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8/9/2018 | 2 MINUTE READ

People on the Move: August 2018

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CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.


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Mark Hesseling was named President of ACMOS Inc. (Lutherville, MD, US), the US-based affiliate of ACMOS Chemie, effective August 1, 2018.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to the ACMOS team,” says Klaus Semmler, CEO of the ACMOS group. “We are confident that he will add to the growth and overall development of the business in the region.”

During his career Hesseling held various marketing and business development roles at ICI, Freudenberg, BASF, and most recently Sherwin Williams. He will lead the company’s North American business from its Baltimore office, overseeing administration, sales, as well as logistics and operations. 

ACMOS is an international leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of release agents and related process chemicals for the polyurethane, rubber, composites, wood, foundry, glass, thermoplastics and metalworking industries.


Methods Machine Tools

Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA,US), supplier of precision machine tools and automation, announced on Aug. 6 that Matthew Sheehan has joined the company as its director of Financial Services.

Prior to joining Methods, Sheehan was vice president/ relationship manager at US Bank Equipment Finance for more than ten years. In this role, he was in the Manufacturing Vendor Services Group and worked closely with Methods as one of its key lending partners, gaining an extensive knowledge of equipment financing requirements. Earlier in 2018, he received the highest award given at US Bank for his performance and commitment to excellence in 2017 — "The Legends of Possible Award." 



Michelman (Cincinnati, OH, US) announced July 8 it is mentoring three interns this summer as part of IACMI’s (Knoxville, TN, US) 2018 internship program. Rebecca O’Toole, Patrick Jung and Bailey Millett, are learning from Michelman’s Fiber Sizing & Composites team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville researching new applications for the company’s line of Hydrosize Fiber Sizings.

The IACMI internship is part of the institute's mission to develop the advanced manufacturing workforce for the growth of composites in the wind, automotive and compressed gas storage sectors. The IACMI interns are learning from mentors to gain hands-on experience with composites research and production in the above named sectors; as well as design, modeling, and simulation; and materials and processing.

This is the third year of the IACMI internship program, and with the 2018 intern class, the internship program has placed more than 75 students at internship locations. Eight IACMI members and two regional partners are hosting interns this summer at facilities across the US. IACMI member hosts include DuPont, Ford, Vartega, TPI Composites, RMX Technologies, Local Motors, Michelman, and Arkema; and regional partner hosts include the Composite Prototyping Center and Composites Recycling Technology Center.