AGMA Chairperson’s Award Recognizes Justin Michaud, CEO of REM Surface Engineering, for work on the Emerging Technology Committees

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Brenham, Texas – The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce that Justin Michaud, CEO of REM Surface Engineering, has been honored with the prestigious AGMA Chairperson’s Award. This recognition celebrates his exceptional contributions and remarkable leadership within AGMA’s Emerging Technology committees, with particular acknowledgment of his pivotal role in the publication of the first-ever 3D Printing White Paper by AGMA.

The AGMA Chairperson’s Award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and innovative thinking in furthering the goals and mission of AGMA. Justin Michaud’s exceptional commitment to advancing the understanding and utilization of emerging technologies in the gear industry has made him a standout recipient of this esteemed award.

“I am extremely grateful for the AGMA’s recognition of my work supporting their Emerging Technology committees,” CEO, Justin Michaud said, “it is beyond flattering to receive the Chairperson’s Excellence Award. Chairing the 3D Printing sub-committee has been a privilege and has allowed me to interact with dozens of extremely talented individuals from the gear industry, the additive manufacturing industry, and academia. The connections that the committee has fostered and the network that has been built around the committee are, in my opinion, invaluable, and they will serve as a foundation for both industries going forward as we look to capitalize on the extensive knowledge and expertise possessed by traditional gear manufacturers and the rapidly developing capabilities of additive manufacturing.”

About REM Surface Engineering
REM Surface Engineering, the inventor of the ISF® Process, the Rapid ISF® Process, the Extreme ISF® Process, and the REM® Process, is a global leader in providing surface engineering solutions. The REM’s isotropic superfinishing technologies are value-adding and performance-enhancing improvements to conventional machining operations such as grinding and lapping. Founded in 1965 in Southington, CT by Robert Michaud, REM Surface Engineering is a family-owned company that has proudly been serving our partners and customers for over 50 years. REM Surface Engineering operates four locations in Brenham, TX, Southington, CT, Merrillville, IN, St. Neots, UK, and Krefeld, DE that provide products and services globally. For more information, please visit

About AGMA
The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.