More than 80 industry leaders enjoyed networking with their peers at the ACerS Corporate Member breakfast held at this year’s Ceramics Expo.
Charlie Spahr, ACerS executive director, explained how ACerS is enhancing its efforts to serve manufacturers and suppliers, including Ceramics Expo, establishment of the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation, the Ceramic Business & Leadership Summit, technical workshops, market research, and corporate awards.
Membership director Kevin Thompson followed with an explanation of the Corporate Partnership program, designed to forge more meaningful partnerships with member companies. “This new program is about adding value and visibility for our corporate partners, and encouraging ACerS members to support those companies who support the Society,” Thompson explained.
Corporate partners receive all benefits available to the 160 existing corporate members, while enjoying valuable new benefits that include advertising, workshops, research reports, and more.
The new partnership program will fully replace the existing Corporate Member program by the end of 2018. “Our goal is to best meet the needs of industry by forming partnerships with member companies, and will evolve as we continue to explore how to best meet those needs,” Thompson said.
Corporate partners include:

Morgan Advanced Materials
Mo-Sci Corp.
Saint Gobain Ceramics & Plastics

McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies LLC
Trans-Tech, Inc.

Unimin Corporation

AdValue Technology LLC Nanoscience Instruments
Allied Mineral Products Inc. NSL Analytical
Applied Research Center OptiPro Systems LLC
Astral Material Industrial Co. Ltd. Oxy-Gon Industries Inc.
Borregaard LignoTech Powder Processing & Technology LLC
Capital Refractories Ltd. Rath Inc.
Deltech Kiln and Furnace Design LLC Raymond Bartlett Snow
Deltech, Inc. Resodyn Acoustic Mixers Inc.
Dorst America, Inc. RoboVent
Fineway Ceramics SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd.
Harmonious Trading Inc SELEE Corp.
Harper International Superior Graphite Co.
HWI HarbisonWalker International Surmet Corp.
I Squared R Element Co. Inc. Technology Assessment & Transfer Inc.
J. Rettenmaier USA TevTech, LLC
Mohr Corporation