People on the move: March 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.
Owens Corning (Toledo, OH, US) announced March 30 that Marcio Sandri has been named president, Composites, effective May 25. Mr. Sandri will report to chairman and CEO Mike Thaman.
Mr. Sandri currently serves as vice president, Global Strategy and Operations for the company’s Composites business. Prior to this role, Mr. Sandri was vice president and managing director of Glass Reinforcements, encompassing core glass fiber production, technical fabrics and specialty glass within the Composites business. He also had enterprise-wide responsibility for operations and supply chain activity. Since joining Owens Corning in 2000, Mr. Sandri had several commercial roles with responsibility for the United States, Latin America, Canada and Asia Pacific. Before Owens Corning, he worked at Dow Chemical in Latin America and the United States.
Mr. Sandri earned a degree in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Parana and studied business administration at the University of São Paulo.
4M Carbon Fiber Corp. (4M, Knoxville, TN, US) announced March 15 the appointment of Dr. Truman Bonds, co-inventor of atmospheric plasma oxidation for the production of carbon fiber, as the Company's chief technology officer (CTO). 4M recently announced a strategic pivot to manufacture low-cost carbon fiber using plasma oxidation and initiated oven design in 2017 while also starting fiber qualification activities. Dr. Bonds has been serving as director of 4M since April 4, 2017.
As CTO, Dr. Bonds will oversee the plasma oxidation technical aspects of the design, construction, commissioning and start-up of the industrial scale carbon fiber production lines. He will also oversee the fiber qualification program. Bonds has worked for several years with C.A. Litzler on the design of the commercial scale plasma oxidation ovens. This design is based on experience demonstrating the technology to international carbon fiber makers and operation of the industrial scale plasma oxidation test stand designed and built by Litzler and RMX Technologies, from which 4Mlicensed the plasma oxidation technology. Design of the initial production line is underway and site selection has been initiated.