The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA’s Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.
The four apprentices–Chris Denisovs, Armo-Tool Ltd.; Jordan Goodwin, Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.; Melvin Kruger, Manor Tool & Die Ltd.; and Derek Melo, Martec Precision Inc.–each received a $1000 bursary and a copy of Mastercam X6 Design LT System package, valued at $500 and donated by In-House Solutions Inc.
Honourable mentions went to two other apprentices–Dan Gardiner, a third year tool and die apprentice at Answer Precison; and Aaron Jacob, a 4th year mouldmaker apprentice at Circle 5 Tool & Mold Ltd. Both will receive $100 gift certificates donated by KBC Tools.
The CTMA’s Apprentice Bursary Awards are made possible through sponsorship donations to the George H. Shaffer Education Fund that was established in 1994.
CTMA members also elected a new board for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The new board includes David Glover, Harbour Technologies Ltd., president; Ted Callighen, Schmolz-Bickenback Canada Inc., vice president; Horst Just, H.J. Machine & Pattern Ltd., treasurer; and Emerson Suphal, ESS Business Strategies Inc., past president. Directors include Robert Cattle, Micrometric Ltd.; Jim Gale, Guhring Corp.; and Horst Schmidt, H.S. Enterprises. Colin Docherty of Clinton Aluminum of Canada ULC, is the Windsor chapter chair, Ryan Wozniak, Anchor Danly, is the Western Ontario chapter chair, and Steve Watson, Century Tools & Machinery Ltd., is the Toronto chapter chair.
Top image: Award recipients left to right: Graham Harding (CTMA Volunteer), Jordan Goodwin (Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.), Chris Denisovs, (Armo-Tool Ltd.), Melvin Kruger (Manor Tool & Die Ltd.), Derek Melo (Martec Precision inc.) and Lindsay Widmeyer (In-House Solutions Inc.).