The Advanced Workholding Technology (AWT) group is devoted to:

  • Developing and implementing programs to increase communication within the workholding industry, end users and with machine tool builders
  • Working with established organizations in the development of engineering standards and to improve product safety
  • Accessing engineering and sales data pertinent to workholding design and manufacturing.

Participation in the group provides an excellent way to meet and communicate with industry peers and to promote programs for increasing communication among machine builders, users and workholding builders/suppliers.  (Formerly Workholding Product Group - WPG)

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Current Committee Members:


Mr. Gordon J. Duerr, III, Chairman
Logansport Machine Company
Logansport, IN

Mr. Clifford Wesley Allen, III
Lexair/Production Dynamics    
Lexington, KY
Mr. Doug Reed
Sales Manager
Abbott Workholding Products
Manhattan, KS
Mr. David Bishop
General Manager
Mitee-Bite Products Inc.
Ctr Ossipee, NH    
Mr. Robert J. Rubenstahl
Group Manager
Jergens Way
Mr. Charles S. DeLonghi
General Manager
Buck Chuck Company
Traverse City, MI
Mr. William Sepanik
Vice President
Traverse City, MI
Mr. Troy Estes
Vektek, Inc.
Emporia, KS 66801
Mr. William Spooner
Vice President
PowerHold Incorporated
Middlefield. CT
Mr. Justin Gordon
Fraser, MI  
Mr. Timothy Sweny
Modern Industries, Inc.
Erie, PA
Mr. Steve Hartung
Workholding Group Manager
Morrisville, NC    
Mr. Gerard Vacio
Product Manager Workholding Systems
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Mr. Steve Kane
Sales & Marketing Manager
Kurt Manufacturing – Industrial Products
Minneapolis, MN    
Mr. Eric S. Weber
Vice President
Positrol Workholding
Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Frank Meiland
Business Leader
Menomonee Falls, WI 
Mr. Timothy Winard
Chief Operating Officer
Kitagawa-NorthTech Workholding, Inc.
Schaumburg, IL
Mr. Richard R. Porter 
Union, OH
Mr. Tim Zenoski
Director, Global Product Mgmt-Workholding
The Gleason Works
Rochester, NY
Mr. Mike Powell
Master WorkHolding, Inc.
Morganton, NC    

Staff Liaison:
Mr. Ian Stringer
Director - MTInsight Group
AMT - The Association For Mfg Technology
McLean, VA