AMUG Board of Directors

Carl Dekker
President
Paul Bates
Past President
Andrew Allshorn
Vice President

Carl Dekker

President & Director

Carl Dekker
Met-L-Flo
Years of AMUG service: 7*
president@amug.com

Carl K. Dekker serves as the president of Met-L-Flo, Inc., a contract manufacturer specializing in additive manufacturing located in Sugar Grove, IL. He has been actively involved in research and product development using current technologies and innovative methods. He is constantly looking for new ways to advance manufacturing and produce products that will improve the quality of life.

Mr. Dekker has presented his work at various conferences globally, including those sponsored by 3DSNASUG, Amerimold, ANTEC, National Manufacturing Week, RAPDASA, RP&M, and SME. He has also provided training and installations at Abbott Laboratories, Delphi, Motorola and numerous other locations. Mr. Dekker’s work has been published in industry journals including Prototyping Technology, Rapid Prototyping Report, Time Compression Technologies, and the Wohlers Report (2003-8,13-19) to mention a few.

Currently President and Director of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (past VP and Secretary), Past Chair of the ASTM F42 Committee on Standards for Additive Manufacturing and a Past Chairperson of SME’s Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Community (formerly the RPA). He also serves as the Chair of the Direct Digital Manufacturing Tech Group of the RTAM, a trainer for the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Technologies Certificate Programs and remains active in the Bright Minds Program as a member and Past Co-Chair.

He has received the Master Certificate in Rapid Prototyping and is a proud recipient of the SLA “Dinosaur” award.

Paul Bates

Past President

Paul Bates
ASTM International
Years of AMUG service: 10
pastpresident@amug.com

Paul Bates is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. In his role, he brings his technical expertise to drive the projects in additive manufacturing training, safety, and certification. He is an industry-recognized AM veteran.

Before joining ASTM, Bates was the Manager for Facility safety and Workforce Development in Additive Manufacturing at UL and served 20+ years at Reebok, where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) DINO Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including DMLS, SLS, FDM, and PolyJet.

Andrew Allshorn

Vice President & Director

Andrew Allshorn
At 3D-Squared
Years of AMUG Service: 3
vicepresident@amug.com

Andy Allshorn is a long-time proponent of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry. His career working with and implementing additive technologies spans three decades. Since 2007, Andy has run his own successful consultancy business, At 3D-Squared, a company that provides dedicated and strategic support services for organizations involved with AM to maximize the technology’s capabilities.

Andy has an exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge of the software, hardware and materials aspects that must be combined to generate best practices and results with AM. Moreover, Andy’s knowledge is augmented by a pragmatic and personable approach when applying his expertise for the benefit of others.

With unprecedented access to numerous industrial sectors, including automotive and aerospace, Andy’s experience and expertise have seen him invited to participate in various global events and summits. In 2016, Andy’s distinguished work in the AM sector was recognized by AMUG when he was awarded the exclusive Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Award.

Vince Anewenter
Treasurer
Leslie Frost
Secretary
Tim Bell
Director, Business Development

Vince Anewenter

Treasurer & Director

Vince Anewenter
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Years of AMUG service: 11
treasurer@amug.com

Vince Anewenter holds a BS in Business Finance from MSOE’s Raider School of Business and is a Journeyman toolmaker.  He is currently the Director of the Rapid Prototyping Consortium at the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he has been actively involved in the additive manufacturing industry since 2004.  As Director, Mr. Anewenter is responsible for providing strategic additive manufacturing guidance and new product development expertise to a non-compete consortium of over 45 companies located throughout the world. Areas of expertise include: additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, injection molding, stamping, castings and product design.

Vince has been attending AMUG Conferences since 2004 and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer since 2012.

Leslie Frost

Secretary & Director

Leslie Frost
6K
Years of AMUG service: 5
Secretary@amug.com

Leslie Frost is the Director of Marketing at 6K where she is helping to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing by educating and developing prospects for additive powders and showing the capabilities of 6K to produce sustainable powders from scrap metal.

Leslie is passionate about additive manufacturing and continues to help develop this space by amplifying the stories and journeys of AM users. Previously she held marketing positions with GE Additive, Arcam, Stratasys, Objet and SolidWorks and has been in the 3D printing industry for over 10 years.

Through her AM journey, she has gained knowledge of 3D CAD, polymer 3D printing, metal additive manufacturing and is currently promoting and helping to expand the adoption of additive manufacturing into full-scale production with a ground-breaking technology for producing AM powders using scrap metal and recycled powder.

Leslie is a member and mentor in Women in 3D Printing where she would like to help raise the voice of women in this industry. Leslie was recognized by AMUG with the Distinguished INnovator Operator (DINO) Award.

Tim Bell

Director, Business Development

Tim Bell
Siemens Digital Industries USA
Years of AMUG service: 1

Tim Bell is the Head of the CoC for Additive Manufacturing for Siemens Digital Industries USA, a seasoned manufacturing veteran, and a Cincinnati, Ohio, native.

He has spent more than 35 years in manufacturing and was trained as a journeymen toolmaker in the 1980’s. He spent the next 20 years as a machinist, programmer, designer, and entrepreneur of small contract manufacturing companies. The last 15-plus years have been focused on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of components and assemblies supporting the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.

He has successfully launched four US companies, two of which were foreign-owned/ joint ventures, taking them from ground zero to profitability and becoming leaders in their respective fields.

