PM Association Names President
April 2, 2009—Richard Pfingstler, president of Atlas Pressed Metals in DuBois, PA, has been appointed president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA), which is a member of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and represents major international manufacturers of precision metal parts made from metal powders.
Pfingstler has served on the MPIF finance committee and the PMPA board of directors. He is a CPA and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Gannon University. He is the principal owner of Atlas, which he first joined in 1980. The PMPA engages in market development, statistics, government relations, materials standards, professional education, industry safety and health, e-learning and technology transfer.
"The association serves to promote the wider use of PM parts and improve the quality of our products," Pfingstler says. "It is the champion of the industry rather than one company."