Canadian Tooling & Machining Association November/December 2008
CTMA ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT
Robert Cattle of MicroMetric Ltd. was
recently elected by his peers as President
of the CTMA during the association’s
Annual General Meeting & Dinner held in
September at the Elm Hurst Inn,
Robert is married with three children and
has 31 years experience in the tooling
trade. He completed his apprenticeship
as a Tool & Die Maker in 1981, attending George Brown
College. He has 26 years experience in business ownership
after purchasing shares in MicroMetric Ltd., a company
established in 1961. MicroMetric Ltd, located in Scarborough, A NEW FACE IS COMING TO CTMA VIEW
Ontario, has been a member of the CTMA since 1982. In 2008
his company was presented with the “Business of the Year” The CTMA Board is excited to announce a publishing
award in the manufacturing category by the Chamber of agreement has been made with Matrix Group Publishing to
Commerce at the Scarborough Business Excellence Awards produce a full-colour glossy magazine for the association
Dinner. Robert has served on the CTMA’s Board of Directors starting in January 2009.
since 2002 in several positions including Director, Toronto
Chapter Chair and Vice President. Robert is active in his We encourage all our loyal CTMA VIEW advertisers and
community and is Past-President of the Greenwood Recreation members to help make this publication a success by
Association; he also volunteers for the OCMC, (Oshawa contacting Account Manager Kevin Harris at (905) 528-
Competition Motorcycle Club). His hobbies include 9837 to place your advertisement in the inaugural issue, or
motorcycles, sports cars and golf. Editor Shannon Lutter 1-866-999-1299 to submit editorial
Steve Watson of Century Tools & Machinery Ltd. and Ralph
Schippanoski of XL Tool Ltd. were also both recently welcomed A Little Bit Of CTMA VIEW History
as new additions to the CTMA Board of Directors. 1963 – 1988 ..................................................News Bulletin
1989 – 2008 ...................Quarterly Newsletter (76 issues)
2009 – ....................... Full Colour Professional Magazine
Remember The Past …
Look Forward to the Future
RECENT NEW MEMBERS
CAMFocus Consultants Inc. ......................Toronto Chapter
Lamko Tool & Mold Inc................... Western Ont. Chapter
Londrome Industries Inc. ...........................Toronto Chapter
CTMA Board of Directors 2008-2009 Samco Machinery Ltd................................Toronto Chapter
Front: L-R: Vice President Emerson Suphal (ESS Business
Strategies), President Robert Cattle (Micrometric Ltd.), Director
Ralph Schippanoski (XL Tool Inc.)
Back L-R: Director David Glover (Harbour Advanced Machining), Other Breaking News:
Director Judi Smith (HUB International Ontario), Treasurer Horst AGM & Aerospace Market Diversification ..3
Just (HJ Machine & Pattern), Past-President Horst Schmidt
(University of Windsor), Director Colin Docherty (Clinton Apprenticeship Competition Winners .........4
Aluminum). ISTMA-World Board Meets in Windsor ........5
Missing: Directors Trevor Ludolph (Anchor Danly), Patrick
Persichilli (Valiant Corporation), Ron Spraggett (Tipco Inc.), Steve Membership Plaque Recipients ..................7
Watson (Century Tools & Machinery Ltd.)
CTMA VIEW – November/December 2008
CTMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEW MEMBERS
President: CAMFocus Consultants Inc. Londrome Industries Inc.
Robert Cattle, MicroMetric Ltd. 2425 Matheson Blvd., 8th Floor 5205 Harvester Road, Unit #7
Tel: (416) 291-1974 Fax: (416) 291-5011 Mississauga, ON L4W 5K4 Burlington, ON L7L 6B5
Vice President: CONTACT: Peter Eigler CONTACT: George Lusa
Emerson Suphal, ESS Business Strategies Tel: (905) 739-1250 Tel: (905) 632-5411
Tel: (905) 272-0566 Fax: (905) 896-9380 Fax: (905) 474-1899 Fax: (905) 632-4993
Website: www.cam-focus.com Website: www.londrome.com
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horst Just, H.J. Machine & Pattern Ltd.
Tel: (519) 746-7077 Fax: (519) 746-6872
Tel: (519) 816-5577 Fax: (519) 653-6764 Lamko Tool & Mold Inc. Samco Machinery Ltd.
