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19th May 2016

AGMA Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

      2016 Incoming AGMA Board Members


      Nitin Chaphalkar
      Product Manager, DMG Mori USA

      Nitin Chaphalkar is a Product Manager of DMG Mori USA and leads DMG MORI’s gear business in USA. He has played a key role in commercializing the portfolio of gear manufacturing technologies to enable efficient gear manufacturing on multi-tasking machines. In AGMA, he has been an active member for Annual Meeting organizing committee and is a proud member of SRN group. He has written five articles in gear industry publications and has been interviewed many times.

      Prior to his work on gears, Nitin has held several leadership positions at DMG MORI including Manager, Advanced Solution Development and Team Leader for the turning team. He has developed three new technologies and has been a co-inventor on six patent-pending applications.


      Carl D. Rapp
      President, Philadelphia Gear brand
      Vice President, Power Systems Group, The Timken Company

      Named to his current positions in 2011, Carl Rapp leads the Timken Company’s Philadelphia Gear brand business as well as four other recently acquired companies which, along with Timken Bearing Services, comprise the Power Systems group. Under Rapp’s leadership, this group supplies and services the electrical-mechanical drive train system at the center of most industrial end-user operations.

      Carl previously served 10 years as president and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Gear Corp. Prior to joining Philadelphia Gear in 2001, he held senior-level positions in general management and sales, including senior vice president of sales and marketing for Strategic Distribution Inc., president of Carborundum Abrasives, and business unit manager for Norton Company’s Precision Abrasives Group (both divisions of the St. Gobain Company). Prior to this he completed a six-year expatriate assignment in Europe for Norton, in various project and product management roles.

      Carl holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., a master’s degree in international relations from Boston University and completed the Executive Education Program at the Ross school of business at the University of Michigan.



      Tania Sabados
      CEO/Purchasing, Rapid Gear

      Tania Sabados began her career at Rapid Gear at a very young age beginning with helping her mother clean the facility, cutting the grass, summer jobs helping out with administrative duties, before moving on to purchasing and is now the CEO. Tania graduated with a Degree in Sociology from the University of Waterloo in 1996.

      Rapid Gear is a privately owned family business that was founded by Julian Sabados in 1976.  From modest beginnings, Rapid Gear has grown to over 55 employees strong, celebrating 40 years servicing the industry with custom gearing and reducers.

      When not working, Tania is enjoying the adventures of travelling and entertaining with friends and family.


      Hastings Wyman
      CEO, KLINGELNBERG America, Inc.

      Hastings Wyman began his gearing career at Klingelnberg in 1997 as an Applications Engineer Trainee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

      He has held various roles in gear manufacturing and management at various sized corporations. After 10 years at Klingelnberg, he worked at High Performance Gear in Texas while earning his MBA. He was then a Manufacturing Engineer at Caterpillar in Mossville, Illinois before returning to Klingelnberg to lead their U.S. team.

      Originally from Washington, DC, he now lives in Saline, Michigan.

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