02 August 2001
02 August 2001
David E. Berges has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hexcel Corporation. He succeeds John J. Lee who passed away in May of this year.
Mr. Berges, age 51, leaves his position as President of Honeywell's Automotive Products Group, a unit with $2 billion in sales. Mr. Berges has extensive experience in aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. Prior to his present position, he served as Vice President of Honeywell's (AlliedSignal) Aerospace Engine Systems and Accessories business.
Martin L. Solomon, speaking on behalf of Hexcel's Board of Directors said, ""We are very pleased to have David taking the helm as Hexcel's CEO; his leadership experiences in industries in which we operate will be a significant plus for Hexcel."" Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced structural materials company. It designs, manufactures and markets lightweight, high reinforcement products, composite materials and engineered products for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, electronics, general industrial, and recreation applications.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.