Key Roles Filled: Manufacturers’ Association Introduces Training and Business Development Manager and Automation and Maintenance Coordinator

(York, PA) – The Manufacturers’ Association, a regional trade agency, created two new positions and appointed Becky Becker, SPHR to Training & Business Development Manager and Joe Amato to Automation & Maintenance Coordinator. The Association, founded in 1906, is the voice of manufacturing for hundreds of member & non-member organizations in southcentral PA & and northern MD. The Association supports manufacturers with the knowledge they need to operate, hire & train smarter.

Becky Becker, a distinguished HR professional, has an impressive background in training, consulting, and human resource management. She has been a contract trainer with the Manufacturers’
Association for the past 5 years prior to joining the Association, Becky worked at Herbein-Mosteller, a top regional CPA and HR consulting firm, as an HR Consultant and at Pryor Learning. Becky has traveled extensively as a national trainer, conducting seminars on topics such as Human Resources and Payroll, and established her own consulting company, Work4Accord, LLC in 2017. In the past, Becky has served as the Director of Human Resources for a multi-state non-profit organization and taught as an adjunct professor at Penn-State York.

Becky has received several accolades, including being named the 2010 York SHRM HR Professional of the Year and serving as a past York SHRM President. She holds a master’s degree in public
administration from the University of Oklahoma and has earned the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional) designation. Becky takes on the role of Training & Business Development Manager and will instruct the Association’s leadership training programs, manage the Navy talent pipeline initiative and develop business opportunities through training outreach.

Joe Amato brings technical skills and management experience to this new role, including multiple OEM industry certifications from ABB Robotics, Omron Automation, and Wittman Robotics. Joe is also experienced in using calibration tools, instrumentation, safety & longevity evaluations on aerospace, ground, and marine vehicles, and industrial equipment and automation. He has had technical roles at a contract manufacturer and has earned an occupational Associate degree and FAA Airframe & Power plant certification where he worked at Westcoast Aviation Services & Corporate Jet Solutions in Florida.

Joe takes on the role of Automation and Maintenance Coordinator and will provide technical skilled training for apprentices and non-apprentices, which will support regional manufacturing companies. The Association’s Apprenticeship Program has grown three times in the last 4 years and currently has over 55 manufacturers that access the program. He is responsible for establishing and directing training systems and conducting classroom, self-paced learning, and practical instruction to provide technical knowledge for maintenance and automation programs. Joe will instruct training to other maintenance mechanics, analyzing current operating problems and future operating requirements to identify training needs to develop training programs.

The Manufacturers & Association is on a mission to ensure that our region’s manufacturing sector not only survives but remains stronger than ever! We exist to ensure that critical knowledge is preserved, expanded, and shared with the manufacturing professionals of tomorrow. Founded in 1906, we are the voice of the industry for hundreds of member and non-member organizations in central PA & northern MD. We support manufacturers with the knowledge they need to operate, hire, & train smarter.

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Contact Information: 
Tom Palisin
Executive Director
Phone: +1-717-843-3891

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