NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Elected to the AMT Board of Directors

Blairsville, Pa. — March 24, 2016. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that NCDMM President and Executive Director and America Makes Founding Director, Ralph Resnick was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology Board of Directors.

“The NCDMM has been a long-standing AMT member and my election to serve on AMT’s Board of Directors is a great honor,” said Mr. Resnick. “I look forward to working with my fellow American manufacturing technology leaders as we strive to fulfill AMT’s mission of providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis to the AMT membership community.”

Mr. Resnick proudly joins five other renowned industry leaders on the AMT Board of Directors, whose terms will begin on April 1, 2016:

  • Christopher A. Bailey, President/COO, Etna Products, Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • John B. Cheung, CEO and Co-founder, OMAX Corporation, Kent, Wash.
  • Donald D. Lane, CEO, Makino, Inc., Mason, Ohio
  • Lee Morris, CEO and Chairman, Morris Group, Inc., Windsor, Conn.
  • Paul Ricard, President, DP Technology Corp., Camarillo, Calif.

The AMT Board of Directors will be led by these newly elected officers:

  • Chairman: Richard L. Simons, President/CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y.
  • First Vice Chairman: Ronald S. Karaisz, President, Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich.
  • Second Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio
  • Secretary: Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky.

The AMT Ex Officio Board Members include:

  • Jerry Rex, Executive Vice President, Concept Machine Tool, Plymouth, Minn.
  • Kevin J. Kilgallen, President, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.

Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, AMT represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. AMT also owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

The NCDMM is recognized as a leader in delivering and implementing advanced manufacturing innovation solutions to defense organizations and their industrial base. Its history of success has saved the DoD more than $500M to date and has, in many cases, cut delivery times nearly in half. The projects conducted by the NCDMM have improved quality and extended service life of the component system and the process by which a given component system is supported. NCDMM’s efforts have also improved the skills of the workforce by the increased use of appropriate technologies and practices by moving from existing, and often outdated, practices to state-of-the-market and state-of-the-art methods.

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About NCDMM

NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. www.AMTonline.org.

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