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Our 2021 campaign to seek out the next generation of moldmaking professionals making a difference in the industry reaped more than 30 nominations. So, although the cover story (p. 16) only spotlights 30 individuals, we are keeping the call for nominations open so industry can submit deserving next-generation leaders and innovators at any time. This

way, we can continue to recognize all of your nominations on our 30 Under 30 microsite dedicated to this program.

Additionally, we will continue to honor these people across MMT‘s various content channels, as they come in, as well as at Amerimold, taking place on September 21-23 in Rosemont, Illinois. MMT celebrates the top 30 2021 honorees below:

  1. Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc., Kyle Joseph, Progam Engineer
  2. Action Mold & Machining, Zachary Glascock, Additive Specialist/CMM Technician
  3. Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales, Courtney Ollendick, Laser/Tig Welder
  4. Digital Moulds GmbH, Andreas Reinthaler, CEO
  5. Edro Specialty Steels, Katherine Pistorius, Project Engineer
  6. Erwin Quarder, Nick Dupree, Toolmaker Apprentice
  7. F&M Tool and Die, Matt Lizotte, Wire EDM Lead
  8. Harbour Results, Cara Walton, Engagement Manager
  9. Innovation Mold & Design, Hannah Lautenschlaeger, Tool & Die Apprentice
  10. Kingson Mold and Machine, Austin Ramos, Junior Moldmaker
  11. KTM Industries Inc., Rebecca Kluever, Program Manager
  12. M&M Tool and Mold, Kyle Paternoster, Toolmaker
  13. M.R. Mold & Engineering, Valeria Magadan, Technical Center Manager
  14. Matrix Plastic Products Inc., John Ziegenhorn, Moldmaker
  15. Matsuura USA, Nicholas Mitchell, Application Engineer
  16. Metro Mold & Design, Nebyou Demessie, Toolmaker
  17. MGS Mfg. Group, Jake Wade, Toolmaker
  18. MMD Medical, Daniel Schuler, Mold Builder
  19. Precise Tooling Solutions, Trenton Ford, Wire EDM Operator
  20. Pyramid Molding Group, Industrial Molds Division, Sasha Stojanovic, Mold Designer
  21. Superior Tooling Inc., Ben Johnson, Journeyman Moldmaker
  22. Superior Tooling Inc., Isaac Wier, Apprentice Moldmaker
  23. Tri-Par Die and Mold Corporation, Adem Talic, Apprentice Moldmaker
  24. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Plastics Engineering Department, Michael Shone, Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate
  25. Valeo, Mason Day, Plastic Toolmaker
  26. Wepco Plastics, Jacob Arsenault, Moldmaker Apprentice
  27. Westfall Technik, Anthony Fabbri, Moldmaker Apprentice
  28. Westminster Tool, Hillary Thomas, Account Manager and Vice President
  29. X-Cell Tool and Mold, Rob McMaster, Process Engineer
  30. YakAttack LLC, Nick Kellogg, Engineering Manager