Additive Manufacturing Users Group Elects Board

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. Board members were elected at the annual business meeting held Jacksonville, Florida, on April 17.

The 2013-2014 AMUG board members are:
-          President: Bret Bordner, Laser Reproductions
-          Vice President: Mark Barfoot, Christie Digital Systems
-          Secretary: Kim Killoran, Stratasys
-          Past President: Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok International
-          Event Manager: Tom Sorovetz, Chrysler Group
The board will plan and organize the 2014 AMUG Conference, which will be held in the western United States. AMUG expects to select the location and announce the conference dates by mid-May.

Gary Rabinovitz, outgoing president said, “We are coming to the close of a very successful and well received 2013 conference. Attendees have commented that this is the best event they’ve ever attended. This success is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the best group of volunteer leaders that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Bret Bordner, incoming president, said, “I have no doubt that next year’s conference will be even better and significantly larger. Considering both the elected and appointed board positions, I have the advantage of leading a team that is predominantly the same as the one that supported Gary.”

The newly formed board announced three appointments: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering, was named as treasurer; Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates, was named as additive manufacturing industry advisor; and Mark Abshire, DSM Somos, was named as advisor to the board, a newly created position.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the board also announced that Graham Tromans, G. P. Tromans Associates, and Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions, will stay on as European liaisons. Ulf Linde, netfabb, was also named as a European liaison.

About Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG):
AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include all commercial additive manufacturing technologies for companies such as Stratasys, EOS, SLM Solutions, Renishaw, Mcor Technologies and 3D Systems. AMUG meets annually to provide a forum for technical presentation on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Online at www.am-ug.com.