AMUG announces new board for 2017-2018

April 4, 2017

AMUG announces new board for 2017-2018

The 2017- 2018 AMUG Board members (Courtesy AMUG)

 

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, has announced the composition of its 2017—2018 board. Elected by AMUG members during the annual business meeting held at the 2017 AMUG Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the board’s primary responsibility will be to build and oversee the 2018 conference. Assuming the role of president, Paul Bates will lead AMUG as of July 1, 2017.

Bates, who is manager of UL’s Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, has previously served as Deputy Vice President and, most recently, as Vice President. He will replace Steve Deak of GE Aviation, who was ineligible for re-election due to his company’s ownership stake in Arcam AB and Concept Laser. Deak will continue to support AMUG as its past president.

“I want to recognise Steve Deak for the exceptional job that he did as president,” stated Bates. “He led our all-volunteer group to a record-breaking year for conference attendance and sponsor support.”

In the role of Vice President, AMUG members elected two first-time officers, Jamie Cone of BD and Carl Dekker of Met-L-Flo. Tom Sorovetz of FCA and Kim Killoran of Stratasys were re-elected to the positions of event manager and secretary, respectively.

“I am excited to work with this team that blends experience with fresh insights. Having just completed the largest, most successful AMUG Conference, I have tremendous confidence in the returning board members,” continued Bates. “At the same time, my personal experience with our new officers gives me the same level of confidence as well as expectations of a renewed vitality.”

The year-over-year growth and projected increase in AMUG attendance has prompted the board to expand its ranks with the addition of three deputy vice president positions. Candidates for these appointed positions and those for chairman, treasurer, AM industry advisor, deputy secretary and registrar were proposed by the outgoing board and accepted by the incoming board. With these appointments, the 2017- 2018 AMUG Board members are:

  • President: Paul Bates, UL
  • Past President: Steve Deak, GE Aviation
  • Vice President: Carl Dekker, Met-L-Flo
  • Vice President: Jamie Cone, BD
  • Event Manager: Tom Sorovetz, FCA
  • Secretary: Kim Killoran, Stratasys
  • Chairman: Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok
  • Treasurer: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • AM Industry Advisor: Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates
  • Deputy Vice President: Derek Ellis, Computer Aided Technology, Inc.
  • Deputy Vice President: Mark Wynn, Yazaki North America
  • Deputy Vice President: Dana McCallum, Carbon
  • Deputy Vice President: Mark Barfoot, University of Waterloo
  • Deputy Vice President: Jay Dinsmore, Dinsmore & Associates
  • Deputy Secretary: Leslie Frost, Arcam
  • Registrar: Kevin Zaras, DSM Functional Materials

The incoming board also reappointed four AMUG global ambassadors:

  • Ambassador: Graham Tromans, GP Tromans Associates
  • Ambassador: Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions
  • Ambassador: Nora Cibula, Concept Laser
  • Ambassador: Andrew Allshorn, At 3D-Squared Ltd

The board’s responsibilities will include building the program for the 2018 conference, soliciting support from businesses in the Additive Manufacturing industry, and overseeing the event’s day-to-day activities. The five-day event will include a two-night exhibitor expo, hands-on workshops, instructional sessions, technical presentations, and an Awards Banquet gala. The conference’s dates and location will be announced in the coming months.

www.additivemanufacturingusersgroup.com

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF
 

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Revolution, not evolution: General Motors on building an AM culture and the AM Dream Machine
  • The power of Additive Manufacturing in the hands of artists: Public works to small batch production
  • Growing momentum and broadening recognition: A status update on the rise of Electron Beam PBF
  • Improving carbon capture efficiency through Additive Manufacturing in the race for a liveable climate
  • The System of AM Systems: How Metal Powder Works’ in-process powder production could change metal AM
  • The next generation: Using metal AM to drive emissions reduction and educate the engineers of the future
  • Advances in the AM of refractory metals and hard materials at the 20th Plansee Seminar
  • Additive Manufacturing needs you: Why you and your company should get involved in standards development

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    News from the industry…

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news

    All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

    Browse the archive

    Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

    • AM machines
    • Process monitoring & calibration
    • Heat treatment & sintering
    • HIP systems & services
    • Pre- & post-processing technology
    • Powders, powder production and analysis
    • Part manufacturers
    • Consulting, training & market data
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap