Committees

2022 NFFS Operating Committees

Audit Committee

Mission: To provide confidence in the Society's monthly and annual financial reports through the review of the accounting systems and financial documentation on file in the Society's offices.
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Committee Chair
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Member
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
Jason Mugford
Jason Mugford
Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Jim Dee
Jim Dee
CFO Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member

Board of Directors

Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc.
President
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.
Vice President
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp.
Treasurer
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc.
Immediate Past President
Dave Angermeier
Dave Angermeier
Vice President Lee Brass
Director
Stan Bass
Stan Bass
President Fort Worth Aluminum Foundry
Director
Jim Dee
Jim Dee
CFO Trialco Inc.
DIrector
Cathy Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Calumet Brass Foundry Inc.
Director
Chris Greenfield
Chris Greenfield
Vice President The Federal Metal Company
Director
Daniel Jay Horvath
Daniel Jay Horvath
General Manager Brost Foundry Company
Director
Iain Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Jenkins Foundry
Director
Paul F. Leitelt
Paul F. Leitelt
President Leitelt Brothers Inc.
Director
Allen Meskan
Meskan Foundry
Director
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC
Director
Jason Mugford
Jason Mugford
Bunting Bearings, LLC
Director
Tad Olson
Tad Olson
President Olson Aluminum Castings
Director
Andy Renkey
Andy Renkey
General Manager Harmony Castings
Director
Lala Romero
Lala Romero
Brass Sales Manager,Copper Alloy Division Sipi Metals Corporation
Director
Chip Shamburg
Chip Shamburg
President Erie Bronze & Aluminum
Director
Karen B. Strelitz
Karen B. Strelitz
Executive Vice Pres/CFO California Metal-X
Director
Bill Surman
Bill Surman
Vice President,Sales I. Schumann & Company
Director
Len Weber
Len Weber
President & COO Batesville Products Inc.
Director
Daniel Westhoff
Daniel Westhoff
Plant Manager Midland Manufacturing Company
Director

Bylaws Committee

Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Chair
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Member
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Member
Bill Surman
Bill Surman
Vice President,Sales I. Schumann & Company (440)439-2300
Member

Executive Committee

Mission: To provide active management of the Society in the intervals between Board meetings and to annually review and evaluate the performance of the Chief Staff Executive
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
President/Chair
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Vice President
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Treasurer
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Chip Shamburg
Chip Shamburg
President Erie Bronze & Aluminum (814)464-8723
Member
Cathy Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Calumet Brass Foundry Inc. (708)849-3040
Member
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member

Finance Committee

Mission: to assist with the development and oversight of the Society's annual operating budget to provide a sound and financially stable organization with sufficient resources to fund its continuing activities and adequate reserves to weather occasional or unexpected difficulties.
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Chair
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Member
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
Jason Mugford
Jason Mugford
Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Chip Shamburg
Chip Shamburg
President Erie Bronze & Aluminum (814)464-8723
Member
Jim Dee
Jim Dee
CFO Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
Cathy Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Calumet Brass Foundry Inc. (708)849-3040
Member

Government Affairs Committee

Mission: To identify key regulatory and legislative issues having the potential to affect foundries prior to their enactment and provide a cost-effective means of expressing the industry's concerns and interests to the appropriate government agencies/officials on a timely basis.
Chris Greenfield
Chris Greenfield
Vice President The Federal Metal Company (440)232-8700
Chair
Steven Horvath
Brost Foundry Company (216)641-1131
Member
Tim Robbins
Manager Sales and Engineering Erie Bronze & Aluminum (814)464-8723
Member
Andy Renkey
Andy Renkey
General Manager Harmony Castings (724)452-5811
Member
Karen B. Strelitz
Karen B. Strelitz
Executive Vice Pres/CFO California Metal-X 12137609185
Member
Bill Surman
Bill Surman
Vice President,Sales I. Schumann & Company (440)439-2300
Member
Dave Angermeier
Dave Angermeier
Vice President Lee Brass (256)831-7207
Member

