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NOV 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS NOVEMBER 2018 54 mmsonline.com Industry News as its new president. Mr. Bartles brings to NTMA almost four decades of experience in the manu- facturing sector, most recently as the Director of the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he served as president of the Society of Man- ufacturing Engineers, president of the North American Research Institute, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, and Founding Chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. "NTMA is composed of some of the most knowledgeable, experienced and competitive companies in the manufacturing sector," says Mr. Bartles. "I'm excited to join the association at this critical time for manufacturing. There is no more important issue today than addressing the shortage of skilled labor that our members and all manufacturers are experiencing. I'm looking forward to growing NTMA-U, our fully online program of courses developed for precision machining and related occupations, and our new National Apprentice Program, NTMA's best-prac- tices program that offers webinars on technology and techniques. These programs can provide critical tools for compa- nies to attract and edu- cate the next generation of workers." Bartles succeeds Dave Tilstone, who is retiring after serving as NTMA president since 2010. "Dean Bartles brings to NTMA a deep under- standing of our industry and its importance to the economy," says NTMA Chairman Mark Vaughn. "NTMA was established in part to help fill the manufacturing industry skills gap by tapping talented people for careers in our industry, and Dean's years of experience at both man- ufacturing associations and companies gives him a unique perspective on this important issue. He is an excellent leader to continue to strengthen our workforce develop- ment programs." | National Tooling and Machining Association 800-248-6862 | ntma.org Open Mind Joins Partners in THINC Open Mind Technologies AG, developer of CAD/ CAM software, has

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