PMPA Welcomes New Executive Officers


At the recent PMPA Board of Directors meeting held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, prior to PMPA’s 88th Annual Meeting at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, the following Officers were elected to serve on the Board:

Aneesa MuthanaPioneer Service, Inc., Addison, IL, was formally elected President of the PMPA for 2021-2022.

PMPA 1st Vice President – John Habe, IV, Metal Seal Precision Ltd., Mentor, OH

PMPA 2nd Vice President – Steve Sorenson, Sorenson Engineering, Yucaipa, CA

Treasurer – Rich Hoster, Smith & Richardson Inc., Geneva, IL 

And during their meeting at the Charleston Place Hotel on October 7th, the Technical Members elected Courtney OrtnerAbsolute Machine Tools, Lorain, OH, to serve as Chairman, Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc., Wixom, MI to serve as 1st Vice Chair, and Kyle Detterbeck, Lester Detterbeck Enterprises, Ltd. to serve as 2nd Vice Chair, representing the Technical Members on the Board of Directors.

The following individuals were officially nominated by the Nominating Committee and have been elected by a vote of the membership (Manufacturing voting members) to serve on the Board last month:

Director District IV:  Bill Berrien, Pindel Global Precision, New Berlin, WI

Director District V:  Samuel Prost, Weber Manufacturing & Supplies, Inc., North Venice, FL

At-Large Director: Adria Bagshaw, W.H. Bagshaw Co. Inc., Nashua, NH

At-Large Director: Mike Preston, Micron Manufacturing Company, Grand Rapids, MI


Congratulations to all our new officers, and a big thank you to outgoing PMPA President Tom Halladay. 



Outgoing President Tom Halladay and Incoming President Aneesa Muthana


PMPA Business Trends May 2020


“Precision Machining Industry Sales Level at 2/3 (66%) of 5-Year Average for May”


With 83 companies responding, the PMPA Business Trends Index for May increased slightly from 84 to 86. An increase of 2 points or 2.4 percent over April’s 84. This 86 value is down 42 points from the 5 year average for May of 128.4, a decline of 32.7%. Perspective, the lowest value for the BT index during the Great Recession was 64, in May of 2009. That 64 value is one-half the current 5-year average for May. At 86, May of 2020 is two- thirds (66.98%) of the 5- year average for the month of May.



Annual Meeting 2021 Wrap Up


Thanks to all the members who joined us in Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend for PMPA’s 88th Annual Meeting.  It was a happy reunion of reconnecting with old friends and a great opportunity for meeting new – several members were attending for the first time in a few years, and 37 attendees were attending for the first time.   We also had 11 past (PMPA) presidents joining us, including Tad Korndoerfer (2003 President) from Action Machine Products!   The topics were timely and the speakers well received.

Be sure to visit the Annual Meeting Summary webpage to browse through the photographer photos and download the speaker presentations.

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Annual Meeting – October 6-10 – Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.  The meeting schedule will be extended by one day to include the return of the Educational Foundation Golf Outing.  See you then!