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ACerS Manufacturing Division

Mission Statement 


Our Mission: The Manufacturing Division of the American Ceramic Society is dedicated to addressing the needs of the ceramics manufacturing industry and to support the production of all ceramic components and products. Click here for the complete Manufacturing Division Mission Statement.

Upcoming Meetings


May 1-3, 2018

4th Ceramics Expo
I-X Center  |  Cleveland, Ohio USA



Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan: The Division recently completed a comprehensive strategic planning process that included the formation of three committees: programming; communications; and organizational growth. Review the final Strategic Plan here.  To read more about the Manufacturing Division’s development, click on the following link: Manufacturing Division Information




ACerS Manufacturing Division

Credit: Du-Co Ceramics Company


Division Flyer






 Meeting Spotlight

The ACerS Manufacturing Division Hosts Luncheon and Meeting at Ceramics Expo 2017

In conjunction with the 3rd Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, April 25-27, 2017, the ACerS Manufacturing Division hosted a division lunch and meeting to update its membership on their activities throughout the past year. Nik Ninos, division chair, greeted everyone and thanked them for attending. During his presentation, he outlined the Manufacturing Division’s history including its development out of the Whitewares and Materials Division in 2015. Since then, they have created a Strategic Plan, formed 3 committees and helped launch Ceramics Expo.


The division’s Programming Committee organized sessions before and during Ceramics Expo: two targeted learning workshops, three sessions at Ceramics Expo and the 6th Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit featuring industry leaders and technical, hands-on sessions.


Since its inception in 2015, Ceramics Expo’s attendance has increased from 2,117 attendees to 2,800 attendees in 2017. Exhibitor participation has also risen from 171 in 2015 to 326 in 2017. The expo brings together the ceramics industry, is a key marketplace and features manufacturing technologies.


Over 50 members attended the luncheon, and offered suggestions for member engagement, webinar topics and increasing overall division membership.



6th Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit; Colleen Snyder; The Cleveland Museum of Art

One of over 300 exhibitors

Attendees at the 3rd Ceramics Expo


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Division Leadership

Chair: Nik Ninos | Calix Ceramic Solutions

Chair-Elect: Ed Reeves | Reeves Consulting

Vice Chair: Keith DeCarlo | Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc.

Secretary: Matthew Creedon | Washington Mills

Division Rules and Reports

Manufacturing Rules   
Manufacturing Annual Report 2014-2015   
Manufacturing Annual Report 2015-2016  


Job Opportunities

ACerS Career Center

Other Resources

Resources for manufacturers


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