The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) elected its 2013-2014 officers and directors on Friday, March 8, at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The board of directors of the Association that represents approximately 600 American manufacturers and distributors of machine tools, manufacturing machinery and related products, named R. Stephen Flynn, president, Optical Gaging Products, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., to serve as chairman.He follows Co-Chairmen Timothy B. Dining, president & CEO, Greenerd Press & Machine Company, Inc., Nashua, N.H., and Ronald J. Mager, president & CEO, Machinery Systems, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
The board elected Kevin Kilgallen, president-Owner, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., to serve as first vice chairman/treasurer in the coming year. Also elected was Jerry Rex, president, Hegman Machinery, LLC, A Morris Group, Inc. Company, Maple Grove, Minn., to serve as second vice chairman.
Brian J. Papke, president, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky., has been elected secretary. Newly elected to a 3-year term as a member of the association’s board of directors are Richard Gilchrist, president & CEO, Felsomat USA, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., and Thomas R. Dillon, vice chairman, Mori Seiki USA, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Returning board members include David J. Burns, president and COO, The Ex One Company, LLC, Irwin, Pa., Ronald S. Karaisz, president, KAR Enterprises, Inc., Brighton, Mich., Lee Morris, CEO and Chairman, The Morris Group, Windsor, Conn., Michael Powell, president, Master WorkHolding Inc., Morganton, N.C., Larry G. Schwartz, executive consultant, Okuma America Corporation, Charlotte, N.C., Richard L. Simons, chairman, president & CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y., and Steven R. Stokey, executive vice president/owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio.
“After many years of being involved with AMT and its many committees, including the IMTS Show Committee, I am honored and very much looking forward to my term as AMT chairman,” said Flynn. “This is such an exciting time for manufacturers as innovation and technology leaping forward and positioning U.S. manufacturing as the world leader.”