Market Growth Overview

Through committees dedicated to specific market segments, ACMA works to increase the use of composites by opening new markets and expanding existing markets. Lend your voice and expertise to our Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) committees, and work with other committed professionals to help grow the industry.

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CGI Committees

CGI committees establish standards and specifications to facilitate the use of composites in place of traditional materials, as well as provide composites education to various industries, marketing promotions for lead generation and awareness and form partnerships with colleges and universities.

Members in each CGI group work together to focus on specific projects to expand markets for composites as they compete against traditional materials.

Architectural division

Promotes the use of architectural fiber-reinforced polymer products used in interior and exterior architectural construction applications, provides education to architects and specifiers, and codes and standards for composites.

Chair: Megan Multanen, Bestbath

Automotive Composites Alliance

Focused on growing the use of composites in the automotive market segment, the Alliance educates engineers and designers at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as end users.

Chair: Terry O’Donovan, Core Molding Technologies, Inc.

CORROSION CONTROL DIVISION

Encourages the use of FRP composites technology and products for industrial applications by educating specifiers, engineers and end users on the benefits of composites in the design of corrosion resistant equipment.

Chair: Thom Johnson, Ashland, LLC

FIBERGLASS GRATING MANUFACTURERS COUNCIL

Works to develop, maintain and promote the use of a nationally accepted ANSI fiberglass grating manual; promotes the increased use of fiberglass grating specifications, develops technical and other information to inform potential users.

Chair: Greg Bond, Strongwell

FRP-REBAR MANUFACTURER COUNCIL

Promotes the growth of FRP reinforcement in concrete and masonryapplications through development of quality procedures, industry specifications, performance standards and field application guidelines.

Chair: Tom Hershberger, Composite Rebar Technologies, Inc.

GREEN COMPOSITES COUNCIL

Educates composites manufacturers about the importance of sustainability to their customers, the aspects of their products that affect sustainability, how to make their products greener and grow their business opportunities.

Chair: Ed Pilpel, PolyOne Advanced Composites
Chair: Michael Gruskiewicz, A. Schulman

High Performance Council

Promotes the benefits of high-performance composites in demanding applications to Congress, federal agencies, engineering students and end users, promotes awareness and uses of composites at conferences for various industries.

Chair: Peter Hedger Jr, Magnum Venus Products

PULTRUSION INDUSTRY COUNCIL

Fosters continuous improvement in the design, manufacture and use of pultruded products. Council members represent the industry before governmental, academic and industry organizations for the advancement of the pultrusion industry.

Chair: Robert Plagemann, Tecton Products, LLC.

TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES COUNCIL

Coordinates the development and promotion of composites technology and products for transportation structures. Works with trade, technical and professional organizations to increase market acceptance and aids codes and standards development.

Chair: David White, Sika Corporation

UTILITY & COMMUNICATIONS STRUCTURES COUNCIL

Promotes the use of composite poles and crossarms for electrical distribution, transmission and communication structures applications for power delivery and infrastructure. Focuses on education, legislation, regulation, and codes and standards development.

Chair: Scott Holmes, Highland Composites

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ACMA committees offer opportunities to engage with other members and utilize your expertise to make a difference in the industry and your organization.

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