The Heart of ACT

Core of who we are

We are a short-run carbon fiber fabrication shop, dedicated to the relentless pursuit of precision quality, coupled with an outside-the-box innovative mind set. Our team is inspired to provide our clients with an exceptional experience from concept to final delivery.  

Mission Statement – To make advanced composite technologies accessible through a creative and innovative approach.

Guiding Principles – We are a company that prides itself on our team-centered culture. We believe that our empowered culture allows us to effectively and efficiently serve our clients exacting needs.

We achieve these goals through adherence to our core principles:

Strong leadership

Ethical values

Integrity without compromise

Respect for each other

Corporate and personal responsibility 

Globally concerned


- Integrity is the guiding principle for all our actions

- Fair business practices

- Responsibility & Accountability

- Dignity & Respect for all

- Adherence to all applicable laws & regulations

- Confidentiality & Privacy  


Innovation - Looking at old challenges and creating new solutions

Teamwork & Initiative - Going the extra mile with team members and clients

Enthusiasm & Positivity - Always seeing people and situations from the best possible perspective

Empowerment - Creating a stimulating environment that encourages growth

Appreciation & Support - Consistently showing gratitude for our customers and our team members

Management Profiles

Dave Woodworth 

Chief Executive Officer

Dave founded Heartland Harps in 1984 in Wisconsin, and later moved the business to the mountains of North Carolina. He started out building wood harps, and in 2008 transitioned to all carbon fiber harps. To date, Heartland has built more than 1,000 carbon fiber harps. In order to supply the needs of Heartland and the growing demand in the carbon fiber industry, he decided to open ACT. Dave will eventually transition from day-to-day operations to a primary focus on Research and Development. He resides near Hendersonville, NC with his wife Pamela and black lab, Guinness. Dave’s hobbies include sailing, hiking, reading, exploring, and (of course) technology and innovation. 

Christian Burr

Chief Operations Officer


Christian began working with Heartland Harps in March 2017, and later was integral in the opening of ACT. Christian has a background in business operations and construction. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Logistics and Supply Chain from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Christian is originally from the Midwest. He now resides in Asheville with his wife, Carrie (also on the ACT team), and dog Keiva. When he’s not working, Christian enjoys boating, cooking, hiking, and reading.

Scott Brown

Production Shop Manager  

Scott joined the ACT team in March 2018, bringing with him 10 years of experience in the advanced composites industry. He has worked for several high-performance automotive fabrication racing shops and has extensive knowledge of the industry across many platforms. Scott is a military veteran who served with the United States Marine Corps. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading. 

Carrie Burr 

Marketing Manager

Carrie joined the team in March 2018. She has an extensive background in marketing, sales, communications, and customer service. She has a Bachelor of Science in both Marketing and Organizational Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Carrie and Christian have two grown daughters - Amanda and Kathryn. Carrie enjoys time with her family, hiking, and using her creative side.



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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 06/11/18.

Our company, AshevilleComposite Terchnologies, operates (the “Site”). This section informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that we can use to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but it is not limited to your name, telephone number, email address, street address (“Personal Information”).

Log Data
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, pages of our Site that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages and other applicable statistics.

Your privacy is very important to us here at our Heartland Harps and Music Inc. Any collected Personal Information will be for internal use only. This policy statement is in compliance with Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), European Union General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR), and Australian Privacy Protection Act (AU Privacy Act). This policy also meets the criteria for EU Cookies Directive regulation in line with any of our online activity tracking capabilities.