Award Programs

Great Industries Have Great People Setting a Course for the Future

Every year ACMA recognizes its leaders through these prestigious awards:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Composites Hall of Fame Award
  • Chairman's Award

Recognizing the exceptional people who have done their part in making the field of composites a great industry is a core goal of the Member Awards Program.
Please consider nominating someone that you have either worked with directly or whose work sets the standard for recognition in the industry. The awards will be presented at CAMX 2014.

Accepting nominations for 2014. 

Outstanding Volunteer Award

The strength of ACMA or any other association is the quality of its member volunteers.  ACMA was proud to launch its Outstanding Volunteer Award at COMPOSITES 2009, the largest composites event in North America.  Any ACMA member who has contributed significant volunteer time and effort to achieve positive results on behalf of the industry through service to ACMA is eligible.  This can include service or leadership of a committee or can be work on a special project on behalf of the organization.

ACMA Outstanding Award Recipients

  • 2014 - Kenneth Lipovsky
  • 2014 - Thomas Johnson
  • 2012 - Daniel A. Witcher, PE
  • 2011 - Michael Stevens
  • 2011 - Matt Paramental
  • 2011 - John Wilcox
  • 2010 - Marcy Offner
  • 2009 - Cheryl Richards

Nomination Process

ACMA Outstanding Volunteer Nomination Form

To nominate a member for ACMA’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, please download, complete and return via fax to 703-525-0743 or scanned pdf to membership@acmanet.org.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eligibility Criteria:

Any person who has been involved in the composites industry for at least 20 years who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the industry is eligible for this award. Nominees from all segments of the industry are eligible.

Significant and lasting contribution includes, but is not limited to, performance in any of the following areas:

  • Exemplary contribution to legislative and/or regulatory affairs of significant long-term consequence to the industry
  • Invention of a process or product that has significant long-term importance
  • A very successful business career in which measurable contributions have been made to industry, government, employees or the community
  • Leadership throughout his/her career to the industry’s trade associations where lasting contributions were made, including SPI, SIRC, NMMA, ACMA, ICPA, etc.

Sitting members of the ACMA Board are not eligible for consideration of this award.

All former and future recipients of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award will automatically be included in the Hall of Fame, without need for consideration by the Board of Directors. Inaugural members will be identified as Clare Bacon Hall of Fame or Lifetime Achievement inductees.

Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award who were not selected and all Chairmans’ Award recipients will automatically be considered in the next year for the Hall of Fame selection.

ACMA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • 2014 - David Mohnke
  • 2012 - John D. Tickle
  • 2011 - Richard Higgins
  • 2010 - Richard Morrison
  • 2009 - Royce Newsome
  • 2008 - Gary Multanen
  • 2007 - Jacques & Margot Kohn & Larry Ashton
  • 2006 - Louis Dehmlow
  • 2005 - Dr. Frank Cassis
  • 2004 - MC Gill
  • 2003 - Don Aker
  • 2002 - Brandt Goldsworthy
  • 2001 - Everett Pearson
  • 2000 - Lowell Miles
  • 1999 - Wes Hoch
  • 1998 - Robert Morrison

Nomination Process

ACMA Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form

To nominate a member for ACMA’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, please download, complete and return via fax to 703-525-0743 or scanned pdf to membership@acmanet.org.

Hall of Fame Award

Eligibility Criteria:

Any person who has attained distinction among his/her peers through their efforts, involvement and accomplishments in the composites industry and its associations.
Criteria for judging excellence shall include, but is not limited to, the individual’s performance in any of the following ways:

  • Contribution to legislative and/or regulatory affairs of significant long-term consequence to the industry
  • Invention of a process or product which has commercial value to the composites or cast polymer industry
  • A successful business career in which notable contributions have been made to the composites industry
  • Active, extensive participation in the industry’s trade associations with significant contributions, including SPI, SIRC, ACMA, ICPA, etc.
  • Academic contribution which has resulted in a noteworthy impact on the composites industry
  • Previous recipients of the SPI Clare E. Bacon Award are eligible

Sitting members of the ACMA Board are not eligible for induction into the Hall.

Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award who were not selected and all Chairmans' Award recipients will automatically be considered in the next cycle for Hall of Fame selection.

ACMA Hall of Fame

  • 2014 - Kenneth Lipovsky
  • 2014 - David Denny
  • 2012 - William Henry Seeman III
  • 2012 - Steve Walling
  • 2011 - Peter Emrich
  • 2011 - Jack Simmons
  • 2010 - Charles H. Dore, III
  • 2010 - Don Abel

Hall of Fame Members

Herb B. Ailes Mark  Greenwood Gary Multanen
Don Aker Robert E. Griffin Royce Newsom
John B. Alfers L. June Gundrum Kanemasa Nomaguchi
Frank X. Ambrose James Hearons Samuel S. Oleesky
Thomas F. Anderson Richard Higgins John Owens
Larry Ashton Wes Hoch Harry J. Paulus
Jules Augsdorfer Charles Hoover Everett Pearson
John Avignon Jack Jenks Harry E. Pebly, Jr.
Clare E. Bacon Edward J. Jonasch Edwin Plueddemann
F. Robert Barnet Charles Jones Tom Priesel
John Berkson Jacques Kohn Jerry Purcell
Robert D. Bitten Margot Kohn Harriet Raymond
Robert J. Brinkeman Ray B. Krepps John Roesle
Frank A. Cassis Bob Lacovara Dominick V. Rosato
David J. Clavadetscher A.W. Levenhagen Carl Rue
C. William Cleworth George Lubin Burt Rutan
Frank W. Como James S. Lunn Al Schempp
Charles L. Condit Richard Malamphy Roger Sellew
William Cruse Terry McCabe William E. Smith
David  D’Antoni Hiram McCann Ralph H. Sonneborn
Frank  Dehmlow Charlie McClaskey Sherman Stambaugh
Fred Dierks Frederick J. McGarry George A. Stein
Robert Dieterle Terry McQuarrie Robert Sweet
Richard DiRienzo Leonard S. Meyer Walter A. Szymanski
George Dohn Lowell Miles Robert B. Truitt
Tom Doyle David Mohnke Roger B. White
T. Richard Evans Carole Monheim W. Burdette Wilkins
Harold B. Freeman Samuel A. Moore A.J. Wiltshire
Louis Garasi Laura E. Morrison Robert Winblad
M.C. Gill Robert S. Morrison Lawrence Wittman
W. Brandt Goldsworthy Richard Morrison P. Robert Young
William H. Gottlieb

Nomination Process

ACMA Hall of Fame Nomination Form

To nominate a member for ACMA’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, please download, complete and return via fax to 703-525-0743 or scanned pdf to membership@acmanet.org.

Chairman's Award

The current ACMA chairman has the privilege of selecting one individual every year to honor with the Chairman’s Award.  This tradition was established in 1988 and has continued every year since.  This is the only ACMA award that does not accept nomination.

Past Chairman’s Award Winners

  • 2014 William Kreysler
  • 2014 Monty Felix
  • 2012 Randy Weghorst
  • 2011 Leon Garoufalis
  • 2010 Steve Walling
  • 2009 John Tickle
  • 2008 Richard Morrison
  • 2007 William Holtzclaw
  • 2006 Peter Emrich
  • 2005 Terry McCabe
  • 2004 Bob DeRoma
  • 2003 Fred Dierks
  • 2001 Bill Seemann
  • 2000 John Schweitzer
  • 1999 Pat Money
  • 1998 Russ Fisher
  • 1997 Larry Craigie
  • 1996 Dick Holland
  • 1995 Charlie McClaskey
  • 1994 Gary Multanen
  • 1993 Doug Gomes
  • 1992 Gerald Bender
  • 1991 Wes Hoch
  • 1990 Pat Johnson
  • 1989 Bob Lacovara
  • 1988 Lowell Miles

If you have questions about your nomination, please contact membership@acmanet.org or call 703-525-0511.