Dr. Clement (Clem) Hiel is President of CSSI (Composite Support & Solutions, Inc.) in San Pedro, CA. His company focuses on the commercialization of innovations related to pultrusion technology, and to fire- and ballistic-protection of high value assets. Dr. Hiel joined SAMPE in 1992 and has served as a board member with the Northern California as well as with the Los Angeles SAMPE chapter.
Prof. Hiel is a big believer in education! This has motivated him, during the past 30 years, to share his knowledge by teaching courses on composite materials design and manufacturing, and on design innovation at both the University of Brussels and at UCLA. Additionally, he has won worldwide distinguished design awards and is a pioneer in structural assembly by means of snap-fit technology. He is also a “Commander in the Order of the Crown,” of Belgium and a Fellow of SAMPE.