MILWAUKEE, WISC., May 20, 2021 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) will install its 2021-2022 Board of Directors on July 1, 2021. The board’s primary responsibilities will be to build and oversee the 2022 AMUG Conference and to implement a new organizational structure that will support the ongoing growth of this annual event.
The ten-member board is comprised of both elected and appointed positions. AMUG members elected eight individuals during the annual conference that was held in Orlando, Florida. The current board appointed two individuals to fill the Treasurer and Director at Large positions.
Carl Dekker of Met-L-Flo, who has previously served two terms as Vice President, will serve a second term in the role of President. Paul Bates of ASTM International will retain the Past President position. Andrew Allshorn of AT 3D-SQUARED was re-elected for a second term as Vice President.
AMUG members re-elected Leslie Frost of GE Additive for Secretary, and she will be serving her third term in this role. By appointment, Vince Anewenter of Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will continue in the Treasurer position for a ninth term. Serving for a twenty-eighth term, Thomas Sorovetz of Stellantis will continue his role in the newly renamed Director of Events and Hospitality position.
Dekker, Allshorn, Frost and Anewenter will be the officers of the organization as well as directors on AMUG’s board.
From a realignment of AMUG’s management team, four new director positions were created. These positions will be held by Bill Macy of Titan Robotics, Jordan Weston of MSOE, Tim Bell of Siemens Digital Industries USA and Gary Rabinovitz of Reebok International. Macy, Weston and Bell were elected to serve on the board for the first time. Rabinovitz previously served five terms as Chairman and five terms in roles including President, Past President, Vice President and Board Advisor.
Macy will hold the position of Director of Membership. Weston, who has served as Chair of the Track Leader Committee for three years and has been a tracker leader for six years, will assume the Director of Education & Conference position. Bell will hold the position of Director of Business Development. Rabinovitz was appointed to the Director at Large position.
Carl Dekker, AMUG President, said, “We established a new management structure to better support AMUG’s growth. While much thought and deliberation went into the planning, I expect to find that the structure and individual roles will require some adaptation.”
He continued, “I am quite pleased with the incoming board’s mix of long-term service and first-time participation as we implement the new structure. We will have fresh ideas balanced by historical perspectives. I am looking forward to leading this team and instituting refinements as needed.“
Dekker also expressed gratitude for those on the current board being willing to extend their terms of service, due to pandemic-induced election postponement, yet giving it all they had to produce an amazing 2021 AMUG Conference. And he offered thanks to two board members that are stepping down: Jamie Cone of BD who served three terms as Vice President and Todd Grimm of T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. who served nine terms as AM Industry Advisor.
To recap, the 2021- 2022 AMUG Board members are:
President: Carl Dekker, Met-L-Flo
Past President: Paul Bates, ASTM International
Vice President: Andrew Allshorn, AT 3D-SQUARED
Treasurer: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Secretary: Leslie Frost, GE Additive
Director of Membership: Bill Macy, Titan Robotics
Director of Education & Conference: Jordan Weston, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Director of Business Development: Tim Bell, Siemens Digital Industries USA
Director of Events and Hospitality: Thomas Sorovetz, Stellantis
Director at Large: Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok International
The board’s responsibilities will include building the program for the 2022 conference, soliciting support from businesses in the additive manufacturing industry, and overseeing the event’s day-to-day activities. The five-day conference will feature the AMUGexpo, hands-on workshops, training labs, instructional sessions, technical presentations, and an off-site dinner. The 2022 AMUG Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from April 3 to 7.
About Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)
AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with industrial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies and materials used for professional purposes from companies such BASF 3D Printing Solutions, DMG MORI, Dyndrite Corporation, Essentium, ExOne and LuxCreo. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Online at www.amug.com.