The Smartforce Development Committee establishes policy and direction for AMT that will allow our industry to work with educators to assure that funding and programs are available to sufficiently educate young people in career and technical education programs, as well as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) so that a consistent flow of qualified, skilled, critical thinking individuals are attracted to seek careers in manufacturing.

AMT supports industry credentials for machinists, production technicians and field service technicians through NIMS, as well as welding credentials through the American Welding Society (AWS).
To follow the progress of AMT’s efforts to develop a Smartforce for U.S. manufacturing, go to these AMTNews articles.

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2016 is part of the responsibility of the Smartforce Development Committee.

Smartforce development is one of three key components of the AMT Manufacturing Mandate. Smartforce Development Committee Members have a dedication, passion for and experience in implementing best-of-breed education and training programs at their companies and in their communities. For more information about participating, please contact Greg Jones, Vice President - Smartforce Development, at 703-827-5203.

Current Committee Members:

Mr. Jack Hasty, CMTSE
President NC Sales
Ellison Technologies - Southeast Region 
Charlotte, NC

Mr. George Abraham
Director Industry & Learning Strategy
Autodesk Education
San Francisco, CA
Mr. Michael T. Vogt
Vice President, Human Resources
Mazak Corporation
Florence, KY
Mr. James Cooper
Vice President Sales & Marketing
KUKA Robotics Corporation
Shelby Township, MI
Ms. Megan S. West
Sales and Marketing
Mastercam - CNC Software, Inc.
Tolland, CT
Mr. Brian Flores
Senior Manager Branding & Education
Sandvik Coromant Company
Fair Lawn, NJ
Mr. Bob Wood
ExOne The Americas
ExTEC Division
North Huntingdon, PA
Mr. Theodore (Ted) C. Neckel
Director of Corporate Marketing
United Griding Technologies Inc. -
A Company of the SCHLEIFRING Group
Miamisburg, OH
Mr. Peter T. Zierhut
Vice President
Haas Automation, Inc.
Onax, CA
Mr. Steven R. Stokey, Member AMT Board of Directors
Executive Vice President, Owner
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.
Dover, OH
Staff Liaison:  
Mr. Greg Jones
VP Smartforce Development
AMT - The Association For Mfg. Technology
McLean, VA

CMTSE - Certification Committee