At the AMT Annual Business Session during The MFG Meeting, the association elected its 2017-2018 officers and directors. The board year began April 1, 2017.
The AMT Board of Directors named Ronald S. Karaisz II to serve as Chairman. He is president of three companies: Kar Enterprises, Inc.; Hydromat of Michigan LLC; and Novi Precision Products, Inc., all located in Brighton, Mich. He follows Chairman Richard L. Simons, President/CEO of Hardinge Inc., located in Elmira, N.Y.
Newly elected to a three-year term as a member of the board is Michael J. Cicco, President/CEO, FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, Mich.
2017-2018 Officers and Directors
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Chairman: Ronald S. Karaisz II, President, Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich.
First Vice Chairman: Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio
Second Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Christopher A. Bailey, President/COO, Etna Products, Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Secretary: Brian J. Papke, Chairman, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky.
John B. Cheung, CEO/Co-founder, OMAX Corporation, Kent, Wash.
Michael J. Cicco, President/CEO, FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, Mich.
Donald D. Lane, CEO, Makino, Inc., Mason, Ohio
Lee Morris, Chairman, Morris Group, Inc., Windsor, Conn.
Ralph Resnick, President and Executive Director, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, Blairsville, Pa.
Paul Ricard, President, DP Technology Corp., Camarillo, Calif.
Richard L. Simons, President and CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y.
Jerry Rex, Executive Vice President, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Sudbury, Mass.