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Composites One (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and Davis Applied Technology College (DATC; Kaysville, Utah) announced yesterday at CAMX 2016 that they are forming an educational partnership to offer students real-world product and process exper- tise designed to provide students with the skills needed for a successful career in the composites industry. e partnership will also help students explore understanding of advanced composites, including prepreg, thermoplastics, out-of-autoclave processing and additive manufacturing. "Composites One is dedicated to the advance- ment of our industry," said Composites One pres- ident and COO Leon Garoufalis. "With this new partnership, we can help prepare the next genera- tion of composites professionals, as well as ensure that more of our industry's existing EVENTS NOT TO MISS IN ASSOCIATION WITH Conference Programming 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. More than 70 topical categories and over 300 sessions. Exhibit Hall Open 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CAMX Closing Luncheon 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Ballroom B-Level 3 Hear from the industry's next generation during the closing CAMX Luncheon, featuring a panel of students who will excite and inspire you to imagine the possibilities of composites. Thursday, September 29, 2016 theCAMX.org Anaheim, CA | Anaheim Convention Center Scott Beckwith Receives SAMPE's First Distinguished Service Award By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief / CompositesWorld By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief / CompositesWorld By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld Composites industry veteran and longtime SAMPE member and activist Scott Beckwith received on Monday night the inaugural Distinguished Service Award from SAMPE for his service to the organiza- tion and the composites industry. e award came as a "complete and total surprise" to Beckwith, who says he was overwhelmed by the honor. Beckwith owns his own consulting firm, BTG Composites (Taylorsville, Utah), and has been SAMPE's technical director since 1998, making him the longest serving person on SAMPE's executive board. He says he joined SAMPE in 1974 when he got a job at Hercules in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beckwith's boss was a past-president of SAMPE and suggested Beckwith get involved with the organization. "Membership was just $26 a year and I thought that was a pretty good deal," he says. "Before I knew it, I was writing papers and giving presenta- tions." And he hasn't looked back since. Beckwith worked at Hercules through 1993, and then launched BTG Composites, which offers consulting, expert testimony, design, training, process development and a variety of other services. Beckwith's most memorable product devel- opment project? e Vomit Comet, a composite structure with four rows of four seats into which NASA strapped astronauts-in- training, and then rotated them, amuse- ment park style, at speeds up to 70 rpm. "It had to be fully cleanable," Beckwith quips. Looking to composites' future, Beckwith is cautiously optimistic about growth and tech- nical development. What he hopes to see more of, however, is technological cross-pollination, particularly between aerospace and automotive, the latter of which has substantial cycle time, quality and process control problems to solve: "I am hoping that, as they meet those challenges and find solutions, the aerospace industry will adapt some of the same technology." Beckwith also points to workforce develop- ment—particularly among high school and young college students—as vital to the composites indus- try's expansion and maturation, and he is glad to see SAMPE and ACMA both heavily involved in education and training. Reichhold-Polynt Pending Marriage Means Change for Resins Segment Composites One, Davis Applied Technology College Form Educational Partnership Resins suppliers Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) and Polynt Composites (Carpentersville, Illinois) are in the midst of consum- mating a 50:50 merger that will, when complete, mark a substantial change in the resin supply chain. Dale M. MacDonald, vice presi- dent commercial, North America, at Reichhold says the merger has been approved by American regulatory authorities, but that European Union authorities are still reviewing the deal. e hope, he says, is that it will be approved by the end of 2016. Until then, how the merged compa- nies might present themselves to the market remains to be seen. MacDonald says it's not been decided what will become of the Reichhold and Polynt names post-merger, but he did point out that the former celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2017. Reichhold is owned by Black Diamond Capital Continued on page 8 REICHHOLD-POLYNT Continued on page 8 COMPOSITES ONE

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