Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology appoints Thomas Pfingstler as president

February 8, 2022

Thomas Pfingstler is the new president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (Courtesy MPIF)

The Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) has appointed Thomas Pfingstler of Atlas Pressed Metals, DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, as its president. Pfingstler succeeds Arthur (Bud) Jones of Symmco, Inc., Sykesville, Pennsylvania, who served as president since 2018.

A longtime member of APMI International and the Metal Powder Industries (MPIF) Standards Committee, Pfingstler received the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 2019. He has a comprehensive understanding of PM technology and unique view of part design, production, and business management, honed over a career spanning nearly forty years. Previous roles have included various management positions in production, quality, engineering and purchasing.

The Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology merges the academic and corporate Powder Metallurgy worlds together with a joint goal to promote PM industry progress. The not-for-profit organisation was created in the early 1980s as an indirect result of a United States Department of Commerce effort to establish a series of ‘cooperative technology programmes’ involving several specific technologies. Each was selected by the government as being representative of growth technologies capable of enhancing the productivity of America’s manufacturing community.

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