Founded by AGMA members in 1994, the AGMA Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which supports and strengthens education, training, and research for the gear industry.


AGMA Foundation Mission

To support and strengthen education, training and research for the gear industry.

AGMA Foundation Vision

Excellence in gearing through the advancement of gear science, standards, and education.

History of the AGMA Foundation

In 1994, AGMA members established the AGMA Foundation to allow corporations and individuals to make tax-deductible contributions that advance the gear industry through research and education projects. Over the past 22 years, the Foundation has raised more than 2.5 million dollars to fulfill its mission.

The 2017 AGMA Foundation Strategic Planning Process is aligning the Foundation with AGMA’s goals. While many of the Foundation’s activities will change, the Scholarship Program will continue.


A Board of Trustees, consisting of AGMA members, manages the Foundation’s activities and programs on a volunteer basis. Trustees are appointed to three-year terms by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The AGMA Chairman Emeritus serves on the Foundation Board as the liaison between the two Boards. The Foundation has one paid, part-time, staff person.

2017-2018 Trustees




Scott Moss
Comer Industries


Dean Burrows
Gear Motions


Louis Ertel

Joe Markiewicz
Ancon Gear & Instrument

Jack Masseth

Justin McCarthy
Scot Forge

Gordon New
Ronson Gears

Jack L. Nowlin
C-B Gear & Machine

Gregory M. Schulte
Bonfiglioli USA

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