PMPA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration: Tanya DiSalvo’s Path to Leadership

Members of PMPA pose with awards.

The 90th celebration of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) in Amelia Island, Florida, held last weekend, was a milestone event for the organization, bringing together 165 members from 76 companies. Amidst the scenic beauty of Amelia Island, this gathering was not just about marking nine decades of excellence but also a time to celebrate the future leaders of PMPA, and one of the standout individuals of the event was Tanya DiSalvo from Criterion Tool.

Tanya DiSalvo’s journey within the PMPA has been nothing short of remarkable. She was recognized for her exemplary service on the board of directors and was elected as 2nd vice president of the organization. Even more exciting is the news that she is poised to be the future president of PMPA for the 2025-2026 term.

The annual PMPA meetings are not only about networking and celebration but also an opportunity to honor the dedication and contribution of its members. Tanya’s election to the 2nd vice president’s position is a testament to her unwavering commitment to the association and the precision machining industry.

The 90th-anniversary celebration was a special event for PMPA members. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with peers and friends in the industry. Notably, 30 first-time attendees, including two new members, were welcomed to the PMPA family during this event. This reflects the continued growth and relevance of PMPA in the industry.

Moreover, the event was graced by the presence of 13 past PMPA presidents. These veterans of the industry provided invaluable insights and wisdom to the attendees, enriching the experience of the 90th-anniversary celebration.

Beyond the professional accomplishments, the event in Amelia Island offered attendees a taste of paradise. The resort was beautiful, the food was fabulous, and although the weather took a little time to cooperate, it eventually did. The idyllic setting allowed attendees to relax and unwind while also providing the perfect backdrop for the serious discussions and decisions made during the business sessions.

If you weren’t able to attend the 90th-anniversary celebration, there’s no need to worry. The PMPA has a dedicated Annual Meeting Summary webpage where you can browse through photographer photos and download speaker presentations, giving you a virtual glimpse of the event.

And for those looking forward to future PMPA events, mark your calendar for the 2024 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to be held at the JW Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort in Dana Point, California, from October 9-14. These meetings continue to be a hub of industry insights, networking, and celebration.

Tanya DiSalvo’s journey within the PMPA, culminating in her election as the 2nd vice president, is a testament to her dedication and passion for the precision machining industry. Her story is a shining example of the talent and leadership within the PMPA, and it’s a reminder of the bright future that awaits this esteemed organization as it continues to evolve and serve its members. We look forward to the exciting developments and achievements to come in the years ahead.