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. During his tenure at MPIF, he directed MPIF’s publications, professional development, and technical programming departments; administered numerous associations; and directed the affairs of APMI. Jim continues to administer the activities of PMPA, MPPA, and CPMT. 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. 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 (TICMC). He serves as the staff liaison to industry consortiums and government agencies. Paul earned his MBA from Binghamton University and a BA in Public Administration with a minor in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Paul has 36 years of sales & marketing experience, 26 of those in manufacturing, with the last 16 years in the PM industry.
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 Communications 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 Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Corporate Communications.
Teresa F. Stillman, ext. 102—Senior Manager, Standards and Technical Services. Tessa works closely with MPIF's Technical Board and Standards Boards and Committees and Subcommittees.
Turner T. Abbott, ext. 108—Manager, Office & Technical 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. 111—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. Stephanie assists with APMI member services and is responsible for member processing, member profile updates, and International Journal of Powder Metallurgy subscriptions. She also assists with International Journal of Powder Metallurgy and Who's Who in PM advertising and CPMT member services, and provides support to the MPIF Technical Board.
In addition to the regular staff shown above, the following individuals serve MPIF and APMI as independent consultants:
Matthew Bulger—Administrative Director, Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AMAM). Matt has over 26 years of experience in the powder metallurgy industry and recently retired; however, he continues to serve as an independent consultant as administrator of AMAM. Throughout his career he has served MPIF in many capacities, including president of MPIF, a member of the Technical Board, president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA), chairman of the MIMA Standards Committee, and a POWDERMET2010 Conference Technical Program Committee Co-Chair.
W. Brian James—Editor-in-Chief of APMI’s International Journal of Powder Metallurgy (IJPM). Brian also serves as Chairman of the MPIF and Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA) Standards committee and subcommittee activities.
Peter K. Johnson—Contributing Editor for the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. Peter retired from MPIF/APMI in 2003 after a 40-plus year career where he was Director, Public Relations and Government Affairs.