About Us

Proudly serving the aerospace industry since 1987, Click Bond supports global leaders in the design and manufacture of high performance platforms and systems. Over thirty years, we’ve expanded our reach, bringing our capabilities and the benefits of adhesive bonded fastening to bear on the technical challenges of the marine, energy, and other industrial sectors.

We pioneer advanced solutions in the field of assembly hardware, utilizing our knowledge of the industries we serve and our customers’ challenges, the latest developments in material and process science, and our diverse and advanced manufacturing capabilities.

The result is a line of elegant and innovative fastening solutions specifically developed to enable your designs and to make your products lighter, stronger, faster, safer, higher-value, and longer-lived. In other words, Click Bond products and the support behind them simply make you more competitive in today’s challenging marketplace.

Vision

Pioneering > Advanced > Solutions

MIssion

Enhancing customer competitiveness.

Values

Integrity
Curiosity
Agility
Elegance
Responsibility
Teamwork

Doing Business with Click Bond

At Click Bond, we embrace the requirements of AS9100 and ensure our suppliers are also aligned as appropriate to ensure top quality products from the materials we purchase to the solutions we deliver.

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Corporate Principals

Charles Hutter

Charles Hutter Inventor

Charles Hutter graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1966 with a BS in Physics. He served in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Aerospace Defense Command starting up operation of the Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, CO. In 1969 Charles founded Physical Systems, Inc., an industrial design firm, and followed with a successful series of contract research and development projects in the medical, motion picture, industrial, and electronics sectors. His enthusiasm for aviation led to his invention and development of a line of aerospace fastening and assembly products and would generate more than 80 patents worldwide covering the related technology. In 1987, Charles and his wife, Collie, founded Click Bond, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Physical Systems and began manufacture of the Click Bond product line in Carson City, Nevada. As Inventor, he remains active in the product design, development and patenting process.

Charles is an ATP rated aircraft pilot with over 6,000 flight hours. Charles is a past president of the Aerostar Owners Association and has served on the boards of the Carson City Airport Authority and the Aerospace Industries Association. In 1993 Charles was designated the Nevada Inventor of the Year.

Collie Hutter

Collie Hutter Chairman

Collie Hutter is the co-founder of Click Bond with her husband, Charles Hutter.  She previously served as Click Bond’s CFO/COO, and President.  As Chairman Collie is active with corporate governance, long term strategy relating to the corporate intellectual property and maintaining the corporation as a privately held, family company.  Collie, a native of Philadelphia, PA, received her BS in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and her MBA from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Collie was an inaugural recipient of the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Award for women for excellence in manufacturing and received the Notable Alumnae award from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Collie is a past president of the Nevada Manufacturers Association, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City and the Aerostar Owners Association; she served on the boards of the Carson City Airport Authority, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA and served on the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Fresh Look at Nevada’s Community Colleges Task Force and the Nevada Governors Workforce Investment Board.  She is currently on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers, and is chairman of the Truckee Meadows Community College Intuitional Advisory Council.  She is the founder and  past president of Dream It Do It Nevada, a manufacturing employer driven skilled workforce initiative.

Karl Hutter

Karl Hutter President and Chief Executive Officer

In 2015, Karl Hutter became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Click Bond, Inc.  Prior to becoming CEO, from 2013-2015, Karl served as the Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of the company.  From 2008 - 2013, Karl served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he focused on building Click Bond’s reputation as a solutions partner, enabling Click Bond’s technology on the F-35 program and numerous other key platforms across the commercial and defense aerospace sector.  

Prior to leading the sales department, Karl spearheaded the company’s business development and applications engineering efforts across the Asia Pacific region, creating a strong foundation for global growth, particularly in Japan, China, and Australia.  Karl holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science and in Entrepreneurial Management and Operations management from the Wharton School.

Karl is a certified Airline Transport Pilot and is an active advocate for the aerospace industry.  He serves on the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Board of Governors Executive Committee and Civil Aviation Leadership Council , the Aerospace Locknut Manufacturers Association (ALMA) Board of Directors , and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors . He is and the immediate past-Chairman of the Carson City Nevada Airport Authority and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cardigan Mountain School.

Ronald Felix

Ronald Felix Chief Operating Officer

A 33 year aerospace veteran, Ronald (Ron) Felix joins Click Bond as Chief Operating Officer after three years with Aerojet Rocketdyne, primarily as their VP of Operations Integration & Strategy, and VP / General Manager of the In-Space Propulsion Business unit.  Ron also assisted AJRD during leadership transitions serving as VP of Operations and VP/GM Sacramento.  Prior to coming west for AJRD, Ron served as President of SPX Precision Components for seven years, and General Manager of Smiths Aerospace Components – Wilkes Barre for five years.  He also spent 17 years with Pratt & Whitney, starting as a design engineer, progressing up the ranks through roles in Manufacturing Technology Development, Business Unit Management, Operations Management, and finally Strategic Business Development for P&W Aftermarket Services.

Ron holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Connecticut.

Charles Hutter Inventor

Charles Hutter graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1966 with a BS in Physics. He served in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Aerospace Defense Command starting up operation of the Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, CO. In 1969 Charles founded Physical Systems, Inc., an industrial design firm, and followed with a successful series of contract research and development projects in the medical, motion picture, industrial, and electronics sectors. His enthusiasm for aviation led to his invention and development of a line of aerospace fastening and assembly products and would generate more than 80 patents worldwide covering the related technology. In 1987, Charles and his wife, Collie, founded Click Bond, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Physical Systems and began manufacture of the Click Bond product line in Carson City, Nevada. As Inventor, he remains active in the product design, development and patenting process.

