Dear Members,

              The time has come to thank everyone for their support and involvement  in our great association. This January we will have our annual dinner meeting where we will install new officers and board members. The last two years have been exciting as we worked together to better the goals set by our board.

The goals in 2016-17 were to unite our members to create one precision machining association through:

  •         One voice as an association
  •         Call to action and engagement with members
  •         Creating value for members

2016-2017 Mission: We unite as members of the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association to achieve success in a global economy by engaging each other and the community, using one voice, to create real and sustainable value.

2016-2017 Vision: Our vision is to create wealth for members by providing a pathway to a competent workforce and fostering a united membership which will support growth in precision manufacturing to fulfill our goal of being a premiere manufacturing association.

In 2018, we created a strategic plan to:

  •         Continue the growth of our association
  •         Bring value to our members
  •         Create a workforce that will keep our members competitive.


2018 Mission: ATMA unite as members of the Arizona precision industry to achieve values and profitable growth in a global economy though advocacy, advice, education, networking, information, programs, and services.

2018 Vision: ATMA believes in Arizona Precision Manufacturing. We believe in working together to promote and enhance the competitiveness of the precision manufacturing industry of Arizona.

The central core of our association has always been to bring value to our members, with a shift in 2018 towards education and workforce development. Our current booming economy brings many employment challenges to all our businesses and we are the solution. Apprenticeship programs and continued education training must be part of what our association supports.

As I come to the end of my Presidency, I would like to thank all of the members, our chapter executive, and our Board of Directors. Without all of the continued support from both the NTMA and our team, we would not have been successful in reaching our goals. I believe that with great leadership from our new President Kevin Beach and your Board, this association will be one of best in the country.

Thank you for your trust the past two years and remember: this is your association. Please get involved and support precision manufacturing in Arizona.

Sincerely yours,

Mark Lashinske

President ATMA