Documents/AMT

About AMT

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2012-11-04

Source: http://www.amtonline.org/AboutAMT/

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Association For Manufacturing Technology

Acronym:AMT

Description:
Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS -- The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

Stakeholder(s):

  • U.S.-Based Manufacturing Technology DesignersThose who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.

  • U.S.-Based Manufacturing Technology Builders

  • U.S.-Based Manufacturing Technology Sellers

  • U.S.-Based Manufacturing Technology Servicers

  • Manufacturing Technology ProvidersManufacturing technology provides the tools that turn raw materials into affordable quality goods. MT enables production and makes modern life possible.

  • AMT MembersMembers design, build, sell, service, and support the spectrum of MT products.

  • AMT Committees & Work GroupsThe driving force behind AMT programs, products, and services, all guided by members.

  • Douglas K. WoodsPresident: Douglas K. Woods joined AMT as its President in April 2009. Mr. Woods has spearheaded the Manufacturing Mandate initiative on behalf of the Association to bring attention to the need to incentivize innovation and R&D in new products and manufacturing technologies, improve global competitiveness, and build a better educated and trained “Smartforce.” He also has been instrumental in building a better understanding between manufacturing technology builders and distributors that has led to the merger between AMT and AMTDA – The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, and marks the beginning of a more powerful voice for the industry and an unparalleled scope of benefi ts for AMT’s members. Prior to that, he held a number of executive positions at several machine tool companies, including President and CEO of Liberty Precision Industries, and President of Parlec Incorporated. He also held key management positions at Alliance Tool Corporation and its parent company, Cross & Trecker. Mr. Woods was AMT’s chairman of the Board of Directors in 2005-2006 and served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2008. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining and the NAM Coalition of Manufacturing Associations. He was also active in the National Tooling & Machining Association and in 1994 was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing Turnarounds for the Upstate New York area.

  • Amber ThomasDirector - Advocacy: Amber Thomas joined AMT’s Advocacy Department in 1987 as a legislative analyst. In this role, Ms. Thomas helps AMT members build relationships with members of Congress and participate in the policy-making process. Through the years, she has gained invaluable experience working with elected officials, their staffs and various coalitions and organizations in Washington, DC promoting the interests of the manufacturing technology industry. She holds a degree in public service and economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Jeffery H. TraverVice President - Business Development: Jeffery H. Traver has served as Vice President - Business Development since December 2007. Mr. Traver has 25 years experience leading and supporting business teams, nationally and internationally. This includes 13 years with GE, along with experience working for international firms such as Kärcher, and investment groups such as the Harbour Group. He has both consumer and industrial products experience including the full scope of business activities from strategic planning, M&A, product design, logistics, customer relations and sales, through production and delivery. Mr. Traver has held positions with manufacturing companies from design engineer to COO and has been responsible for organizations with up to 2,000 employees. * Assists members with business planning, industry contacts, customized research and consultations with industry experts. * Conducts Business Development Reviews: one-day program tailored for a member company. This is a highly interactive, consulting and brainstorming session aimed at development of a focused strategy for growth. * Provides web-based Market Penetration Guide: Focuses on the 20 countries that account more than 85 percent of the global machine tool business. This includes info on economic trends and forecast, technology needs, business culture, etc. * Leads trade missions to countries with significant market potential. * Assists in developing relationships with key embassies and consulates worldwide. * Provides information about specific International trade opportunities. * Staffs information booths and AMT/USA pavilions at major international trade shows.

  • Peter EelmanVice President - Exhibitions & Communications: Peter Eelman has been with AMT for 14 years, and has been involved with the International Manufacturing Technology Show for more than 30 years, first as an exhibitor with Warner & Swasey Co., later with Toyoda USA and then as a consultant. IMTS is the largest industrial trade show in North America and takes place in Chicago in even-numbered years. Mr. Eelman is on the Board of Directors of the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. He is also a speaker with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and serves on the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority Labor Council in Chicago. As the head of IMTS, Mr. Eelman is the key liaison with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place and the various vendors, service providers and trade unions involved in the trade show process. He participated in the recent negotiation that led to historic labor and management reform in Chicago. In addition to IMTS, he also is prominently involved in international shows that take place in Asia, Europe, South America and elsewhere.

