Humtown’s Lamoncha Honored by America Makes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mark Lamoncha, CEO of Humtown Products, was named Tuesday to the 2020 class of America Makes Ambassadors.

Lamoncha (pictured above) is one of 10 honorees recognized for demonstrating “outstanding dedication to advancing America Makes and its mission,” states the announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense additive manufacturing institute based here.

Humtown is a family-owned, ISO 9001 certified manufacturer that specializes in conventional and 3D printed production of sand cores and molds for the foundry industry. In August the family-owned company received two leadership awards from the National Association of Manufacturers.

Also named an America Makes Ambassador Tuesday is Brett Conner, former director of Youngstown State University’s Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center. Conner recently accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus.

2020 Class of America Makes Ambassadors

America Makes established the recognition program in 2017. Local leaders named ambassadors in the inaugural class are Mike Garvey, president and CEO of M-7 Technologies in Youngstown, and Ashley Martof, the industry liaison at Youngstown Business Incubator.

In 2018, YSU President Jim Tressel was inducted into the program.

In 2019, local honorees included Col. Jeffrey Shaffer, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, and Stephanie Gaffney, director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs at the Youngstown Business Incubator.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.