Kevin Kilgallen named chairman of AMT

Kevin J. Kilgallen, President of Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa. has been elected chairman of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) for the 2014-15 board term.

04/02/2014


Kevin J. Kilgallen, President of Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa. has been elected chairman of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) for the 2014-15 board term.

Kilgallen succeeds R. Stephen Flynn, President, Optical Gaging Products, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., as AMT chairman

Kilgallen co-founded Mid Atlantic Machinery in 1991. He also co-founded Southern States Machinery, Greensboro, N.C., in 2002.

“After 17 years of participation, I look forward to representing AMT for all groups and members,” Kilgallen said. “Our new AMT board is made up of committed, dynamic and reputable stewards of the manufacturing industry who will provide guidance to the organization. I look forward to serving alongside the executive committee and board of directors.”

In a press release, Kilgallen said his emphasis in the coming year would be “to encourage members to engage their association and their industry in three ways: try a new AMT program that will have an impact on future success; support a community college or trade school that is promoting skill developments specific to the manufacturing industry; and finally, make our industry’s voice heard by writing your U.S. Senators and Representatives regarding what we need to advance and maintain our competitiveness in the global manufacturing world.”

The AMT board elected Jerry Rex, President, Hegman Machinery, LLC, A Morris Group, Inc. Company, Maple Grove, Minn., to serve as first vice chairman. Richard L. Simons, Chairman, President and CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y., will serve as second vice chairman/treasurer. Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky., was elected secretary.

Returning board members include:

  • David J. Burns, President and COO, The Ex One Company, LLC, Irwin, Pa.
  • Thomas R. Dillon, Vice Chairman, DMG/Mori Seiki USA, Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill.;
  • Richard Gilchrist, Chairman, Felsomat USA, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Ronald S. Karaisz, President, Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich.
  • Lee Morris, CEO and Chairman, The Morris Group, Windsor, Conn.
  • Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio. 


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