ACMA Declares 2019 Pioneer Award Winners

September 30 2019

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has released the names of the winners of the inaugural ACMA Pioneer Award. Created in honor of ACMA's 40th anniversary, this award, sponsored by Creative Composites Group, seeks to recognize individuals who have either developed, enhanced or created processes and/or materials that have advanced the composites industry.

The 2019 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

ACMA Membership Award winners, including recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame and Outstanding Volunteer awards, will be celebrated at the 2019 ACMA Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception. The event, sponsored by Gordon Plastics, Nippon Electric Glass, PRC Composites and The R.J. Marshall Company, will take place on September 23, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Anaheim, CA.

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