ACMA announces new board chairman

Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc., begins his two-year term as chairman of the board with goals to grow the industry through ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative.
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The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA; Arlington, Va., U.S.) announces new leadership as newly elected Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc. (Chagrin Falls, Ohio, U.S.) begins his two-year term as chairman of the board. Rounding out the executive committee are Kevin Barnett of Core Molding Technologies Inc. (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.), immediate past chairman; Fred Sanford of Rochling Glastic Composites (Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.), chairman elect/treasurer; Scott Becker of Chromaflo Technologies Corp. (Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S.), vice chairman; Mike Gromacki, secretary; and Leon Garoufalis of Composites One LLC (Arlington Heights, Ill., U.S.), as 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. During his two-year term as chairman of the board, his goal is 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.

“Research and development at the corporate, government and university level will open doors for composites and advanced materials in various markets,” Balogh says.

“ACMA's work to expand the use of composites and develop standards through legislation like the IMAGINE Act is just the beginning,” he continues. “We will continue to work together to open new markets for composites through our Composites Growth Initiative and to secure the future of our industry on Capitol Hill.”

Balogh is also passionate about recycling. He believes that a recycling solution for composites materials would “be a huge plus for the industry from a marketing standpoint, and people are looking to ACMA to play a role.”

Kevin Barnett completes his service as chairman of the board and now will act as immediate past chairman.

“It has been an honor to lead the ACMA board, which represents a great organization,” he says. “It’s an experience I will never forget. We have a great opportunity to help save energy through lightweight products, rebuild America's infrastructure and develop new materials and processes that will further U.S. competitiveness in an intensely fierce global marketplace.”