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Motl retires as Mint leader

 David Motl

David Motl

United States Mint head David Motl retired Jan. 31 after a year in the post, the Mint announced.

He was replaced by David Croft, who had been Acting Chief Administrative Officer.

Motl was made Acting Deputy Director of the Mint Jan. 20 of last year.

“It’s been an honor and a pleasure to lead this historic institution,” said Motl. “I am proud to have been given this opportunity and will miss the professional and personal friendships from my time at the Mint. With Dave Croft, I’m pleased to leave the Mint in such capable hands.”

Motl’s departure marks the conclusion of his federal service career.

From January 2016 through January 2017, Motl had served the Mint as Acting Deputy Director for Management.

Croft had a longer tenure at the Mint before he was put in charge.

He joined in September 2007 as superintendent of the Denver Mint.

In 2014, Croft was selected as the Mint’s Associate Director of Manufacturing.

In June 2017, he became the Mint’s Acting Chief Administrative Officer.

Earlier in his career, Croft had worked in the automotive industry for 30 years where he was the plant manager at four different facilities.

He holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute.

Though Croft is now in charge and is the highest ranking person at the Mint, he does not hold the title of Mint director.

There has been no Mint director since Ed Moy left Jan. 9, 2011. David Ryder has been nominated for the post, but the Senate has not acted to confirm him.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News Express. >> Subscribe today

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