Robert R. Lacovara, CCM, CCT-I
Bob Lacovara established Convergent Composites to provide expert services and insight to the composites industry at large. He is the former Director of Technical Services for the American Composites Manufacturers Association, having served the organization’s 1,000 member companies from 1989 to 2009.
In 1989 Lacovara merged his successful consulting practice with Association to create the Technical Services group. He has held positions as General Manager of a corporation producing transportation and aircraft components; and as Operations Manager for a major marine manufacturer. He is a graduate of Rowan University.
Lacovara is the originator and developer of the Certified Composites Technician (CCT) program. Over 3,000 participants have earned industry credentials through this widely acknowledged professional development program. In addition, he has served as editor of the Composites Research Journal.
As an industry educator he has developed numerous training programs and delivered hundreds of presentations at industry conferences. In the course of this work he has had the opportunity to visit and consult with a large number of composites manufacturing facilities both in the U.S. and abroad. Coupled with his work within the ACMA Technical and Government Affairs Committees, Lacovara has a broad perspective of the composites manufacturing industry.
Lacovara is one of a handful of global experts in the measurement of styrene emissions, having developed the fundamental technology and testing protocols for the quantification of emissions from the composites manufacturing process. These protocols are the centerpiece of industry and EPA emissions factors.
Lacovara has served on the ACMA (formerly CFA) Board of Directors and as President of the Association. He is a recipient of the American Composites Manufacturers Association President’s Award for outstanding industry service. As a well known author and professional lecturer he has been in the composites industry for over thirty years, and maintains a diverse array of activities across the industry.
Extensive list of professional references available upon request.
Bob Lacovara, CCM, CCT-I
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