Founded by brothers Matt and Dan Kuriluk in 2019, Alpine Conglomerate traces its name to a tool and dye company started by their grandfather, Ted Kuriluk, upon his return from WWII: Alpine Jig Grinding. Upon leaving active duty in 2018 due to an 80 percent disability rating from the VA, Dan decided to start a business to leverage the skills that he and his brother developed over a combined 25+ years of government and military service.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Dan earned his Navy wings of gold in 2009. He went on to serve 3 deployments as a Navy P-3 pilot, and later spent 2 years as the Navy's Politico-Military Masters Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in Boston. After completing the fellowship, he moved to Washington D.C. where he served in the Pentagon as a Naval Strategist and in the White House as a Military Social Aide. Although Matt initially joined the Michigan National Guard as a reservist Judge Advocate General, he has spent extensive time on active duty. Most notably as the ICRC liaison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and most recently as a deputy general counsel at the Michigan National Guard Headquarters.
Matt and Dan both attribute their desire to join the military from a strong family history of uniformed service. Their maternal great-grandfather served as an infantryman for Canada in WWI, their grandfather, Earl Kidder, served as an Army Air Force B-17 ball-turret gunner in the European theater earning multiple air medals for combat missions over North Africa, Germany, and Normandy, and their uncle served as a military policeman in the Korean DMZ during the height of the Cold War. Their paternal grandfather, Ted, served in the Pacific Theater as an F-4F Wildcat pilot escorting torpedo bombers, making lifelong friends who wrote Dan letters when he embarked on his first deployment in 2010. Their father, Dave Kuriluk, USNA '76, served first as a Navy C-130 pilot in the Philippines, and then flew several other airframes in a number of roles as an instructor on both active duty and in the Navy Reserves.
When Dan and Matt were developing a business plan, they decided to continue a family legacy working in the Detroit area manufacturing industry. Ted's tool and die company machined highly specialized parts for automotive and aerospace clients across Michigan. Earl spent over 30 years as a foreman on the factory floors for Fisher Auto body and later General Motors, and Matt spent several years of his civilian career working in risk management for Ford Motor Company.
Although born with a medical condition that prevented him from serving, their cousin Tony always supported his cousins' military service, and embodies the integrity and character of a serviceman passed down through their shared grandfather Earl, as well as his other grandfather, Dick Erickson, who served in the Pacific Theater as a USMC F-4U Corsair pilot. Tony's experience in data analytics, shipping, distribution, and sales was a natural fit, and Matt and Dan asked him to join the company soon after its creation.
Dan spent 11 years as a US Navy P-3 pilot and Naval Strategist. He earned an Air Medal in Operation Iraqi Freedom, served as a policy specialist and Naval Strategist in the Pentagon, and as a White House Military Social Aide Officer-in-Charge. He has a masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and is a Cloud Engineering Risk and Compliance specialist. He is an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect, and also holds a Microsoft Azure AZ-900 professional certifications. In addition, during his time at the Pentagon, he built extensive experience identifying and shepherding small high technology companies through the SBIR process.
With a specialty in cyber-security law, Matt has built a career as a Judge Advocate General for the Michigan National Guard complemented with civilian roles as an acquisitions specialist, risk management professional, and political risk and trade analyst. Matt also serves as our resident contracting expert, able to decipher and assist with even the most complex contract situations.
As the grandson of a WWII USMC F-4U Corsair pilot, Tony joined his cousins on the Alpine team shortly after its founding. He brings a wealth of experience in sales, distribution, and data analytics. He is an expert in utilizing WAWF, SAM, Tungsten and any other government system that Alpine or our clients utilize. Tony is also our resident logistics and NSN specialist, utilizing our proprietary method to identify and exploit new opportunities for our clients.