Bill Clinkenbeard"The CMTSE program has provided an impartial, objective measure of my competence and professionalism in the areas of knowledge of machine-tool technology and administration skills ranging from sales and economics to manufacturing methods and CNC technology."

"I interface with many of our distributors/business partners on a daily basis.  This program and certification process strengthened this partnership as well as our position with our customers.  For those individuals that are CMTSE certified this program has helped me understand what knowledge level and commitment they have taken as well as their well deserved sense of personal achievement."

"The CMTSE program helped me evaluate and identify my strengths and weaknesses for improvement and additional training requirements." 

"This was much more than just studying and taking a simple exam for certification.  This requires all individuals to put forth a sincere effort to increase the skills and knowledge of excellent business practices in our related field of machine tools.  My hats off to anyone making the time and energy commitments to strengthen their skills and knowledge position that plays a vital role in our country’s manufacturing economic future. Thank you AMTDA for a well organized/professional program!

   Bill Clinkenbeard
   NW Regional Manager
   Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
   CMTSE since 2001

Ronnie D. Ehler, CMTSE"The CMTSE program gives me a great sense of personal achievement and prepares me to help my customers in a variety of ways. And when I need help internally, I know a fellow CMSTE is able and willing to help me.”

   Ronnie D. Ehler, CMTSE
   Sales Engineer
   Hartwig, Inc.
   CMTSE since 1998

 Nick Berilla, CMTSE“The CMTSE program sets a standard of “excellence” for us and our peers. It takes dedication and study to become and stay a true professional. Even though our customers may never know what it means to have the CMTSE on our business cards or our machine tool quotes, the bottom line is that they receive more value from us professionally than they would from someone else.”

   Nick Berilla, CMTSE
   Sales Engineer
   Hartwig, Inc.
   CMTSE since 1998 

What does CMTSE mean to me and my company?  “Peace of mind comes up quickly.  A better prepared sales individual.  One who is capable to analyze what a customer’s needs actually are, come up with a real solution and implement the same.  We all hope that this happens each and every time, but it doesn’t.  CMTSE increases the potential of it happening.  Can we quantify this, not really, or perhaps the customers can.

When you see and hear from your customers that they appreciate what has occurred in the past, you know you and your personnel have earned their trust.  When this happens you have made the right decision.  You have trained your people well and have been rewarded.  Having your sales personnel trained well, CMTSE is one of the important segments of this training.  Can you do without it, probably, but, your chances to succeed are greatly enhanced by spending the time and money to have your people obtain it.”

   Bruce Yeager
   Allegheny Machine Tool Systems
   AMTDA member since 1994

“The CMTSE training contains the majority of the critical information that a Sales Engineer requires to be successful in this industry.  Mac-Tech has found a clear and distinctive correlation between our top performers and our sales engineers who did well on this training – they are one in the same.  This study program has become a requirement for our sales engineers and should be strongly considered by any distributor who wants to add the one factor that will differentiate their people in the field – professionalism.”

Bradley Peterson, CMTSE, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Machine Tool Technologies, Inc. - Mac-Tech
CMTSE since 2007

Became a CMTSE in 1994