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IACMI Announces Leadership Updates

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation— IACMI-The Composites Institute, announced a change in leadership today. Robin Parton Pate has been named chief operating officer, replacing Renee Speck who served in that role for three years as a loaned executive for the institute. Erin Brophy will serve as as program director, a newly created role with oversight responsibility for the program, including comprehensive institute-wide reporting and project management. Both appointments are effective as of April 2018.

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About IACMI-The Composites Institute:
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate innovative research and development in the advanced composites field. CCS is a not-for-profit organization established by The University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find out more at