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John B. Byrd named AMT president.

The search for the next president of AMT--The Association For Manufacturing Technology has culminated in the naming of John B. Byrd III its president effective October 1. Byrd replaces Albert W. Moore, a former AMT president for nine years who has presided over the machine tool association for the last year.

Byrd has enjoyed leadership positions in companies making precision manufacturing and metrology equipment, bearings, oilfield equipment, airline equipment, and mining machinery. He served in various capacities including as manufacturing engineer, financial analyst, plant manager, chief operating officer, among others.

Most recently, Byrd has served as president of Symmetry Medical Inc., Warsaw, IN, a leading manufacturer of surgical instruments supporting the orthopedic industry and of surgical delivery systems used to store and transport surgical instruments. The company has operating units in both the U.S. and Europe.

Byrd is a past president of the American Society of Precision Engineering and chairman of the Indiana Health Industry Forum. He has been a board director of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and currently serves on the board of directors of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. Byrd holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Suzi, will relocate to the Washington, D.C. area. AMT--The Association For Manufacturing Technology,
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Title Annotation:Association for Manufacturing Technology; news & analysis
Comment:John B. Byrd named AMT president.(news & analysis)(Association for Manufacturing Technology)
Publication:Tooling & Production
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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