McLean, Va. …AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announcedtwo senior executive appointments, effective immediately, at their McLean headquarters.
Edward Christopher was named the Vice President – Global Services, overseeing AMT’s international offices, business development programs and services. Christopher’s previous experience includes 25 years as a global trade consultant within the construction equipment industry, including 10 years as an executive in Asia.
“With his extensive international, manufacturing and business development experience, Ed provides unique capabilities to support our members looking to expand their businesses internationally and domestically,” said Douglas K. Woods, President, AMT.
Prior to starting his own company, Constech Consulting, Christopher spent seven years as the Vice President of International Sales & Marketing for Stone Construction Equipment, Inc. Before that, he was the Vice President of Asia for Somero Enterprises, Inc.
“I am very excited to be joining the team here at AMT,” Christopher said. “Having spent my entire career developing markets for manufacturers, I believe I bring with me an understanding of our member’s challenges and can help them as they work to expand their markets, increase their sales, and improve their bottom line.”
Steve Lesnewich will be taking on the new role of Vice President – Member Services where he will be working closely with members to fully understand and utilize AMT’s full complement of products and services, as well as working with the membership to develop new ones.
“With Steve’s vast knowledge of our industry, our members and our products, he is in the perfect position to help members identify and utilize the vast array of products and services AMT offers to either help our members increase sales or decrease costs,” said Woods.
Lesnewich added, “During the past three years that I spent overseeing MTInsight and Global Services, I have learned even more about AMT’s products and how they best benefit our members. I want each member company to be aware of and take advantage of the opportunities available to them.”
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.
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