The National Tooling & Machining Association recognizes the high standards of achievement set by our members, our companies and our partners both to the association and to the precision manufacturing community.
Distinguished Service Award
For outstanding service to the Industry by other than NTMA Member Company Representatives
2022 Drew Borders, Blaser Swisslube, Inc., Goshen, NY
2021 Tom Sothard, External EC Member, Springfield, OH
2020 The Franklin Partnership / Policy Resolution Group, Washington D.C.
2018 Noel Ginsburg, CareerWise Colorado, Denver, CO
2017 Gisbert Ledvon, Heidenhain Corporation, Schaumburg, IL
2016 Chris Kaiser, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., Hoffman Estates, IL
2015 Douglas Woods, The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), McLean, VA
L.A. Sommer Memorial Award
For outstanding and continuing service of the highest magnitude. Emphasis is placed on service to the Association, both of the highest order and over a period of time, connoting excellence in a particular role in NTMA, rather than as a participant in a single event.
2021 Mark Lashinske, Modern Industries Inc., Phoenix, AZ
2020 Theodore O. Toth, Jr., Rosenberger North America Pennsauken, Inc., Pennsauken, NJ
2019 Ken Seilkop, A-G Tool & Die, Div. Seilkop Industries, Inc., Cleves, OH
2017 Robert Mosey, Moseys’ Production Machinists, Anaheim, CA
2016 Grady Cope, Reata Engineering & Machine Works, Inc., Englewood, CO
2015 Ronald Overton, Overton Industries, Mooresville, IN
For continuing meritorious service and dedication to the industry and/or the Association. Traditionally rendered for longevity of service and/or dedication, as opposed to a single act or service in a short-time industry or Association position.
2022 Patrick Walsh, Ehrhardt Automation Systems, Granite City, IL
2021 Donald Lloyd, The Lloyd Company, Houston, TX
2019 Mike Mittler, Mittler Brother Machine & Tool Co., Foristell, MO
2018 Herb Homeyer, Homeyer Precision Manufacturing, Marthasville, MO
2017 Mike Kartsonis, Dynamic Fabrication, Inc., Santa Ana, CA
2016 Egon Jaeggin, Numerical Precision, Inc., Wheeling, IL
2015 Mark DiLorenzo, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., Enfield, CT
William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training
For a company or individual that has consistently demonstrated strong support and active participation in structured training for the precision custom manufacturing industry.
2022 Joanna Dowling, Center for Manufacturing Technology, Woburn, MA
2021 Greg Wasko, Starn Tool & Mfg. Company, Meadville, PA
2020 Mark Bosworth, Southwestern Illinois College, Granite City, IL
2019 Paul Anselmo, New Century Careers, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Robert Bonura, Mesa Community College, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Greg Chambers, Oberg Industries, Inc., Freeport, PA
2016 Michael Pasciuto, The Custom Group, Woburn, MA
2015 Michael Tamasi, AccuRounds, Inc., Avon, MA
NTMA and AMT Technology Awards Program
NTMA & AMT will provide peer recognition at an upcoming conference to NTMA & AMT member companies that demonstrate advanced thinking in the use of technology and leadership & culture best practices, in the following categories:
- The Technology Excellence Award
- The Leadership and Culture Excellence Award
The intent of the awards is to recognize NTMA & AMT member companies that are working to advance their company with technology and best practices. This might involve advanced manufacturing technologies that have a business impact (process improvement, reduced scrap, etc.) or developing people (new skills, more valuable contributions).
Responses should be sent via email to Linda Warner at email@example.com by December 2, 2022.