AGMA Announces New Board of Directors and Officers at 2023 Annual Meeting

March 21, 2023, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has changed its Board of Directors. These changes took place at the 2023 AGMA Annual Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

New Officers

The 2023 Annual Meeting marked the changing of the AGMA Board Chair and other key positions. The following people will serve as Board Officers through 2025:

  • Chair
    • Michael Cinquemani, CEO & President, Master Power Transmission, Inc.
  • Treasurer
    • Sara Zimmerman, VP, Business Development, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America
  • Chair, TDEC
    • Todd Praneis, Director, Product Development, Cotta LLC
  • Chair, BMEC
    • Michael McKernin, COO, Milan’s Machining & Gear Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Chair Emeritus
    • Greg Schulte, President, Bonfiglioli USA

Incoming Board Members

Additionally, AGMA’s membership elected four new members to its Board of Directors during the 2023 Annual Meeting. These Directors will serve a three-year term, from 2023 to 2026.

The newly elected Board members are:

  • William Galdo, CEO, FLENDER Corporation
  • Wayne Hanna, President, Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc.
  • John Perrotti, President & CEO, Gleason Corporation
  • Eric Van Rens, CEO, Schafer Industries

Outgoing Board Members

Three outgoing Board members were honored with the AGMA Board Award for their years of service to the industry. The following individuals served on the Board from 2020 to 2023:

  • Gregory Estell, Founder & Managing Partner, The Estell Group LLC
  • Robert Rye, President, Cincinnati Gearing Systems, Inc.
  • Scott Miller, Strategy Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.

“AGMA and its members are lucky to have such an involved and passionate group of people volunteering their time to serve on the Board of Directors,” stated Matthew Croson, President, AGMA. “We’re excited to continue our work of pushing the power transmission industry forward with the new Board members. However, we could not have gotten to where we are as an association without all the hard work of those that served for the past three years. I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you both to the outgoing Board members for their service, as well as the incoming Board members for generously committing their time and energy to association.”

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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 the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.