ROY SWEATMAN: President, Florida West Cost Chapter

Roy Sweatman is the President of Florida West Cost Chapter. Roy has spent his entire career in manufacturing starting as an Apprentice Machinist at GE and, after 13 years at GE he then spent 5 years as General Manager of a precision machining company in the Cleveland area. In 1983 Roy moved to Tampa and bought a small machining company with 5 employees and has grown it to what it is today.

Roy is a past National Chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Roy currently serves on the Boards of NIMS, Florida West Coast Chapter of NTMA, BAMA, Career Source Tampa Bay, and Florida Makes where he also chairs the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Leadership Council.

The NTMA also serves as a source of information and resources for problem-solving in the manufacturing community. We provide speakers on topics such as workers compensation, and support education and apprenticeship programs to help continually improve the manufacturing workforce.

The National Tooling and Machining Association represents the precision custom manufacturing industry nationwide. The Florida West Coast chapter of the NTMA draws its members from Hillsborough, Pasco, Sarasota and Pinellas Counties.