Jerry Rex Elected AMTDA Secretary

March 25, 2011 - Rockville, Maryland - The members of the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association elected Jerry L. Rex, CMTSE and President of Morris South, LLC, a Morris Group Company to the position of Secretary for the 2011-2012 year. The election took place while at the MFG meeting in Chandler, AZ, at the Association's 86th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, March 3-6. 

While pursuing studies at Gannon University, Rex successfully completed the GE Certified Machinist Apprenticeship program. He then went on to become a production foreman and later a lead foreman at GE.  He joined Carboloy as a Technical Marketing Specialist in 1986 and became Regional Manager in 1989.  He was Regional Sales Manager for J & H Machine Tools since 1995 for seven years.

Rex served on the AMTDA Board of Directors from 2006-2009, became a Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer, CMTSE, in 1997 and was a past Chair of the Certification committee, which he headed until 2007. [The CMTSE designation reflects professional experience and acknowledges successful achievement of education and testing in the machine tool sales industry.]  He joined Morris South as President in 2002.

He loves traveling and experiencing various cultures, supports Sportsmen's Congressional Caucus, NRA and enjoys hunting upland birds.  Jerry and his wife Sheri live in Charlotte, NC and have two children, Spencer and Lindsay, who are currently at college.

Since 1925 the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association has been a major voice within the machine tool industry. The AMTDA represents independent distributors of machine tools and related products used in the metalworking industry.  The Association's mission is to provide marketers of manufacturing technology the essential services necessary to develop and perpetuate distribution businesses that make vital contributions to North American manufacturing. 

For more information contact: 

Peter Borden, CMTSE, President 
7361 Calhoun Place, Suite 320 
Rockville MD 20855 
Phone: 301-738-1200 
Fax: 301-738-9499