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2017-18 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.

  • George Mugford (Chair) - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Steve Horvath - Brost Foundry Company
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box
  • Andrew Iannettoni - Ford Meter Box
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.
  • Rolf Gretschmann - Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.


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.

  • George Mugford (Chair) - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Steve Horvath - Brost Foundry Company
  • Chris Shanks - Ford Meter Box
  • Andrew Iannettoni - Ford Meter Box
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.
  • Rolf Gretschmann - Standard Manufacturers Services Ltd.
  • Jason Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Chip Shamburg - Erie Bronze & Aluminum Corp.

 

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.

  • Owen Daniel (Chair) - Midland Manufacturing
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Steve Horvath (Chair) - Brost Foundry Company
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Jay Armstrong - Trialco Inc.

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

 

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
  • Steve Horvath - Brost Foundry Company
  • Bret Markum - Aluminum Castings Corp.
  • George Mugford - Bunting Bearings LLC
  • Tad Olson - Olson Aluminum Poducts
  • Kevin Ruddock - N.T. Ruddock
  • Cathy Dolan - Calumet Brass Foundry

Next-Gen Committee

Mission: To gather the "next generation" of foundry leadership with 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.

  • Jeff Schrader (Chair) - Precision Enterprises Inc.  
  • Daniel Westhoff - Midland Manufacturing
  • Tim Schulz - C & L Aluminum Foundry
  • Jeremy Claffey - Non-Ferrous Casting Co.
  • Tim Leitelt - Leitelt Brothers Foundry
  • Andrew Iannettoni - 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
  • Ivan Betcherman - Ingot Metal Company
  • Jim Spalding - Stahl Specialty Company

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