Robin A. Carden brings a depth of knowledge in the ceramic and metal-manufacturing processes that are invaluable to RAC Corporation. Mr. Carden was the founder of Alyn Corporation and Talon Composites- the manufacturer of Talbor - a composite material that uses Boron Carbide ceramic and metal alloys. Mr. Carden has written over 40 patents - most related to Advance Materials. He won the “Design Engineering Award” from Design news in 1998. He has also invented the Clear Orthodontic braces for 3M and Ceradyne, Inc. He worked for 6 years at Ceradyne, Inc. as a Senior Engineer. Ceradyne, Inc. awarded him the prestigious Presidents award for his work with Advanced Ceramics. Robin was also the Vice President of Research and Development at Glidewell Laboratories. Glidewell Laboratories is the world’s largest dental lab, with over 4000 employees. Materials focus was the development of an advanced Zirconia system called BruxZir. Robin patented the BruxZir Zirconia with new forming technology. Mr. Carden was a finalist in Dr. Bicuspid’s “Most influential Research and Development person." RAC Corporation, which is owned by The Carden Family Trust, formed a joint venture with Sirona Dental. A large production plant was set up by RAC Corporation to produce Zirconia products, which Sirona Dental would sell worldwide. The plant, CAD CAM Research Institute, CCRI, currently produces Zirconia biomaterials for the dental industry, which is sold worldwide by Dentsply Sirona. Robin and his team worked with the FDA and Quality agency Intertek and received ISO-9001 & ISO-13485 certification.
Adam provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that RAC Corporation has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and labor in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Adam has extensive background in ceramic materials and the dental industry. Adam has worked at Glidewell Laboratories for 6 years assisting in the development and testing of BruxZir. He worked closely with the team in the Research and Development department and significantly contributed in the conception of new materials and processes. Adam then transferred into a new role in operations, where he became a senior product manager for all material related products. He was in charge of overseeing and development of the material product lifecycles, the development of establishing deliverables for the product roadmap, and coordinating all departments to ensure realistic and efficient objectives. Adam then became part of the team at CAD CAM Research Institute, CCRI, where he was in charge of overseeing the entire manufacturing production plant of zirconia biomaterials for the dental industry. He was responsible for writing all standard operating procedures, as well as all required documentation needed for submission for all 510-k medical material products developed at CCRI. Adam assisted in the FDA and Quality audits of the production facility as well as receiving ISO-9001 and ISO-13485 certification.
Macrae Carden brings his unparalleled work ethic and leadership skills to the company, which he honed as a three-time NCAA Water Polo champion and team captain at the University of Southern California. Macrae started his career working for a top quality Advanced Ceramics manufacturer and distributor. His work ethic quickly led to the supervision of running the Advanced Ceramic powder consolidation division, furnaces and laboratory equipment. Macrae also led the design of many Metal Matrix Products, which were produced in Ontario, CA and Monterrey Mexico. His leadership led to directing new product development at Talon Composites. Macrae also serves on the board of directors of RAC. Macrae, as well, has an extensive background in real estate investment sales and acquisitions, where he underwrites deals and maintains client relationships.