2021 Annual Meeting Summary

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Award Recipients


Director Service Awards


  • Nathan Bernstein, TORIN Products, Inc.
  • B. Scott Eighmy, American Turned Products
  • Randall Lusk, Lusk Quality Machine Products, Inc. 
  • Tracy Skupien, Tompkins Products, Inc.


Technical Membership Chairman’s Award

  • Michael Mulligan, NUCOR Cold Finish Group


Technical Member Participation Awards

  • Absolute Machine Tools
  • Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
  • CJWinter
  • Corey Steel Company
  • DP Technology (now known as Hexagon)
  • Hardinge
  • Henning Industrial Software Inc.
  • Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd.
  • New Dimension Metals Corp.
  • Outokumpu Stainless Bar
  • Peterson Tool Company, Inc.
  • Star CNC Machine Tool Corp.
  • Valbruna Stainless Inc.

Committee Service Awards

  • I-T/Future of Manufacturing Committee
    • Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
  • PMTS Committee
    • Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
  • Quality Committee
    • Lisa Carrothers, H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.
  • Technical Programs Committee
    • Ron Herrera, Erie Specialty Products, Inc.
  • NextGen Committee
    • Kyle Detterbeck, Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd.


Meeting Attendance Pins

  • 20 Meeting Pin
    • Dale Mantel, Mantel Machine Products, Inc.
    • Glenn Donaldson, Donmac Precision Machining Inc.
  • 60 Meeting Pin
    • W. Richard Hoster, III, Smith & Richardson Inc.
  • 100 Meeting Pin
    • Jeffrey Ohlemacher, EMC Precision


Outgoing Treasurer Award

  • Steve Sorenson, Sorenson Engineering

The Gold Micrometer

In recognition of forty years of service to the Precision Machined Products Industry, a gold-plated, engraved, working micrometer is awarded each year 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.

Danny Hankla of Alger Precision Machining LLC

Jeffrey Ohlemacher of EMC Precision

Rick Paulson of
Micro-Matics, Inc.

Rich Hoster, Smith & Richarson, Inc.

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.



Bill Fotsch

Profitable Succession Planning: How Focusing on Employee Engagement Sets Up Succession Planning

Most entrepreneurs and executives would like their employees to feel engaged in the business, to go the extra mile, to think and act like owners, but they aren’t sure how to create that environment. Bill Fotsch, business owner and Open-Book Management coach, explains how to transform your employees from hired hands to trusted partners, increasing employee engagement, creating an accountable environment and building a partnership company worthy of a succession plan.

Meridith Elliott Powell

Who Comes Next: Succession Planning Made Easy

With more than 75-million baby-boomers reaching retirement age, every organization needs a plan for leadership succession, but few leaders know how to start the process. In this innovative, high-energy session, Meridith Elliott Powell shares the proven strategies you need to build your leadership bench and design a succession plan that ensures the long-term growth of your organization. She’ll share what it takes to build a strong talent pipeline, develop future leaders, and create a succession plan that gives you a clear competitive advantage.

Bill Fotsch

Breakout Session: Engaging for Success-What the Numbers Say

Working with Harvard Business School, Bill Fotsch has developed a tool to measure the level of economic engagement within companies. Based on private company benchmark research, they have found that the top quartile companies in economic engagement have doubled the profit growth of their peer group. Bill shares the survey results from PMPA member companies and how they compare within the benchmark research.

Omar Nashashibi & John Guzik 

Manufacturing Policy in Washington

PMPA members manufacture parts, while lawmakers manufacture policy – sometimes out of thin air. How will the policies coming out of Washington DC affect manufacturing in America? PMPA’s Washington lobbyists, Omar Nashashibi and John Guzik, will review the areas of taxes, tariffs and regulations, and address workforce shortages. The policies in Washington affect more than just your bottom line – learn how to help your business by understanding the potential impact of tax increases, supply chain disruptions and government intervention on your operations.

Connor Lokar 

Planning and Navigating with Assurance

2021 is winding down and it is time to prepare for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties in 2022. There are opportunities and risks ahead and we will explore them in terms of government initiatives, consumer trends, market opportunities, labor issues and production costs. We will also discuss business responses, tactics and strategies given the projected changes in the economy.