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Services Pending for Former IMTS Director Woody Hasemann


Rockville, MD – A private memorial will be held in December for Elwood “Woody” Hasemann, the former director of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), who died this Fall at the age of 86.

Hasemann, who retired from the Association for Manufacturing Technology in 2000, died of renal failure on October 31 in Rockville, MD. Memorial donations may be sent to the Montgomery Hospice – Casey House in Rockville.

Hasemann headed up IMTS from 1982 through 1994 and was on the forefront of the expansion of McCormick Place into the largest convention center in the U.S. The manufacturing show was, in fact, the first exhibition held at McCormick Place’s North Hall.

Peter Eelman, ATM Vice President of Exhibitions and Business Development, told the Chicago Tribune: “Woody was truly a legend in the trade show world, and as a leader, mentor and gentleman he was unparalleled. He was a great ambassador for AMT around the world.”

The biennial IMTS has grown over the years to become one of the largest trade shows in the U.S. This year’s show was the third-largest in its history with 1,370,256 net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space and 115,612 attendees. The 2014 show ranked 3rd on the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 with 1,282,914 nsf of exhibit space.

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