  • Linda MontfortVice President - Finance & Human Resources: She has been with the association since 1992. In her role as vice president, Linda manages the activities, staff and output of the Finance & Human Resources Department, in the areas of human resources, finance, IT, building management and fiscal responsibility. Linda’s previous positions with AMT include 4 years as Human Resources Manager and 7 years as Payroll/Benefits Manager. In addition to her BS in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University, Linda holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the George Washington University. Prior to joining AMT, Linda worked as an accountant with Bankers Finance Investment Management Corporation.

  • Steve LesnewichVice President - Industry Engagement: Steve Lesnewich has over 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry including positions in marketing, regional sales, sales and marketing and at the executive level at leading industry brands including Marubeni Citizen, SMW Systems, Doosan Infracor, Samsung, and the AMTDA.

  • Christine RasulVice President - Meetings and Conferences: Christine T. Rasul is responsible for all global meetings, conferences, housing and events. Currently she serves on the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Advisory Board and serves on several hotel advisory committees. Before joining AMT 20 years ago in the Information Technology Department, Ms. Rasul had her own manufacturing company in Trinidad. Her experience also includes international marketing, purchasing and negotiating.

  • Greg JonesVice President - Smartforce Development: In his role as Vice President - Smartforce Development, Greg Jones will be linking manufacturing and education to bring qualified career candidates into the industry, as well as improve the knowledge and skills of the existing workforce. Mr. Jones has served the machine tool/manufacturing industry for over twenty-five years by beginning his career in media and publishing.

  • Patrick McGibbonVice President - Strategic Information & Research: As Vice President - Strategic Information & Research, Patrick W. McGibbon oversees the production of benchmarking surveys for manufacturing technology, the development and maintenance of AMT members’ market intelligence database. He leads a team of AMT analysts, research specialists and economists in providing analysis of the global manufacturing technology markets and producing the estimates of market activity in discrete product markets. Mr. McGibbon joined AMT in this role in 1992 after working at the U.S. Department of Commerce for five years. There he served as an industry analyst providing insight, trade agreements, trade shows and special trade promotion programs such as the U.S. - Japan Cooperation Program. The US-JCP was a market access program introduced to identify and overcome non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports to Japan. He mentored three of the 25 companies in the program which proved to be highly successful in providing those 25 companies access to the Japanese market and identifying obstacles for the U.S. and Japanese governments to resolve. Mr. McGibbon was the assistant director of the National Machine Tool Builders’ Association (NMTBA) Statistical Department prior to joining the Commerce Department. NMTBA was the predecessor to AMT. He currently serves on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive and Capital Goods issues (ITAC 2) as an advisor on international trade issues.

  • Paul WarndorfVice President - Manufacturing Technology: Paul R. Warndorf ... is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and review of machine tool industry technology needs. He serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 79) Committee and is past chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MPETAC). He is also the administrator of the MTConnect® Institute and serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute. Mr. Warndorf has diverse experience as technical director and manufacturing and engineering manager in corporate and government environments. His experience includes designing manufacturing systems, managing technical investigations, and creating development plans. His current work includes the management of the development of the MTConnect® open standard for shop floor communication. * Assists members with a wide range of information and research activities on equipment, technical, and engineering matters. * Advises on technology trends, Research and Development (R&D) opportunities and funding sources, etc. * Sponsors and participates in many advisory groups and committees to gather technical data and guide the research community in the promotion of manufacturing technology in the U.S. * Promotes and participates in the development of the MTConnect standard aimed at addressing interoperability issues in the collection of data from devices on the manufacturing floor. * Provides support to the development of international standards for machine tool products.

  • AMT Board of Directors

  • Timothy B. DiningCo-Chairman of the Board -- President & CEO, Greenerd Press & Machine Company, Inc.

  • Ronald J. MagerCo-Chairman of the Board -- President & CEO, Machinery Systems, Inc.

  • R. Stephen Flynn1st VICE CHAIRMAN AND TREASURER -- President, Optical Gaging Products, Inc.

  • Kevin J. Kilgallen2nd VICE CHAIRMAN -- President, Mid Atlantic Machinery. Inc.

