AMUG Board of Directors

AMUG is a volunteer organization whose primary objective and purpose is to encourage and coordinate technical information exchange between owners, users, and operators of Additive Manufacturing (AM) equipment. As the governing body of AMUG, the Board of Directors is accountable for the effective performance and direction of the organization as a whole, and for communicating to the membership with respect to these activities and policies.

Chairperson: President
President, Steve Deak
Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Past President, Mark Barfoot
Vice Presidents, Dana McCallum and Paul Bates
Secretary, Kim Killoran
Treasurer, Vince Anewenter
Event Manager, Thomas Sorovetz
Deputy VP – Membership, Derek Ellis
Deputy VP – AMUGexpo, Mark Wynn
AM Industry Advisor, Todd Grimm
Registrar, Mark Abshire
Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Goode

HR Policy & Procedures Committee

The HR Policy & Procedures Committee is to assemble and document policies and procedures of AMUG in a format that provides historical perspective, ensured continuity of purpose, and facilitates training for the AMUG Board, Committee Chairs, committees and AMUG members.

Chairperson: Treasurer, Vince Anewenter
President, Steve Deak
Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Secretary, Kim Killoran
Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Goode
Non-Board member: Melissa Lutz, Somos

Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee will develop long-range financial plans, investment policies, financial and operating policies and the AMUG budget. The committee will have oversight of investments and financial condition of AMUG. Reports to the AMUG Board of Directors on the financial condition of AMUG.

Chairperson: Treasurer, Vince Anewenter
President, Steve Deak
Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Non-Board member: Charlie Norton, NCP Leasing

Conference Site Committee

The Conference Site Committee is responsible for selection and management of the annual AMUG conference location/facility and hotels. The committee will work together to gather and evaluate proposals to host the annual AMUG conference for the upcoming year and will investigate possible host sites for future years. The site committee negotiates all location contracts with the approval of the Budget and Finance committee. Works with local vendors, management companies, local officials, and other AMUG committees in the planning of the conference space, including room set-up, hiring of entertainment, tours, and other local logistics. This committee also works with the local Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, if applicable.

Chairperson: Event Manager, Thomas Sorovetz
President, Steve Deak
Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Treasurer, Vince Anewenter

Conference Program/Agenda Committee

The Conference Program/Agenda Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual AMUG conference program and agenda. The committee ensures that a well-balanced, high-quality program is organized and presented at the conference. Manages the Call for Papers through the selection and review of every paper. Assists in the scheduling of session rooms and helping with local arrangements for the program.
The committee works with two teams consisting of board and non-board members.

  • The AMUG Tracks Team will focus on the conference tracks and development of the education and training programs provided to the attendees.
  • The AMUG Agenda team will focus on the development of AMUG presentations, keynote speakers, innovator showcase and Diamond/Platinum sponsor programs. Focuses on the overall strategy and development of the conference program.

Chairperson: Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Co-Chairs:
Secretary, Kim Killoran
Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Goode

AMUG Tracks Team
Aerospace, Defense, Military and Transportation Track Leader, Ted Anderson, GE Aviation
AM Technologies Track Leader (non-metals), Andrew Allshorn, 3D Squared
AM Metals Technologies Track Leader, Bob Markley, 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing
Business Track Leader, Mark Barfoot, Christie Digital
Casting Track Leader, Steve Murray, Hoosier Pattern; Thomas Sorovetz, FCA US LLC; Jack Ziemba, Aristo-Cast
Education & Training, Jordan Weston, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Materials Track Leader, Richard Smeenk, Argyle Materials
Medical & Dental Track Leader, Shannon VanDeren, Layered Manufacturing and Consulting

AMUG Program Team
President, Steve Deak
AM Industry Advisor, Todd Grimm
Event Manager, Thomas Sorovetz

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for the overall coordination of soliciting sponsorships for AMUG. The Committee raises sponsorship funds and brings in exhibitors for the Annual Conference and AMUGexpo.

