Mr Pat Boland has been elected as the new President of the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL).
Mr Boland will be responsible for strategically leading AMTIL ’s operational initiatives in developing and expanding new and existing projects while aiming to improve the performance and output of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry.
Outgoing President Di Kloe will continue to serve as a Director on the Association’s Board.
As co-founder and Director of one of the world’s leading CNC grinding machine manufacturers, ANCA Pty Ltd., Mr Boland brings to the job his extensive experience in Australia’s machine tool industry.
Mr Boland believes that the future of Australia’s manufacturing industry depends upon their investment in high productivity flexible machine tools, building the skills of their workforce to operate and program these machines in addition to integrating them into lean manufacturing systems.
He says that Australian industry needs to be built on high-tech, innovative, niche manufacturing where high performance machine tools make the foundation.
According to AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti, Mr Boland’s standing within the industry and government circles will be important for AMTIL’s growth over the coming years.
He adds that as a major manufacturer of machine tools for the global market Mr Boland represents the suppliers and manufacturers of technology as well as the end-users.
Mr Boland has already put a new strategic plan into place, which focuses on a strong and engaged membership base, provision of beneficial products and services, information and communication as well as the facilitation of industry growth.