AGMA Announces Two Chairman’s Award Recipients at 2022 Annual Meeting

April 6, 2022, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently concluded the 2022 Annual Meeting which took place in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, from March 31 to April 2. Over the course of the meeting’s three-day duration, two people were presented with the AGMA Chairman’s Award.

Chairman’s Award Recipients:

The two people who received the award this year are:

  • Cindy Bennett, Former Executive Director, AGMA Foundation
  • Wendy Young, President and CEO, Forest City Gear Company, Posthumous

The Chairman’s Award is presented by the American Gear Manufacturers Association to individuals who have:

  • Contributed in a meaningful way to the promotion of the gear industry.
  • Acted above and beyond the call of duty to support AGMA.
  • Acted unselfishly by getting the job done.
  • Tirelessly supported and promoted the organization.
  • Advanced the goals of AGMA and the gear industry through work done on behalf of the organization.
  • Led or supported a major initiative with the organization.

“The AGMA is blessed to have always had outstanding leadership and guidance over its 106 years and the recognition of these industry leaders is no exception. They all went above and beyond to support growth, foster innovation, and create positive, meaningful connections,” stated Matthew E. Croson, President, AGMA. “I know I speak for the Board, the members and the industry at large when I say thank you to Cindy and to the Wendy Young family; they are all very special people, who contributed in their own way, to the betterment of AGMA.”


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.