Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for American Composites Manufacturers Association
July 20, 2021 – After extensive research, Washington, DC-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions has named Cindy Squires as the new CEO of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). “As the industry strives to increase the adoption of composites in all market segments, now is the time to welcome new leaders,” said Kevin Barnett, Acting CEO of ACMA. “ACMA is moving beyond the challenges created by Covid-19, and we are seeing our programs return to a resemblance to normalcy. We are poised for tremendous growth, and the industry must be prepared to meet the growing demand for composite materials and solutions. Cindy Squires will be a creative, passionate and dynamic leader. We are delighted to have her join us in leading our organization to serve and grow the composites industry. “
Ms. Squires brings a wealth of association management experience, including strategic planning, public policy and legislative affairs. For the past eight years, she has served as Executive Director / CEO of the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), where she has represented North American companies and trade organizations engaged in the import and use of hardwoods and of softwood from sustainably managed forests in more than 30 countries. . Ms. Squires is a Chartered Trade Advisor to the United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce and also serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Hardwood Export Council, the Global Timber Forum, the North American Forest Foundation and the American Boat and Yacht Council.
Prior to IWPA, Ms. Squires led regulatory, legal and business programs for the boating industry as Chief Counsel for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Her previous positions included practicing environmental and administrative law in private practice, as a legislative assistant at Capitol Hill and in a government agency. She is a member of the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
In her new role, Ms. Squires will be responsible for leading ACMA’s team of dedicated professionals while driving industry growth and increasing the organization’s value to its members, sponsors, corporate partners. industry and its stakeholders.
“As a veteran of the manufacturing industry and trade association space, I am very excited to join ACMA, the leading trade organization for the composites industry,” said Ms. Squires. “ACMA’s commitment to innovation and industry-wide collaboration reflects my own values. As I embark on this new chapter during this exciting and crucial time for the industry, I look forward to maintaining the organization’s strong thought leadership while expanding opportunities for composites manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in America. North and beyond.
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The American Composites Manufacturers Association is the world’s largest trading group in the composites industry. He represents businesses large and small, including manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in every market segment in all 50 states. Its mission is to provide education, advocacy and representation, industry expertise and skills to its members and other markets, extending its reach to others who could benefit from composites. ACMA is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
Vetted Solutions, specialist in conducting recruiting engagements in the nonprofit, government and nonprofit sectors, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior executives for large and well-known organizations in nationwide. Recent research conducted by the company includes the executive director of the Association for Creative Industries, the executive director of the American Society of Microbiology, the executive director of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the executive director of the American Academy of Optometry. .
Company President and Founder Jim Zaniello has spent more than two decades in positions ranging from a nonprofit executive director to publisher of a leading nonprofit executive search tool. He would also have an intimate understanding of the complex demands of the executive office through his own experience as the executive director of several associations and non-profit organizations.
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