AGMA has a Technical Division (TDEC) and a Business Division (BMEC) that oversee the work of committees. These two chairs are part of the Board of Directors.
Conducts programs of a managerial and educational nature that will enhance the manufacturing and distribution capabilities of Company Members' and Associate Members’ products and services. The Mission is pursued through the Scopes and responsibilities of the standing Councils comprising the BMEC.
The BMEC Oversees the work of the following committees:
Chair: Greg Schulte, Bonfiglioli USA
Staff Liaison: Matt Croson
Chair: David Goodfellow, StarSU, LLC
Staff Liason: Leah Lewis
Chair: David Long, Chalmers & Kubeck, Inc
The scope of this committee is to provide strategic oversight for AGMA's educational activities, and to: ensure that the industry's and membership's most common education and training needs are effectively satisfied; identify and support educational opportunities promoting growth and skills of the individual; promote continuing education and training for the gear industry; promote manufacturing as a modern career; and ensure that credible sources of training are identified.
Chair: Hastings Wyman, Klingelnberg America, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Casandra Blassingame
Identify, investigate, and inform AGMA members of emerging technologies that may disrupt or significantly impact the gear manufacturing industry.
Chair: Brian Schultz,Great Lakes Industry Inc.
Staff Liason: Mary Ellen Doran
Chair: John Cross, ASI Technologies
Scope: Identify, investigate, and inform AGMA members of emerging technologies that may disrupt or significantly impact the gear manufacturing industry.
Chair: Shawn O’Brien, McInnes Rolled Rings
Staff Liason: Jenny Blackford
The scope of the committee is to collect and distribute statistical data on the markets served by AGMA's Company Members, and to obtain and review gear industry statistical reports, reporting formats and procedures, as issued by government agencies. The committee oversees the production and distribution of the Monthly Market Trend Report (MMTR), the Operating Ration Report (ORR), and Wage & Benefit surveys.
Chair: Steve Chaloupka, Amarillo Gear
Staff Liaison: Jill Johnson
Support members looking to export or grow domestically, wherever they are located.
Chair: Mike McKernin, Circle Gear and Machine Company
Chair: Dean Burrows, Gear Motions
Chair: Jim Bregi, Doppler Gear
The goal of the Strategic Resources Network (SRN) is to create a dynamic, educational, productive forum to help participants grow, both within the industry and the association. Meetings address such topics as workforce issues, leadership, best practices, AGMA programs, and personal development.
Chair: Ross Wegryn-Jones, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Mary Ellen Doran
The scope of the committee is to serve as the liaison between the AGMA Board of Directors, the exhibiting companies and the AGMA staff, by providing ongoing guidance throughout the various stages of the development and production of AGMA's biennial trade show - Gear Expo.
Chair: Steve Janke, Brelie Gear Company, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Jenny Blackford
The TDEC directs the work of AGMA’s technical committees (including the development and maintenance of AGMA Standards, Information Sheets, and other technical publications), organizes and conducts the Fall Technical Meeting, and governs the other activities of the AGMA Technical Division.
The TDEC oversees the work of the following committees:
More information on these technical committees is available here.
TDEC Chair: Todd Praneis, Cotta Transmission Company, LLC
Staff Liaison: Amir Aboutaleb
James F. Bregi, Jr., President
Doppler Gear Company
John Cross, President
ASI Technologies, Inc.
Todd Praneis, Director of Product Development
Cotta Transmission Company, LLC
Greg Schulte, President
Dean Burrows, President
Gear Motions Inc.
Michael Engesser, President
Bent Hervard, President, CFT
David R. Long, Manager, Gear Division
Chalmers & Kubeck, Inc.
Michael McKernin, President
Circle Gear and Machine Company
Scott Miller, Gear Engineering Manager
Gary Neidig, President
Shawn O'Brien, VP of Sales & Marketing
McInnes Rolled Rings
Cory Ooyen, President
Global Gear & Machining, LLC
Carl D. Rapp, President, Philadelphia Gear brand and Vice President, Power Systems Group
The Timken Company
Tania Sabados, CEO/Purchasing
George Thomas, VP of Engineering
Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation
Hastings Wyman, CEO
Klingelnberg America, Inc.
Matthew Croson, President
American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)
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