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ACerS Manufacturing Division

Mission Statement and Strategic Plan


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. Our membership includes ceramic component and product manufacturers, raw material suppliers, producers of forming, kilns, furnaces, and finishing equipment, quality control instrumentation, and all other devices used in the production of ceramics. The Manufacturing Division will strive to provide quality technical programming for industrial participants, promote the recruitment and hiring of ceramic engineers into ceramic manufacturing companies, develop short courses and workshops to facilitate the education of industrial personnel in the field of ceramics, and provide support for the manufacturers and suppliers of ceramic materials.


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





 Meeting Spotlight

April 24, 2017

Marketing for Manufacturers Forum at the

6th Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit

Marriott Airport  |  Cleveland, Ohio USA

ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops sponsored by ACerS Manufacturing Division 


Increase Your Knowledge with ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops

Are you an engineer, scientist, operations professional or student looking to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge base? Continue your education with ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops. Taught by experts, these courses expand on foundational topics and equip attendees with additional skills needed for the workplace. Members of the Manufacturing Division are involved in creating some of the 3rd Annual Ceramics Expo content. ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops are sponsored by ACerS Manufacturing Division


To reserve your spot, select a workshop below or contact Customer Service at 866-721-3322 or 240-646-7054.


frahme-carlApril 23-24, 2017 |   April 23 — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

and April 24 — 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Statistical Process Control in Ceramic Processing Workshop, held at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel prior to the Ceramics Expo

Instructor: Carl E. Frahme, Frahme Consulting Services, principal; University of Kansas, Materials science adjunct professor




Jeter 024 CroppedApril 23-24, 2017  |  April 23 — 1 – 6:00 p.m. and April 24 — 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
OSHA 10-Hour Industrial Outreach Safety Course, held at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel prior to the Ceramics Expo.

Instructor: Douglas Jeter, Verity Technical Consultants, LLC, adjunct professor





kaplan-samanthafazekastomApril 24, 2017  

Lean Essentials Boot Camp Basics for Manufacturing, held at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel prior to the Ceramics Expo.

InstructorsSamantha Kaplan, Corporate College (a division of Cuyahoga Community College), director, quality and continuous improvement, and 

Tom Fazekas, senior training consultant, Corporate College (a division of Cuyahoga Community College), senior training consultant



April 25 – 27, 2017
3rd Ceramics Expo
I-X Center  |  Cleveland, Ohio USA

ACerS Targeted Learning Workshops sponsored by ACerS Manufacturing Division


Click here to view all upcoming ACerS meetings



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 | Saint Gobain Structural Ceramics

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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