New Members Join
FMA Board of Directors
The FMA board of Directors held their fall meeting in October at FMA headquarters
in Elgin (Chicago), Ill. During the meeting, the chairman’s gavel passed from Vivek
Gupta, president of Texas ProFab Corp. in Carrollton, Texas, to Lyle Menke, CSO at
Peddinghaus Corp. in Bradley, Ill. Lyle began his first term on the FMA board in 2011.
NEWLY ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rob Bohn Jr.
President, Nema Enclosures, Houston
Rob purchased Nema Enclosures in 2000 and has grown the business to
more than $10 million in revenue with 80 employees. Nema is a made-to-order electrical enclosure manufacturer that specializes in low-volume,
highly complex enclosures for a variety of applications that require third-party certification. In a typical month Nema Enclosures’ website has 25,000
visitors and has generated more than $600,000 in e-commerce orders.
Plate Processing Manager, Valley Iron Fabrication, Fresno, Calif.
When Jay began college at Fresno State he started to work part-time at
Valley Iron, a business established in 1958 that has grown to be one of the
largest independent family-owned metal service centers in northern and
central California. Valley Iron offers a diverse inventory and has the capability
to process flat-rolled products in carbon, stainless, and aluminum.
President/CEO/Board Chair, Jones Metal Inc., Mankato, Minn.
Jones Metal is a family-owned business founded by Sarah’s grandmother
and now owned by Sarah and two other members of the third generation.
Before joining the company in 2008, Sarah was a golf pro and played
on the Futures Tour. She still maintains her PGA professional status.
Co-president, Wyoming Machine Inc., Stacy, Minn.
Lori left a career in finance and banking in 1994 to join her sister Traci to
become the second-generation owners of Wyoming Machine, founded by
their father in 1974. The company is a precision metal fabrication job shop
that provides components for OEMs in a variety of industries, including
computer/electronics, aerospace, navigation/instrumentation, and defense.
Sales Manager and National Accounts, Superior
Tube Products, Davenport, Iowa
Lisa leads the sales and marketing strategy for Superior Tube Products and
manages all national accounts. She also manages IT, human resources,
estimating, and sits on the board of directors. Superior Tube Products is a
contract manufacturer that specializes in supplying fabricated metal tube parts
and assemblies to large and small OEMs. It was started by Lisa’s parents in 1991.
ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM
Vice President of Technical Services, TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.
James joined TRUMPF in 1998. Since then he has held various positions
including product manager, managing director of TRUMPF Canada,
and director of machine and power tool sales. Currently serving as vice
president, technical services, James is responsible for customer service
and training for TRUMPF machine tools installed across the U.S.
WELCOME, NEW NBT OFFICERS
The Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs® (NBT) board of directors also met in October
and announced the new officers for 2017-2018. They are Chairman Bruce
Benedict, Production Tube Cutting Inc.; Vice Chairman Mike Cattelino, Fox Valley
Technical College; Secretary/Treasurer David Pettigrew, Coilplus - Alabama
Division; and Immediate Past Chairman Warren Long, Briggs & Stratton.
Congratulations to all!