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MSI Names Executive Director

April 13, 2010
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CLEVELAND, OH-Metalworking Services Inc. (MSI) announces the hiring of Emily Lipovan as executive director. Lipovan joins MSI after two years as executive director of the Western Reserve Community Development Corp. and brings extensive experience from nonprofit and government positions she has held in the greater Cleveland area.

MSI, jointly owned by the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), has recently been formed to provide association management services to major trade associations. MSI will start by providing those services to PMA and NTMA as well as the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI), and will expand to other associations.

“Trade associations typically have had their own individual staffs perform the support functions, creating many areas of duplication,” said MSI board member Wayne Boeckman. “We saw an opportunity to fill a niche and provide those same services to multiple associations efficiently and cost effectively,” added fellow board member Ron Overton.

“We are very excited to welcome Emily Lipovan as executive director to lead our organization and build it from the ground up,” said board Chairman Roy Sweatman. “Emily brings the experience and enthusiasm we need to create an efficient management company,” added Ralph Hardt, another MSI board member.

NTMA is the national association representing the precision custom manufacturing industry, which employs more than 440,000 skilled workers in the United States and generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s nearly 1,600 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work.

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America-the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1,000 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.

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