  • Brian J. PapkeSECRETARY -- President, Mazak Corporation

  • David J. BurnsDIRECTOR -- President & COO, The ExOne Company, LLC

  • Ronald S. KaraiszDIRECTOR -- President KAR Enterprises, Inc.

  • Lee B. MorrisDIRECTOR -- CEO and Chairman, The Morris Group

  • Michael PowellDIRECTOR -- President, Master WorkHolding, Inc.

  • Carl ReedDIRECTOR -- President & CEO, Abbott Workholding Products

  • Jerry RexDIRECTOR -- President, Morris South, LLC, A Morris Group Company

  • Larry G. SchwartzDIRECTOR -- Executive Consultant, Okuma America Corporation

  • Richard L. SimonsDIRECTOR -- Chairman, President & CEO, Hardinge Inc.

  • Steven R. StokeyDIRECTOR -- Executive Vice President, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

  • Eugene R. Haffely, Jr. PEEX-OFFICIO: Past Chairman - AMT

  • Daniel D. JankaEX-OFFICIO: President, MAG Global

  • Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG)The Additive Manufacturing Group (AMG) brings together AMT members involved with building and selling additive manufacturing equipment and materials. AMT’s Additive Manufacturing Group will: * provide a forum for member companies concerning market conditions, business intelligence, and industry development; * collectively address technical concerns on export control issues as related to its interests; * work towards developing and expanding services that best meet the needs of its members, enhancing their profitability and competitiveness; * leverage and create networking opportunities; and * provide information and overviews of ongoing and developing research. This group will work toward creating greater visibility for the products of its membership and increased usage of the technology by the manufacturing industry. For more information, please contact Jeff Traver, AMT Vice President, Business Development.

  • Advanced Workholding Technology (AWT) Group & CommitteeAWT - Advanced Workholding Technology Group The Advanced Workholding Technology (AWT) group is devoted to: * Developing and implementing programs to increase communication within the workholding industry, end users and with machine tool builders * Working with established organizations in the development of engineering standards and to improve product safety * Accessing engineering and sales data pertinent to workholding design and manufacturing. Participation in the group provides an excellent way to meet and communicate with industry peers and to promote programs for increasing communication among machine builders, users and workholding builders/suppliers. (Formerly Workholding Product Group - WPG)

  • Advocacy CommitteeMembers of the Advocacy Committee work with staff and members of Congress and the Administration in support of issues important to manufacturing technology. They work to positively influence issues relating to international economic policy, technology policy, tax and budget policy, and legal and regulatory reform.

  • Carl ReedCHAIRMAN of the Advocacy Committee -- President/CEO, Abbott Workholding Products

  • Michael P. Cayley, Sr.Advocacy Committee Member -- President, MIDACO Corp.

  • Jesse LevineAdvocacy Committee Member -- CFO, Atlas Technologies, Inc.

  • Krestine CorbinAdvocacy Committee Member -- Chairman, President & CEO, Sierra Machinery, Inc.

  • John Memmelaar, Sr.Advocacy Committee Member -- President, Royal Master Grinders, Inc.

  • Doug CurrieAdvocacy Committee Member -- President, Erie Press Systems

  • Larry G. SchwartzAdvocacy Committee Member -- President and COO, Okuma America Corp.

  • Richard J. HussAdvocacy Committee Member -- President & CEO, Festo Corporation

  • Steven R. StokeyAdvocacy Committee Member -- Executive VP & Owner, Allied Machine & Engr Corp.

  • Brad LawtonAdvocacy Committee Member -- President, Star Cutter Company

  • Timothy W. SwenyAdvocacy Committee Member -- Co-President, Modern Inustries, Inc.

  • Douglas K. WoodsAdvocacy Committee Staff Liaison: President, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee (CASG)The Custom Automated Systems Group (CASG) serves the interests of companies that produce assembly and test systems, material removal systems, and material forming and joining systems. The mission of CASG is to provide products and services that help improve customer service and business operations of companies in this niche. CASG participants have opportunities to communicate with other companies in this niche that share the same issues and to positively influence the group's programs and services. The group constantly seeks to improve existing AMT programs and to develop new ones.

  • Tom KramerCHAIRMAN of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President, sortimat Technology L.P.

  • Bill BuddeMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- Regional Director - Corporate Bus.Dev., ATS - Assembly & Test Worldwide

  • Joseph JonesMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- Director - Renewable Energy, MAG IAS.LLC

  • Rick BlakeMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President, Edgewater Automation, LLC

  • Ronald Karaisz, IIMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President, Novi Precision Products, Inc.

  • Eugene BresslerMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- Vice President, Automation Tool Company

  • Robert E. KaufmanMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President, Kaufman Mfg. Co.

  • Kenneth DragottaMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President & CEO, Systems Engineering & Automation Corp.

  • Wesley KoopsMember of the Custom Automated Systems Group & Committee -- President, Koops, Inc.

  • Malcolm S. MasonCustom Automated Systems Group & Committee Staff Liaison: Business Development Director, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Cutting Tool Product Group & Committee (CTPG)The mission of the Cutting Tool Product Group is to develop services and statistical reporting for this segment of the industry that will meet its unique needs, enhance the profitability and competitiveness of its members, and assist this segment to better service its customer base. This is accomplished by creating networking opportunities for members and by disseminating information about the industry, including specific statistics, worldwide competitive information, and the development of promotional initiatives. The committee includes three sub-committees, focused respectively on Events/Conferences, Statistics, and Technology. For more information, please contact the AMT Staff Liaison – Jeff Traver, Vice President – Business Development

  • Bradley LawtonCHAIRMAN of the Cutting Tool Product Group & Committee -- President, Star Cutter Company

  • Angela BrancazioCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Global Manager Enterprise Intelligence Analyst, Kennametal Inc.

  • Jack BurleyCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- VP, Sales & Engineering, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

  • Dave FrayCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Business Analyst, KOMET of America, Inc.

  • Warren GarfieldCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Plant Superintendent, Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc.

  • Francois GauCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Director, Global Segment Leadership, Kennametal Inc.

  • Dr. Hans GrandinCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- President, KOMET of America, Inc.

  • Steve HartenbergerCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Vice President, Sales, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation

  • David HartmanCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Product Manager, Rotating Products, Parlec Inc.

  • Robert HellingerCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- National Sales Manager - Standards, Guhring, Inc.

  • Robert HillCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- President, M.A. Ford Mfg. Co. Inc.

  • John JacobsenCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Director of Education, Sandvik Coromant Co.

  • Costikyan JarvisCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Chief Operating Officer, Jarvis Cutting Tools

  • Scott JohnsonCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Business Information Administrator, Seco Tools Inc

  • Lola JudyCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Marketing Specialist, Cinetic Landis Corp.

  • Christoph KaiserCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- President & COO, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

  • John LeoneCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Director, Sales & Marketing, Cinetic Landis Corp.

  • Keith ListonCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Vice President, Sales, Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation

  • Brian NorrisCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- VP, Marketing & Business Development, Sandvik Coromant Company

  • Luciano NovaccoCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Director of Sales, Seco Tools Inc.

  • Donato PignoCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Manager, Marketing & Product Management, KOMET of America, Inc.

  • Mike RamseyCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- VP Global MTI Sales, Kennametal, Inc.

  • Dave StonesiferCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Sales Manager, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

  • Michael SweeneyCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- Vice President - Consumables Group, Cinetic Landis Corp.

  • Robert WahlstromCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Member -- President & COO, Criterion Machine Works

  • Jeff TraverCutting Tool Product Group & Committee Staff Liaison: VP - Business Development, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Distribution Working GroupThe Distribution Working Group (DWG) provides a forum to AMT members whose companies focus on the sales & service of manufacturing technology. The purpose of the forum is to create and provide products and services which help its members to better serve their customers and improve the operation of their business. The DWG’s committee meets through conference calls, webinars, and in person each year to provide staff direction in creating services and produces an annual conference each Fall.

  • Ralph H. HegmanChairman of the Distribution Working Group -- President, Hegman Machine Tool, Inc.

  • Peter J. Addy, CMTSEDistribution Working Group Member -- President, Addy Machinery Company, Inc.

  • Jack R. Butts, CMTSEDistribution Working Group Member -- President, Associated Machine Tool Technologies, Inc.

  • Peter J. KlierDistribution Working Group Member -- Vice President, Brooks Associates, Inc.

  • Dennis J. Leonard, CMTSEDistribution Working Group Member -- President, AME, Inc.

  • Mark McClainDistribution Working Group Member -- President, McClain Tool & Technology, Inc.

