SAN JUAN, PR - The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) elected Jamison Scott as its new president during WIC 2014, the Woodworking Industry Conference last week in Puerto Rico.
Scott, executive vice president of Air Handling Systems, a third generation family-owned business in Woodbridge, CT, succeeds John Schulz of Super Thin Saws as WMMA president. Schultz will remain of the WMMA Board of Directors as immediate past president.
Scott has spearheaded the WMMA's Combustible Dust task force and has authored several articles and blogs on ComDust prevention and regulatory activity, including several posted on WoodworkingNetwork.com. He has long been a proponent of the Internet, helping Air Handling establish its first website in 1995 and later adding an e-commerce platform.
In addition, he has been active in the WMMA's Public Policy Committee, including being a champion of the Manufacturing Reinvestment Account (MRA), a federal bill he helped create, which resembles an IRA for manufacturers.
Joining Scott as WMMA officers are Greg Larson of Timesavers, vice president; and Chris Hacker of James L. Taylor, treasurer.
The WMMA also elected four new board members including Shawn Larkin of Safety Speed Manufacturing and T.R. Herzog of Accu-Router to three-year terms and Dick Cowan of Rees-Memphis Inc. and Rich Christianson of Woodworking Network to one-year terms.