Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces 2015—2016 Board

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced its 2015—2016 board. Elected by AMUG members during the annual business meeting held at the 2015 AMUG Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, the board’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the April 2016 conference.

In a vote of confidence, the members re-elected the outgoing board for a second term. The board members are:

  • President: Mark Barfoot, Hyphen
  • Past President: Bret Bordner, formerly 3D Systems
  • Vice President: Steve Deak, GE Aviation
  • Vice President: Dana Foster, rp+m
  • Secretary: Kim Killoran, Stratasys
  • Event Manager: Thomas Sorovetz, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

"I am honored to have been elected for a second term and pleased that the board is unchanged," said Mark Barfoot, president. “It was a pleasure working with industry professionals that willingly volunteered their time and diligently worked on the 2015 AMUG Conference. Their hard work and the industry support that they garnered made the event a huge success, breaking records for attendance, sponsorships and participation.”

Immediately after the elections, the following individuals were appointed to the board:

  • Treasurer: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • AM Industry Advisor: Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates

The incoming board also named the AMUG global ambassadors:

  • Ambassador: Graham Tromans, GP Tromans Associates
  • Ambassador: Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions
  • Ambassador: Nora Cibula, Concept Laser

The new board’s responsibilities will involve building the program for the 2016 conference, soliciting support from businesses in the AM industry, and overseeing the event's day-to-day activities. The five-day event will include a two-night exhibitor expo, hands-on workshops, instructional sessions, technical presentations, and an Awards Banquet gala. The venue for the 2016 users group conference will be announced when the selection process is complete.

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with any commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies from companies such as Stratasys, Somos, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, EOS, ExOne, Renishaw, HP and Prodways. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make.

Photo: 2015-2016 AMUG Board (Clockwise from top left) Mark Barfoot, Bret Bordner, Steve Deak, Dana Foster, Todd Grimm, Vince Anewenter, Kim Killoran and Tom Sorovetz.

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