• Board of Directors CMMA

    CMMA is governed by a 14-member board; these volunteers are elected from the membership to serve staggered two-year terms.
    Les Engel
    President
    Engel Metallurgical, Ltd.
    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
    Lance Louis
    Vice President
    Louis Industries
    Lance was elected to the CMMA Board in 2015.   He serves as the Board Vice President, and serves on the Programs Committee. Lance is the President/CEO of Louis Industries located in Paynesville, MN
    Tim Zipoy
    Secretary
    Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services, Inc.
    Tim was a Founding Member of CMMA, having served on the Board since 2008.   He serves as Chair of the Workforce Committee.  Tim is a Workforce Development Adviser at Central MN Jobs & Training Services, Inc. located in Monticello, MN.
    Steve Leen
    Treasurer
    BerganKDV
    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.
    Lance Barthel
    Director
    Batteries Plus Bulbs
    Lance was elected to the CMMA Board in 2018.   He serves on the Programs Committee. Lance is the Commercial Sales Manager at Batteries Plus Bulbs located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Angie Brick
    Director
    Rotochopper, Inc.
    Angie was elected to the CMMA board of directors in 2019.Angie is the Director of Community Relations at Rotochopper, Inc. in St. Martin, MN.  
     “It is exciting to work with an organization, such as CMMA, that emphasizes the importance of creating interest in manufacturing careers in central Minnesota among the youth in our community.  Whether you love to weld or want to be the CEO, manufacturing offers many exciting and fast paced career opportunities, and being a part of CMMA is an additional opportunity to bring this message to our future manufacturers.”

     
    Bruce Hagberg
    Director
    riteSOFT, LLC
    Bruce was elected to the CMMA Board in 2018.   He serves as chair of the Programs Committee. Bruce is the President at riteSOFT, LLC located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Kurt Helgeson
    Director
    St. Cloud State University
    Kurt was elected to the CMMA Board in 2009.   He serves on the Workforce Committee. Kurt is the Department Chair at St. Cloud State University located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Jason Iverson
    Director
    Falcon National Bank
    Jason was elected to the CMMA Board in 2013.   He serves on both the Workforce and Golf Committees. Jason is the VP and CRO at Falcon National Bank located in Foley, MN. 
    Dean Kiffmeyer
    Director
    Central McGowan
    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. 
    Randy Pelletier
    Director
    Pellco Machine, Inc.
    Randy was elected to the CMMA Board in 2011.   He serves as chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Randy is the Owner of Pellco Machine, Inc. located in St. Michael, MN. 
    Jared Powell
    Director
    Woodcraft Industries, Inc.
    Jared was elected to the CMMA Board in 2013.  He serves on both the Workforce and Golf Committees. Jared is the Production Coordinator at Woodcraft Industries, Inc. located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Bonnie Supan
    Director
    Brenny Transportation, Inc.
    Bonnie was elected to the CMMA Board in 2012.   She serves on the Government Affairs Committee. Bonnie is the VP of Operations and Finance at Brenny Transportation, Inc. located in St. Cloud, MN. 
    Patrick Walsh
    Director
    Belgrade Brooten Elrosa Schools
    Patrick was elected to the CMMA Board in 2018.   He serves on the Workforce Committee. Patrick is the Superintendent at Belgrade Brooten Elrosa Schools. 
    Sandy Kashmark
    Executive Director
    Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association
    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.