Leadership Change

September 20, 2023 -

When ARMA was formed in 2013 it was with the hope that by bringing Austin’s manufacturing community together we could help strengthen the business environment, bring more prosperity to our members, and deliver long-overdue recognition for an overlooked sector in Central Texas. For 10 years, we have done exactly that, and I am proud of what we have achieved together.

Today, I am announcing my last day as CEO for ARMA will be October 19.

It’s been an amazing experience, personally and professionally and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our success. What makes ARMA work so well is our incredible members and leaders who show up and work together on shared issues, an amazing board, chaired by Tom Hibbs with TECO Westinghouse, and a talented, dedicated team. Liz Gori and Alexis Flores are the best association duo in the business.

At this moment, ARMA is stronger than ever. 2023 has been our best year yet. Our membership is at an all-time high. We will set a record for revenue. And we are seeing our highest engagement with events and committees. This organization is on the rise. I look forward to helping the next CEO continue this trajectory. I intend to stay involved with ARMA and more info will be released on that soon enough. I will also be sharing information about my next role in the future. But know that this is not goodbye. We are still all in this together and if you need anything, you can always call or text.

Before I close, I want to thank Bill Rafferty, Regional Director for TMAC and a founding ARMA board member. Without his support, I would not have been able to have this experience and ARMA would not be what it is today.

Thank you again for all that you have done, it has been an honor and privilege to work with the Central Texas manufacturing community.

With gratitude,
Ed Latson

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