Douglas K. Woods was recently elected president for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, an organization which provides support for the U.S. machine tool industry.
Woods had previously served as president at Parlec, a company that specializes in tooling, workholding and presetting solutions. He had also been a member of AMT’s Board of Directors from 2000-08 and was its chairman in 2005-06, serving as chairman of the Custom Automated Systems Group committee.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work at an association that promotes an industry I grew up in,” said Woods. “I have a great deal of respect for the staff at AMT and look forward to working with the members.”
Woods, 48, is a Rochester, N.Y. native. Earlier in his career, he had served as president at Liberty Precision Industries, a company he joined in 1990. He held executive posts with the Automation Systems Divisions of Cross Trecker and Gleason. He began his career at Alliance Automation Systems, where he served his apprenticeship and went on to hold several management positions.