Brainstorming Board

Christina M. Fuges - June 20, 2014

They say you should surround yourself with good people and that's exactly what I've done with MoldMaking Technology's Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) members.  This year, in addition to the annual appreciation dinner we hold for our advisors at amerimold, we sat down and discussed industry trends, challenges, and ways to communicate better with each other and the industry as a whole.

The mission of MoldMaking Technology’s Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is to:
enhance the standing of the publication and strengthens its professional and industrial integrity through the active involvement of its members.  The Board represents all aspects of the mold manufacturing industry—moldmakers, molders and OEMs.  The EAB provides new ideas and perspectives on the industry and assists the editors with the direction of the magazine’s content.  This intimate involvement from industry leaders assures you that MMT covers the hot topics that are of most importance to our readers.
 
For those of you not familiar with MMT's EAB, here are our current members: 
 
Vic Baez, Manager, Plastics Technology
Rockwell Automation Milwaukee, WI
ra.rockwell.com
 
Andrew K. Baker, Operations Manager
Byrne Tool & Die Inc.
Rockford, Michigan
byrne-tool.com
 
Tim Bartz, VP of Operations
Mold Craft, Inc.
Willernie, MN 
mold-craft.com
 
John Berg, Group Marketing Director 
MGS Manufacturing Group
Germantown, WI
mgstech.com
 
Tom Lynn, Tooling Engineer, Plastics
General Electric Appliances & Lighting
Louisville, KY
ge.com
 
Ralph Neufarth, Senior Engineer, Global Package Development
Proctor & Gamble
West Chester, OH
pg.com
 
Steve Rotman, President
Ameritech Die & Mold
Mooresville, NC
amdiemold.com 
 
Mike Zacharias, President
Extreme Tool & Engineering
Wakefield, MI 
extremetool.com
 
David Hirt, Tooling/Feasibility Engineer
Automotive Components Holdings,LLC
Sandusky,OH
ach-llc2.com
 
Mike Walter, President
MET Plastics
Elk Grove Village, IL 
metplastics.com
 
Tim Peterson, VP
Industrial Molds Group
Rockford, IL 
industrialmolds.com
 
Wayne M. Hertlein, Program Manager
Wilbert Plastics Services
Troy, MI 
wilbertinc.com
 
Dan Mishek
Managing Director and Co-Owner
VistaTek
Vadnais Heights, MN  
vistatek.com 
 
In the months to follow we will introduce you more closely to each member so you better understand who they are, what expertise they bring to the table for MMT and why that is important for the publication.