ACMA announces new chair

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has appointed Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc as its new chair. The committee now includes Kevin Barnett, Core Molding Technologies, immediate past chair, Fred Sanford, Rochling Glastic Composites, chair elect/treasurer, Scott Becker, Chromaflo Technologies Corp, vice chair, Mike Gromacki, secretary and Leon Garoufalis, Composites One, supplier at large.

Balogh has served as chair of ACMA's Public Policy Steering Committee, participated in the association's legislative advocacy efforts and been a member of the Political Action Committee since 2014. He was elected to the ACMA Board of Directors three years ago and served as president elect/treasurer. He says that his goal will be to help the association grow the marketplace through its Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) committees, educate members on best practices and influence regulatory and legislative issues that impact composites, including standards and R&D.

‘In any business, you have to innovate or you will become obsolete,’ Balogh added. ‘Research and development at the corporate, government and university level will open doors for composites and advanced materials in various markets. ACMA's work to expand the use of composites and develop standards through legislation like the IMAGINE Act is just the beginning.

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