Rotman named Mold Maker of the Year

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: May 2, 2013 12:46 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Awards, Education & Training, Molds/Tooling
Companies & Associations American Mold Builders Association

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Steve Rotman, president of Ameritech Die & Mold Inc., has been named 2013 Mold Maker of the Year by the American Mold Builders Association.

AMBA also named the West Michigan Chapter its chapter of the year during ceremonies at its annual convention April 24-26 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Each award brings with it a $5,000 endowment for education in mold making, sponsored by Progressive Components International Corp. of Wauconda, Ill.

In addition to running Ameritech Die, in Mooresville, N.C., Rotman is a member of the AMBA Board of Directors and a former AMBA president. He helped create Apprenticeship 2000 in North Carolina — a program bringing together educators, parents and employers — and was involved in the inception of AMBA's Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., where mold makers have a chance to meet with lawmakers.

Rotman himself met with members of President Obama's administration during the 2009 auto crises to represent the interests of toolmakers.

AMBA's West Michigan Chapter was noted for its activity in education and scholarship programs. It awarded $8,000 in scholarships in 2012 and another $15,000 for 2013. Many members of the chapter also meet with local and federal legislators to lobby for the industry's interests.


Comments

Rotman named Mold Maker of the Year

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: May 2, 2013 12:46 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership

November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a...    More

Image

Illinois mold maker adds machinery, renovates to improve work flow

November 18, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Injection mold maker Industrial Molds Inc. is adding $1.7 million in new machinery, the company has announced.    More

Image

Category winners announced for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

November 17, 2014 3:13 pm ET

DETROIT —The Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division has announced the category winners for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards....    More

Image

Zahoransky system squeezes more production time out of molds

November 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Freiburg, Germany-based mold and automation systems maker Zahoransky Formenbau GmbH has developed a new technology which allows for assembling and...    More

Image

In-mold labeling growth leads to investments for StackTeck

November 11, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Mold-maker StackTeck Systems Ltd. is investing in new machining equipment and beefing up its pilot cell for in-mold labeling.    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events