ACMA vice president elected ACI Fellow

John Busel, vice president of the American Composites Manufacturers Association’s Composites Growth Initiatives, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. Busel earned this designation through his extensive work with ACI, which includes leading ACI Committee 440 on fiberreinforced polymers from 2003-2009, as well as serving as the committee’s secretary from 1998-2003. He also served as the chairman for ACI Committee 440-L from 2001-2003. For the past four years, he has served as the co-chairman of ACI Committee 440-J. In these roles, he has helped develop a number of industry-changing guides, standards, specifications and codes for fiber-reinforced polymer composites with ACI. Charlie McClaskey, a long-time member of ACI Committee 440, says Busel’s consistent professional oversight in the development of ACI guides, codes and standards has been a great service to ACI and its member companies. “John joined the industry because internally, we felt there was a huge opportunity for the use of FRP in civil infrastructure,” says McClaskey. “However, there is no such thing as ‘trust me’ in this business. You have to prove that the materials are safe. John’s leadership in ACI Committee 440’s work has significantly added to that proof.” At ACMA, Busel leads the Composites Growth Initiatives, which works to create standards and specifications that encourage the use of composites in place of traditional materials. CGI committees also produce leads for ACMA members and form strategic alliances with industry leaders. These efforts help open new markets and expand existing markets for the composites industry. à à

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