Harry Moser has been named as one of the 2010 inductees into “Industry Week’s” Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Individuals are selected for induction based on their overall contribution to American manufacturing.
During his four-decade manufacturing career, Mr. Moser spent 22 years as president of GF AgieCharmilles, which was known as Charmilles Technology Corporation during his tenure. He led the company from No. 6 to No. 1 in terms of market share in his first 10 years there. The company attributes much of that success to his dedication in establishing it as a leader in customer service. It adds that during Mr. Moser’s presidency, it broadened its product line to become a leader in three- and five-axis high speed milling machines.
Mr. Moser has also dedicated much of his career to promoting workforce development through various American trade associations, efforts that led GF AgieCharmilles to provide the grand prize for the National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) National Apprentice Contest for the last 20 years. His concerns about the stability of the careers he promoted through these efforts led him to begin the Reshoring Initiative in 2009. The intent of this independent program is to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States by educating companies about how much offshoring really costs. Mr. Moser currently serves on the boards of both the International Special Tooling & Machining Association (ISTMA) and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), and he is president of the Swiss Machine Tool Society (SMTS).
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