AMT president resigns

Simpson spent less that six month at helm of organization

By Plant Engineering Staff February 28, 2009

After less than six months on the job, Robert K. Simpson resigned Feb. 27 as president of the Association For Manufacturing Technology. AMT issued a one-page press release stated that Simpson’s resignation would be effective immediately and that AMT “will pursue new leadership.”

“In these critical economic times, we are seeking a leader who will continue to guide AMT on its mission of serving our members needs and supporting the interests of the manufacturing technology community as a whole,” said Ronald F. Schildge, AMT Chairman and President of Transmares Corporation.

Simpson was named to the post May 5, 2008 and formally joined AMT as president on Oct. 7, 2008. He had held several executive positions in manufacturing prior to his appointment to AMT.