The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was established by The American Ceramic Society in 2014 to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF’s mission is to help industry attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize ceramic and glass materials.
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is established as an Ohio Nonprofit Single Member Limited Liability Company and contributions to the CGIF are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The CGIF is wholly owned by The American Ceramic Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and is treated as a disregarded entity for federal tax purposes.
Since its inception, the CGIF has launched programs in student outreach, international student exchanges, travel grants, student leadership development, a university-industry network, and its online Ceramic and Glass Career Center.
Board of Trustees
|Tom Arbanas, Du-Co Ceramics||Madapusi Badrinarayan, Corning, Inc.|
|Richard Brow, Missouri University of Science & Technology||Ted Day, Mo-Sci Corporation|
|Elizabeth Dickey, North Carolina State University||Richard Feeser, Superior Technical Ceramics|
|Christine Heckel, Corning, Inc.||Shin-Ichi Hirano, Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|James Houseman, Harrop Industries||Daniel Lease, WT Holdings, LLC|
|Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS||Robert Mitchell, Applied Ceramics, Inc.|
|Mike Murray, Morgan Advanced Materials PLC and Systems||Norm Phelps, Calderys North America|
|Leslie Power, Almatis, Inc.||L. David Pye, Alfred University|
|Kathleen Richardson, University of Central Florida||Gregory Rohrer, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Lora Cooper Rothen, Du-Co Ceramics||Charles Semler, Semler Materials Services|
|Shreekant Somany, Somany Ceramics LTDShreekant||Charlie Spahr, The American Ceramic Society|
|Mary Stevenson, Deltech, Inc.||Todd Steyer, The Boeing Co.|
|Minoru Takahashi, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD||Phil Wenzell, Allied Mineral Products|
|Shunpei Yamazaki, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD|