For years, rubber and other materials were used to make gaskets and seals. Although these products worked, they had their drawbacks.
This week I welcome Dianne Zimnavoda, CEO of RCF Technologies. Headquartered in Vidalia, Ga., RCF has been a major supplier to the aerospace and aviation industries since 1975.
Selecting the right partner is the first step in obtaining proper seals and gaskets for each application, ensuring better performance and longer life.
In 1993, when she was still living in Los Angeles, Dianne Zimnavoda was contacted by the state of Georgia. “They had formed a consortium of power companies, universities, state government agencies, and they were looking specifically to recruit aerospace companies. Somehow we made their short list,” says Zimnavoda, president of RCF Technologies, the company her engineer father founded in Los Angeles in 1975. They make specialty seals, hoses and couplings for aircraft out of an extremely heat resistant and proprietary material called Rishon®.