News from ABMA and Boiler Industry

August 2015

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. Keynote Speakers Confirmed for Manufacturers Conference
  3. 2015 Randy Rawson Scholarship Recipients
  4. ITR Chappelow Presents to ABMA
  5. 2015/16 ABMA Buyers Guide - We Need Your Help
  6. Mark Your Calendar - 2015 Annual Meeting
  7. ABMA Moved to Suite 380


Scott Lynch
President & CEO
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Cheryl Jamall
Director of Meetings
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Alex Lovely
Operations Manager
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Geoff Halley
Director of Technical Affairs
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ABMA Upcoming Events

Manufacturers Conference
October 5-7, 2015
Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, MI

Annual Meeting
January 15-18, 2015
Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ


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President's Message

As a parent of two young kids, I live the saying "days are long, years are short".  I cannot believe that the Summer has come and gone and many kids are already going back to school, with mine following in a few weeks.

For ABMA, the end of the Summer is a reminder that the Manufacturers Conference is just around the corner.  I am extremely pleased with how the agenda has come together and excited to see our current and future leaders of the boiler industry interacting at this meeting.   

As you will see below, we have confirmed a fantastic line-up of keynote presentations to go along with concurrent sessions that will share key insights, and specials sessions to grow our future leaders.

Registration is open for the Manufacturers Conference and we encourage everyone to book their reservations early.  We are excited to re-launch this event and look forward to your involvement.

Please contact anyone on the ABMA staff for questions or more details.

Until Next Time,


ABMA Manufacturers Conference - Keynote Speakers Confirmed

ABMA is thrilled to announce Ross Eisenberg from the National Association of Manufacturers and David DeLong from Smart Workforce Strategies have been confirmed to speak at the Manufacturers Conference that will take place October 5-7 in Ann Arbor, MI.


Dr. David DeLong

Dr. DeLong is president of Smart Workforce Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance by solving problems created by changing workforce demographics and risks of knowledge loss. He is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College.

An acclaimed keynote speaker, the author of the widely-praised Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce from Oxford University Press. He has spent more than a decade studying the strategic impacts of changing workforce demographics and knowledge loss on organizational performance. 

Ross E. Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, the largest industrial trade organization in the United States, representing over 13,000 small, medium and large manufacturers in all 50 states. Ross oversees the NAM's energy and environmental policy work, and has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency and environmental regulation.

Before coming to NAM in 2012, Ross spent over five years as environmental and energy counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation. He was also executive for the Chamber's Environment & Energy Committee, the Chamber's primary vehicle for the creation and development of environmental and energy policy.

Additionally, Bob Bessette from the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) will moderate an End-User Sector Panel Discussion to close the meeting.

This year’s Manufacturers Conference has focused numerous sessions on the future leaders of the boiler industry and we encourage you to share meeting details with others within your company that would benefit from attending.

Scheduled breakout session topics include:

  • Embracing the Digital Age
  • Accelerating Leadership Development
  • The Evolution of 3D Printing in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Transporation Challenges & Opportunites
  • Insurance Trends
  • Next Gen Fishbowl - Interactive Learning

For more details on the meeting and to register, please click here.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Jamall at [email protected].

 ABMA Selects 2015 Randy Rawson Scholarship Recipients

ABMA is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the association's Randy Rawson Scholarship Fund. These individuals have excelled in the classroom and expressed an interest in the boiler industry. Please join us in congratulating the following students. 

Emily Bernd - Electrical Engineering - Grove City College
Sponsored by Robinson Fans

Kevin Deng - Electrical Engineering – UCLA
Sponsored by Nooter/Eriksen

Tobias Dwyer - Chemical Engineering - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Sponsored by Victory Energy

Daniel Hanks - Chemical Engineering - University of Missouri
Sponsored by Nooter/Eriksen

Lauren Herrington - Mechanical Engineering - University of Tulsa
Sponsored by Cust-O-Bend

Matt Keenan - Mechanical Engineering - Kansas State
Sponsored by Chanute Manufacturing

Thomas Ridder - Mechanical Engineering major - Wichita State
Sponsored by Superior Boiler Works

Cody Shults - Civil Engineering - Oklahoma State
Sponsored by Victory Energy

Vincent Souza - Mechanical Engineering - Monterey Peninsula College
Sponsored by Nationwide

Please click here for more details on the Randy Rawson Scholarship Fund.  

ABMA ITR Webinar Shares Insights on Second Half of 2015 and Beyond

On July 22nd Economist Jim Chappelow, with ITR, (Institute of Trend Research) shared insights on the most recent ABMA reports along with his perspective on industry and overall economic trends. 

ITR - Jim Chappelow

This was a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from our economist and get a mid-year update on topics we heard Alan discuss at the Annual Meeting in January.

We were pleased to have almost 50 participants in the webinar and have received numerous requests for Jim’s presentation from those who were unable to attend.   

CLICK HERE to download Jim's presentation. 

2015/16 ABMA Buyers Guide - We Need Your Input

We are in the early stages of coordination for the 2015/16 Buyers Guide.  Alex Lovely is the staff lead for this project and will be reaching out to ensure members have up-to-date information in the new edition along with sharing advertising opportunities.

Please click here for advertising details or contact Alex at [email protected] with any questions on publications and advertising.

Mark Your Calender - 2016 Annual Meeting - January 15-18

The 2016 Annual Meeting will take place January 15-18 at Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  

We are pleased to confirm our favorite economist Alan Beaulieu will be presenting at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Additional details on the meeting will be shared in the coming months.

ABMA Moved to Suite 380

ABMA has moved to Suite 380, staying in the same building. 

Please make a note of our new address below and ensure your accounts payable department updates their records.

Our phone numbers will remain the same.

8221 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 380
Vienna, VA 22182


ABMA | 8221 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 380, Vienna, VA 22182 | (703) 356-7172 | [email protected]