Composites Technology Faculty

Bob Lacovara | Lead Instructor 

Bob Lacovara is a pioneer in the composites manufacturing industry, having served for twenty years in various leadership roles for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the industry's leading trade organization. Bob is also the founder of Convergent Composites, a company that specializes in composites manufacturing/materials optimization, management, training and education, and forensic services.  Bob is the co-creator of  IYRS' Composites Technology program curriculum and its lead instructor.

Bob has been responsible for helping shape the composites industry, having originated and developed the Certified Composites Technician (CCT) professional development program that has certified over 3,000 professionals, and has consulted for many composites manufacturing companies worldwide. He serves on the CCT workgroup which continues to evolve the standards. Bob was inducted into the Composites Hall of Fame in 2010 for providing “a lasting impact that is forever felt by industry professionals.”

Bob has served on the ACMA Board of Directors and was the recipient of the ACMA President’s Award for Outstanding Industry Service. He has also served as editor of the Composites Research Journal, Operations Manager for a major marine manufacturer, and General Manager of a corporation producing transportation and aircraft components.

He is a graduate of Rowan University.