The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced that Matthew Bulger, President & General Manager, NetShape Technologies-MIM, Solon, Ohio, USA, has been elected MPIF president. The federation also announced that Bruce Dionne, General Manager, Megamet Solid Metals Inc., Earth City, Mo., USA, has been elected president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA).
Bulger succeeds Michael E. Lutheran of Royal Metal Powders, Inc. He joined Hawk Corporation in 2001 to run its metal injection moulding (MIM) operation which was sold in 2007 and became NetShape Technologies-MIM. Prior to this tenure he served as a materials engineer and quality manager for FloMet, Deland, Fla.
Active in the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, Bulger has presented numerous papers at MPIF conferences, is a member of MPIF’s Technical Board, and most recently served as president of MIMA. He has a BS in physics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in materials science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Before joining Megamet in 2005, Dionne was a field service engineer with Nooter Eriksen, Inc. He has served on the MIMA Board of Directors and was co-chair of the MIM2011 Conference sponsored by MIMA. He has a BS in geological engineering from the University of Missouri–Rolla, and an MBA from Fontbonne University.
The MPIF is a “not-for-profit association” formed by the PM industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries. It is a federation of six trade associations that are concerned with some aspect of powder metallurgy, metal powders, or particulate materials.
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