The 2015-2016 AMT Board of Directors started their term on April 1, with Jerry Rex, CMTSE, Executive Vice President, Concept Machine Tool, Plymouth, Minn., serving as chairman. He follows Chairman Kevin J. Kilgallen, CMTSE, President, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa. 

The Board elected Richard L. Simons, Chairman, President and CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y., to serve as First Vice Chairman. Ronald S. Karaisz, President/CEO of Kar Enterprises, Inc./Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich., will serve as Second Vice Chairman/Treasurer. Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky., was elected Secretary.

Newly elected to a three-year term as a member of the association’s Board of Directors are Christopher A. Bailey, Vice President, Global Automation Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. John B. Cheung, CEO and Co-founder, OMAX Corporation, Kent, Wash.; and Paul Ricard, President, DP Technology Corp – ESPRIT, Camarillo, Calif. 

Board members that were re-elected for a three-year term include: Jerry Rex, CMTSE, Executive Vice President, Concept Machine Tool; David J. Burns, Global Head of Sales, The Ex One Company, Irwin, Pa.; and Lee Morris, CEO and Chairman, The Morris Group, Windsor, Conn.
 
 
2015-2016 Officers and Directors
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Chairman: Jerry Rex, CMTSE, Executive Vice President, Concept Machine Tool, Plymouth, Minn.  

First Vice Chairman: Richard L. Simons, Chairman, President and CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y. 

Second Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Ronald S. Karaisz, President/CEO of Kar Enterprises, Inc./Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich.

Secretary: Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky.

Directors:

  • Christopher A. Bailey, Vice President, Global Automation Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio
  • David J. Burns, Global Head of Sales, The Ex One Company, North Huntingdon, Pa. 
  • Dr. John B. Cheung, CEO and Co-founder, OMAX Corporation, Kent, Wash.
  • Thomas R. Dillon, Vice Chairman, DMG Mori USA, Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill.
  • Richard Gilchrist, Chairman, Felsomat USA, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Lee Morris, CEO and Chairman, The Morris Group, Inc., Windsor, Conn.
  • Paul Ricard, President, DP Technology Corp. – ESPRIT, Camarillo, Calif.
  • Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio
Ex-Officio:

  • R. Stephen Flynn, CMTSE, President, Optical Gaging Products, A Division of Quality Vision International, Inc., Rochester, N.Y.
  • Kevin J. Kilgallen, CMTSE, President, Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.