The AGMA Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by AGMA members in 1994.

MISSION & HISTORY

AGMA Foundation Mission

Recruiting, educating, and keeping the power transmission workforce current with emerging technology.

AGMA Foundation Vision

The AGMA Foundation develops qualified engineering and operator level power transmission employees, and keeps the industry current with emerging technology.

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 25 years, the Foundation has raised more than 2.5 million dollars to fulfill its mission.

The 2017 AGMA Foundation Strategic Planning Process aligned the Foundation more closely with AGMA’s goals. Over the next 3 years the Foundation will pursue new initiatives, including the Get Into Gears Employee Recruitment Toolkit (launched in December 2018), and a grant to AGMA for the development of a Supply Chain Training Course and four new operator level training courses. In addition, the Foundation will continue its highly successful Scholarship Program

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

A volunteer Board of Trustees, consisting of members appointed by the AGMA Board and the AGMA Foundation Board, manages the Foundation’s activities and programs. 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.

 

AGMA FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN
Ruth Johnston
Croix Gear and Machining

AGMA FOUNDATION SECRETARY/TREASURER 
John Cross
ASI Drives

 

AGMA FOUNDATION TRUSTEES
Dean Burrows
Gear Motions

Zen Cichon
Innovative Rack and Gear

Greg Estell
The Estell Group

Justin McCarthy
Scot Forge

Mike McKernin
Milan’s Machining & Manufacturing

Cory Ooyen
Global Gear & Machining

Tony Richey
Specialty Steel Treating

Sara Zimmerman
Sumitomo 

AGMA FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary Ellen Doran

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