For Immediate Release: January 14, 2015

Bonnie Gurney
 Director - Communications, AMT

AMT Announces International Staff Promotions

McLean, Va. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology announces a new organizational structure for its international operations. Xingbin Li, previously AMT General Manager – China, has been appointed International Director – Asia/Pacific Region. Carlos Mortera, previously AMT General Manager – Mexico, has been appointed International Director – Latin America Region. With the pending retirements in early February of Knox Johnstone, Global Services Director, AMT, and Mario Winterstein, Global Services Director, AMT, both based in McLean, Va., this new internationally based team will assume responsibility for marketing, members’ business facilitation and operations on February 1, 2015.

Li’s oversight of the Asia/Pacific region includes AMT’s two Technical Centers in Shanghai, China, and Chennai, India. Li will also be responsible for engaging AMT members in the U.S. and guiding them through the process of evaluating and planning how to market their respective products within the Asia region, as well as facilitating market entry and participation through a variety of channels. Li has been with AMT for over 20 years after a stint with China National Machine Tool Corp. He graduated from The Beijing University and holds a master’s degree from The University of Buffalo.

Mortera’s oversight of the Latin America region includes AMT’s two Technical Centers in Monterrey, Mexico, and Sorocaba, Brazil.

Mortera will continue to facilitate AMT member participation throughout the region, increase focus on the Brazilian market, as well as oversee the development of a new AMT members’ demonstration area at FACENS, an engineering university, also located in Sorocaba. Mortera has been with AMT for over 12 years and has spent his entire professional career in the manufacturing sector, with experience in both Mexico and Brazil. He graduated from the TEC de Monterrey (AMT’s partnering organization in Mexico).

Both Mortera and Li will report to Steve Lesnewich, Vice President – Global Services, AMT.

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AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

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