Industry Leadership

Interplastic Corporation encourages its staff to be involved with industry organizations. We feel it is important to actively participate in the effort to positively impact the shape and direction of our industry.

American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA)
International Cast Polymer Association (ICPA)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International)
North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
ASTM International
NASSCO
United States Green Building Council
American Wind Energy Association


ACMA

American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA)

Mission: As the world's leading composites trade association, the ACMA develops and administers systems to support fabricators in the successful operation of their business. In an effort to promote long-term growth for the industry, the ACMA provides a forum to:

  • Be the recognized source of education and information for the composites industry;
  • Proactively and positively affect regulatory and legislative outcomes;
  • Promote the development and expansion of markets for composite products.

Interplastic employees contribute to the success of the ACMA by volunteering to serve in the following capacities:

Bob DeRoma, Senior Vice President
ACMA Resin Management Council Member
Former ACMA Board of Directors and ACMA Executive Committee
Recipient of the 2004 President's Award

Dr. James Cecere, Corporate Vice President of Research and Development
Polyester Managers Technical Subcommittee

Daryl Francis, Business Manager — West
Casting Group Business Manager
ACMA Resin Statistics Committee
Past ICPA Board Member

David Herzog, Director, Research and Development
Pultrusion Industry Council Member
ACMA Technical Committee Member
Corrosion Control Division Member
Fire Committee Member
Architectural Division Member
ACMA Green Composites Council Member

Steve Wetzel, National Sales Manager
Chairman of the ACMA Resin Statistics Committee
ACMA Green Composites Council Member
ICPA Member

Peter Surmak, Business Manager, Vinyl Ester & Engineered Resins
Corrosion Control Division Member
Architectural Division Member
Infrastructure and Transportation Committee Member

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We are active members of these important industry associations as well:

ICPA

International Cast Polymer Association (ICPA)

Mission Statement:
To promote the merits of certified cast polymer products

  • To promote and foster the interest of the cast polymer industry and members of the industry in improving cast polymer products

  • To promote adherence to the highest ethical and legal standards of conduct among industry participants

  • To act for and represent the industry in matters of local, state, national and international importance

  • To conduct studies, research and educational programs for the purpose of improving the cast polymer industry

  • To collect and disseminate statistical and other information pertinent to the industry

  • To develop and promote voluntary standards of product quality for the benefit of purchasers of cast polymer products

  • To provide activities, programs and services to enable the industry to perform with the greatest economy and efficiency all in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Dr. Louis Ross, Corporate Director of Technology Transfer and Product/Process Optimization, Ft. Wright, Kentucky Cast Polymer Development Laboratory
R & D Committee of the International Cast Polymer Association

Daryl Francis, Current ICPA Supplier Director

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Nace

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International)

Mission: NACE International is dedicated to promoting public safety, protecting the environment and reducing the economic impact of corrosion by advancing the knowledge of corrosion engineering and science.

Dave Herzog, Director of Research and Development
Ben Hazen, Group Leader
Peter Surmak, Business Manager, Vinyl Ester & Engineered Resins

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NASTT

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

Mission: To advance the science and practice of Trenchless Technology for the public benefit; to develop standards; to promote education, training, research, development and information; and to promulgate through public forums the improvements and status of Trenchless Technology.

Kaleel Rahaim, Manager, Pipeline Remediation Polymers
CIPP Good Practices Course Instructor
Past Board of Directors Member, North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
Past Treasurer NASTT
Program Committee Member
Past Program Chair

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astm international memeber

ASTM International

ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) is a global leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

Kaleel Rahaim, Manager, Pipeline Remediation Polymers
D20 and F17 Committes, Voting Member

Damon Brown, Business Development Manager
ASTM RTP-1 Materials & Piping Committee  

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NASSCO

NASSCO

NASSCO is an organization that serves to improve the success rate of everyone involved in the pipeline rehabilitation industry through education, technical resources, and industry advocacy.

Kaleel Rahaim, Manager, Pipeline Remediation Polymers
D20 and F17 Committees, Voting Member 

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USGBC

United States Green Building Council

Mission: Committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Their community of leaders is working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Daryl Francis, Business Manager, West
Lou Ross, Corporate Director of Technology Transfer and Product/Process Optimization
Steve Wetzel, National Sales Manager
Jeff Petersen, Technical Director — Ft. Wright Laboratory, Marble Casting, Closed Molding, Closed Molding

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AWEA

American Wind Energy Association

Mission: AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry – one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.

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