The Beginning of a New Adventure

Osterman says Sanford has challenged him to become better in his role as controller by looking at situations from different perspectives. “This has helped me get more done with our existing resources and has helped with analyzing situations to make better decisions,” he says. Osterman is confident that Sanford will do the same for ACMA.

“There is no doubt he will be a good leader for ACMA,” says Osterman. “He will bring together membership and work to impact a positive change for the benefit of the industry.”

Through the years, Sanford has garnered many advocates among colleagues at work and on the ACMA Board of Directors. But his biggest supporters are his wife, son and daughter. “They have been a very important part of all the adventures I’ve undertaken, no matter where in the world my career took me,” he says. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and we would not have had it any other way.”

Sanford’s adventures are sure to continue as he embarks on a new path as ACMA chair.

Susan Keen Flynn is managing editor of Composites Manufacturing magazine. Email comments to