The Board of Directors of the Precision Machined Products Association announced the hiring of Michael T. Kobylka, II as PMPA’s next Executive Director at their recent board meeting,
A native of Northeast Ohio, Kobylka returns to the region after serving as President and CEO of Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC) in Racine, WI, the last three years. Kobylka’s experience also includes leadership positions with Cleveland-based Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET), and the City of Lorain, as well public service as a field representative for former U.S. Senator, George Voinovich.
Kobylka will succeed Michael B. Duffin as Executive Director, effective August 1, 2013. Duffin who will be retiring at year’s end will continue in a consulting role with the association during the next several months, to assist in the transition to a new executive director.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join a great organization, such as the PMPA. Manufacturing is a vital segment of the North American economy, and I’m looking forward to getting to work to continue the PMPA’s focus on the needs of North American manufacturers. The PMPA will continue to serve our membership and make contributions to the success of this important industry,” says Kobylka.