They say you should surround yourself with good people and that's exactly what I've done with MoldMaking Technology's Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) members. This year, in addition to the annual appreciation dinner we hold for our advisors at amerimold, we sat down and discussed industry trends, challenges, and ways to communicate better with each other and the industry as a whole.
The mission of MoldMaking Technology’s Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is to:
enhance the standing of the publication and strengthens its professional and industrial integrity through the active involvement of its members. The Board represents all aspects of the mold manufacturing industry—moldmakers, molders and OEMs. The EAB provides new ideas and perspectives on the industry and assists the editors with the direction of the magazine’s content. This intimate involvement from industry leaders assures you that MMT covers the hot topics that are of most importance to our readers.
For those of you not familiar with MMT's EAB, here are our current members:
Vic Baez, Manager, Plastics Technology
Rockwell Automation Milwaukee, WI
Andrew K. Baker, Operations Manager
Byrne Tool & Die Inc.
Tim Bartz, VP of Operations
Mold Craft, Inc.
John Berg, Group Marketing Director
MGS Manufacturing Group
Tom Lynn, Tooling Engineer, Plastics
General Electric Appliances & Lighting
Ralph Neufarth, Senior Engineer, Global Package Development
Proctor & Gamble
West Chester, OH
Steve Rotman, President
Ameritech Die & Mold
Mike Zacharias, President
Extreme Tool & Engineering
David Hirt, Tooling/Feasibility Engineer
Automotive Components Holdings,LLC
Mike Walter, President
Elk Grove Village, IL
Tim Peterson, VP
Industrial Molds Group
Wayne M. Hertlein, Program Manager
Wilbert Plastics Services
Managing Director and Co-Owner
Vadnais Heights, MN
In the months to follow we will introduce you more closely to each member so you better understand who they are, what expertise they bring to the table for MMT and why that is important for the publication.