AMTIL held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 27 October, with the event taking place online for the first time.

The decision to hold the AGM online had been in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also allowed the participation of members from much further afield, with around 90 AMTIL members logging in from across Australia.

Thank you to AMTIL for welcoming me as a new member to its Board. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to play a leadership role in an industry I am deeply passionate about, with a team who I know are committed to its growth and development.

I would like to acknowledge the service of Paul Fowler of Dimac Tooling, who stepped down after 12 years on the Board, including a term as President from 2012 to 2019. Congratulations Paul on your well-earned recognition as a life member of AMTIL.

Having spent many decades working closely alongside Australian manufacturers, I have seen firsthand the importance of what AMTIL does for its members.

AMTIL supports the industry through an ever-expanding offering of services and initiatives, encouraging collaboration, information exchange, representing the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. Automated Solutions Australia is a proud member of AMTIL and I am looking forward to serving its members through this role.

For more on AMTIL and to read the latest edition of AMT Magazine, head to their website amtil.com.au