Patrick J. McGeehan, vice president and general manager of the specialty metal products division, Ametek Inc, has been elected the 28th president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

He succeeds Richard Pfingstler of Atlas Pressed Metals. McGeehan two-year term took effect at the conclusion of the federation’s annual meeting recently held in Austin, Texas.

Two of the federation’s six associations also installed new presidents during the annual meeting. Dean Howard, PMT, vice president, sales, North American Höganäs Inc, was elected president of the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA) and Thomas K. Houck, vice president, US MIM operation, ARCMIM was elected president of the Metal Injection Molding Association (MIMA).

McGeehan's PM career spans more than 30 years. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University and has been with Ametec Inc for seven years. Prior to Ametek Inc, he was at Hoeganaes Corporation for 25 years, most recently as senior vice president, operations and technology. McGeehan most recently served as president of the Metal Powder Producers Association (MPPA) and a member of the MPIF Board of Governors. Active in the PM industry for many years, he received the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 2011. He's also a member of the MPIF Awards Committee, served on the MPIF Technical Board, co-chaired MPIF's Roadmap Strategy Board and has been a member of APMI International for over 30 years.

This story is reprinted from material from MPIF, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.