23 June 2002
23 June 2002
The incoming Executive Cabinet, that takes effect on July 1st, consists of the following International Officers:
- President, Tom Haulik (Business Manager, Cytec Carbon Fibers, LLC)
- Executive Vice President, Clark Johnson (Project Manager, Boeing Satellite Systems)
- Senior Vice President, Anthony Falcone (Lead Materials Engineer, The Boeing Company)
- Vice President, Tia Benson Tolle (Technology Development Engineer, US Air Force Research Laboratory)
- Secretary, Raymond Miller (Technical Sales Representative, Northern Fiber Glass Sales, Inc.)
- Treasurer, Vince Bailey (Director, National Aerospace Supply Company)
- Vice President – Europe, Bob Griffiths (President, Griffiths Consulting)
- Vice President – Japan, Prof. Toshio Tanimoto (Professor, Shonan Institute of Technology & Materials)
- Past-President, Allen Penton (Retired, The Boeing Company)
The Board of Directors also thanked the outgoing International Past-President, Allan Goldberg for his service to the Executive Cabinet during the past two years.
The SAMPE 2002 Symposium featured 185 individual technical papers presented over the five days of the Technical Program at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA May 12-16, 2002. The SAMPE 2002 Program Committee reviewed all of the technical papers submitted for presentation and selected three papers for awards within the Outstanding Technical Paper Award categories.
The top winner, selected for the SAMPE 2002 Outstanding Technical Paper Award, went to B.W. Grimsley and R.J. Cano (NASA Langley Research Center), P. Hubert (Old Dominion University), X. Song and A.C. Loos (Virginia Tech) and R.P. Pipes (University of Akron). Their paper was entitled “Effects of Amine and Anhydride Curing Agents on the VARTM Matrix Processing Properties.” The team received a monetary award for their 1st Place finish in the Symposium.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.