Charles is an ATP rated aircraft pilot with over 6,000 flight hours. Charles is a past president of the Aerostar Owners Association and has served on the boards of the Carson City Airport Authority and the Aerospace Industries Association. In 1993 Charles was designated the Nevada Inventor of the Year.

Collie Hutter Chairman

Collie Hutter is the co-founder of Click Bond with her husband, Charles Hutter.  She previously served as Click Bond’s CFO/COO, and President.  As Chairman Collie is active with corporate governance, long term strategy relating to the corporate intellectual property and maintaining the corporation as a privately held, family company.  Collie, a native of Philadelphia, PA, received her BS in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and her MBA from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Collie was an inaugural recipient of the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Award for women for excellence in manufacturing and received the Notable Alumnae award from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Collie is a past president of the Nevada Manufacturers Association, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City and the Aerostar Owners Association; she served on the boards of the Carson City Airport Authority, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA and served on the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Fresh Look at Nevada’s Community Colleges Task Force and the Nevada Governors Workforce Investment Board.  She is currently on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers, and is chairman of the Truckee Meadows Community College Intuitional Advisory Council.  She is the founder and  past president of Dream It Do It Nevada, a manufacturing employer driven skilled workforce initiative.

Karl Hutter President and Chief Executive Officer

In 2015, Karl Hutter became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Click Bond, Inc.  Prior to becoming CEO, from 2013-2015, Karl served as the Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of the company.  From 2008 - 2013, Karl served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he focused on building Click Bond’s reputation as a solutions partner, enabling Click Bond’s technology on the F-35 program and numerous other key platforms across the commercial and defense aerospace sector.  

Prior to leading the sales department, Karl spearheaded the company’s business development and applications engineering efforts across the Asia Pacific region, creating a strong foundation for global growth, particularly in Japan, China, and Australia.  Karl holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science and in Entrepreneurial Management and Operations management from the Wharton School.

Karl is a certified Airline Transport Pilot and is an active advocate for the aerospace industry.  He serves on the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Board of Governors Executive Committee and Civil Aviation Leadership Council , the Aerospace Locknut Manufacturers Association (ALMA) Board of Directors , and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors . He is and the immediate past-Chairman of the Carson City Nevada Airport Authority and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cardigan Mountain School.

Ronald Felix Chief Operating Officer

A 33 year aerospace veteran, Ronald (Ron) Felix joins Click Bond as Chief Operating Officer after three years with Aerojet Rocketdyne, primarily as their VP of Operations Integration & Strategy, and VP / General Manager of the In-Space Propulsion Business unit.  Ron also assisted AJRD during leadership transitions serving as VP of Operations and VP/GM Sacramento.  Prior to coming west for AJRD, Ron served as President of SPX Precision Components for seven years, and General Manager of Smiths Aerospace Components – Wilkes Barre for five years.  He also spent 17 years with Pratt & Whitney, starting as a design engineer, progressing up the ranks through roles in Manufacturing Technology Development, Business Unit Management, Operations Management, and finally Strategic Business Development for P&W Aftermarket Services.

Ron holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Connecticut.

Awards

  • 2017 Northern Nevada Development Authority Pioneer of the Year: Collie Hutter
  • 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Gold Level
  • 2016 Boeing Supplier Advocacy Award
  • 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level
  • 2015 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Top 25 Supplier
  • 2015 Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards: Olga Ortiz
  • 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level
  • 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards: Laurie Shakley
  • 2013 Carson City Business of The Year
  • 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award - Silver Level
  • 2013 Women in Manufacturing Inagural STEP Awards: Collie Hutter
  • 2012 Top Performance Award - Arlington International Aviation Products, Inc
  • 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award - Silver Level
  • 2011 Top Performance Award - Arlington International Aviation Products, Inc

  • 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award - Silver Level
  • 2009 General Atomics, Outstanding Quality and Delivery Performance
  • 2008 Northrop Grumman Supplier of the Year
  • 2007 Boeing Commercial Aircraft Silver Supplier Award
  • 2005 Northrop Grumman Platinum Award (Sustaining Customer Recognition)
  • 2004 ACE (Award for Composite Excellence) Most Creative Application
  • 2004 Northrop Grumman Platinum Award (Sustaining Customer Recognition)
  • 2003 Avibank Gold Supplier
  • 2003 Northrop Grumman Gold Supplier
  • 2003 Northrop Grumman Platinum Award (Sustaining Customer Recognition)
  • 2003 Northrop Grumman Award (Excellence in Product Conformity)
  • 2002 Northern Nevada Exporter of the Year Nevada World Trade Council
  • 2001 Northern Nevada Excellence in International Commerce Nevada World Trade Council
  • 2000 Chairmans Award for Innovation BAE Systems

Testimonials

'Click Bond has the market on bonded fasteners and has a great product.  I wish I had invented the fastener.'

- Douglas B. Shane, Vice President/Business Development, Director of Flight Operations and Test Pilot for Scaled Composites

 'We have been using Click Bond fasteners for over 5 years in the installation of modifications to military vehicles for the Department of National Defense. Click Bond has become a standard fastener for us in the design and installation of wiring systems into the vehicles. The bonded fasteners are easy to install and give us all the strength and durability we need.'

- Kelly McCabe, Systems Integrations Technician with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in the Road Vehicles & Military Systems sector

Custom Solutions

Our engineers are ready to pioneer advanced fastening solutions to solve your design challenges and enable your ideas to take off. Contact our Sales Team to explore customized designs as well as the hundreds of iterative products not shown in our online product database.

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