  • Bradley R. MorrisDistribution Working Group Member -- President, Morris Group, Inc.

  • Brooke Sykes, Jr. CMTSEDistribution Working Group Member -- President, Ellison Technologies Tennessee

  • Bruce R. YeagerDistribution Working Group Member -- President, Allegheny Machine Tool Systems

  • Steve LesnewichDistribution Working Group Staff Liaison -- Vice President - Industry Engagement, AMT

  • Economics and Statistics CommitteeThe committee oversees the development of market intelligence products and services provided by AMT's Strategic Information and Research department and assists in educating members on the integration of this data in their business plans.

  • Chris StineCHAIRMAN Economics and Statistics Committee -- Executive Vice President, Morris Group, Inc.

  • Dick AlbertEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Beta Tester, Gosiger, Inc.

  • Christy LincolnEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Corporate Marketing Manager, United Grinding Technologies Inc.

  • Paula C. AmeighEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Director, Marketing & Customer Services, Hardinge Inc.

  • Ernest L. Long, CMTSEEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Senior Manager, Inside Sales, Okuma America Corporation

  • David BarnedEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Director, Global Marketing, Master Chemical Corporation

  • Albert W. Miller, Jr.Economics and Statistics Committee Member -- President, A.W. Miller Technical Sales, Inc.

  • Charles R. BirkleEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Marketing V.P. of Cybertec Division, Mazak Corporation

  • Brian NorrisEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- VP Marketing, Sandvik Coromant Company

  • John J. CreanEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- National Sales Manager, Doosan Infracore Machine Tool Division

  • Mark G. RentschlerEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Marketing Manager, Makino Inc.

  • Alan R. FineganEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Director of Marketing, Gleason Corporation

  • Jonathan D. TownerEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Business Intelligence Manager - Americas, MAG IAS, LLC

  • Robert GoossensEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- V.P. Corporate Services & Systems, Ellison Technologies - So. California

  • Timothy B. DiningEconomics and Statistics Committee Member -- Board Liaison -- President & CEO, Greenerd Press & Machine Company

  • Patrick W. McGibbonEconomics and Statistics Committee Staff Liaison: VP - Strategic Information & Research, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Global Marketing and Sales CommitteeProviding expertise and guidance to enhance global marketing and sales resources and skills, the Global Marketing and Sales Committee also assesses and recommends programs that assist AMT members in accessing emerging global markets and enhancing sales in mature markets. Committee participation is both challenging and beneficial, broadening each committee member’s perspective and providing in-depth understanding of the extent of AMT’s resources and how to access them. The combination of contributing as well as learning makes for a rewarding, personal experience.

  • James McEachenGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee CHAIRMAN -- Chief Executive Officer, Cleaning Technologies Group

  • Charles N. ClarkGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee BOARD REPRESENTATIVE -- Division President, Dukane Corp. - I.A.S. Division

  • L. Knox JohnstoneGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee STAFF LIAISON -- Business Development Director, AMT

  • William BeattieGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, Bardons & Oliver, Inc.

  • Thomas E. DustmanGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- International Sales Director, Sunnen Products Company

  • Lawrence MurrayGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- International Marketing Director, Jergens, Inc.

  • Edward L. Boggs, IIIGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, SGS Tool Company

  • Anthony S. GoddardGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- Executive VP and COO, Gemcor

  • Paul RicardGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, DP Technology Corp./ESPRIT

  • Diane CedarbergGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- Marketing Manager, Milltronics Manufacturing Company

  • Stephen GriffinGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, Engis Corporation

  • Richard J. RisottiGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- VP Global Sales, Kinefac Group

  • Dr. John B. CheungGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- Chief Executive Officer, OMAX Corporation

  • Steve HarrisGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President/CEO, Micro-Poise Measurements Systems, LLC

  • Timothy G. ShuttleworthGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President and CEO, Eriez Magnetics

  • Jeff ClarkGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, Setco

  • Bradley W. LindebladGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- VP of IPS Sales & Marketing, Ingersoll Production Systems

  • James L. VosmikGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, Drake Manufacturing Services Co.

  • John DonlonGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- Executive VP, Worldwide Sales & Service, Hurco Companies, Inc.

