TMA celebrates 99th Anniversary

ITASCA – The Technology & Manufacturing Association celebrated their 99th Anniversary March 22nd at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca. 

The event provided the 2024-2025 TMA Board Chairman Craig Zoberis the opportunity to share his vision for the upcoming year. 

“Our industry represents the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this country great,” Zoberis told the audience. “It represents the mindset that embraces innovation, risk-taking, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of growth.” 

Zoberis, who is President and CEO of RoboJobs, said he has a positive outlook on the manufacturing industry because of the leaders’ natural optimism and hope. 

“The outlook that sees opportunities where others see obstacles, that pushes boundaries and isn’t afraid to fail. The spirit that drives us to challenge the status quo, create value, and transform ideas into reality,” he said. “These values and this spirit resonate in TMA and drives our vision for the future.”

“So, over the next twelve months, I intend to be a champion for the entrepreneurial spirit that lies at the heart of each TMA member.”

The time of celebration included acknowledging longtime TMA members such as the Mottl Family of Atlas Tool Works. The company’s matriarch, the late Rose Mottl, and her pioneer efforts in the industry provides the basis for TMA’s annual Women in Manufacturing Award that will be presented in August.  Rose Mottl’s granddaughter, Althea Mottl – who is also a member of the TMA Board of Directors – honored Rose Mottl during the evening’s proceedings.

In addition, 20-year TMA veteran Kent Gladish was recognize with video comments from TMA members. 

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