IACMI - Testimonials

Doerfer – Wright Industries

(In reference to the Closed Mold Alliance Training Workshops) “The “hands on” demonstrations gave our team better insight to some of the obstacles we all face in trying to automate or speed up current process times. I personally value the networking aspect of these type workshops.”

Dale Leftwich | Account Manager, Doerfer – Wright Industries
March 2017


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(In reference to Members Meetings) “I’ve attended all of the IACMI member meetings thus far and I find them invaluable not only for the project updates, but also for the networking. It is incredible to be able to meet with all of these industry experts in one place to collaborate and pioneer new ideas for the next project.”

(In reference to the 9m Blade Prototype Build) “To make a real impact in the composites industry, we have to all come together as one group. Innovation and working together is key, and IACMI helps enable that. Without the collaboration of an entire team, this project would not have been successful.”

Dana Swan | Business Development Scientist, Arkema
February 2017


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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“The workforce training events are highly beneficial to me and other university researchers. The content presented provides fresh perspective on current trends and challenges in composites manufacturing as it is executed on the manufacturing floor. As a faculty member, it was especially beneficial for me to see the state-of-the art materials and manufacturing technologies demonstrated at this workshop, which I can now take it back to the class room to train the future workforce on this unique area of science and engineering associated with fiber reinforced composite materials.”

Dayakar Penumadu | Fred N. Peebles Professor and JIAM Chair of Excellence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
February 2017


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State of Indiana

“Our participation in IACMI provides hardworking Hoosiers with the tools they need to create high-paying jobs and develop a skilled workforce critical to the growth and competitiveness of manufacturing in Indiana and the USA.”

Ian Steff | Chief Innovation Officer, State of Indiana
July 2016


Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus

“IACMI is having a positive economic development impact on our region and our composites innovation ecosystem as member companies work closely with The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National laboratories.  As more private industry companies benefit from a partnership with IACMI, Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, the University of Tennessee’s Research and Development Park, is perfectly positioned to serve and compliment the needs of those companies.  Cherokee Farm is now home to the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials, a world premier advanced materials R&D facility that will further compliment the tools and talent which may be accessed in our region and through IACMI.”

Cliff Hawks | President and CEO, Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus
February 2017


Composite Applications Group

“As an original founding member of the Carbon Fiber Consortium and now IACMI, Composite Applications Group has a long history of involvement in the expanding the composites industry. Now that the Carbon Fiber Consortium has merged with IACMI we have seen an even greater network of companies and collaborating partners. There is no other organization that allows small business to interact with large and midsized companies within a wide range of industries. IACMI has allowed us to collaborate with not only leading industry partners but also National Laboratories.”

Jeff McCay | President, Composite Applications Group
November 2015


Dassault Systèmes

“IACMI provides us with leadership and access to the entire supply chain through projects with a complete lifecycle perspective. The broad network and vast resources within the Institute bridge the gap for collaboration across industry, academia, and national laboratories.”

Rani Richardson | CATIA Composites Product Specialist, Dassault Systèmes
July 2016


Magnum Venus Products

“As a small to medium sized enterprise, we recognize the benefits of composites as a superior solution and being an IACMI member gives us the opportunity to have a seat at the table with companies much larger than us. IACMI has provided us a forum to collaborate on ideas that could revolutionize the way people use composites in their everyday life in an energy efficient and sustainable way. “

Peter Hedger Jr. | Director of Marketing and Communications, MVP
June 2016


State of Indiana

“We partner with IACMI because Indiana invests in innovation with impact. Working with IACMI allows the state to remain on the cutting edge of research and development impacting Indiana based companies and attracting new companies to the state.”

Justin Hage | former Senior Manager and Counsel, State of Indiana
August 2016