PMA Elects New Leaders
January 26, 2011—The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) recently announced the election of Augusto Gil (pictured right) to the position of Metal Spinning Division vice chair and Benjamin Barnett to Next Generation Leaders Division vice chair. Gil, general manager for Hialeah Metal Spinning, Hialeah, Florida, has been active within the Metal Spinning Division for nearly a decade and previously served as a member of the group's program committee. In his new role as vice chair, he will work to increase division participation and membership by preparing valuable content for presentations and group discussions. Gil will serve alongside Metal Spinning Division chair/director John McGeever, president of Charles Schillinger Co. McGeever acted as vice chair in 2009 before being elected chair in 2010-2011. Gil will serve one year as vice chair and then will become chair/director in 2012-2013. Barnett, vice president of Principal Manufacturing Corp. looks to increase participation of younger people within PMA's Next Generation Leaders Division through his responsibilities as vice chair of the group. He has been participating in division activities for the past several years and serves as the membership chair for the local PMA Chicago District. Barnett joins chair/director Rick Bachman, vice president of logistics for Feintool North America, with leadership positions in the division. Bachman served as vice chair in 2009-2010 before being named chair/director for 2011-2012. Barnett will act as vice chair of the division in 2011-2012 before becoming chair/director in 2013-2014.
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