Jordan Weston
Director, Education & Conference
Thomas Sorovetz
Director, Event & Hospitality
Bill Macy
Director, Membership

Jordan Weston

Director, Education & Conference

Jordan Weston
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Years of AMUG service: 6

Jordan Weston is the Manager of Operations of the Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The Rapid Prototyping Center provides value to members of a non-compete consortium through additive manufacturing services, OEM beta testing/applications development, applied research efforts, product/process development, and education.

Jordan holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA, both from MSOE.  He has been in the additive manufacturing industry since 2008 and has attended AMUG since 2012, where he has participated in numerous volunteer roles such as presenter, moderator, Track Leader Committee chair, and Agenda Committee member.  His years of service earned him an AMUG Distinguished INnovative Operator (DINO) Award in 2019.

Thomas Sorovetz

Director, Events & Hospitality

Thomas Sorovetz
Stellantis
Years of AMUG service: 29*

Thomas has been with Stellantis, formerly FCA, LLC, for more than 34 years, with 24 years as Supervisor – Vehicle Engineering Development, Rapid Prototyping Development, Wood, Plastic, CNC, and Carbon Fiber Shops. He has over 35 years of experience in automotive design and engineering and more than 30 years of experience in rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing. Along with publishing numerous articles in the field of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, additive manufacturing and photoelastic stress analysis using stereolithography, he has been a presenter/speaker at many technical conferences.

Thomas has been on the AMUG Executive Board as Event Manager since 1993. He is the recipient of the AMUG Distinguished INnovative Operator (DINO) Award, the AMUG President’s Award, and the AMUG Distinguished Service Award for his 25+ years on the Executive Board. In addition to his service to AMUG, Thomas has served as an SME advisor on several committees spanning 25 years, including the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference, Rapid Prototyping Association of SME, AUTOFACT Advisory Board; and, he was co-chair of the Bright Minds Mentor Program. Currently, Thomas is an advisor for the RAPID + TCT Conference and he holds the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing Master level certificate. In 2007, Thomas was voted by his industry peers as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Rapid Product Development and Rapid Manufacturing by TCT Magazine (UK). TCT Magazine is the leader in RP/AM and RP/AM related technologies.

Bill Macy

Director, Membership

Bill Macy
Titan Robotics
Years of AMUG service: 1

Bill Macy is a Mechanical Engineer driven by solving manufacturing and design challenges. He started his career in aerospace and defense with 20 years at Boeing/McDonnell Douglas where he applied 3D printing for tooling and end-use part solutions.

Following his entrepreneurial spirit, Bill founded a consulting practice that helps companies adopt digital solutions and apply 3D printing. Macy Consulting Inc has supported numerous DoD programs focused on the successful adoption of additive manufacturing solutions.

Bill is committed to bringing teams together to advance the adoption and growth of proven applications with a strong and skilled workforce. Serving as the Director of Technology Transition for America Makes, he led members through the tough task of understanding how to collaborate while maintaining a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving additive manufacturing space.

Most recently, Bill became the CTO and partner of Titan Robotics LTD, which  provides innovative solutions for melt extrusion applications. Titan’s mission is to be a trusted partner of their industrial customers and help them break down barriers to the adoption of additive manufacturing.

Gary Rabinovitz
Director at Large

Gary Rabinovitz

Director at Large

Gary Rabinovitz
Reebok International
Years of AMUG service: 20*

Gary Rabinovitz holds a degree in Physical Education from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. He has managed the Additive Manufacturing Lab at Reebok International world headquarters in Boston, MA, for over 23 years. This lab operates HP Jet Fusion technology, 3D printing technology, FDM and PolyJet technologies.

Gary held the position of president of the SLS Users Group from November 2001 through the September 2002 conference. In the fall of 2002, Gary accepted the position of Z Corporation User Group president, a position that he held for four years. Gary has served two terms as president of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group and was presented the prestigious DINO Award in 2007.

At the 2014 AMUG Conference, Gary was presented with the prestigious President’s Award for long-time service to the additive manufacturing industry and the users group.  Gary was only the 6th recipient of this award in the 29-year history (at the time that the award was presented) of AMUG.  In September 2014, Gary also received the Plymouth State University Alumni Achievement Award for all of his work at Reebok and in the additive manufacturing industry.

*Includes years served under 3DSNASUG and/or DTM Users Group

AMUG Advisors to the Board

Elizabeth Goode
Principal Consultant

Elizabeth Goode

Principal Consultant

Elizabeth Goode
Goode Ink, LLC
Years of AMUG service: 15*
elizabeth.goode@amug.com

Elizabeth Goode is the Owner of Goode Ink, a creative marketing and communications company dedicated to developing brands, enhancing communication strategies, providing business development and increasing sales and marketing for small to mid-size companies. Goode has built an extensive background in integrated marketing communications, brand recognition, business development, community/investor/public relations, global communications, marketing, and strategic planning for established multi-million dollar companies for the high-tech, additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, software and healthcare industries.

Prior to launching Goode Ink, Goode held the position of director, global marketing for Universal Laser Systems, a global CO2 laser and laser engraving system manufacturer, and managed the company’s marketing, branding and product launches.Before joining Universal Laser Systems, Goode held the position of director, corporate development for the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), a non-profit advocacy and public policy research organization representing leading biotechnology, medical, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies in California. Goode joined 3D Systems in 1999 and served as director of marketing for the company prior to holding the position of director, corporate development. Goode managed the investor relations, global communications and branding, and partnership programs for the company.

*Includes years served under 3DSNASUG and/or DTM Users Group