PMPA Awards

The Precision Machined Products Association bestows the following distinguished awards to individuals of our member companies:

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.

> MERIT AWARD Recipients

Gold Micrometer Award

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.

> GOLD MICROMETER - Past Recipients
> GOLD MICROMETER - 2020 Application Form

PMPA Committee Service Awards, Technical Member Service Award, Meeting Pin Recipients
> PMPA Annual Meeting 2019 Awards Booklet


PMPA Recognition Awards

Membership Plaque
A special membership plaque is presented to PMPA members who have renewed for a second year.

Years of PMPA Membership
A new membership plaque with a respective year plate is presented to PMPA member companies celebrating 25, 50 or 75 Years of Membership in the Association.

Directors Service Award
A plaque is presented with appreciation to recognize each Director upon the successful completion of his/her term as a member of the PMPA Board of Directors.  The usual term of service is three years.

President’s Gavel
The gavel is presented to the incoming president by the outgoing president at the Annual Meeting.

President’s Gold Medallion & Shadow Box
This shadow box award is presented to the outgoing president at the Annual Meeting, thanking him/her for their service as PMPA president.

Diamond Micrometer Pin
A diamond pin is presented to the outgoing president from past presidents at the Perpetual Order of Past Presidents’ annual breakfast meeting.

Technical Member Chairman’s Award
This plaque is presented to recognize leadership and service rendered by the outgoing Chairman of PMPA’s Technical membership. With this award go the thanks and appreciation of all PMPA member companies.

Technical Member Participation Awards
This award is presented to select Technical Member companies in appreciation for their outstanding contributions and service to the association. The Director of Technical Programs tracks technical program member points throughout the year and will advise staff as to which companies will receive this award. Participation Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting. Honorable Mention award recipients are acknowledged at the following National Technical Conference.

Technical Member Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented at the Annual Meeting to a member chosen by Technical Member Nominating Committee for his/her technical service to the Association and the Industry.

PMPA Committee Service Awards

Standing Committees

Members are eligible to receive recognition awards for their participation on PMPA Standing Committees.  The Standing Committees for PMPA are:

  • Information Technologies-Future of Manufacturing Committee
  • Update Committee
  • NextGen Committee
  • Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) Committee
  • Quality Committee
  • Technical Program Committee

PMPA Meeting Attendance Pins

Meeting attendance pins are awarded to recognize attendance at 6, 20, 40, 60, 70, 80 and 90 PMPA national meetings – Management Update, the National Technical Conference and the Annual Meeting.  To qualify for attending a national meeting, a member and/or spouse must attend the full meeting and pay the full meeting registration. 

2019 PMPA Annual Awards Banquet
October 11-13, 2019
Bellagio Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

2019 Gold Micrometer Awards
Three individuals were awarded the Gold Micrometer Award:

Gold Micrometer - Ted Force2
Ted Force, Medical Device & Implants LLC, Lancaster, PA

Gold Micrometer - Larry Harrison & Jeff Ohlemacher
Larry Harrison, EMC Precision, celebrates his Gold Micrometer award with CEO Jeff Ohlemacher

Gold Micrometer - Dennis Izzo-Mike Reader
Dennis Izzo accepts his Gold Micrometer from PMPA President Mike Reader

Distinguished Tech Member Award 3 - Bob Drab 2019
Bob Drab, Corey Steel Company, is recognized with the highest technical member honor, Technical Member Distinguished Service Award, for all his contributions as a Technical Member.

80-Meeting Pin John Detterbeck 2019
John Detterbeck Lester Detterbeck Enterprises, receives his 80-Meeting Attendance pin.

75 Year Membership - Tompkins Products2 2019
Tracy Skupien and her dad Charles Tompkins, Tompkins Products, Inc. are presented with a new membership plaque and are recognized and congratulated for their company's 75 years of PMPA membership.