Irving Laskin, a consultant in gear technology specializing in fine pitch gearing, received the AGMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedicated career in the gear industry. He accepted the award at the annual awards luncheon at the Fall Technical Meeting. Laskin has been involved in AGMA's technical committees for more than 25 years, serving as chairman of the Fine Pitch Gearing, Plastics Gearing and Powder Metallurgy Gearing Committees. Laskin was also a member of AGMA's Technical Division Executive Committee.
Laskin played a pivotal role in establishing the Plastics and Powder Metallurgy segments of the industry within AGMA, and has been instrumental in recruiting many companies to become members. The award is given to a member of the industry who demonstrates vision and leadership, sharing knowledge and experience for the advancement of the gear community.
"Irving Laskin has been a mentor to many in the plastic gearing industry. He exhibits an unequaled thirst for knowledge of gearing issues and is always willing to disseminate that knowledge freely and passionately with many," says Richard Wheeler, president of plastic gear manufacturer ABA-PGT. "His devotion to the industry in preparing industry standards continues to this day and his contribution to the development of AGMA standards is unmatched based upon our experience. We applaud AGMA for their recognition of Irving Laskin."