About ACESS

Our Mission & Values

The Mission of ACESS is to enhance the technical environment in the Akron area through coordination and cooperation with the technical societies, industry and academia. ACESS provides broad industrial and academic representation and a widely diversified science and technology source. Detached from special interest groups, it offers an excellent opportunity for effective informative public service.

Leadership

Carla McBain

President

Carla McBain, ACS
Carla.McBain@synthomer.com
330 7946214
Synthomer PLCVP Innovation and Functional Solutions 

Executive Director

David Perry, ACS
University of Akron, Prof. Emeritus
S4 Mobile Laboratories
Chief Technology Officer
Dave Schultz

Administrator

David Schultz, SPE
Rubber World, Technical Editor
Harwick Standard,
 Retired

Past President

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Advisors

Treasurer

Secretary

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Edward Seroka

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations,
Senior Engineer

 

Alan Robbins

Bright Idea Shops, LLC, President

Anoo Vyas, J.D.

University of Akron, Co-Director, EXL CenterVisiting Professor of Law

Joe Mattingly

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Global Technology Project Management Advisor

 

Carla McBain

MIssi Zender-Sakach, SPE

missiz@summitesc.org
Summit Educational Service Center Science, Health, and Physical Education Content Consultant

Randy Theken

Theken/NextStep Companies, Founder

Committees

– DUTIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES Section 1. The duties of the various committees shall be as follows: 

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The Banquet Committee shall have direct responsibility for the ACESS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.

The Communications and Social Media Committees shall have direct responsibility for all matters pertaining to publication and dissemination of ACESS information, interaction with all news media, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine. 

The Community Relations Committee shall have direct responsibility for community relations, civic activities, science fairs, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.

The Educational Fund Raising Committee shall have direct responsibility for fund raising, educational programs for the public and the ACESS membership, selection of scholarship recipients, mentoring, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.

The Honors & Awards Committee shall have direct responsibility for selection of teacher grant recipients, the annual recipients of the ACESS Distinguished Award of Council and ACESS Award, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.

The K-12 Educational Outreach Committee shall have direct responsibility as liaison with the Akron Public Schools (APS) and non-APS schools within the area that ACESS serves (herein stated as “Summit County and all schools served by the Summit Educational Service Center”).

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The Speakers Bureau Committee shall have direct responsibility for keeping track of all potential Speakers who offer their services to interested societies and organizations.

The Strategic Planning Committee shall have direct responsibility for investigating ways of promoting improvements within ACESS and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.

Member Societies

American Chemical Society (ACS) Akron Chapter
Akron District Society of Professional Engineers
Archaeological Institute of America
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Akron Physics Club
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASHRAE
ASME
ASSP
IEEE
MSNO
Rubber Division American Chemical Society
SME
SPE Akron
Young Professionals Affiliate

ACESS

EMAIL

Carla McBain

carla.mcbain@synthomer.com

David Perry

dperry@uakron.edu

Dave Schultz

dave@rubberworld.com

Address

P.O. Box 2993, Akron, OH 44309-2993

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