Dean Burrows (president of Gear Motions, Inc. in Syracuse, New York) will serve as chairman of the AGMA board of directors for a two-year term, ending at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Dean will replace outgoing Chairman Louis Ertel (chairman of Overton Chicago Gear Corporation, Chicago, Illinois).
Burrows joined Nixon Gear in June, 2008 as its president.
In 2010, Dean assumed the responsibilities of vice president for Gear Motions, and in 2013 he was named president.
Prior to his work with Gear Motions, he was the vice president of operations at Marietta Corporation in Cortland, New York.
He worked for Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technology, and served as the director of supply chain for Carrier Corporation's Residential Light Commercial International Division from 2000-2007.
Burrows has extensive international experience and lived in Paris for three years while leading the acquisition integration.
Before working for Carrier, Burrows worked for Delphi Automotive, Acro Industries, and Bausch and Lomb.
has over 25 years of operations experience from various industries including automotive, medical device, and consumer products.
Burrows has both a Master of Engineering Management degree and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
He was most recently the treasurer of the board of directors for AGMA and has served with many AGMA committees including the Strategic Resources Committee (SRN), the Annual Meeting Committee, and the Education Committee.
He is also working with AGMA on its yearlong Centennial Celebration which will take place in 2016.
"Dean Burrows is the right leader for AGMA as the industry association closes its first 100 years and moves into the next," said Joe Franklin, Jr., AGMA president.
"Dean is a strategist with a broad global view of the industry.
Dean also continues the long history of Gear Motions with AGMA.
The Haines family, founders of Gear Motions
, has been in the leadership for several decades.