Growth Partnership Trustee Recognized with National Award
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Steve Walling, chairman of Plasticolors, Inc., Ashtabula, Oh., was recognized by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) for his ability to develop future leaders and for his community service. ACMA President Monty Felix presented Walling with ACMA’s President's award on February 3, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during the Awards Luncheon at COMPOSITES 2011, the largest composites industry trade show in North America.
Steve Walling was honored with the President’s award for his dedicated focus and ability to help develop and refine ACMA’s strategic goals and his service on the ACMA Board of Directors.
"It is certaily gratifying to receive this award by the leading composities organization in North America. There has been great synergy between the ACMA staff and many volunteer leaders which has resulted in significant industry growth for the composites industry" .I am very pleased to be a part of such a dynamic industry with high growth potential for the future",states Mr Walling.
Walling, a graduate of Denison University, completed the Graduate Management Program at the Wharton School of Business as well as the Owner President Management Program at Harvard University. He joined Plasticolors in 1990 as the director of sales and marketing and in 1993 he was promoted to the vice president of sales and marketing. In 1995 he was appointed Chairman and CEO where he was responsible for the company’s strategic direction as well as assuring that the needs and expectations of the company’s many customers are met.
Prior to joining Plasticolors, he held various sales and marketing management positions with Owens-Corning an National Standard. He is also on the board at Production Services Ltd, JumpStart, The Entrepreneurs EDGE,, Ashtabula County Medical Center, and is a past board member at Grand River Academy and the Growth Partnership Ashtabula County.
Representing over 3,000 companies, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world's largest trade group representing the composites industry.