AMUG announces its new board for 2019–2020

AMUG announces its new board for 2019–2020

The 2019–2020 AMUG Board: Front row (L to R) Leslie Frost, Gary Rabinovitz, Jamie Cone, and Todd Grimm. Back row (L to R) Andrew Allshorn, Vince Anewenter, Tom Sorovetz, Carl Dekker and Paul Bates (Courtesy Additive Manufacturing Users Group)


The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA,  installed its 2019–2020 board on July 1, 2019. The group stated that its nine-member board is comprised of both elected and appointed positions, with each board member serving as an officer of the organisation. The board’s primary responsibilities are to build and oversee the 2020 AMUG Conference which will take place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from March 22–26.

According to AMUG, Carl Dekker of Met-L-Flo, who has served two terms as vice president, will take the role of president. He replaces Paul Bates of UL, who has opted not to run for re-election after serving two terms as president, and will now serve in the role of past president. Andrew Allshorn of At 3D-Squared, who has served as an AMUG global ambassador, was elected vice president.

Three incumbents sought re-election and retained their positions. Jamie Cone of BD will serve a third term as vice president, and Leslie Frost of GE Additive will serve a second term as secretary. In his twenty-sixth term, Thomas Sorovetz of FCA will once again serve as AMUG’s event manager.

AMUG members elected the board during the annual AMUG conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and candidates for the appointed positions of chairman, treasurer, and AM industry advisor were proposed and accepted by the elected officers. Filling these positions are Gary Rabinovitz, Vince Anewenter and Todd Grimm.

Carl Dekker stated, “I am excited to be AMUG’s 2020 president. We have an excellent and experienced team leading us on the path to the next event. The recent growth of AMUG has been astounding. This brings many challenges, which I am pleased to say the new AMUG Board is being very proactive in addressing.”

Dekker also expressed gratitude for the long-term service of Mark Barfoot, who is stepping down from the board having served nine consecutive terms in the roles of vice president, president, and past president.

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