MxD Welcomes ITAMCO CEO to Board of Directors

New Director Brings MxD Background and Industry Experience to Drive Mission

December 13, 2023 (CHICAGO) — MxD today announced the addition of Gary L. Neidig, President and CEO of Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), to its board of directors. ITAMCO is a multi-faceted, advanced manufacturing company with locations in Plymouth and Argos, Indiana. ITAMCO’s core business is in metal machining of precision gears and machined components.

“The perspectives of small and medium-sized manufacturers, which comprise the bulk of U.S. manufacturing, are critical to the conversations MxD leads about driving growth and competitiveness in the sector,” said Berardino Baratta, CEO of MxD. “We’re delighted to welcome Gary Neidig to the board, who brings both leadership in this space and longstanding support of the MxD mission as a former member of our Executive Council.”

Neidig has served in customer service, engineering, and executive management roles during his 42 years in manufacturing while overseeing technology development for advanced manufacturing. He is an active coder and has written engineering and business system applications. Neidig graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Business Management, and a Minor in Computer Science.

“I’ve always considered MxD to be the premier Manufacturing Institute. Our highest priority should be the opportunity to make tangible improvements in the U.S. manufacturing base through digitalization,” said Neidig. “I am excited to be a part of the MxD board as it helps steer this industry-changing organization, shaping the future of manufacturing in the digital age.”

Neidig will join current board members, Billy Bardin, Global Climate Transition Director, DOW; Katy George, Senior Partner and Chief People Officer, McKinsey & Company; Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO, Siemens Digital Industries Software; Mary Isbister, Board Chair and Owner, GenMet Corp.; John Kusnierek, Senior Vice President, LibertyWorks Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce; Shirish Pareek, Chairman & CEO, Adaptec Solutions; Jocelyn Seng, Retired Air Force Major General; Carroll Thomas, Director (Retired), National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and Jay Walsh, Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, University of Illinois.

About MxD
MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our nearly 300 partners increase their productivity, win more business, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing. MxD is also the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing as designated by DoD.

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