On May 16th,  2014,  the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky SMRP Chapter hosted its first meeting. “The meeting was a successful one with a great turnout,” said Chapter Founder Bill Schlegel, a past president of SMRP, “I am hopeful we will have an active and involved chapter going down the road.”

Members pose together at first chapter meeting.
Members pose together at the first chapter meeting.

The second meeting took place in July at Gateway Technical and Community College. “The meeting started with a tour of Gateway Technical and Community College, which was very impressive. The main topic of the meeting was discussing Technical Skills Development. Presentations were given by Tobin Pospicil, President of Gallatin Steel, Craig Hopkins of AMTEC, and Harry Wagner of Honda. Barry Master of Kroger also shared information about his company’s technical development plans.” shared Tim Jackson with Heartland Industrial Solutions.

The chapter recently met at the Annual SMRP Conference in Indianapolis, IN where they further discussed the chapter’s focus on educating and promoting reliability, benchmarking, networking, transfer of knowledge, collaboration with local colleges, etc.

Congratulations to our local Solutions Providers, Tim Jackson with Heartland Industrial Solutions and Randy Kocher with Machine Development Technologies, for being part of the steering committee.

Membership is free! To join the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky SMRP Chapter, contact Bill Schlegel

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by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL