Robert Cattle, new executive director for CTMAClick image to enlargeRobert Cattle has been named executive director for the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA). He succeeds Les Payne, who has served as a volunteer director, president (2002-2004) and executive director for the past 30 years.

Cattle has more than 35 years of experience in the metalworking industry. For the past 37 years, he has been part-owner of Micrometric Ltd., and over the past decade he has served on the CTMA's Board of Directors as Toronto Chapter Chair, Vice President, President and Past-President.

Cattle and Payne will work together over the next couple of months as Cattle assumes his new role. Payne plans to embark on his retirement plan in Florida.

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