News Release from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

For Immediate Release: MArch 16, 2016



Bonnie Gurney

Director - Communications, AMT
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 AMT Presents the 2016 Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to Marcus B. Crotts


McLean, Va., (March 16, 2016) -  AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology presented the Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to industry icon Marcus B. Crotts at its Annual Business Meeting, March 5, 2016, in Palm Desert, Calif.

Marcus Crotts, founder of Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., of Winston-Salem, was recognized for his outstanding support of the manufacturing technology industry. 

“The Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award honors those individuals from our industry who have gone above and beyond by carrying out the mission of the association, and who have had a dramatic impact on our industry,” said Douglas Woods, AMT President. “Marcus has distinguished himself as an outstanding innovator, leader and advocate for the manufacturing technology and engineering industry.”
For 57 years Mr. Crotts led Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., a full-service machine tool distributor. Through his leadership, the company has become nationally recognized for its impact on manufacturing processes through improved basic design methodologies. As Board Chair of the American Machine Tool Distributors Association in the 1980s, Mr. Crotts skillfully guided the association during the introduction of CNC technology.

Throughout his career, he has spearheaded numerous educational, technical and civic organizations to promote the professional development of engineers and machinists. Mr. Crotts is internationally recognized for his service and contributions to engineering and civic affairs to encourage high moral values in all vocations and peace throughout the world. 

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Crotts said, “I am totally surprised and very grateful for this award. My father’s work as a machinist and his drive to be accurate inspired me to learn more about machining and engineering. For almost 60 years, I have been saying manufacturing creates wealth and this concept is not well understood by those outside the industry.” He encouraged members to promote manufacturing. 

AMT would like to congratulate Marcus Crotts on his well-deserved award and thank him for his years of service to the association and the industry.





Former Recipients of The Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award:

2003-2004    Jim Farley
2005-2006    Ray Blakeman
2007-2008    Lawrence J. Rhoades
2009-2010    John W. Fedor
2011-2012    Stanley E. Huffman, Jr.
2013-2014    James S. Gleason and     Robert E. Agan
2015-2016    Marcus B. Crotts 

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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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