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2nd May 2018

AGMA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award At Annual Meeting


May 2, 2018, Alexandria, VA—The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) presented David Goodfellow, President of Star SU, with the AGMA Lifetime Achievement award during the 2018 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida last week. This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated dedication and leadership for the advancement of the gear industry and AGMA, exemplified superior vision and exceptional knowledge that has been shared with colleagues and achieved admiration and respect of peers. 

“David has gone above and beyond for the gear industry and has been a true leader to all of us in manufacturing,” said James Bregi, Chairman of the AGMA Board of Directors. “He has generously given his time and resources to help in the advancement of AGMA and its members.”

Goodfellow began his career in gears after serving in the U.S. Army and attending Syracuse University. He was eventually named President of American Pfauter in 1981. Most notably, Goodfelllow was instrumental in the introduction of the wafer hob concept and the advancement of high-speed gear hobbing while with American Pfauter and Pfauter Maag Cutting Tools. 

“David's name is synonymous with expertise and leadership in our industry worldwide,” Jeff Lawton of Star Cutter Company noted in his nomination. “For nearly 50 years, David has impacted those around him as a colleague and mentor and most importantly, as a leader.”

Goodfellow was part of the visionary leaders in the creation of the Gear Expo tradeshow. Additionally, he has been an ambassador to the international companies assisting in the transition of AGMA to becoming a global leader for gear manufacturers.  


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