The Association for Manufacturing Technology has appointed new board members.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which represents manufacturing technology suppliers in the United States, has elected its 2023-2024 directors and members to the AMT board of directors. The board year 2023-2024 begins on May 1, 2023.

“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to support and serve such a fantastic organisation as AMT,” newly elected Chairman Daniel D. Janka, president of Mazak Corp., remarked. “Manufacturers face a number of challenges today, including disrupted supply chains, a shortage of skilled labour, high inflation, and high interest rates, but with any challenge comes opportunity, and AMT is here to help its members.” AMT continues to provide exceptional resources to its members in addition to pushing reshoring, MTConnect, and creative technological breakthroughs such as additive manufacturing and automation.”

The manufacturing industry in the United States will generate record-breaking job numbers as well as economic growth for millions of individuals. The fast developing manufacturing technology industry includes advanced machinery, electronics, and digital equipment on which American manufacturing depends to be productive, innovative, and competitive.

“I am pleased to announce our new board leadership and the election of Dan Janka to chairman of the board,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods. “This is an exciting time for AMT because we are witnessing a manufacturing resurgence as a result of new transformative technologies and the return of the manufacturing value-chain to the United States.” Manufacturing continues to generate high-wage jobs and produce key products and services that power the American economy. I look forward to working with Dan and the board to ensure that our industry continues to expand and succeed in the global manufacturing environment.”

In addition to Janka, Michael Cicco, president and CEO of FANUC America Corp., has been appointed as first vice chairman; Gregory Volovic, president and CEO of Hurco Cos. Inc., has been appointed as secretary; and Gregory L. Buck, president of Productivity Inc., has been appointed as treasurer.

Melanie Lang, co-founder and CEO of FormAlloy, and Rajas Sukthankar, vice president of motion control at Siemens, have been elected to the AMT board for the 2023-2024 period.

Ex-officio members include Paul Ricard, creator and president of Machining Cloud, and Christopher A. Bailey, retiring president and chief operating officer of Air Quality Group LLC.

Blake Consdorf, president and CEO of Bourn & Koch Inc.; William R. Eichele, president of The Motch and Eichele Co. LLC; Glyn Fletcher, president of EOS North America; and Chip Storie, retired group executive, Camozzi Machine Tools are also on the AMT board for the 2023-2024 period.

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