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Chapter Affiliations

The American Mold Builders Association has 5 chapter affiliations which include the following:

Chicago Chapter

Chuck Klingler, President
Phone: 773.774.0166
Email: cek@janler.com

Minnesota Chapter

Tim Bartz, President
Phone: 651.426.3216
Email: thbartz@mold-craft.com

Southeast Michigan Chapter

Rick Hecker, President
Phone: 586.296.9640
Email: rick.hecker@eifel-inc.com

Southwest Michigan Chapter

Dan Reifschneider, Vice President
Phone: 269.465.4020
Email: danr@accu-die.com

West Michigan Chapter

Andy Baker, President
Phone: 616.866.4479
Email: bakera@byrne-tool.com

  • To join the chapter email list, please submit a request to amba.westmi@gmail.com
  • Breakfast and Quarterly Meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Boulder Creek Golf Resort, 8:00am
  • Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Boulder Creek Golf Resort, 6:00 - 8:00pm - click here for more information
  • 2nd Annual Vendor Night Exhibition & Dinner, Wednesday, May 24, 2017: Tentatively scheduled for Celebration Cinema's North, The Wave Room, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Annual Golf Outing, Friday, August 4, 2017: Boulder Creek Golf Resort, 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • T.A.P. Awards Dinner and Quarterly Meeting, Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Boulder Creek Golf Resort, 6:00-8:00pm

Chapter Goals:

The AMBA has chapter affiliations to help promote growth and stability of the mold building industry; to support local workforce development initiatives; to endorse openness, networking and idea sharing between members and to foster a feeling of community and connection.

Chapter Requirements:

  • Establish Board of Directors with defined responsibilities
  • Include a minimum of 5 member companies
  • Create and maintain three active committees - Membership, Program, and Education
  • Schedule a minimum of 4 chapter meetings per year with specific meeting topics
  • Forward meeting announcements to AMBA national office
  • Document and send board minutes and financial statements to AMBA national on a semi-annual basis

Why Form a Chapter?

  • To inform members
  • To educate members
  • To foresee and utilize networking opportunities amongst local member companies