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Additive Manufacturing Users Group Elects Board

By April 26, 2012September 28th, 2016news

COSTA MESA, CALIF., April 26, 2011 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced its 2012-2013 board of directors. Board members were selected at the annual business meeting held Costa Mesa, California, on April 25.

The board will plan and organize next year’s AMUG Conference, which will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 14 – 18, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville.

The 2012-2013 AMUG board members are:

  • President: Gary Rabinovitz, Reebok International
  • Vice President: Bret Bordner, Laser Reproductions
  • Vice President: Mark Barfoot, Christie Digital
  • Secretary: Brad Palumbo, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies
  • Past President: Tim Gornet, University of Louisville
  • Event Manager: Tom Sorovetz, Chrysler Group LLC

Gary Rabinovitz, who will be serving his second term as president said, “We are coming to the close of a very successful and well received 2012 conference. Attendees have commented that this is the best event they’ve ever attended. That was made possible with the hard work and dedication of the outgoing board. In the new board, I see the same passion, devotion and enthusiasm, so I am confident that the 2013 conference will be even better.”

The newly formed board announced two appointments: Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering, was named as treasurer, and Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates, was named as additive manufacturing industry advisor.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the board also announced that Graham Tromans, G. P. Tromans Associates, and Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions, will stay on as European liaisons. Xu Xiaoshu, Farsoon Hi-Tech, will serve as the group’s Asian liaison.

2012 – 2013 AMUG board. Left to right: Todd Grimm, Tom Sorovetz, Brad Palumbo, Gary Rabinovitz, Tim Gornet, Vince Anewenter, Bret Bordner, Mark Barfoot.
photo by Ed Winters Photography

About Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG):

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include all commercial additive manufacturing technologies for companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, EOS, and Renishaw. AMUG meets annually to provide a forum for technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Find AMUG online at