Mar-Bal Founder Receives ACMA’s Inaugural Pioneer Award

September 23, 2019

Jim Balogh, Mar-Bal Founder Recognized As A Pioneer of the Composites Industry.

“In honor of ACMA’s 40th anniversary in 2019, the Pioneer Award has been created to recognize individuals who have either developed, enhanced or created processes and/or materials that have advanced the composites industry”. (Via ACMA’s Website).

Mar-Bal and ACMA

Mar-Bal is an active member of The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). Based in Washington, D.C., the ACMA, represents more than 850 companies and is the composites industry’s largest trade group in the world. The American composites industry is made up of approximately 3,000 companies and in the U.S. it employs more than 500,000 people in all 50 states generating almost $70 billion in revenues annually.

ACMA provides a forum for members of the composites industry to come together to develop shared market opportunities and deal with common challenges. It is recognized as an unmatched source of up-to-date information about the composites industry as well as the premier provider of educational resources relating to the field.

ACMA advocates for the interests of the composites community, proactively and positively affecting regulatory and legislative outcomes on a wide range of policy issues, including energy and environment, worker health/safety, trade policy and job creation. ACMA works to develop and expand markets for composite products in the U.S. and around the globe.

Note, Steven Balogh – Vice President of Mar-Bal, Inc., served on the Board of Directors for ACMA from 2011-2014 and Scott Balogh, President and CEO of Mar-Bal, is currently serving his two-year term as the elected Chairman of the Board which began in August of this year.