This newest Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) committee will enable compression moulders to work with their suppliers and through ACMA to grow their markets.

Thomas J. Meola, chief operating office of Premix Inc, North Kingsville, Ohio, and Kevin L. Barnett, president and CEO of Core Molding Technologies Inc, Columbus, Ohio, have volunteered to be co-chairs of the Thermoset Molders Committee.

"The Thermoset Molders Committee will provide a great opportunity to bring many thermoset moulders together to collaborate on key industry initiatives that will help to strengthen our presence and expand our reach in many markets," says Meola.

The committee recently completed a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of thermoset moulding. It will be reconvening soon to develop strategies as a result of this SWOT analysis.

Important areas that the committee will be focusing on are improving capabilities through materials and process innovation, regulatory issues, thermoset education and communication, marketing and market growth.

For more information about joining the Thermoset Molders Committee or any of ACMA’s CGIs, contact Mike Dunn at