PMA elected 10 new board members
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has elected 10 new members to the association’s Board of Directors. PMA represents the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America and includes 900 member companies located across the United States and Canada.
The new board members are:
Associate Member Directors
Troy Roberts, president and managing director, AIDA-America Corporation, Dayton, OH
Troy Turnbull, president, Industrial Innovations, Inc., Grandville, MI
Mark Ullstrup, VP of sales and marketing, Superior Die Set Corp., Oak Creek, WI
Douglas Johnson, vice president of operations, Marion Manufacturing Company, Cheshire, CT
Jessica Abrahamse, VP of sales, Surface Heat Treat and Coatings, Stoney Creek, Ontario (PMA Canada District)
William Carper, VP of operations, Columbian Home Products, LLC, Terre Haute, IN (Indiana District)
Keith O’Brien, VP of global operations, Pridgeon & Clay, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan District)
Tony Pascariello, operations manager, Stewart EFI, LLC, Thomaston, CT (Southern New England District)
Mark Sutton, director of operations, Clips & Clamps Industries, Plymouth, MI (East Michigan District)
Ian Quinn, manufacturing engineer, Loren Cook Company, Springfield, MO (Metal Spinning Division)
“I’m pleased to welcome this group of manufacturing leaders to the PMA Board. I look forward to serving with them and to their contributions to shaping the association’s policies and working together on this year’s theme, Investing in the Future to Strengthen the Industry,” said PMA board chairman Jody Fledderman.
A complete list of PMA Board members is available at www.pma.org/about/board.asp.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.