Conference Summary



OMAR NASHASHIBI, The Franklin Partnership and Miles Free. PMPA
What PMPA is Doing for You in DC

Building the Workforce of the Future: How World-Class Manufacturers Achieve Transnational Performance

STERLING GILL, PMPA and BRYAN ALBRECHT, Gateway Technical College
Training Tools and Marketing Resources

Camcraft Inc.: Engaging Your Workforce 

DOUG BOX, Box Family Advisors
How Family Governance Can Save Your Family Business

STACY FEINER, Psy.D., Author & Executive Coach
Family Business Governance

GREG KNARR, alliantgroup
The New and Improved R&D Tax Credit: A Cash-Saving Opportunity for PMPA Members


The Frank T. McGinnis Merit Award
The Merit Award is the Association’s highest award, conferred only upon recommendation of the Executive Committee. First presented in 1943, the Merit Award recognizes the recipient’s contributions and continued service for the benefit of the Association and the Industry above and beyond the duties of any appointed or elected Association office. Presented only when an individual has clearly met the requirements, the award is not given every year. Eligibility for the PMPA Merit Award extends to any employee of any member company.

In recognition of Frank T. McGinnis who served the Association as its Executive Vice President from 1952 to 1992, the Executive Committee in 1993 renamed the Merit Award the Frank T. McGinnis Merit Award.

  • Jeffrey B. Ohlemacher - EMC Precision, Elyria,OH

The Gold Micrometer

In recognition of forty years of service to the Precision Machined Products Indus­try, a gold-plated, engraved, working micrometer is awarded to member company executives who have completed forty years of service in the Industry. The Executive Committee approves applicants based on established criteria announced to mem­bers annually.)

  • Tom Bernstein, Jr. - Torin Products, Inc. - Columbus, NE
  • John L. Detterbeck - Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd., Iron River, MI
  • Gregory J. Knight - Absolute Machine Tools, Lorain, OH
  • Dale Mantel - Mantel Machine Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI 

Director’s Service Award 
(Recognizes the efforts of each Board member upon the completion of his/her term)

  • Victor P. DaCruz - DACRUZ Manufacturing - District I
  • James Fetcko - Ohio Screw Products, Inc. - District II
  • Michael Olson - Supreme Machines Products Co., Inc. - At- Large
  • James P. Wrenn - Hudson Precision Products Co. - At-Large

Technical Chairman’s Award Rodger Boswell, Hydromat Inc., St. Louis, MO  
(Recognizes leadership and service rendered by the outgoing Technical Member Chairman)

2017 Committee Service Award Recipients

  • Management Update Committee - Dan Vermeesch, Micron Manufacturing Company, Chairman
  • Technical Program Committee - Richard Nast, Bracalente Manufacturing Group, Chairman
  • Information Technologies Committee - James Preston Jr., Meier Screw Products & Mfg Co., Chairman
  • PMTS Committee - Greg Knight, Absolute Machine Tools, Inc., Chairman

2017 Technical Member Participation Awards
(Presented to select Technical Members in appreciation of their outstanding service to the association)

  • CJWinter, Rochester, NY
  • Core Powered, Inc., Oakville, ON
  • Gosiger High Volume, Dayton, OH
  • Henning Industrial Software, Inc., Hudson, OH
  • HORN USA, Franklin, TN
  • Hydromat Inc., St. Louis, MO
  • Lester Detterbeck Enterprises, Ltd., Iron River, MI 
  • Wickman Machine Tool, Inc., Lake in the Hills, IL

25 Years of PMPA Membership
- Alco Manufacturing Corporation LLC
- Corey Steel Company
- D & F Screw Machine Products, Inc.
- DMG / Mori Seiki USA
- E. J. Basler Co.
- General Plug & Manufacturing Co.
- H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.
- Horizon Manufacturing Industries Inc.
- J.C. Gibbons Mfg., Inc.
- JAMCO Manufacturing, Inc.
- National Bearings Company
- Precision Plus, Inc.

50 Years of PMPA Membership
- C. E. Holden, Inc.
- John J. Steuby Co.
- Sorenson Engineering

75 Years in Business
- Meaden Precision Machined Products Company
- Screw Machine Engineering Co., Inc. (Chicago, IL)

2017 Annual Awards Banquet Booklet - for a complete list of award recipients, including those who received Meeting Attendance Pins

If you haven't already done so, please complete the Annual Meeting and speaker survey at: 2017 Annual Meeting Survey

Couples and award recipient photos taken at the Awards Banquet will be sent to those attendees, compliments of PMPA.  Candid photos from the meeting and the Education Foundation Fundraiser can be found in the 2017 Annual Meeting album on the PMPA Facebook and Flickr pages.

And, a big thank you to all our meeting sponsors!


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Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 26
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Technical Members Meeting

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
President's Welcome Reception/Dinner

Friday, October 27
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Session

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