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PMA Elects Aznavorian as Chairman of the Board

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has elected Jeff Aznavorian, President of Plymouth, MI-based Clips & Clamps Industries, as its 2023 Chairman of the Board. Gregg Boucher, group COO of North Haven, CT-based Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, will serve as Vice Chairman and Treasurer. Both will serve one-year terms.

Aznavorian succeeds outgoing PMA board chair Doug Johnson, President of Cheshire, CT-based Marion Manufacturing Co.

"I am honored to be elected chairman and thank Doug Johnson for his outstanding leadership this past year," Aznavorian said. "I look forward to building upon his successful efforts to grow a stronger metalforming community."

Aznavorian, whose father Mike served as PMA chairman in 1996 and preceded him as Clips & Clamps president, offers "Optimizing Connections: PMA United" as his theme as chairman.

"The strength of PMA always has resided in its member companies and their people," Aznavorian said, explaining the significance of his theme. "A wise person once told me that an asset we all can utilize is the power of people and the synergy of sharing. The challenge, then, is finding out how we can harness that power and take full advantage of the synergies. One great way to overcome that challenge is to optimize the connections that we already have in place. I feel like I have a partner in PMA that is a webinar away, a phone call away, a click away. My goal is to convince others to feel the same way."

PMA, Aznavorian noted, connects people through four key areas: education and training, networking, benchmarking and advocacy. He pointed to several ways that these connections have helped move his business forward, including executive-level coaching for senior leadership, networking opportunities for his middle managers, education for his employees using PMA-generated content and benchmarking data to help him compare his company to others in the industry using information from PMA's Metalforming Insights business reports.

Aznavorian also stressed the importance of PMA's advocacy efforts to help the metalforming industry compete long into the future. PMA, through its One Voice government relations and public affairs partnership with the National Tooling and Machining Association, will focus on several key issues in 2023 deemed top of mind by association members, including workforce recruitment and training, taxes and raw material prices, among others.

"Moving forward, the association must continue to stand strong for its members, while at the same time standing on the strength of its members," Aznavorian said. "A lot of change is coming to our industry; the rate of change will not slow down. Our trade association then needs to be the port in the storm, where members can turn for direction and guidance. By leaning on the collective experience and knowledge that resides in our member companies and people, our connections will be strengthened and our knowledge and potential will grow. We will be an association that is united in our goals to support the best companies in the world of metalforming."

For more information contact:

Precision Metalforming Association

6363 Oak Tree Blvd

Independence, OH 44131


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