Precision Metalforming Association Appoints New President

An active PMA member for 25 years, David Klotz comes to the position after serving in multiple executive roles with CAD/CAM software developer Tebis America, and other manufacturers before that. 

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has appointed David C. Klotz its new president. He will lead the association’s 40-member staff and direct strategic planning, engage in membership development and outreach, manage finances, and lead domestic and international advocacy efforts.

An active PMA member for 25 years, Mr. Klotz is said to be well-known within the association. He comes to the position after serving as president and as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Tebis America, a developer of CAD/CAM software for the tool, die and mold manufacturing industries. Previously, he was senior manager of the Plex Automotive & Industrial Mid-Market sales team for eight years, and a manager at Dallas Industries Inc. for 12 years.

“I am very excited to join the PMA team,” says Mr. Klotz. “As a long-time PMA member, I’ve seen first-hand how PMA’s strong networking community helps members develop and share ideas that they can take back to their own companies, strengthening the entire the metalforming industry. I look forward to helping PMA grow, and continue to introduce its unique programs.” He cites the new, 550-course online training system, Metalform Edu, designed specifically for the metalforming industry. 

As a metalforming industry professional, Mr. Klotz has served as a member of PMA’s board of directors, a member of the executive committee, and as chair and treasurer of the PMA East Michigan District. He also served as chair of PMA’s Tool & Die division, was a founding member of PMA’s Next Generation networking group, and has been actively engaged in PMA’s programs and services in other capacities.

“We are delighted to welcome David Klotz as PMA’s president,” says PMA Chairman Troy Roberts. “David comes from our industry and has served in several PMA leadership positions at the district and national levels for many years. As a long-standing, active member of PMA, he knows the members and the challenges faced by our industry.”