Next Gen Webinar: Scaling the Ranks in the Forging Industry

Event Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 to Monday, May 23, 2022

Date: May 23, 2022

Time: 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location: Zoom (virtual)


Join us virtually for the Next Gen Webinar: Scaling the Ranks in the Forging Industry on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom.  Attendees will hear how the panelist grew in their careers, challenges they faced along the way and how they overcame those challenges. Panelists will also share tips and advice for those individuals that are looking to “scale the ranks in the forging industry”.  If you have specific questions you would like answered, you can submit those when registering for the webinar.



Doug McIntyre – President of Weber Metals

Ken Mathas – President of Cornell Forge

Rick Recktenwald – President of Walker Forge


Cost to attend:

FIA Members & Students: Free

Non-member: $195

Student: Free



Please Note:
Once registered, prior to the webinar you will receive a calendar invite with the webinar link and details on how to join. For registration questions, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at or phone at (216) 781-6260.


About The FIA Next Gen Group:
The FIA Next Gen Group is comprised of individuals (approximate age 20-40) who are young business and manufacturing employees working in the forging industry. The Next Gen Group will provide an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share experiences, and discuss the challenges facing the forging industry. Our mission is to increase awareness and attractiveness of the industry, as well as help to create the next wave of leadership. Group members have the opportunity to enjoy plant tours, receive continuing education and training hours through the e-learning Forging University Platform, network, and attend meetings and events to stay up to date with ideas and issues from all over the industry. Getting involved is a great way to meet young professionals in the field, explore career opportunities, find mentors, and get the skills and knowledge you need for advancement. This is also a great way to advance professional relationships and stay informed as a younger employee.


Questions about the event or interested in joining FIA’s Next Gen Group? Contact Amanda Dureiko at