• Board of Directors MMA

    Ed Bolas
    President
    DyCast Specialties Corp
    Controller
    Mark Petersen
    Vice President
    ITW Heartland
    Operations Manager
    Mark joined the TSMA Board in 2016.  He was elected to his first term as Board President in 2018.  He serves as Co-Chair of the Program Committee and Chair of the Stein & Wine Fest.  Mark is employed as the Operations Manager at ITW Heartland in Alexandria.
    Jeremy Lehman
    Secretary
    RMS Tritec, LLC
    Production Mgr of Machining
    Jeremy was elected to the AMFA Board in 2013.  He is Secretary/Treasurer of AMFA Educational Trust, and serves on the Government Affairs and Programs Committees.  Jeremy served as President of AMFA from 2015 to 2017.  He is the Production Manager of Machining at RMS Tritec, LLC located in Virginia, MN. 
    Steve Leen
    Treasurer
    BerganKDV
    Partner
    Steve was elected to the CMMA board in 2012, and serves on both the Programs and Golf Committees.  Steve is a proactive CPA with over 17 years of experience with a strong concentration in manufacturing.  He is a Partner at BerganKDV located in St. Cloud, MN.
    Liz Diedrich
    Director
    Diedrich RPM
    CEO
    Liz joined the TSMA Board in 2017, jumping right in as facilitator of the board retreat that year.  As Chair of the newly revived Marketing Committee, Liz has spearheaded countless strategies to improve TSMA's brand and promotional efforts.
    Les Engel
    Director
    Engel Metallurgical, Ltd.
    President
    Les was a Founding Member of CMMA, having served as President of the Board since 2008.  He also serves on the Workforce Committee. Les is the President of Engel Metallurgical, Ltd. located in Sauk Rapids, MN
    Wade Karnes
    Director
    Cast & Color LLC / Zakobe LLC
    President
    Wade was elected to the AMFA Board in 2017, and serves as Board President.  Wade is Chair of the Education Committee, and also serves on the Finance, Marketing/Membership, FabTech, and ET Grant Review committees.  Wade is the President of Cast & Color LLC/Zakobe LLC located in Bovey, MN.  
    Dean Kiffmeyer
    Director
    Central McGowan
    VP Operations
    Dean was elected to the CMMA Board in 2016.   He serves on the Programs Committee. Dean is the VP of Operations at Central McGowan located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Jim Petruga
    Director
    Northern Engineering
    Industrial Business Development
    Jim was elected to the AMFA Board in 2015, serving as AMFA President in 2018 and 2019.  He is Chair of the ET Beer Social Committee.  Jim also serves on the Finance, Marketing/Membership, Programs, FabTech, and ET Grant Review Committees. Jim works in Industrial Business Development for Northern Engineering located in Superior, MN. 
    Sandy Kashmark
    Executive Director
    Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association
    Executive Director
    Sandy Kashmark started her career as TSMA Administrative Assistant in 1991, not long after receiving a business degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  She has served as Executive Director since 1995.  The office changed to a new business model with the launch of Midwest Manufacturers Association in 2001.  MMA, the "central office," now serves AMFA, CMMA and TSMA, with Kashmark at the helm.