENERAL
    Aerospace Machining, 1958 to 1959
  • NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION
    Aerospace Machining, 1954 to 1958
  • BURBANK JOBSHOP
    Tool and Die Maker, 1951 to 1954