MPIF Headquarters Staff
The day-to-day activities critical to the achievement of MPIF's mission are performed by dedicated professionals experienced in the PM industry and the management of all association activities.
For a more specific breakdown of services and who to contact, please review this list of MPIF services.
James P. Adams, ext. 117—Executive Director/CEO for the Metal Powder Industries Federation and APMI International and serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology. He is also publisher of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. Jim joined MPIF in 2004 and held a variety of management positions before being named executive director/CEO in 2017. His most recent accomplishments include: directing MPIF's publications, professional development, and technical programming departments; administering the association activities of PMPA, MPPA, and AMAM; and directed the affairs of APMI. He is the MPIF representative for the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Jim is a graduate of Hennepin Technical College and has worked in the PM industry since 1985.
Jillaine K. Regan, ext. 118—Vice President, Finance and Administration. Jill is responsible for MPIF, APMI, and CPMT finances. She is also responsible for human resources, general office administrative services, and information systems. Jill earned her BS in Commerce and Finance from Rider College.
Paul Sedor, ext. 112—Vice President, Member and Industry Relations. Paul is responsible for industry marketing, membership, government relations, association statistics, and administers the activities of MIMA, RMA, and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC). He serves as the staff liaison to industry consortiums. Paul earned his MBA from Binghamton University and a BA in Public Administration & Pre-Law Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Lester, ext. 119—Communications Director. Lisa works on MPIF's and APMI's communications, including website development, copyediting of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, and online member communications and newsletters. She also maintains the MPIF, MIMA, IPA, APMI, CPMT, PickPM, & TI-CMC websites. Lisa has a BA in English with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing from Shippensburg University and an AAS in Web and Multimedia Technology from Hagerstown Community College.
Diane A. Haggerty, ext. 103—Director, Events, Exhibits & Advertising. Diane is responsible for coordination of the annual POWDERMET, AMPM, and MIM conferences, including exhibits, as well as meeting planning for all educational programs, seminars and meetings. She is also the administrator for PMEA, and is responsible for advertising sales for the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy and Who's Who in PM Directory. Diane graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Corporate Communications.
Turner T. Abbott, ext. 108—Manager, Office Services. Turner is responsible for MPIF publications fulfillment and development of educational programs, seminars, and short courses. Turner also administers APMI activities, including the development of Regional Technical Programs.
Stacy M. Kalokitis, ext. 104—Systems Administrator. Stacy is responsible for information management and data processing, including database development. She is also responsible for website services and maintenance.
Debby Stab, ext. 120—Communications Manager. Debby serves as graphics coordinator for MPIF/APMI. She is responsible for the art production of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy & the Who's Who in PM Directory, as well as the design of all printed communications. Debby also assists in the development of the technical programs for POWDERMET, AMPM, and MIM conferences.
Dora L. Schember, ext. 110—Manager, Member Services & Standards. Dora works closely with MPIF's member, marketing, statistics, standards, and industry relations programs, as well as TI-CMC. She serves as Managing Editor for the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy.
Sherry R. Henry, ext. 115—Sherry handles general bookkeeping functions for MPIF, APMI, and CPMT.
Stephanie Schember, ext. 114—Stephanie is responsible for registration for all conferences, courses, and seminars. She also assists with International Journal of Powder Metallurgy and Who's Who in PM advertising, CPMT member services, and provides support to the MPIF Technical Board.