NTMA Appoints New President

Roger Atkins has been part of the association since the 1970s and has served in every NTMA officer position both locally and nationally. 


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The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) begins the new decade with a new president, Roger Atkins. Mr. Atkins was appointed by the NTMA board of directors and joins the association following a successful career in contract manufacturing and consulting for manufacturing companies.

Joining the association in 1979, Mr. Atkins has held every officer position for NTMA at the national level, including NTMA chairman in 2012, and has also served in every officer position in the Houston, Texas, NTMA chapter.

“As a longtime member of NTMA, Roger knows and understands our association and its members,” says NTMA board chair Mark Lashinske. “He brings to this new role a dedication to NTMA and its members, a deep understanding of the value of our association, a lifetime of insight into our industry, and a true generosity of spirit demonstrated through his commitment to serving the companies that make our association and the entire manufacturing community great.”

Mr. Atkins began his career at his family’s contract manufacturing business immediately after graduating from Texas A&M University.  For the past several years, he has operated RJ3 Enterprise LLC, an executive advisory company, serving small to medium-size contract manufacturing companies.

“As we welcome Roger, we also express our gratitude to Doug DeRose who has served tirelessly as NTMA’s interim president,” says Mr. Lashinske.