  • Detlef MiethGlobal Marketing and Sales Committee Member -- President, Hoffmann Filter Corp.

  • Global Service CommitteeThe Global Service Committee provides expertise and guidance to enhance global service resources and skills. Committee participation is both challenging and beneficial, broadening each committee member’s perspective and providing in-depth understanding of the extent of AMT’s resources and how to access them. The combination of contributing as well as learning makes for a rewarding personal experience.

  • Gerald R. AdamskiGlobal Service Committee CHAIRMAN -- Director, Global Customer Service, Gleason Corporation

  • Mario C. WintersteinGlobal Service Committee Staff Liaison -- Business Development Director, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

  • Ira BusmanGlobal Service Committee Member -- Vice President, Customer Service, Okuma America Corporation

  • Mark DoyleGlobal Service Committee Member -- Vice President Sales, I-Gear Online, LLC

  • Kenneth G. FitchGlobal Service Committee Member -- Service Manager, CHIRON America, Inc.

  • Ruben PachecoGlobal Service Committee Member -- Service Manager, Diplex Therman Solutions

  • Michael TownsendGlobal Service Committee Member -- Operations Manager, Adcole Corporation

  • Mike TaylorGlobal Service Committee Member -- Engineering Support Manager, Gorbel Inc.

  • Greg WestrickGlobal Service Committee Member -- North American Customer Service Manager, Mazak Corporation

  • Global Technology Advisory BoardThe AMT membership is continually seeking innovative methods to stay ahead of the curve on new manufacturing techniques, technologies and customer requirements. The Global Technology Advisory Board is a key source of ideas and information. The role of the Board is to: * Identify and discuss global manufacturing production trends * Identify technology issues impacting manufacturing productivity * Identify and forecast common global end-user manufacturing technology needs * Discuss and identify technology enablers requiring commercialization * Assist in the identification of R&D programs addressing the above identified technology needs Ideas generated by the Advisory Board have been published as "Trends in Manufacturing" and will also be used as the basis for updating AMT's "Technology Roadmap for the Machine Tool Industry." Members of the Advisory Board include representatives from: * Alcoa Technology * Caterpillar Inc. * General Dynamics - OTS * General Motors Corporation * National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM) * National Center for Manufacturing Sciences * Pratt & Whitney, Canada * Remmele Engineering Inc. * Sikorsky Innovations - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. * Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. * The Timken Company * University of North Carolina @ Charlotte * U.S. Army Research Lab

  • Paul WarndorfGlobal Technology Advisory Board Staff Liaison -- V.P.-Manufacturing Technology

  • Alcoa TechnologyRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Caterpillar Inc.Represented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • General Dynamics - OTSRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • General Motors CorporationRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)Represented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • National Center for Manufacturing SciencesRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Pratt & Whitney, CanadaRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Remmele Engineering Inc.Represented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Sikorsky Innovations - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.Represented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.Represented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • The Timken CompanyRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • University of North Carolina @ CharlotteRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • U.S. Army Research LabRepresented on the Global Technology Advisory Board

  • Show CommitteeThe committee advises AMT on the policies, organization, planning, promotion and operations for this biennial show, and is responsible for guiding critical show activities, including: promotion, exhibitor services, contractor selection, registration, housing, transportation, rules, space allocations and more. Participation in the committee provides the opportunity to assist in formulating IMTS policies and procedures, in recommending and evaluating improvements in show operations, and in providing input on attendance promotion efforts.

  • Dana SuperShow Committee CHAIRMAN -- Marketing Manager, DMG/Mori Seiki USA, Inc.

  • Peter R. EelmanShow Committee Staff Liaison -- Vice President - Exhibitions, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Yvonne AndersonShow Committee Member -- MarCom Manager, Gibbs and Associates

  • Susan A. BartholomewShow Committee Member -- Marketing Mgr, North America, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

  • Michael BurnsShow Committee Member -- President, TECHNI Waterjet

  • Robert DavisShow Committee Member -- Global Communications Manager, Sunnen Products Company

  • Gary DownsShow Committee Member -- President, SMW AUTOBLOK Corporation

  • Alan HuberShow Committee Member -- National Applications Manager, Mazak Corporation

  • Christoph K. KaiserShow Committee Member -- President/COO, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.

