Streamlined Volunteer Structure

Countless AEC volunteers provide their time and talent to the Aluminum Extruders Council, its committees, and the industry; they are the lifeblood and moral compass of AEC.

Four Committees & a Board

Each of the four main strategic focus areas has an oversight committee:

  • Industry Promotion Oversight Committee — this committee reports to the Board and oversees the teams and task forces working on Industry Promotion initiatives (Marketing, Automotive, Building and Construction markets, etc.). Get Involved
  • Business Excellence Oversight Committee — a cross-section of members from the traditional "technical" and "Business Information" committees, this committee reports to the Board and oversees the teams and task forces working on BE initiatives (member education, webinars, etc.). Get Involved
  • Workforce Development — This committee reports to the Board and oversees the initiatives and activities of the Safety, Human Resources and Academic Engagement Teams. Their work focuses on developing tools and opportunities for members in the areas of worker safety, recruitment, hiring, retention, training, and educational outreach. Get Involved
  • Member Engagement (Executive Committee) — since this area includes initiatives that are especially crucial, the oversight function belongs to the Executive Committee. Key initiatives include fair trade action and enforcement, plus the traditional areas of member services and recruiting. Get Involved 

The AEC and ET Foundation volunteer structure includes these four committees, plus the AEC Board of Directors and the ET Seminar Committee, responsible for developing ET, the premier extrusion technology conference, held every 4 years. There are no other standing committees.

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Teams & Task Forces: Relevant, Nimble, & Task-Oriented

The backbone of this organizational structure is the cadre of task-oriented teams and task forces that, chartered by the Board, each report to an Oversight Committee, and focus on one or more specific strategic initiatives (Teams are expected to have a longer life span than do Task Forces. For example, a group working on publishing a new Extrusion Manual would be expected to complete their work within two years, thus would be a Task Force; when their task is done, the group disbands. In contrast, a group providing oversight to the surveys produced each year by AEC has an ongoing purpose and, thus, is a Team).