MCLEAN, VA--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 Co. (Nashua, N.H.), and Ronald J. Mager, president & CEO, Machinery Systems Inc. (Schaumburg, IL).
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. Co. (Maple Grove, MN), to serve as second vice chairman.
Brian J. Papke, president, Mazak Corp. (Florence, KY), has been elected secretary.
Newly elected to a three-year term as a member of the association’s Board of Directors are Richard Gilchrist, president and CEO, Felsomat USA, Inc., (Schaumburg, IL), and Thomas R. Dillon, vice chairman, Mori Seiki USA (Hoffman Estates, IL).
Returning Board members include David J. Burns, president and COO, The Ex One Co. (Irwin, PA); Ronald S. Karaisz, president, KAR Enterprises Inc. (Brighton, MI); Lee Morris, CEO and chairman, The Morris Group (Windsor, CT); Michael Powell, president, Master WorkHolding Inc. (Morganton, N.C); Larry G. Schwartz, Executive Consultant, Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, N.C.); Richard L. Simons, chairman, president and CEO, Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, N.Y.); and Steven R. Stokey, executive vice president/owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. (Dover, OH).
"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,” says Flynn. “This is such an exciting time for manufacturers as innovation and technology leaping forward and positioning U.S. manufacturing as the world leader.”