4/12/2017 | 2 MINUTE READ

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Names 2017-2018 Board

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The new board of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) now includes three deputy vice presidents.

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The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced its 2017-2018 board. Elected by AMUG members during the annual business meeting held at the 2017 AMUG Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the board’s primary responsibility will be to build and oversee the 2018 conference. Assuming the role of president, Paul Bates will lead AMUG as of July 1, 2017.

Bates, who is manager of UL’s Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, has previously served as deputy vice president and, most recently, as vice president. He will replace Steve Deak of GE Aviation, who was ineligible for re-election due to his company’s ownership stake in Arcam AB and Concept Laser. Deak will continue to support AMUG as its past president.

In the role of vice president, AMUG members elected two first-time officers, Jamie Cone of BD and Carl Dekker of Met-L-Flo. Tom Sorovetz of FCA and Kim Killoran of Stratasys were re-elected to the positions of event manager and secretary, respectively.

The year-over-year growth and projected increase prompted the board to expand its ranks with the addition of three deputy vice president positions. Candidates for these appointed positions and those for chairman, treasurer, AM industry advisor, deputy secretary, and registrar were proposed by the outgoing board and accepted by the incoming board. With these appointments, the 2017-2018 AMUG Board members are:

  • President: Paul Bates, UL
  • Past President: Steve Deak, GE Aviation
  • Vice President: Carl Dekker, Met-L-Flo
  • Vice President: Jamie Cone, BD
  • Event Manager: Tom Sorovetz, FCA
  • Secretary: Kim Killoran, Stratasys
  • Chairman: Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok
  • Treasurer: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • AM Industry Advisor: Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates
  • Deputy Vice President: Derek Ellis, Computer Aided Technology, Inc.
  • Deputy Vice President: Mark Wynn, Yazaki North America
  • Deputy Vice President: Dana McCallum, Carbon
  • Deputy Vice President: Mark Barfoot, University of Waterloo
  • Deputy Vice President: Jay Dinsmore, Dinsmore & Associates
  • Deputy Secretary: Leslie Frost, Arcam
  • Registrar: Kevin Zaras, DSM Functional Materials

The incoming board also reappointed four AMUG global ambassadors:

  • Ambassador: Graham Tromans, GP Tromans Associates
  • Ambassador: Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions
  • Ambassador: Nora Cibula, Concept Laser
  • Ambassador: Andrew Allshorn, At 3D-Squared Ltd

The board’s responsibilities will include building the program for the 2018 conference, soliciting support from businesses in the additive manufacturing industry, and overseeing the event's day-to-day activities. The five-day event will include a two-night exhibitor expo, hands-on workshops, instructional sessions, technical presentations, and an Awards Banquet gala. The conference’s dates and location will be announced in the coming months.

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