Technology Issues Committee

The committee reviews and periodically updates the "Technology Roadmap for the Machine Tool Industry" publication, to ensure that the current needs of users are recorded as an aid in the product development process.

The committee also assists AMT staff in establishing positions on technical issues related to the Export Administration Act  so that lists of controlled products will not become burdensome and outdated.

Committee participation provides the opportunity for firsthand exposure to current projects and ongoing work related to manufacturing equipment technology. Participants also assist in guiding AMT activities with respect to technical issues and in providing recommended priorities for action. Committee meetings provide a forum for dialogue with engineers in the industry or from universities and laboratories.

Work Products

Committee Members:
Mr. Scott C. Hibbard
Vice President of Technology
Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives & Cntrls
Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Mr. Bruce Dibble
Director North American Sales
Schmitt Industries Inc.
Portland, Ore.
Mr. Richard Sanders
Systems Engineering Manager
Drake Manufacturing Services Co.
Warren, Ohio
Mr. Randy Gilmore
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
National Center for Defense Mfg. & Machining
Blairsville, Pa.
Mr. Terry Sheehan
Research Engineer
Hardinge Inc.
Elmira, N.Y.
Mr. Patrick J. Harrington
Vice President
CNC Engineering, Inc.
Enfield, Conn.
Dr. John P. Snyder
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Watervliet, N.Y.
Mr. Craig Lofstuen
Director of Strategic Sourcing
Milltronics Manufacturing Company
Waconia, Ill.
Mr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan
System insights, Inc.
Berkeley, Calif.
Mr. Russell Reinhart
Technical Director
Sandvik Coromant Company
Fair Lawn, N.J.
Mr. Jason Walter
Plant Manager
Elk Rapids Engineering
Elk Rapids, Mich.
Mr. Craig R. Ronald
Director, New Product Development
The Gleason Works
Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. Doug Watts
Chief Technical Officer
MAG Powertrain-Port Huron
Port Huron, Mich.
Staff Liaison:  
Mr. Tim Shinbara
VP - Manufacturing Technology
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology
McLean, Va.