Membership Awards

The ACMA Awards recognize outstanding members for their dedication and hard work to ensure that the composites industry prospers.

Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

• Lifetime Achievement
• Hall of Fame
• Academic Pioneer (New)
• Pioneer

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Steven Dehmlow
Composites One

The ACMA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a business owner who has been in the composites industry for at least 20 years and, through their involvement, has made a significant and lasting contribution to the industry.



The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Steven Dehmlow - Chief Executive Officer, Composites One


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Steve Dehmlow
Composites One


The ACMA Hall of Fame Award recognizes a member who has attained distinction among his or her peers through their efforts, involvement and accomplishments in the composites industry and its associations.



The 2019 Hall of Fame recipients were Richard Holland – Vice President - Business Development, Composites One, and John P. Busel – Vice President - Composites Growth Initiative, American Composites Manufacturers Association, Fellow - American Concrete Institute


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Richard Holland
Composites One

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John Busel
American Composites Manufacturers Association

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Richard Holland
Composites One

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John Busel
American Composites Manufacturers Association


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Rick Pauer
Polynt Composites USA

Outstanding Volunteer Award

ACMA's Outstanding Volunteer Award is given to a member who has contributed significant volunteer time and effort to achieve positive results on behalf of the industry through service to ACMA.



The 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient was Rick Pauer – Applications Specialist, Polynt Composites USA


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Rick Pauer
Polynt Composites USA


Chairman's Award

The ACMA Chairman’s Award recipient is selected by the ACMA Chairman of the Board.



The 2019 Chairman’s Award recipient was Scott Becker – President and CEO, Chromaflo Technologies.


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Scott Becker
Chromaflo Technologies

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Scott Becker
Chromaflo Technologies


New in 2020, the Academic Pioneer Award has been created to recognize original, visionary, and innovative ideas that have been scientifically investigated, tested, and demonstrated that advance composites technology. Up to two recipients may be chosen for this award. Nominees should be academic professionals (professors, educators, etc.).


Pioneer Award

In honor of ACMA's 40th anniversary in 2019, the Pioneer Award has been created to recognize individuals who have either developed, enhanced or created processes and/or materials that have advanced the composites industry.

The 2019 inaugural Pioneer Award winners were:

Franklin B. Axel

Ernest Bader*

Jim Balogh

Rodney P. Burwell*

Scott Crump

Douglas L. Dennis*

Robert A. DeRoma

Paul Erskine*

Kurt Feichtinger, Ph. D.

Sol M. Fingerhut*

Conrad Fingerson

Don Gordon*

George Gordon*

Dave Gordon, Sr.*

Probir Guha

Bill Healey

James Hedger, Sr.*

Thomas Johannsen

Dave Johnson

Larry Len*

Keith Liskey

Richard J. Marshall

Alfred B. Menzer*

Patrick Mouligne

John Neate

Brice M. Nelson*

Peter Pfaff*

Ronnal P. Reichard

Zsolt Rumy

Terry G. Smith*

Michael H. Thaman

James O. Wible

*awarded posthumously

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information, please contact John Catapano, ACMA Business Development Manager.


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