AGMA enlists the support of experts in the industry to provide statistical reports, presentations, and analysis on the current gear market conditions and future forecasts. Twice a year, AGMA invites members to meet to get the lastest data and discuss economic trends.
Open to members only.
This comprehensive report provides information on U.S. economic conditions, industry conditions for gears, gear market bookings, and gear market shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets, including: total gears, industrial machinery gears, construction machinery gears, power transmission equipment gears, mining, oil & gas gield equipment gears, ship & offshore platform gears, railroad equipment gears and aerospace gears.
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As a principal for the Industry Practice at Global Insight, Tom is responsible for projections about the US industrial economy, including special aspects about output, prices, costs, wages, capacity levels and profit margins. Tom authors sections in Global Insight’s, US Economic, Industry Analysis, and Cost Forecasting service publications. He particularly gained expertise in the paper and lumber, construction, steel, agricultural, and service sectors. Additional responsibilities include product line forecasting and consulting for clients that include many of the Fortune 500 and national trade associations. He has over 20 years of experience in the economic forecasting and consulting industry.
Matthew E. “Matt” Croson joined the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) as its seventh President in June 2016. He oversees all operational aspects of the 100-year old, $4 million revenue, 12-person trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the $40 billion mechanical power transmission industry. AGMA supports technical standards development, education and business management needs for its nearly-500 member companies.
Croson joined AGMA after serving as President of the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) from March of 2010 to June 2016. During his tenure, ASC grew membership by 31% and revenues by 46%. When he left ASC, the organization had 138 members and $2.8 million in revenue. Prior to that he spent 12 years at PMMI.
Alex West is a Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS. With over fifteen years of experience, he has produced numerous syndicated and custom research projects, and consumer surveys, covering a range of electronics products in both the industrial and consumer space. This coverage has included analysis of competitive environments, business models, technology trends and end-user requirement in addition to traditional market sizing and forecasting.
Responsible for IHS’s coverage on Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Communications, Alex oversees research on a range of transformational manufacturing technologies including the Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0, 3D printing, robotics, as well as developments in industrial communication (Fieldbus, Industrial Ethernet, and Wireless). Alex is a regular speaker at industry events, tradeshows and conferences worldwide.
Alex holds a BSc (Honours) in physics from the University of Bath, England is based in the company’s Wellingborough, UK office, and can be contacted at Alex.West@ihs.com.