Membership Committee

Mission: To identify and actively recruit potential new members by promoting the benefits of Society membership to senior management of non-ferrous foundries throughout North America.
Cathy Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Calumet Brass Foundry Inc. (708)849-3040
Chair
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
Terri Kelsey
Sales The Federal Metal Company (440)232-8700
Member
Paul F. Leitelt
Paul F. Leitelt
President Leitelt Brothers Inc. (773)721-1186
Member
Lala Romero
Lala Romero
Brass Sales Manager,Copper Alloy Division Sipi Metals Corporation (773)782-2789
Member
Josh Tan
Josh Tan
CEO Alchemist Consulting LLC (908)235-6073
Member

Next-Gen Committee

Mission: To gather the 'next-generation' of foundry leadership within the Society, provide them with a vehicle for input into the Society's programs and services, and serve as an added resource to assist the association staff.
Jason Mugford
Jason Mugford
Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Chair
Daniel Westhoff
Daniel Westhoff
Plant Manager Midland Manufacturing Company (817)478-4848
Member
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
Daniel Jay Horvath
Daniel Jay Horvath
General Manager Brost Foundry Company (216)641-1131
Member
Zach Armstrong
Sales Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
Paul C. Leitelt
Leitelt Brothers Inc. (773)721-1186
Member
Lala Romero
Lala Romero
Brass Sales Manager,Copper Alloy Division Sipi Metals Corporation (773)782-2789
Member
Tim Williams
National Sales Manager Batesville Products Inc. (812)537-2275
Member
Ian Wiese
President & Chief Technology Officer Metcovery II, LLC (262)253-1106
Member

Nominating Committee

Mission: To assure continued strength of leadership for the Society by identifying, vetting, and presenting a slate of candidates to fill all vacancies slated to occur on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Society Officers.
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Chair
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Member
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member

Planning Committee

Mission: To review and evaluate the goals and objectives set forth in the long-range strategic plan, assess the current needs and interests of member foundries and the value and effectiveness of existing Society programs in meeting those needs, and to suggest modifications and/or revisions to the long-range plan as may be required.
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Chair
Jay Armstrong
Jay Armstrong
President Trialco Inc. (708)757-4200
Member
Christopher Shanks
Senior Vice President & General Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Rolf Gretschmann
Rolf Gretschmann
President Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd. 204956-6300
Member
Stan Bass
Stan Bass
President Fort Worth Aluminum Foundry (817)625-1566
Member

Program Committee

Mission: To assist in identifying speakers and topics for the Society's Annual Meeting and other conferences as needed, and to promote the tangible benefits and value of attending the Annual Meeting to members and non-members.
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Chair
George Mugford
George Mugford
President/COO Bunting Bearings, LLC (419)866-7000
Member
Tad Olson
Tad Olson
President Olson Aluminum Castings (815)229-3292
Member
Kevin Ruddock
President N.T. Ruddock Company (440)439-4976
Member
Christopher Shanks
Senior Vice President & General Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
Cathy Dolan
Cathy Dolan
Calumet Brass Foundry Inc. (708)849-3040
Member

Scholarship Committee

Mission: To manage the NFFS Scholarship program with FEF, including both the selection of scholarship recipients and additional fundraising as required.
Karen B. Strelitz
Karen B. Strelitz
Executive Vice Pres/CFO California Metal-X 12137609185
Chair
Andrew Iannettoni
Andrew Iannettoni
Assistant Foundry Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
Iain Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Jenkins Foundry (704)969-8332
Member
John Mellone
John Mellone
Vice President Beck Aluminum Corp. (440)684-2976
Member
Andy Renkey
Andy Renkey
General Manager Harmony Castings (724)452-5811
Member
Christopher Shanks
Senior Vice President & General Manager Ford Meter Box Company Inc. (260)563-3171
Member
Len Weber
Len Weber
President & COO Batesville Products Inc. (812)537-2275
Member
Taite Gallagher
Technical Support Engineer MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc. (847)969-1001
Member
John Hambleton
John Hambleton
Non Ferrous Application Manager MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc. (847)969-1001
Member