105 Towerline Place 315 Nantucket Blvd.
Chapter Chairs: London, ON N6E 2Y3 Toronto, ON M1P 2P2
Toronto CONTACT: Rob Stewart CONTACT: Jason Rick
Emerson Suphal, ESS Business Strategies Tel: (519) 686-2643 Tel: (416) 285-0619
Tel: (905) 272-0566 Fax: (905) 896-9380 Fax: (905) 686-6946 Fax: (416) 285-1353
Western Ontario Website: www.lamko.com Website: www.samco-machinery.com
Trevor Ludolph, Anchor Danly Company Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (519) 498-0934 Fax: (519) 740-8213
David Glover, Harbour Advanced Machining
Tel: (519) 969-0641 Fax: (519) 969-0451 UPCOMING EVENTS
Colin Docherty, Clinton Aluminum Stainless Dec. 5, 2008 Safety Group Meeting & WSIB Rebate Presentation Ingersoll
Tel: (303) 612-8064 Fax: (303) 882-6749
Patrick Persichilli, Valiant Machine & Tool 2009
Tel: (519) 974-5200 Fax: (519) 979-0415 Jan. 5 Release of Wage & Business Survey Results National
Ralph Schippanoski, XL Tool Inc. Jan. 21 CTMA Board Meeting Cambridge
Tel: (519) 578-6951 Fax: (519) 578-4529 Feb. 21-26 NTMA Annual Convention Indian Wells, CA
Judi Smith, HUB International Ontario Ltd. May 25 Carbide/HSS Annual Meeting Kitchener
Tel: 1-877-457-6484 Fax: (905) 459-2703 June 2 CTMA Shotgun Golf Tournament Dorchester
Ron Spraggett, Tipco Inc.
Tel: (905) 791-9811 Fax: (905) 791-4917
Steve Watson, Century Tools & Machinery
Tel: (905) 795-1999 Fax: (905) 795-9808
Les Payne, Executive Director
Julie McFarlane, Office Manager
Corey Brunsveld, Finance
Karen O’Grady, Project Assistant
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
NEW YEAR TO ALL
Canadian Tooling &
140 McGovern Dr., Unit #3
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7
Tel: (519) 653-7265
Fax: (519) 653-6764
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & AEROSPACE MARKET DIVERSIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
The CTMA’s 2008 Annual General Meeting & Dinner The Giovani Caboto Club was the location for the
attracted a record number of members to the Elm Hurst Windsor event and, once again. This attracted a record
Inn, Ingersoll on September 17th, 2008. The new number of members and non-members with 105+
complimentary format of the AGM is being well received people in attendance including the ISTMA-World Board
by CTMA members and we thank all of the sponsors for representatives who were holding their annual meeting
their generous support to allow this to happen. The in Windsor at the same time.
AGM was chaired by Past-President Jamie Bowman
(J.P. Bowman Limited) and it was attended by over 100
CTMA members. The theme of this year’s AGM &
Dinner was “Auto/Aerospace Transformation
L-R: Stewart Odurny, Messier Dowty; Keppel Bharath, Pratt
& Whitney Canada; Rod Jones , Ontario Aerospace Council;
Horst Schmidt, CTMA; Dr. Tony Faria, University of Windsor
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Dinner on September 17, 2008 at the Elm Hurst Inn,
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Cambridge on October 9 where Rod Jones of the new century.
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their Aerospace Market Diversification Support Program
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and aerospace supplier requirements for Ontario than OSG.
machine, tool, die, and mould companies. With over 65
people attending the OAC presentation in Cambridge, a
further dinner meeting was presented in Windsor on
November 3, 2008.
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CTMA VIEW – November/December 2008 3
15TH ANNUAL APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITION AWARDS
inners of the 15th Annual Apprenticeship
W Competition were presented with their awards at
the CTMA’s Annual General Meeting & Dinner on
15th ANNUAL APPRENTICESHIP
September 17th 2008 in Ingersoll, Ontario. Our thanks to the following sponsors who so
generously supported this year’s Apprenticeship
Apprentices built and submitted a Brass/Nylon Hammer Competition through the George H. Shaffer Education
based on drawings provided by the CTMA and each Fund.
entry was judged on accuracy, build time, appearance,
and the length of time the apprentice has been in the Anchor Danly
trade. The element that the committee takes the most Armo Tool Limited
care over is, of course, accuracy. Ms. Carol Olinski from Blount Canada Ltd.
Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Brian Taylor
was in attendance to present the winners with their Century Tools & Machinery Ltd.
Densmore Tool & Die Works Limited
awards and congratulate their employers on the superb
training they are providing for their apprentices. Our
H. Gerstner & Sons
thanks go to the many sponsors for their generous
H.J. Machine & Pattern Ltd.
donations – see list
In-House Solutions Inc.
