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Mike Betts named President of the Spring Manufacturers Institute

Mike Betts named President of the Spring Manufacturers Institute

April 21, 2016 – William "Michael" Betts IV, chairman and CEO of Betts Company, was installed as the new president of the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) during the association’s 2016 annual meeting in Dana Point, California. Betts will serve a two-year term for the trade association that represents the North American spring manufacturing industry.

During his term as president, Betts said he would like to build upon the success of the inaugural SMI Metal Engineering eXpo held last year in Charlotte. The second eXpo will be held from Oct. 3-5, 2017 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and will include the technical symposia.

Betts served as president of Betts Company from 1995 to 2015, having previously held numerous positions in sales, marketing, innovation and leadership with the company for a combined total of more than 38 years. In his role as chairman and CEO, he continues to provide guidance and support to Betts Company’s leadership team. Betts graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1978 with a degree in business administration. In addition to being a member of the SMI executive committee, he’s a board member of the Fresno Business Council and a member of Central California Vistage. He represents Betts Company as a member of the National Association of Manufacturers, Spring Research Institute, SMI, Service Specialists Association, Technology and Maintenance Council, Commercial Vehicle Service Network, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and HDA Truck Pride.

Other newly executed SMI executive committee members include, Steve Kemp, Lee Spring, vice president; Bert Goering, Precision Coil Spring, secretary/treasurer; Hap Porter, SEI MetalTek, past president; and Dan Sceli, Peterson Spring, incoming at-large.

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