Association for Manufacturing Excellence Announces Board of Directors Appointments
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) announced today
that it has appointed Rich Fitzgerald, Margaret (Peggy) Gulick and
Sapna Sharma to its board of directors, effective December 4, 2019.
They will serve as directors-at-large for a two-year term ending in
“Rich, Peggy and Sapna have decades of leadership in key areas
of the lean enterprise that are vital to our future programming and
strategy,” said William C. Fierle, chair of AME’s board of
directors. “They bring new energy and perspectives, which will help
our members share, learn and grow on their journey to enterprise
Rich Fitzgerald is the chief operations officer
of SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX), where he leads global design,
manufacturing, program management, quality, lean and supply chain
organizations in the electronics-manufacturing sector.
Margaret (Peggy) Gulick is the director of
digital transformation for global manufacturing at AGCO Corporation
in Duluth, Ga. She has more than 20 years of experience in the
consumer products and manufacturing industries.
Sapna Sharma is the vice president of
continuous improvement at Safran in Ajax, Ontario, where she drives
operational excellence at seven worldwide sites.
These appointments bring AME’s total board membership to 14. The
board’s five-seat executive committee now includes Jason Semovoski,
senior manager, global procurement at Johnson Controls, as past
chair; William Fierle, chief operating officer of Conax
Technologies, as chair; Wayne Pitchford, vice president of
operations for Neptune Technology Group, as chair-elect; Marc
Braun, president of Cambridge Air Solutions, as treasurer; and
Jenny Snow-Boscolo, senior director of customer support and
business planning at Genie, A Terex Brand, as secretary. Both Braun
and Snow-Boscolo previously served as directors-at-large.
About the Association for Manufacturing
ExcellenceSince its founding in 1985, the Association for
Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has grown into the premier
not-for-profit organization for the exchange of enterprise
excellence knowledge. The association’s 4,000 members come together
through practitioner-to-practitioner experiences to explore lean
thinking and other operational improvement methods, exchange best
practices and network. Through engaging workshops, plant tours,
summits and industry-leading conferences, AME members discover and
implement new continuous improvement strategies in order to share,
learn and grow. For more information, visit www.ame.org.
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