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Douglas K. Woods

Association for Manufacturing Technology


Douglas K. Woods

Douglas K. Woods joined AMT as its president in April 2009. A lifelong manufacturing professional, Mr. Woods leads the Association’s drive to improve sales and market access for its members, while also providing services that lower their costs. He is dedicated to sharing his passion about the world’s most innovative manufacturing technology and creating a leadership position for AMT on issues that impact the industry.

Prior to joining AMT, Mr. Woods held a number of executive positions at several machine tool companies, including President and CEO of Liberty Precision Industries, and President of Parlec Incorporated. He also held key management positions at Alliance Tool Corporation and its parent company, Cross & Trecker. 

Mr. Woods was AMT’s chairman of the Board of Directors in 2005-2006 and served on its Board of Directors from 2000-2008. He was also active in the National Tooling & Machining Association and in 1994 was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing Turnarounds for the Upstate New York area.

Mt. Woods currently sits on boards for the Reshoring Initiative; the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM); the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations; and the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM). He is President of the MTConnect Institute.

AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology (founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association) supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

Contact: http://www.amtonline.org/


Article | September 26, 2016
Manufacturing is Bright Today and Has a Bright Tomorrow   

By: Douglas K. Woods

American factories are producing their greatest volume of goods ever. Take a look at what can be done to keep the momentum going.


Article | September 2, 2015
Brains Meet Brawn: Manufacturing Strengthens on a Smart Revolution   

By: Douglas K. Woods

Learn from AMT about the role technology is playing in helping manufacturing sit in the leading position of the U.S. economy.


Article | September 22, 2014
Manufacturing Isn’t Just Back — it’s Growing and Thriving   

By: Douglas K. Woods

The Association For Manufacturing Technology brings you up-to-date on the welcome news about the manufacturing industry's U.S. recovery.


Article | September 17, 2013
U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence? Absolutely, But We'd Better Drive It!   

By: Douglas K. Woods

AMT--Association For Manufacturing Technology provides guidance for tackling the challenges facing the manufacturing industry today.


Article | August 31, 2012
Manufacturing Continues to Shine Amidst Other Economic Uncertainty   

By: Douglas K. Woods

AMT says manufacturing recovery continues and in 2013 expects to see an uptick as U.S. manufacturing continues momentum, reshoring more prevalent....more >>


Article | September 9, 2011
AMT: U.S. Manufacturing Improves, but Outlook is Uncertain   

By: Douglas K. Woods

The first three quarters of 2011 have seen the U.S. manufacturing sector rebounding from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Economic...more >>


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