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Tuesday, June 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janie Drake
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020, DIAMOND BAR, CA The SAMPE Foundation, which is affiliated with the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) announced the unanimous approval of new board seats to John Unser of IACMI and Ronda Coguill of Highland Point, Inc., for the 2020-2022 term.

Unser first joined SAMPE in 1986 while at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. His most recent SAMPE involvement includes serving on the Technical Excellence Committee by taking on the lead role of Rapid Manufacturing Subcommittee. He also supports the University of Tennessee SAMPE Student Chapter and has presented many papers at SAMPE conferences through the years and has served as moderator for several SAMPE tutorial sessions.

Coguill has been a SAMPE member for most of her composites career. She has served on numerous SAMPE committees, including Student Faculty Advisor, Student Bridge Contest, and most recently the CAMX 2019 Technical Committee.

“The combined experiences of Unser and Coguill’s work in STEM-related programs ties in perfectly to the primary focus of the SAMPE Foundation’s objective, which is to promote education and innovation in the fields of materials and processes on a global basis, particularly at the kindergarten through the 12th-grade level,” said Ted Lynch, Chairman of the SAMPE Foundation.

They both join the below group of elected individuals to lead the SAMPE Foundation’s goals and strategies for the duration of their term.

2020-2021 SAMPE Foundation Board of Directors

Title  Name  Organization Other/SAMPE Chapter
Chair  Ted Lynch  SMI Baltimore/Washington
President  Leslie Cohen  SGI-HITCO Los Angeles
Treasurer  John Moylan Delsen Test Labs Los Angeles
Director  George Schmitt  AFMC/AFRL Midwest
Director   Avner Ben-Bassat Plataine Ltd Europe
Director  Arnt Offringa Fokker Aerostructures B.V. Europe
Director  Paul Marks Argosy International Los Angeles
Director  Ali Yousefpour National Research Council Canada Eastern Canada
New Director  John Unser IACMI SAMPE at Large
New Director  Ronda Coguill Highland Point, Inc. Utah
Program Administrator/Secretary   Joseph Ingalls   Rocky Mountain


The SAMPE Foundation’s Board of Directors will next meet in person at CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo on September 21- 24, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. Prior to CAMX, a virtual board meeting will be held at a date to be determined in June 2020.

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