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New Executive Cabinet Announced for SAMPE North America

Thursday, July 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janie Drake
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New Executive Cabinet Announced for SAMPE North America

July 7, 2016 – Covina, CA - SAMPE North America will be led in the 2016 - 2017 year by seven outstanding SAMPE members as officers of the SAMPE North America Executive Cabinet.

SAMPE North America Executive Cabinet

North America President - Rick Willardson, Pressurized Structures Lead, Firefly Space Systems

Executive Vice President - Ben Dietsch, President, Nona Composites LLC

Vice President - Karin Anderson, PhD, Senior Composites Structures Analyst, PDS Technical Services

Treasurer - Tim Shaughnessy, President & CEO, Rapid Cure Technologies, Inc.

Secretary - John D. Russell, D.Sc., Technical Director, Air Force Research Laboratory

Parliamentarian – Jerome Berg, Staff Engineer, Orbital ATK, Flight Systems Group

Immediate Past President - Nicholas Gianaris, PhD, PE, FASM, Vice President, Business Development, General Manager, Materials Technology Division, Thermacore

Plans for the year include devising a new Strategic Roadmap for SAMPE North America, clearly outlining the association’s goals and objectives. SAMPE’s North America Executive Cabinet and its Board of Directors will next meet at CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo on September 26 in Anaheim, Calif.


Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society that provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical meetings, journal publications or books in which professionals in the field can exchange ideas and air their views. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers and academicians.

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