Chapter Affiliations

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

Chicago Chapter

Chuck Klingler, President
Phone: 773.774.0166



2021 MOLD YOUR CAREER AWARD: Winners Announced

  • Tom Cicardo, Matrix Plastic Products - 1st Place
  • Cody Paul, Industrial Molds - 2nd Place
  • Vincent Buskirk, Creative Die Mold - 3rd Place

Read the press release here.

The Classic & Unique Vehicle Show
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Medinah Banquets in Addison. 

Come out for an evening of camaraderie while you view some antiques, muscle cars, and other unique vehicles. Sponsored by Progressive Components.

Register here.

Supplier Night
October 27, 2021 | 4:00PM - 8:30PM CST | Medinah Banquets, Addison, IL

For everyone's health and safety, Supplier Night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 27, 2021. To register as an exhibitor and receive more information, click here

If you have any questions, please contact

Interested in learning more about a career in mold building? Visit the Chicago Chapter website at to learn more about the mold building industry.

Minnesota Chapter

Tim Bartz, President
Phone: 651.426.3216

Southeast Michigan Chapter

Rick Hecker, President
Phone: 586.296.9640

Southwest Michigan Chapter

Dan Reifschneider, Vice President
Phone: 269.465.4020

West Michigan Chapter

Andy Baker, President
Phone: 616.866.4479

Brad Rusthoven, Treasurer
Phone: 517.321.5609

See the most recent West Michigan chapter newsletter here. To join the chapter email list, please submit a request to


2020 West Michigan Scholarship Award Nominations Now Open!

To see eligibility requirements and to apply, click here. Deadline: Nov. 6, 2020, 3PM.  

Send all material to:

Andy Baker, WM AMBA Scholarship Program
Byrne Tool + Design
316 Byrne Industrial Dr.
Rockford, MI 49341

Questions? Email Andy Baker at

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