Distributors' group selects officers.
At its annual meeting in April in Scottsdale, Ariz., the American Machine Tool Distributors' Assn. elected new officers and board members.
AMTDA AMTDA American Machine Tool Distributors Association members unanimously elected nine leaders. W. Kent Lorenz, CMTSE, president of the Midwest Division of Ellison Technologies Inc. (Pewaukee, Wis.), was selected as association chairman. Lorenz succeeds Lynne Anderson, general manager of Able Machine Tool Sales (Agawam, Mass.).
Elected to the trade group's post of chairman-elect is David C. Smith, CMTSE. Smith is vice president at C.J. Smith Machinery (Fenton, Mo.). The association's treasurer is Joseph A. Braun, CMTSE, president of Braun Machinery Co., Inc. (Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, city (1990 pop. 189,126), seat of Kent co., SW central Mich., on the Grand River; inc. 1850. The second largest city in the state, it is a distribution, wholesale, and industrial center for an area that yields fruit, dairy products, farm produce, , Mich.). The group's new secretary is Van Crotts, CMTSE. Crotts, the president of Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc. (Winston-Salem, N.C.), is the son of Marcus Crotts, who served as the association's chairman in 1982.
AMTDA also selected members to its board of directors. George Michel, VP at Moncktons Machine Tools, Inc. (Westminster, Colo.), is named association senior director. Directors-at-large are Gary Anderegg, president of Machine Toolworks, Inc. (Tukwilla, Wash.); Cindy Gossett, CFO See Chief Financial Officer. at J&H Machine Tools, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.); Ronald Mager, president of COO of Machinery Systems, Inc. (Schaumburg, Ill.); and Rodger Pinney, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of United Grinding Technologies, Inc. (Miamisburg, Ohio Miamisburg is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 19,489 at the 2000 census. Miamisburg is known for its large industry (mainly for its nuclear operations during World War II), retail factors (such as the Dayton Mall) but is mainly known for being ).
At the meeting, outgoing chairman Anderson was praised by several members for the leadership she showed during her tenure, especially in light of the high turnover of paid association staff in the past year and a half. The head of that staff, association president John Healy This article is about the American entrepreneur. For other uses, see John Healy (disambiguation).
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AMTDA's next annual meeting is scheduled for April 6-9, 2008, on Hilton Head Island Hilton Head Island
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The distributors' organization also recently recognized 21 new Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineers. Of the group, a dozen are affiliated with Hardinge, Inc. The CMTSE program acknowledges individuals who have achieved a demonstrated level of competency in machine-tool sales. More than 515 builder and distributor organizations in the U.S. and Canada participate.
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