MCLEAN, VA The Association For Manufacturing Technology announced that Paul Warndorf, AMT’s vice president of strategic planning, has been selected for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award, given by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).

The award honors the memory of Rhoades, his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the advancement of manufacturing processes industry-wide. Rhoades was a former chairman of the board of directors for AMT, as well as one of the founders of NCDMM and an inaugural member of its board of directors.

“Paul is a globally recognized manufacturing expert and has toiled tirelessly on behalf of the manufacturing technology industry, in areas such as equipment and manufacturing standards, and export control reform”, said Ralph Resnick, president and executive director of NCDMM. “But probably the most significant of Paul’s contributions has been his vision for and leadership of the MTConnect standard. I think former MTConnect Institute Chairman Dave Edstrom said it best: ‘Paul Warndorf has been an MTConnect shepherd, conductor, and guiding light. There are thousands of ways MTConnect could’ve died, and thanks to Paul, it did not.’ Paul epitomizes the purpose and spirit intended for this award.”

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