IACMI Names Chad Duty as Chief Executive Officer

Lightweight Materials, Materials

IACMI, a leader in advanced composites design, manufacturing, technical innovation, and workforce development, today announced that Chad Duty has been named as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). An engineering professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), and joint faculty member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Duty will immediately begin transitioning into his new role as CEO of IACMI and fully assume the role by April 1, 2023.

“We are pleased to welcome Chad as the new CEO of IACMI,” said Maha Krishnamurthy, interim president for 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. “Chad’s strong background in advanced manufacturing research, technical management, strategic planning, industrial collaborations, and working with a variety of stakeholders and funding agencies makes him well positioned to lead this organization in the future.”

Duty, who will continue as a professor at UT, said he is excited for the opportunity to build upon IACMI’s accomplishments. “We have a great team and outstanding members and partners who are pursuing highly innovative approaches to advanced composites that will help to secure the future of American manufacturing,” Duty said.