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A Message from PMPA President


Steve Sorenson
Sorenson Engineering, Inc.
Yucaipa, CA


Fellow PMPA Members,

On October 1st at our Annual Awards Banquet held in Amelia Island, Florida, we had a grand celebration of our 90th year of the PMPA, aka NSMPA.  It was a great time, filled with uplifting memories and the encouraging echoes of those who came before us to make this celebration possible.  At the celebration it was my honor and privilege to be installed as your President for this upcoming year.  I am both grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to serve you, the members of the PMPA.

The PMPA’s 90 years are rich with history, ranging from young entrepreneurs to multi-generational families, from electric motors to servo motors, from CAM machines to CNC machines, from Chapter Meetings and National Technical Conferences to Annual Meetings.  We give our sincere appreciation to all those who dedicated themselves over the years to serving and advancing our industry and the PMPA.  I would like to especially thank John Habe for his firm and steady leadership as President over the past year, and for the opportunity to serve under him.

Emerging technologies are revolutionizing manufacturing.  The challenge is keeping up.  The awareness, learning, understanding, applying, financing, implementing, and managing of these new technologies will be significant in determining our future success.  As members of PMPA, we can all benefit from the generous support and sharing with each other our new-found knowledge, as well as from our past experience.

There have certainly been challenges to our industry, our businesses, and the PMPA over the years.  However, the hard-working values and convictions of commitment, dedication, determination, and the passion of our members have always carried us through even the most difficult of times.  More challenges are certainly yet to come, but I am confident that those same values and strengths of character and purpose that served us well in the past will sustain us now and into the future.  May this year be a year of fulfilled goals and dreams, with promises of more to come.

Over the last eleven years I have had the privilege of serving as Board member, Treasurer, and Vice President.  I have never been more confident in and prouder of our PMPA management team than I am today.  Cate, Miles, Renee, Carli, Joe, and Matt, along with our Board, Executive Committee, and the Gardner Management team, are leading the way, insuring a bright future for the PMPA.

Thank you all for your commitment, support, and participation in the PMPA.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our events throughout the year.


Steve Sorenson
PMPA President
Director, Sorenson Engineering, Inc.