The Forging Industry Association (FIA) named James R. Warren as president and CEO, effective Dec. 4, 2017. In this role, Warren will be responsible for carrying out FIA’s mission of improving its members’ global competitiveness. He will oversee all FIA initiatives, including strategic planning, membership development, education, committees and events. He is also accountable for the overall financial and operational success of the association.
Warren has 30 years of trade-association experience working with manufacturers. Since 2006, he has served on the executive leadership team and was most recently the executive director of member services, education and foundation for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). While at FMA, Warren led the growth of Manufacturing Day, the largest collection of plant tours in North America. He also served as executive director for three FMA-affiliated organizations: the Association of Steel Distributors, the Sustainable Manufacturer Network and the Tube & Pipe Association.