Barbara Morrison, CAE, IOM, has been named the new president of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
AME works to promote lean business practices through practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experiences with an emphasis on continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. Morrison brings to AME an extensive background in association management and is well known for her strong record developing programs and services that provide tremendous value to members. She has worked with the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Air Movement and Control Association International, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Almeda University after obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering from Stark State College, is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and holds a certification from the Institutes for Organization Management (Stanford and UCLA).
Morrison will replace Paul Kuchuris, who announced his retirement in May. Kuchuris, whose leadership and vision guided AME for the past three years, will stay on in an advisory role through the AME International Conference, Nov. 10-14, to ensure a seamless transition.
As president, Morrison will leverage her experience in strategic planning, budgeting and staff development to lead AME as it grows its membership and expands its reach within the manufacturing industry. Through her leadership, AME will strengthen its role as a provider of vital resources for its members, striving to offer them the very best in professional development and networking opportunities.