The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) has named Paul Fowler as its new President.
Together with CEO Shane Infanti and the AMTIL Board, Fowler will lead the Institute’s efforts to provide services around education and training, innovation and market access for Australia’s manufacturing businesses. He has served for more than eight years as Director at Dimac Tooling in Mulgrave, Victoria.
Fowler has been a member of the AMTIL Board since 2008 and succeeds Pat Boland, co-founder and Director of ANCA.
Fowler will be responsible for strategically leading AMTIL’s operational initiatives in developing and expanding new and existing projects aiming to improve the performance and output of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry.
“It is important that we continue to provide services around education and training, innovation and market access,” Fowler says. “Having the right skill set and the right technology builds capability which, when presented with opportunity, builds businesses."
Established in 1999, the not-for-profit organisation is the voice of the advanced precision manufacturing sector, and the number of services on offer is continually expanding.
Fowler takes over the reins of the manufacturing association at a time when a growing number of companies in Australia get ready to get involved in major international projects and are gearing up to face competition from not only Asia, but also Europe and the US.
"The AMTIL Board will direct much of their focus to developing a more strategic and longer-term view towards the changing landscape within the precision manufacturing sector,” he comments.
CEO Shane Infanti adds that, "The companies that are going to grow in the future are companies that have the latest machine tools, cutting tools, software, and know how to get the best out of it. It's all about technologies, methodologies and techniques.”