NTMA Fills Vacancy on Executive Team

John Belzer of TCI Precision Metals agrees to fill the vacancy effective immediately through March 2013.

John Belzer of TCI Precision Metals agrees to fill the vacancy effective immediately through March 2013.

National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA; Cleveland, OH) board of directors chairman Roger Atkins recently announced that John Belzer, the president of TCI Precision Metals (Gardena, CA), has agreed to fill a vacancy on the NTMA executive team effective immediately through March 2013.

Belzer is no stranger to the NTMA. He was chairman emeritus in 2002, served six years as trustee for Los Angeles NTMA training centers and has led the national budget and finance team for the last nine years. An industry advocate, Belzer also currently serves as a board member of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS; Washington, DC).

“John Belzer has been a member and ardent supporter of NTMA for over 35 years and he believes in the critical role that our manufacturing businesses play in the US economy,” said Atkins. “We value John’s wisdom and experience. He is a very perceptive leader and we expect him to contribute to the executive team in a meaningful way.”

The vacancy on the executive team was created by the departure of John Lewis, the president of Lewis Aerospace (Phoenix, AZ) who requested the NTMA board replace his seat so that he can focus on his family business.  “We appreciate John’s leadership and enthusiasm on the Executive Team this past year,” observed Atkins. “He is a courageous business leader, akin to all of our members, and made the brave decision to focus on his business at an important moment. I fully expect to see John at our events and in leadership roles; he has a passion for our common beliefs.”

Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a family-owned precision manufacturer producing precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys, and providing contract manufacturing services. Sawing, grinding, milling and finishing operations with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor make TCI a one-stop source for quality aluminum, stainless and other alloy blanks. Over 30 CNC machines, including 5-axis capabilities, allows TCI to machine a wide range of parts.

TCI is a warehouse plate and sheet distributor for Alcoa, Kaiser and Hulamin Aluminum, including 6061, 2024 or 7075 aluminum plate and sheet, stainless steel plate and several other alloys, TCI stocks over 500,000 lb of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements.

The company serves the needs of the medical, oil and gas, aerospace, industrial equipment, defense, food packaging, semiconductor and many other industries.



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