Bernie Nagle (left) is welcomed to PMPA Headquarters by PMPA President Tom Bernstein
Bernie Nagle (left) is welcomed to PMPA Headquarters by PMPA President Tom Bernstein

The Precision Machined Products Association announced today that it has appointed Bernie Nagle to be the organization’s next Executive Director. Nagle, co-author of the book “Leveraging People & Profit- The Hard Work of Soft Management,” has spent much of his career in a variety of executive and leadership roles with Fortune 500 manufacturing companies and as Senior Consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
“After a very thorough and comprehensive search process, PMPA is pleased to have found the best individual to assume the Executive Director role for PMPA,” said Tom Bernstein, President of PMPA. “Bernie will bring the benefit of his years of experience in manufacturing and process improvement, as well as his strategic focus to his leadership role with PMPA.”
The selection of Nagle caps a search process initiated by a board appointed search committee of member company executives and facilitated by Dise & Company, Northeast Ohio’s premier global human resource consulting firm. “The process involved not only the Search Committee, but PMPA’s Staff Directors, and utilized the SHL assessment and measurement process to define and characterize both the position and the candidate’s attributes,” said Doug Coster, one of the members on the PMPA’s Search Committee. “It was a very rigorous and time consuming process, but it clearly identified Bernie as the best candidate for PMPA from a number of applicants.”
“I’m honored and very excited to assume the role of Executive Director for PMPA. I have been a passionate advocate for manufacturing throughout my career, and I am eager to help PMPA provide the information, resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities to help the manufacturing companies in PMPA to become more productive and profitable. I see the Executive Director role at PMPA as requiring a number of hats- first to listen and develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the organization and the challenges facing the industry. Second, third, and fourth, I see my role as serving staff by providing purpose, focus, and constructive guidance. Together with staff and members, I am convinced that we can make a difference- adding value and growing membership and influence of the PMPA. I am anxious to meet as many members as possible at the October Annual Meeting and in my travels in the weeks and months ahead.”
Nagle holds a bachelor’s in chemistry from Gannon University, where he was named Distinguished Alumnus. He earned a management certificate from Northeastern University Graduate School of Business and a certificate in Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence from CWRU Weatherhead School. He has a number of publications and has been an active volunteer and passionate advocate for a number of social causes. He is the principal at
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