2020 Board Member Nominations

The ACMA Board of Directors has announced the following members for positions on the board. To nominate someone else for the board, send a written petition to Paige Patterson at 2000 N. 15th Street, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22201. All petitions must be received by April 1 and be signed by at least 10 voting representatives.

Supplier at Large

Jake Axel

Axel Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc.

Jacob Axel has served as the President of AXEL Plastics, a mold release and additive manufacturer based in Monroe, Connecticut, for 17 years. Jacob earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He has previously served on both the ACMA Board and the Executive Board for three years. He lives with his wife, Ilyssa, and their three children in Westport, Connecticut.


Scott Pflughoeft

Ashley Industrial Molding Inc.

Scott Pflughoeft is President and CEO of Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc. Prior to his work in the composites industry, Scott worked in the automotive industry supplying welded and stamped parts to OEM customers. He has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University and an M.B.A from The Anderson School of UCLA.

Shane Weyant

Creative Pultrusions Inc.

Shane has been with Creative Pultrusions, Inc since 1989 when he started as a Regional Sales Manager. Gaining vast experience throughout the company in sales, marketing and operations management, Shane was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and has been instrumental in the growth and shaping of the US Composite Group under Hill & Smith Holdings PLC which consist of the following Group Companies: Creative Pultrusions, ET Techtonics, Kenway Composites, Tower Tech and Composite Advantage. He has also served as a General Partner and co-founder of Composite Cooling Solutions, LP since 2004 and is also currently serving as the President of the Pultrusion Industry Council under ACMA. Shane has testified several times on behalf of ACMA in front of Congressional Subcommittees and holds several patents associated with composite systems.

Mike Wallenhorst

Fiber-Tech Industries, Inc.

Mike has an accounting degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University. He spent 19 years at Ashland, mostly in the Composite Polymers business. His positions covered infrastructure and marine markets, and at one point all of the polyester business for North America. His last assignment at Ashland was Global Director of Business Development. Since October 2018 Mike has been the president of Fiber-Tech industries and ValuTex Reinforcements (sister companies). ValuTex weaves woven roving in Ohio. Fiber-Tech produces custom designed, large scale sandwich panels cut to any size for the transportation, construction and ballistic markets. Fiber-Tech has production in Washington Court House, Ohio and Spokane, Washington. Mike lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and three children.