This year, AMBA is excited to launch its members-only Emerging Leaders Network, a group that will bring together innovative, creative and dedicated young professionals from across all AMBA member companies. These up-and-coming young professionals come from all over the country and all areas of business.

AMBA's Emerging Leaders will meet for the first time at the AMBA Conference 2019 at a pre-conference event. All Emerging Leaders events held are exclusively for these young professionals in the mold building industry. Future events will focus on networking, leadership skills, benchmarking and creating important, lasting connections in the AMBA association. 

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2020: AMBA Conference 2020 - Emerging Leaders Pre-Conference Session

Save the date for the AMBA Emerging Leaders pre-con session! Registration will open in early Feb. 2020. 

July 22-24, 2020: Young Professionals Leadership Summit

Save the date for the Young Professionals Leadership Summit. This conference will take place in Cleveland, OH alongside young professionals from the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) and the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM). Programming and registration details will be announced in March 2020. 

September 10, 2020: Emerging Leaders Plant Tour Workshop - Strohwig Industries and Plastics Components

Join other AMBA and MAPP (Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors) young professionals at this exclusive, under-40 event, where attendees will have the opportunity to tour both Strohwig Industries (AMBA member) and Plastics Components (MAPP member). Registration details to be announced in late July 2020. 

Please see the AMBA events calendar for the full list of 2020 Emerging Leaders events, further event details and registration.

Members of AMBA's Emerging Leaders Network:

  • Participate in networking, leadership and development opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to sit on a committee
  • Gain access to industry mentors
  • Experience a special pre-conference session at the annual AMBA conference
  • Network with other like-minded young professionals

Become a part of the Emerging Leaders Network


The AMBA's Emerging Leaders Network will be led by an executive committee, comprised of young professionals in the mold building industry. Executive committee meetings are held quarterly at either in-person events or virtual conference calls. Committees will be formed on an as-needed basis and may contain an unlimited number of members. Interested in joining the Emerging Leaders board? Let us know when you fill out your join application or email your interest to Rachael Pfenninger at


Membership is open to any young professional from a current AMBA member company under the age of 40 that is interested in AMBA's mission of uniting individuals and companies, understanding and sharing best practices, networking and building relationships and furthering the plastics industry. Applicants must belong to an AMBA member company.

Stay in-the-know on upcoming events and opportunities by completing the online application below.

Register here

If you have additional questions, reach out to Rachael Pfenninger at