AGMA Announces Award Winners at 2024 Annual Meeting

March 18, 2024, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) honored three members at the 2024 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting in Napa, CA last week. Two individuals received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and one received the Hall of Fame Award.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Sulaiman Jamal, Managing Director, Bevel Gears India, and Andrea Scanavini, President (retired), Somaschini, both were recognized with their Lifetime Achievement Awards for their continuous dedication and contributions to the industry and association.

The Lifetime Achievement award is given by AGMA to rare individuals who have given years of service to AGMA and the global gear industry. To receive this award, one must have demonstrated superior vision and leadership, generously given extensively of their time and skills, freely shared exceptional knowledge and experience with colleagues, tirelessly worked to advance the gear art, demonstrated wisdom in pursuit of industry consensus, achieved the respect and admiration of peers, and been available whenever needed for the advancement of the American Gear Manufacturers Association and the global gear industry.

Hall of Fame Award Recipient

David Goodfellow, President & CEO (retired), Star SU, received the Hall of Fame Award for his career-long dedication to the association and the industry. AGMA’s most prestigious award, the AGMA Hall of Fame award honors the visionaries who have paved the way for the practices and products of the gear industry as we know them today. Recipients are pioneers who have influenced the gear industry with their inventions, practices, and leadership.

Other than the founding companies of AGMA, only one other individual has received the Hall of Fame award since its inception in 2016.

“AGMA is so much more than the sum of its parts thanks to overwhelming dedication from members like David Goodfellow, Sulaiman Jamal, and Andrea Scanavini,” said Matthew E. Croson, President, AGMA, “And it is our pleasure to honor them with these well-deserved awards. Their actions and participation make AGMA an association that promotes the growth and mentorship of its members and ensures the health and comradery of the gear industry for years to come.”

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.