• CMMA Election Results - 2020 Officers Named

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    Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association 2020 Board of Director election results have been announced.  Twelve nominees were listed on the electronic ballot issued in November, with seven seats available. 

    Re-elected to the board were incumbents Jason Iverson (Falcon National Bank), Steve Leen (BerganKDV), Lance Louis (Louis Industries), Randy Pelletier (Pellco Machine), Jared Powell (Woodcraft Industries), and Tim Zipoy (Central MN Jobs & Training Services).  Re-elected after a one-year hiatus was Bonnie Supan (Brenny Transportation).

    Additional members of the CMMA board of directors are:  Lance Barthel (Batteries Plus Bulbs), Angie Brick (Rotochopper, Inc.), Les Engel (Engel Metallurgical), Bruce Hagberg (riteSOFT); Kurt Helgeson (SCSU), Dean Kiffmeyer (Central McGowan), and Patrick Walsh (Brooten-Belgrade-Elrosa School). 

    On behalf of the membership of Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association, thank you to all nominees and those named above for sharing your time and expertise for the betterment of manufacturing in the region.


    Engel Named CMMA President

    At the December board meeting, Les Engel was elected to a thirteenth term as president of Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association for calendar year 2020.  Engel has provided leadership for the organization since it’s inception in 2008. Based in Sauk Rapids, MN, Engel Metallurgical is a materials engineering consulting and testing company specializing in material selection, application and evaluation; product failure analysis; and legal investigation/expert witness.

    Lance Louis, President/CEO of Louis Industries, was elected to a second term as Vice President.  Tim Zipoy with Central MN Jobs and Training was named CMMA’s Secretary and Steve Leen with BerganKDV was named Treasurer. 

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