2023 Annual Meeting Summary


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PMPA’s 90th Anniversary Video

Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) celebrates 90 years of serving the precision machining industry.


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PMPA Stories Video

Members share their favorite stories about PMPA!


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Award Recipients


Director Service Awards


  • Tanya DiSalvo, Criterion Tool
  • Darlene Miller, Permac Industries
  • JoAnn Vlach, Efficient Machine Products Corp.


Technical Membership Chairman’s Award

  • Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.


Technical Member Participation Awards

  • Absolute Machine Tools
  • Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
  • GWS Tool Group (Formerly Peterson Tool Company, Inc.)
  • Star CNC Machine Tool Corp.
  • Tsugami

Committee Service Awards

  • I-T Committee
    • Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
  • Quality Committee
    • Michael DeVoss, Marcegaglia Stainless Richburg, LLC
  • Technical Programs Committee
    • Clay Schalk, Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  • Management Update Committee
    • Parrish Castor, DACRUZ Manufacturing
  • PMTS Committee
    • W. Richard Hoster, Smith and Richardson Inc.


Meeting Attendance Pins

  • 20 Meeting Pin
    • Victor DaCruz, DACRUZ Manufacturing
  • 40 Meeting Pin
    • Ron Bracalente, Bracalente Manufacturing Group
    • Darlene Miller, Permac Industries


Chris Oakley

Setting the Stage – A Conversation with the Federal Reserve

In this open dialogue with attendees, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Regional Executive Chris Oakley provides an overview of the workings of the Federal Reserve Bank and explains how the Atlanta Fed engages with Main Street to help inform monetary policy. He addresses key growth, employment and inflation data, and will share tools to track economic activity.

Omar Nashashibi and John Guzik

Washington Update

The federal government is anything but a precision machine, issuing a scattershot of regulations, implementing untested policies, and often creating more problems than solutions. However, there is no question that actions in Washington, D.C. impact decisions made by all precision manufacturers. PMPA’s lobbyists in the nation’s capital with The Franklin Partnership will provide their insights into the latest on taxes, tariffs, OSHA and EPA regulations, and of course, the 2024 elections already underway. This must-attend session will help your business plan for disruptions from Washington and anticipate how expected policy decisions will affect your operations.

Dr. Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball

Dr. Larry Sabato is one of the nation’s respected political analysts. As founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, he delivers engaging and thought-provoking analysis in his political prediction newsletter, Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Dr. Sabato will share his insights and an up-to-the-minute update on politics and the upcoming elections for President and Congress.

Jack Buffington

Reinventing the Supply Chain in the United States

Jack Buffington is the Director of Supply Chain and Sustainability at First
Key Consulting and professor and Academic Director of the Supply Chain
Management Program at the University of Denver. Jack will bring his experience and lessons learned from consulting to help attendees reframe their thinking when dealing with customers looking for lowest global costs to understanding that their shop is providing best sustainable value when they quote.

Alex Chausovsky

Building an Effective Talent Strategy

The war for talent rages on. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Others are thriving, armed with analytical insights and surrounded by allies, allowing them to snap up and retain highly performing impact players and supercharge their growth. What kind of an organization are you? More importantly, what kind do you want to be in the future?

Anne Smart

Family Business Continuity – Building Family Capacity and Business Sustainability

Family conflict is painful. When it occurs within a family business, it can be even more painful and can impact the bottom line of each person involved as well as the business itself. Anne Smart, advisor with Generation6 explores the common practices, skills and behaviors shared by multi-generational family businesses. She discusses how to address decision-making, conflict, the wearing of different hats, hiring and compensation, as well as how to cope and continue to build toward and maintain business sustainability as the business transitions from one generation to the next.