George Saiz named president and CEO for AME
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Board of Directors announced that George Saiz was named President and CEO effective April, 18.
The AME Board of Directors announced that George Saiz was named President and CEO effective April, 18.
George has been a member of AME since 2005, and a member of the AME Champions Club since 2007. George served on the AME Board of Directors from 2013-2015. While serving on the AME Board in 2015, George held the position of treasurer. He has been a participating member of the AME Executive Leadership Summit on people-centric leadership since its inception in 2013.
A practitioner and strong proponent of lean and continuous improvement since 1992, George is excited to help AME grow its footprint, and to promote enterprise excellence and people-centric leadership among the next generation of manufacturing leaders.
George previously served as President of MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC located in Charlottesville, VA. During a career spanning more than four decades, George worked for a number of medical device manufacturing companies in increasing roles of responsibility from manager, director, general manager, vice president, owner and president. He has significant experience in leading complex organizations and generating growth in sales and earnings.
George earned his master's degree in business administration at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA, and his bachelor's degree in business administration from West Coast University in Los Angeles.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
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