  • Gisbert LedvonShow Committee Member -- Business Development Manager, Agie Charmilles

  • Mark LoganShow Committee Member -- VP Business Development and Marketing, MAG Americas

  • Fred MasonShow Committee Member -- VP Marketing Communications, Quality Vision International (QVI)

  • John Memmelaar, Jr.Show Committee Member -- Vice President, Royal Master Grinders

  • John RossShow Committee Member -- Marketing Manager, Doosan Infracore America Corp & Eng Center

  • Jennifer TaylorShow Committee Member -- Sales & Marketing Administrator, ROFIN-SINAR, Inc.

  • Smartforce Development CommitteeThe Smartforce Development Committee will establish policy and direction for AMT that will allow our industry to work with educators to assure that funding and programs are available to sufficiently educate young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) so that a consistent flow of qualified, skilled, critical thinking individuals are attracted to seek careers in manufacturing. Smartforce development is an important component of the AMT Manufacturing Mandate. We are currently seeking AMT members to join the Smartforce Development Committee. Members will have a passion for and experience in implementing best-of-breed education and training programs at their companies and in their communities. For more information about participating, please contact Greg Jones, Vice President - Smartforce Development

  • Greg JonesVice President - Smartforce Development

  • Technology Issues CommitteeThe committee reviews and periodically updates the "Technology Roadmap for the Machine Tool Industry" publication, to ensure that the current needs of users are recorded as an aid in the product development process. The committee also assists AMT staff in establishing positions on technical issues related to the Export Administration Act so that lists of controlled products will not become burdensome and outdated. Committee participation provides the opportunity for firsthand exposure to current projects and ongoing work related to manufacturing equipment technology. Participants also assist in guiding AMT activities with respect to technical issues and in providing recommended priorities for action. Committee meetings provide a forum for dialogue with engineers in the industry or from universities and laboratories.

  • Scott C. HibbardTechnology Issues Committee Chairman -- Vice President of Technology, Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives & Cntrls

  • Tim ShinbaraTechnology Issues Committee Staff Liaison -- Director-Technology AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

  • Bruce DibbleTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Director North American Sales, Schmitt Industries Inc.

  • Patrick J. HarringtonTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Vice President, CNC Engineering, Inc.

  • Ron PieperTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Program Director, TechSolve, Inc.

  • Russell ReinhartTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Technical Director, Sandvik Coromant Company

  • Craig R. RonaldTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Director, New Product Development, The Gleason Works

  • Richard SandersTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Systems Engineering Manager, Drake Manufacturing Services Co.

  • Terry SheehanTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Research Engineer, Hardinge Inc.

  • Dr. John P. SnyderTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Senior Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army ARDEC

  • Athulan VijayaraghavanTechnology Issues Committee Member -- CTO, System insights, Inc.

  • Jason WalterTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Plant Manager, Elk Rapids Engineering

  • Doug WattsTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Chief Technical Officer, MAG Powertrain-Port Huron

  • John WilczynskiTechnology Issues Committee Member -- Program Manager, National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining

  • Transplant Business Development Group (TBDG)The Transplant Business Development Group develops activities to help AMT members better access the transplant companies (New Domestics) in North America. The Group will develop several initiatives from trade missions to promotional events, dedicated to educating members on how to address this market segment and to enhancing the perception these transplant companies have about U.S. builders of manufacturing technology equipment and services. For more information, please contact Mario Winterstein

  • David E. McMannesTransplant Business Development Group CHAIRMAN -- Sales Manager, Mayfran International

  • Mario WintersteinTransplant Business Development Group Staff Liaison -- Business Development Director, AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology

  • Nicholas KaraiszTransplant Business Development Group Member -- Regional Sales, Novi Precision Products, Inc.

  • James B. KoroskenyiTransplant Business Development Group Member -- Manager, TEM COE, Kennametal Extrude Hone

  • Raymond LaflammeTransplant Business Development Group Member -- Worldwide Automotive Mrktg Mgr, Dukane Corporation

  • Bernd R. WalterTransplant Business Development Group Member -- President, Creative Automation, Inc.

  • Eric WeberTransplant Business Development Group Member -- Vice President, Positrol Workholding

  • Kevin WigingtonTransplant Business Development Group Member -- General Manager, Murata Machinery USA, Inc.