Manor Tool & Die
Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
OSG Canada Ltd.
SGS Tool Company
Seco Tools Canada Inc.
Sigma Engineering (Windsor)
Stema Punch & Die Inc.
TATE Industrial Sales
Valenite Modco Limited
ARMO TOOL & BLOUNT CANADA
Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.
APPRENTICES CONGRATULATED AT AGM
L-R: Eric Khan (Seco Tools); Carol Olinski (MTCU);
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ISTMA-WORLD BOARD MEETS IN WINDSOR
“WORLD CLASS WINDSOR” so On Tuesday, November 4th, the group toured some of
said Mr. Joaquim Menezes, the finest tooling companies in Windsor including:
President of the International Special • Windsor Mold Group - hosted by Jan Schooley and
Tooling & Machining Association Keith Henry
(ISTMA) following the ISTMA-World
• Active Burgess Mould & Design – hosted by Michael
Board of Directors Meeting that was held November 2-4,
Bragagnolo and Doug Brockman
2008 at Caesar’s Windsor Convention Centre to preview
the conference facility where ISTMA will be holding its • Anchor Danly – hosted by Roy Verstraete and Jim
13th World Tooling Conference June 20-24, 2010. Meloche
These conferences are held every 3 years. The 2010
conference will be held in conjunction with the 11th
International Pattern-Model Makers Congress and will
be hosted by the Canadian Tooling & Machining
Association (CTMA). Mr. Menezes is owner of
Portugal’s oldest mould shop and he is also President of
ISTMA-World. ISTMA’s membership includes the
largest precision machining associations representing
the machining, tool, die and mould sector from 31
countries around the world.
ISTMA-World Board Tours Active Burgess Mould
& Design Inc. in Windsor
ISTMA-World Board Meets in Windsor
L-R: Les Payne (CTMA); Julie McFarlane (CTMA); Egon
Jaeggin, ISTMA-World Vice President & owner of Numerical
Precision Inc. (USA); Fausto Romagnani, ISTMA-Europe
President & owner of Romagnani Stamp (Italy); Harry Moser,
ISTMA-Americas President & Chairman of Agie Charmilles
Corp. (USA); Joaquim Menezes, ISTMA-World President &
owner of Iber-Oleff SA (Portugal).
The CTMA’s Windsor Chapter and Chair David Glover
(Harbour Advanced Machining Ltd.) hosted a Welcome
Dinner for the ISTMA-World Board at NERO’s restaurant
on Sunday, November 2nd. Other special guests
included Mayor John Adams of Leamington, Mike Solcz
(Valiant Corporation), Roy Verstraete (Anchor Danly),
Dave Read & Doug Brockman (Active Burgess Mould &
Design), and Michael Burton, Brian Greg & Dr. Albert
Schumacher from the Windsor Essex Development
Commission; and several representatives from the
CTMA Board of Directors.
Following their meetings on Monday, the group joined
the CTMA’s Windsor Chapter dinner meeting at the
Ciociaro Club of Windsor where over 100 attendees
heard about Aerospace Diversification Opportunities.
CTMA VIEW – November/December 2008 5
CTMA AFFINITY PROGRAMS
DESIGNED TO $AVE YOU MONEY
In addition to networking opportunities and many other benefits, your membership in the Canadian Tooling &
Machining Association (CTMA) provides many advantages that you may not have considered. Pooled purchasing
from these suppliers with other CTMA members means savings for you, your employees and your shareholders!
Take a few moments and evaluate for yourself the savings with these affinity partners …
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For more information on the affinity programs with any of these suppliers, contact the CTMA office at:
Tel: (519) 653-7265 Email: email@example.com Fax: (519) 653-6764
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MEMBERSHIP PLAQUE RECIPIENTS
LAMKO TOOL & MOLD INC.
Martin Naylor (left) receives membership plaque from CTMA
ACCREDITED CALIBRATION SERVICES / Western Ont. Chapter Chair Trevor Ludolph (Anchor Danly).
Ron Bake (left) receives membership plaque from CTMA
Windsor Chapter Chair David Glover (Harbour Advanced
LONDROME INDUSTRIES INC.
George Lusa (left) receives membership plaque from CTMA
Past-President Jamie Bowman (J.P. Bowman Limited).
WALTER CANADA INC.
Tony Baas. (center) receives membership plaque from CTMA
President Robert Cattle (right) and CTMA Vice President
Emerson Suphal (left).
TRUE NORTH MOLDS LTD.
Geoff Anderson (right) receives membership plaque from CTMA
Vice President Emerson Suphal (ESS Business Strategies).
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