AGMA Foundation Receives Machinery Donation for Use in AGMA Training Courses

April 20, 2022, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) recently installed four machines at the AGMA National Training Center at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois. The four machines were donated to the AGMA Foundation and will be used to support the hands-on classes offered by AGMA. Special thanks to donors Meritor, Inc., Piselli Enterprises, Inc., Randy R. Stevens, and Delta Holdings Livonia, LLC. Special thanks also to Mike McKernin, Board member, BMEC Chair, and Education Committee member, for his support in facilitating the preparation and delivery of the machines to the AGMA National Training Center. 

“I am so grateful to our donors!” stated Mary Ellen Doran, AGMA Foundation Executive Director. “This is a full-circle moment for the AGMA Foundation. We were privileged to have the means to fully fund the development of the Operator Level courses for AGMA, and now we have been able to secure machines that will provide a full experience for AGMA’s students.”  

The following machines were donated by Meritor, Inc., with thanks to Ron DelVillano, Mike Lobaugh, Ed Guerra and Jack Masseth:

  • Fellows 7a Shaper
  • Gleason No. 6 Angular Gear Tester
  • Mitsubishi GC20CNC Hob

These machines will be used for the Operator Level courses, including Operator Hobbing and Shaper Cutting and Basic Gear Inspection for Operators.

The following machine was donated by Piselli Enterprises, Inc., Randy R. Stevens, and Delta Holdings Livonia, LLC:

  • Gleason M&M Sigma 3

The Gleason M&M Sigma 3 will also be used for Operator Level courses. Additionally, it will be used to support the Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing course.

“The Basic Training for Gear Manufacturing course has been a staple in AGMA’s education program for almost 30 years,” said Rosemarie Bundoc, Manager, Education, AGMA. “Thanks to these generous machine donations, we will be able to continue training industry professionals for years to come. We are very fortunate to have such supportive members willing to invest in the AGMA National Training Center.”

For more information about the donations of these machines and to find out more about the education classes being offered, please contact our Education department at


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.