Beginning tomorrow, April 1, Chad Duty officially steps into the role of IACMI Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Chad becomes responsible for the full scale of day-to-day operations of the institute. He was named CEO Elect in October.
“It is an incredibly exciting time to become IACMI CEO,” says Chad. “IACMI has built a strong foundation and a strong 120+ member consortium that has and continues to advance composite design, manufacturing, technical innovation, and workforce solutions. I look forward to working with our members and partners to expand our impact.”
Chad has nothing but praise for the existing IACMI team, starting with Interim CEO Dale Brosius, IACMI’s Chief Commercialization Officer. Dale, who has served as interim CEO since April 2022, will become Executive Vice President effective April 1. He will continue in his roles as CCO and executive director of the IACMI Consortium.
“Chad is well positioned for IACMI,” says Maha Krishnamurthy, president of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF). UTRF is the sole corporate member of Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation, the non-profit organization which operates IACMI. “He has a passion for partnerships and seeing people come together and make something happen. I am confident under his leadership that IACMI will continue to drive innovation, create economic value for our members and partners, and advance our composites community.”