Herb Homeyer has been a member of the NTMA since 1996 and he has demonstrated a passion for industry training in many ways over the years.
He has volunteered to serve on several NTMA teams that are focused on leading efforts on workforce development, next generation skilled workforce, and advancements in manufacturing technology, including the NTMA Education Team in which he is currently serving his 5th year – 2 of which he served as team leader; the NTMA Workforce Development Leadership Team in which he is currently serving his 2nd year as the Leadership Team Leader; and he is also currently leading the Military to Manufacturing-Fact Finding Team.
Herb has been instrumental in the formation and advancement of NTMA-U and has been intimately involved in many other NTMA education and training efforts, including the robotics program (NRL), training textbook review and updates, AMPED (formally PJAM), NIMS implementation activities, Foundation grants and scholarships, the National Apprentice Competition, national training awards and the collaborations with groups such as Skills-USA and the AMT/NIMS Student Summit.
The St. Louis Chapter has also been fortunate to have Herb as a steadfast volunteer, holding the offices of the Board of Directors (2005-Present); President (2009-2011), Vice-President (2007–2009), and Trustee, and serving on several chapter committees such as the Workforce Development, Membership, Golf Tournament, and Joint Meeting Committees.
Herb serves on an advisory board for his local high school and college machine tool programs and in the past served on the local Linn State College Advisory Board. He was recognized last year as a longtime WINGS Board Member – an educational foundation for the Washington School District. He is a chamber member of the Marthasville Area Chamber of Commerce and as a company and a family, has supported local charities, schools and churches.
Herb was awarded the NTMA 6S Excellence Award in 2010, in which the goal of this award program is to change the image of the metalworking industry so we can recruit new students into our training programs, retain the employees we have and better market our companies to our customers.
And he received the first annual NTMA Excellence in Manufacturing Technology Award, in which his company was selected based on the technical merit of tools and technologies used to solve a quality issue for the military.
Article credit: NTMA National Staff