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AMUG names Paul Bates president

May 22, 2017

Following a record-breaking year, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced Paul Bates will lead AMUG as of July 1, 2017. The role of president as well as the full AMUG board was elected by AMUG members during the annual business meeting held at the 2017 AMUG Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Bates, who is manager of UL’s Additive Manufacturing Competency Center (AMCC), has previously served as deputy vice president and, most recently, as vice president. He will replace Steve Deak of GE Aviation, who was ineligible for re-election due to his company’s ownership stake in Arcam AB and Concept Laser. Deak will continue to support AMUG as its past president.

Bates said, “I want to recognize Steve Deak for the exceptional job that he did as president. He led our all-volunteer group to a record-breaking year for conference attendance and sponsor support.”

Regarding the upcoming year, Bates added, “I am excited to work with this team that blends experience with fresh insights. Having just completed the largest, most successful AMUG Conference, I have tremendous confidence in the returning board members. At the same time, my personal experience with our new officers gives me the same level of confidence as well as expectations of a renewed vitality.”

The 2018 AMUG Conference is scheduled for April 8 – 12 in St. Louis at the St. Louis Union Station.



AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include users of all commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies used in professional capacities from companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, ExOne, Renishaw, Carbon, HP Inc., SLM Solutions, EOS, Concept Laser, and Prodways. AMUG meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. Learn more at