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5th Ceramic Leadership Summit (CLS 2016) (Archive)

Where Business and Manufacturing Meet Strategy


Meeting Description

ACerS Bulletin recap


The Ceramic Leadership Summit (CLS), held in conjunction with the second Ceramics Expo, in Cleveland, Ohio is a unique, first-class business meeting designed for ceramics and glass industry executives. CLS explores “where business and manufacturing meets strategy” along with opportunities, emerging technologies, and critical issues that challenge the ceramics and glass materials community. CLS attendees enjoy the intimate setting, discussing business challenges, and networking without distraction. On the last day of CLS, attendees switch venues, joining the enthusiastic second annual Ceramics Expo at the IX Center.


CLS 2016 took place April 24-26, 2016; the second annual Ceramics Expo took place April 26-28, 2016.


5th Ceramic Leadership Summit Advisory Group

Mike Alexander, Riverside Refractories

Don Bray, Morgan Advance Materials

Dana Goski, Allied Mineral Products

Lora Cooper Rothen, Du-Co Ceramics Company

Krista Grayson, Mo-Sci Corporation

Christine Heckle, Corning Incorporated

Joseph Homeny, The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

William James, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

David W. Johnson, Jr., Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Edgar Lara-Curzio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Charles Lewisohn, Ceramatec, Inc.

William Payne, Angel Investor

Richard Weber, Materials Development Inc.


The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.



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