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2019-20 NFFS 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.

  • George Mugford (Chair) - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box
  • Andrew Iannettoni - Ford Meter Box
  • Jason Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC

 

Bylaws Committee

Mission: To draft and present any amendments and/or revisions of the Society bylaws to the membership for approval and adoption.

  • Chris Shanks (Chair) - Ford Meter Box
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.
  • Rolf Gretschmann - Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.
  • Andrew Iannettoni - Ford Meter Box
  • R.J. Kuhn - Reliable Castings Corp.
  • John Mellone - Beck Aluminum Corp.
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Bill Surman - I. Schumann & Company


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.

  • Andrew Iannettoni (Chair) - Ford Meter Box
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco, Inc.
  • Jim Dee - Trialco, Inc.
  • Rolf Gretschmann - Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.
  • John Mellone - Beck Aluminum Corp.
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Jason Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Chip Shamburg - Erie Bronze & Aluminum Corp.
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box

 

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 - The Federal Metal Company
  • Steve Horvath - Brost Foundry Company
  • Tim Robbins - Erie Bronze & Aluminum Corp.


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.

  • Jay Armstrong (Chair) -Trialco Inc.
  • Cathy Dolan - Calumet Brass Foundry
  • Terri Kelsey - The Federal Metal Company
  • Bret Markum - Aluminum Castings Corp.

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 and the Executive Committee not less than seven days prior to the board meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

  • George Mugford (Chair) - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box

Planning Committee

Mission: To review and evaluate the goals and objectives set forth in the long range 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.

  • Chris Shanks (Chair) - Ford Meter Box
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.
  • Paul Armstrong - Armstrong RM Corp.
  • Rolf Gretschmann - Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.
  • Steve Horvath - Brost Foundry Company
  • Andrew Iannettoni - Ford Meter Box
  • R.J. Kuhn - Reliable Castings Corp.
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Kevin Ruddock - N.T. Ruddock

 

Program Committee

Mission: To assist in identifying speakers and topics for the Society's Annual Meeting and other conferences and/or workshops as needed, and to promote the tangible benefits and value of attending the Annual Meeting to members and non-members.

  • John Mellone (Chair) - Beck Aluminum
  • Bret Markum - Aluminum Castings Corp.
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Tad Olson - Olson Aluminum Poducts
  • Kevin Ruddock - N.T. Ruddock
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box

Scholarship Committee

Mission: To manage the NFFS Scholarship program the the Foundry Educational Foundation, including both the selection of scholarship recipients and additional fundraising as required.

  • Andrew Iannettoni (Chair) - Ford Meter Box
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box
  • Jim Spalding - Stahl Specialty Company
  • Karen Strelitz - California Metal-X

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