John B. Amendola is an executive officer and chairman of the board and Chairman of the Board of Artec Machine Systems where he has been working for 50 years. Prior employment was with Western Gear, Texaco & Boeing Co. where he operated a full load four square locked torque test stand for helicopter gears. He is currently an active member of AGMA Helical Gear Rating & Lubrication Committees, active chairman of AGMA Enclosed High Speed Units Committee, a member of the US TAG to ISO TC60 and a member of the American Petroleum Institute 613-6 Standards Committee. John holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from (NYU) Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Amendola is a recipient of the AGMA TDEC Award.