ACMA now accepting nominations for annual Membership Awards

The 2019 Volunteer Award recipient was Rick Pauer. ACMA is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Membership Awards.


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Rick Pauer, ACMA's 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award winner

Rick Pauer, ACMA's 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award winner. Photo Credit: ACMA

The American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA; Arlington, Va., U.S.) presents a closer look at categories, criteria and nomination information for its Membership Awards which recognize outstanding members for their dedication and hard work to ensure that the composites industry prospers.

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 recipient was Rick Pauer, applications specialist for Polynt Composites USA (Carpentersville, Ill. U.S.).

Rick Pauer has been involved in the FRP industry for almost 50 years. Throughout that time, he has held several positions that have ranged from lab synthesis, process engineering, formulating, manufacturing, product development and business management in both polyester and vinyl ester resins, as well as in glass fiber. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a BS degree in business administration.

Rick is a member of both ACMA and the Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE; Diamond Bar, Calif., U.S.), Treasurer of the PIC (ACMA) and has authored several papers for the composites industry. Rick is also an active speaker, often presenting papers in the area of composite mold making, 3D printing, open and closed molding processes and in fiber-reinforced composite applications. Click here to view past recipients.

The ACMA Membership Awards are comprised of several categories. Click here for a complete list or to submit a nomination. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2021 ACMA Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception at CAMX 2021. Learn more about the Award eligibility here.