Richard Pfingstler, MPIF president.
Richard Pfingstler, MPIF president.
John F Sweet, PMT, PMPA president.
John F Sweet, PMT, PMPA president.
Patrick J McGeehan, MPPA president.
Patrick J McGeehan, MPPA president.
David V Bowles, IPA president.
David V Bowles, IPA president.

His two-year term took effect at the conclusion of the federation’s annual meeting recently held in Key West, Florida.

Three of the federation’s six associations also installed new presidents during the annual meeting. John F. Sweet PMT, president, powder metal division, FMS Corporation, was elected president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA); Patrick J McGeehan, vice president & general manager, Specialty Metal Products, Ametek Inc, was elected president of the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA); and David V. Bowles, general manager and president, Pressure Technology Inc, was elected president of the Isostatic Pressing Association (IPA).

Pfingstler’s PM career spans 33 years with Atlas Pressed Metals. He most recently served as president of PMPA and is a long-time member of MPIF’s Finance and Audit Committee, which he now chairs.

In addition to being an ASM member, Sweet he has served on the MPIF Standards Committee, the board of directors of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, and the board of directors of APMI International. 

McGeehan has held his position as vice president & general manager of Ametek Specialty Metal Products since 2008. Previously, he had spent 25 years at Hoeganaes Corporation, where he rose to the position of senior vice president of Operations & Technology. He has served as a co-chair of MPIF’s annual technical conference twice (1990 and 2008), on the MPIF Technical Board and on the Awards Committee, as co-chair of the PM Industry Roadmap, and as a member of the board of MPPA. 

Currently serving as general manager and president, Bowles has been at Pressure Technology since 1986, joining the company following a stint at General Electric. In addition to being a member of ASM, he has served on the MPIF Industry Development Board and as a director on the board of IPA.