AGMA Announces New Board of Directors at 2022 Annual Meeting

April 4, 2022, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced the changing of its Board of Directors at the 2022 AGMA Annual Meeting held March 31 through April 2 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

Outgoing Board Members

The three outgoing members served from 2019 to 2022. They are:

  • Zen Cichon, President, Avers Machine and Gear (Innovative Rack & Gear)
  • Ruthie Johnston, President & CEO, Croix Gear & Machining
  • Sara Zimmerman, Vice President, Business Development, Sumitomo Drive Technologies 

Incoming Board Members

Additionally, AGMA welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. These Directors will serve a three-year term, from 2022 to 2025. The new Board Members were elected by AGMA Corporate Members in the first quarter of 2022 and announced during the 2022 AGMA Annual Meeting.

The newly elected Board members are:

  • Joe Goral, Director of Sales & Marketing, Bourn & Koch, Inc.
  • Michelle Maddox, Sales & Business Development Manager, B&R Machine and Gear Corp.
  • Nicole M. Wolter, President and CEO, HM Manufacturing
  • Scott Yoders, Vice President, Sales, Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc.

“AGMA is very lucky to have a continuous group of members that come to join the Board of Directors to further the power transmission industry,” stated Matthew E. Croson, President, AGMA. “I look forward to working with our incoming Board and thank all of those leaving for their service.”


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.