Chairperson: Vice Presidents, Dana McCallum and Paul Bates
President, Steve Deak
Deputy Vice Presidents, Mark Wynn and Derek Ellis

AMUGexpo Committee

The AMUGexpo Committee ensures proper handling of contracts, floor space, exhibitor registration, security, and other logistics; or, it manages an exhibits-management company.

Chairperson: Deputy Vice President – AMUGexpo, Mark Wynn
President, Steve Deak
Vice Presidents, Dana McCallum, Paul Bates
Deputy Vice President, Derek Ellis
Event Manager, Thomas Sorovetz
Registrar, Mark Abshire

Membership Committee

The membership committee establishes procedures for obtaining new members, and encourage, promote, and retain individual and organization members.

Chairperson: Deputy VP- New Members, Derek Ellis
President, Steve Deak
Vice Presidents, Dana McCallum, Paul Bates
Deputy Vice Presidents, Mark Wynn, Derek Ellis

Marketing Committee

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to steward the AMUG brand and image, assure that the users group has internal and external marketing and communications programs targeted at specific market segments, and that AMUG programs are consistent with clearly defined objectives to enhance the reputation and recognition of the users group.Responsible for all social media, marketing collateral, and use of AMUG logo.

Marketing Committee is responsible for the development and facilitation of MOUs with Media Partners through the approval of the AMUG President.

Co-Chairpersons:
Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Goode
AM Industry Advisor, Todd Grimm

Board Liaison: President, Steve Deak
Secretary, Kim Killoran
Vice President, Dana McCallum, Paul Bates

Registration Committee

Plans and runs conference registration procedures and logistics(both advance and on site), including handling of credit card fees, cancellation policy, and creation of name badges; or, it manages a registration-management company.

Chairperson: Registrar, Mark Abshire
Treasurer, Vince Anewenter
Secretary, Kim Killoran

Awards Committee

To ensure the recognition of outstanding achievements by individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to AMUG and its’ members. The committee will be responsible for all AMUG awards presented at the AMUG conference, coordinating awards for the Scholarships and Technical Competition, and developing a timeline and script for the awards presented at the conference and the awards banquet.

Chairperson: Past President, Mark Barfoot
President, Steve Deak
Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Registrar, Mark Abshire
Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Goode

DINO Selection Committee

DINO Selection Committee is comprised of DINO-recipient Board members. The Committee reviews AMUG Conference attendees and selects DINO recipients based on DINO criteria to be awarded at the conference during the Awards Ceremony.

Chairperson: Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz
Committee to be selected

Volunteer Committee

The Volunteer Committee develops and oversees AMUG volunteers. The committee works with the various AMUG committees to determine volunteer resources required. The Committee coordinates AMUG Ambassadors, Liaisons, and on-site volunteers. The Committee is responsible for communicating with the volunteers and the leaders of the volunteer sub-committees.

Chairperson: Secretary, Kim Killoran

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for the annual slate of candidates for the AMUG Board. The committee will present nominations, as the respective terms of board positions require. The Nominating Committee shall establish criteria for the open positions for which such nominations are presented. 2-year commitment

Chairperson: Chairman, Gary Rabinovitz

Board Liaison: President, Steve Deak
Tim Gornet, University of Louisville
David Leigh, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Steve McDonald, L3 Aerospace

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is to advise the AMUG Board of Directors on the awarding of scholarships; Guy E. Bourdeau and Randy Stevens. The Committee is responsible for reviewing all scholarship applications, selecting scholarship recipients, and coordinating the winner’s participation at AMUG.

Chairperson: President, Steve Deak
Past Presidents – to be selected
DINOs – to be selected
Event Manager, Thomas Sorovetz
Renee Bourdeau
In’Tech Representative

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee provides oversight of and leadership to the strategic planning process of AMUG.

Managed by: Principal Consultant
AMUG Board

Technical Competition Committee

The Technical Competition Committee is responsible for the promotion and management of the Technical Competition at the AMUG Conference.

Chairperson: Past President, Mark Barfoot
President, Steve Deak
Registrar, Mark Abshire
Past DINO recipients (to be selected at conference)