Career Development

Future Leaders of Metalcasting (FLM)

The AFS Future Leaders in Metalcasting (FLM) is an AFS program designed to assist in continually developing the next generation of metalcasting leaders.  FLM supports and strengthens the network of metalcasting’s next generation of leadership through personal development and outreach. All members must be members of AFS who are on or aspire to be on the management track at their firm. Through two meetings per year, members have access to networking events, executive skills training and community outreach. Given the continuous need for leadership development in our dynamic industry, FLM plays an essential role in the sustainability of the industry.

  • Executive Development Program: FLM members have access to a program focusing on strategic planning, human resources, finance, marketing, sales, technology, and personal and professional development. 
  • Student Outreach: Every FLM meeting includes outreach to help recruit the next generation of talent to the industry.  
  • Personal Networking: The group offers the value of interaction with other like individuals working together to grow as executives. Your network to the next generation of metalcasting leaders.
  • Professional Networking: As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. Working together, executives from metalcasting facilities across the U.S. provide an exchange of ideas and experiences as they work toward improving their metalcasting operation.

Upcoming meetings.

FLM Officers:

Megan Kirsh - Kirsh Foundry
Mackenzie Meekhof 
Steve Sikorski - Magma Foundry Technologies
Kendal Spurgin - Simpson Technologies Corp


Interested in being involved with the Future Leaders of Metalcasting? Email Cathy Potts, AFS Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services, at for more information.


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