Herb Homeyer Elected NTMA Board Chairman: Seeks Authentic Leadership in 2015 Term

CLEVELAND, OH – March 13, 2015 –

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announced today that Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in Marthasville MO, was sworn in as the 2015 NTMA chairman of the board during the association’s annual meeting last week in Orlando, FL. The NTMA meeting was held in conjunction with the fifth annual MFG Meeting where 600 industry leading companies attended from NTMA, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).

NTMA also announced the election of Matt Wardle, president of JD Machine Corp. in Ogden, UT, as vice chairman. Other 2015 NTMA board members are Mark Vaughn of Vaughn Manufacturing Company, Inc. in Nashville, TN; Ken Seilkop of Seilkop Industries in Cincinnati, OH; and Ted Toth of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, NJ.

“It is a tremendous honor to represent NTMA as chairman,” said Homeyer. “I congratulate 2014 chairman Ted Toth on the association’s accomplishments during his tenure and I am humbled by the opportunity to build on the tradition of excellence of NTMA.”

Homeyer announced the theme of his one-year term as NTMA chairman is “Authentic Leadership” and called upon NTMA members to make a commitment to team building and a focus on creating a positive legacy.

“As business leaders,” Homeyer said, “we are charged with leaving our industry in a better condition than it was when we entered it.” An Authentic Leader is committed to excellence. No human is perfect; every single one of us is a work in progress. Authentic Leaders commit themselves to excellence in everything they do. They constantly push the envelope and raise their standards. In our industry, that may be pushing to discover more efficient methods, better use of time, better organization, or how a new machine can bring in new work.”

Homeyer’s election to chairman was recognized by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) in a statement for the Congressional Record. “As the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry, Mr. Homeyer will tell the story of the NTMA,” said Congressman Luetkemeyer. “This industry is at the very heart of manufacturing in this country and therefore it touches the lives of every American.”

Homeyer has over 40 years of experience in precision manufacturing. He founded Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in 1990 with a belief in the power of American manufacturing — and a commitment to bring a new level of service to the industry. The company serves many different industries from aerospace and defense to oil and gas and energy production.

About NTMA: NTMA’s 1,400 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work as well as rapid prototyping. Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.