PMA Elects 2014 Board Chairman

The new executive plans to promote co-op programs for high school students on a national scale.

The Precision Metalforming Asssociation (PMA) has elected Jody Fledderman chairman of its 2014 board of directors. Mr. Fledderman is the president and CEO of Batesville Tool & Die (Batesville, Ind.) and succeeds 2013 Chairman Bill Adler. According to Mr. Fledderman, the theme of his one-year term will be “investing in the future to strengthen the industry.” Specifically, the chairman hopes to promote co-op programs that will expose high school students to manufacturing careers and develop a template for companies wishing to set up such programs in their communities.

The PMA has also elected Bill Smith, president of Tarmax Corp. (Lake Zurich, Ill.), the board’s first vice chair, and Ron Lowry, CEO and owner of Dayton Rogers (Minneapolis, Minn.), board treasurer.