Ted Toth Elected NTMA Board Chairman
Rosenberger-Toth VP and Managing Director Toth Takes the Reigns of Association Representing 1,400 companies in the U.S. Precision Custom Manufacturing Industry
CLEVELAND, OH—March 14, 2014—The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announced today that Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, New Jersey, was elected 2014 chairman of the NTMA Board of Directors during the association’s annual meeting last week in Phoenix, AZ. NTMA also announced the election of Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in St. Louis, Missouri as vice chairman; Dave Sattler, president of Sattler Companies in Akron, Ohio as treasurer; and Ken Seilkop, President of A - G Tool & Die in Cincinnati, Ohio, as secretary. Bob Mosey, owner of Moseys Production Machinists, Inc. in Pasadena, California is past chairman.
“It is a great privilege and honor to be elected Board Chairman. I congratulate 2013 NTMA Chairman Bob Mosey for the great job that he did during his tenure and look forward to building on his accomplishments,” said Toth.
Toth announced that the theme of his one-year term as NTMA chairman is “Retooling Precision Manufacturing.”
“Our industry faces many challenges and it is critical that we tackle them head-on,” said Toth. “There is nothing more important than the continued development of skilled workers. Right now, we have a real call to action to dispel negative, outdated stereotypes about our industry and to think creatively to attract young people to high-tech and high-paying careers in our growing sector. The future of American manufacturing depends on what we do today.”
In recent years, Toth has been instrumental in developing the NTMA 6S Excellence Program, a method of recognizing shops that employ higher standards of cleanliness and atmosphere, and the AMPED Training Center Standard & Best Practices, an effort to fill the metalworking and manufacturing skilled workforce pipeline, by upgrading and standardizing regional training sites.
Toth is also the director of The Toth Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the U.S. precision manufacturing industry with innovative training tools.
“I attended by first NTMA national conference in 2001 and I was so impressed that I haven’t missed one since,” said Toth. “My goal now is to give back, and help other small shops grow by teaching them how to work together.”
About NTMA: NTMA’s 1,400 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work as well as rapid prototyping. Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.
Published Date : 3/14/2014