West Coast Meeting of Members

Event Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Please join us for the FIA West Coast Meeting of Members on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Weber Metals in Paramount, California.

This event will provide a great opportunity for you to network with your peers, get an update from Boeing on their Market Outlook and the Forging Supply Chain, and enjoy a plated lunch.


To register for the FIA West Coast Meeting of Members, click the button below for online registration or complete a paper registration form.



11:00 a.m.  -  Registration
11:45 a.m.  -  Lunch
12:30 p.m.  -  Keynote Presentation
  1:45 p.m.  -  Plant Tour – Weber Metals 60k Press
  3:00 p.m.  -  Adjourn


Keynote topic: Boeing’s Market Outlook and the Forging Supply Chain


Kristi started her career at Boeing in Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) Industrial Engineering supporting large body structures. In December 1999, Kristi joined Supply Chain working a large outsourcing package. During her tenure, she has had the opportunity to work on structures, systems, wiring and electrical standards commodities for all BCA platforms and development programs such as 787, KC-46, & 737 MAX. In addition, she participated in the development of a three party joint venture start-up company producing wire harnesses for BCA. For the past two years, Kristi has led Materials Category Management for the Enterprise.



     Kristi Diener 


Kyle is the Forging Category Manager for Boeing. He has spent the last 10 years in the aerospace industry working both at Boeing and as a supplier. In the past he has held such positions as Program Manager for a well renowned sheet metal forming company, Procurement Agent in Boeing’s Structures Supplier Management, Procurement Analyst on the 737 Airplane Program and his current position in Category Management.




     Kyle Finnegan 




Photo: Weber Metals


On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Weber Metals and OTTO FUCHS KG unveiled their 60,000-TON forging press. The press is designed to form oversized parts in aluminum and titanium alloys for commercial and defense aviation and aerospace manufacturing, as well as other industrial markets. An over $180 million investment, the 60,000-TON press is the world’s largest private investment in aerospace metal forging.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special program. For questions, contact Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or (216) 781-6260.