The Emerging Leaders Network (for Young Professionals)

The AMBA Emerging Leaders Network is a group that brings 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.

All Emerging Leaders events and learning and growth opportunities are held exclusively for the 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 Opportunities

"Go Lean": A Project-Based Application Series: Emerging Leaders Virtual Ignition Workshop Sessions

Industry knowledge meets critical thinking in the newest series offered by the AMBA’s Emerging Leaders Network: Get Lean - A Project-Based Application.

During this six-part series, Continuous Improvement Consultant Matin Karbassioon will coach 40-and-under AMBA member attendees through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of lean manufacturing principles, including deeper dives into problem-solving methodology, visual-management, the importance and method of value stream thinking and more. Through Karbassioon's facilitation, attendees will explore the tenents of these principles, how they can be applied in a manufacturing environment and what opportunities exist for employees at any level to think differently about existing challenges, drive process improvement and create financial benefit for their employers.

Each one-hour session will explore a lean manufacturing principle and will include exercises that will enable attendees to walk away with the ability to practically apply each principle learned within their own facility.

View agenda and registration details here.


Stay in-the-know when you become an AMBA Emerging Leader!

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 an exclusive pre-conference session at the annual AMBA conference and additional plant tour opportunities
  • Network with and grow alongside other like-minded young professionals

Submit interest in the Network here


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 interest form below.

Complete Form Here

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