Membership Awards

Each year, ACMA recognizes outstanding members for their dedication and hard work in the development and growth of critical markets, advocacy on behalf of the composites industry and their efforts to help others in our industry to prosper.

Join us to honor the recipients of the 2019 Membership Awards at a special ceremony at CAMX 2019 on September 23rd in Anaheim, CA.

Award Nominations

The 2019 nomination period has closed.


About the ACMA Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception

ACMA Membership Award winners will be celebrated for the inspiration they provide at the Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception, sponsored by Gordon Plastics, Nippon Electric Glass, PRC Composites, and The R.J. Marshall Company on September 23, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA, during the industry's largest trade show and conference in the US, CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo. The Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception is held each year at CAMX to allow ACMA Membership to come together to honor winners and reflect on the past year's achievements.


Sponsored By:



Steven Dehmlow
Composites One

Lifetime Achievement Award

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 is Steven Dehmlow - Chief Executive Officer, Composites One


Steve Dehmlow
Composites One

Hall of Fame Award

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 are 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


Richard Holland
Composites One


John Busel
American Composites Manufacturers Association


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 is Rick Pauer – Applications Specialist, Polynt Composites USA


Rick Pauer
Polynt Reichhold

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 are:

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

Sponsored By:


Thank you ACMA advertisers