June 1, 2018                                                        

  Kevin Beach, General Manager at R & D Manco

On behalf of the NTMA/Arizona Chapter I am proud and excited to serve as your President for the next 2 years.

I began my career in precision machining after graduating from a machinist tech school (in Iowa) in 1985.  After moving to Arizona, I was a CNC Machinist for 15 years-performing aerospace level machining, programming, and value engineering.  In 2000, I made the decision to go back to school to increase my skills in programming and engineering.  I also completed management courses to enhance my overall skill set.  In 2001 I was promoted to General Manager at R & D Manco.  I have been proud to help run this great manufacturing company ever since.

On a personal note, I’ve been married for 17 years to my wife Lori.  I have 2 sons; Brandon, 29 and Jacob, 9.  I am proud to tell you that Brandon is currently a CNC machinist in the industry!

My hobbies include hiking, archery, spending quality time with my wife, children and granddaughter.  I also enjoy spending weekends at our cabin in Northern Arizona.

I feel the economy is strong and growing and a great place to be. Not only am I proud to be a part of the manufacturing community, but I am even more proud to be the current president of our regional association of the NTMA.  The ATMA not only allows me to share what I have learned in this great industry, but to also learn best practices from our member companies as well.  This kind of collaboration makes us all stronger.

I am also excited about the new technologies in manufacturing, such as additive manufacturing and using data to make comprehensive daily decisions within our work environment.

My goals for the organization include the following:

  • Growing the organization
  • Creating more value in memberships
  • Bringing relevant topics to dinner meetings
  • Building a Future Leaders Program
  • Maintaining ATMA’s financial stability

 

Being an ATMA member has many benefits. Networking is one of the greatest values that membership brings. Membership also includes discounts – from insurance to shipping.  

I am also passionate about the Apprentice Program.  I believe in order to grow our businesses we need good machinists. I encourage everyone to help foster growth in our industry by supporting this great program to build the workforce of tomorrow.

In closing I want to thank you all for being a part of our manufacturing family and a part of our ATMA.  Please reach out to me any time to talk about our great industry!

Thank you!

Kevin Beach-NTMA/ Arizona Chapter President

kbeach@rdmanco.com