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PMA 75th Anniversary Interview with Bill Gaskin

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PMA President, Bill Gaskin, shares his memories and experiences as PMA celebrates our 75th anniversary.
Q: How long have you been at PMA?
A: I am closing in on 40 years. Jon Jenson, who was president of American Metal Stamping Association (AMSA) from December 1975 through August 2000, hired me in February 1977 with an official “start date” of March 1, 1977.  (See below for more on this) 
Q: What is your current role? Have you held any other positions at PMA previously?
A: My current role includes being President of three separate, but related entities:
(1) Precision Metalforming Association, which is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit trade association
(2) PMA Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization supporting training and education·
(3) PMA Services, Inc., a for-profit company (owned equally by PMA and PMAEF) engaged primarily in publishing and management of other associations, such as Women in Manufacturing (WiM).
My first job title was Staff Repres…