Technology Councils

FMA takes great pride in building strong, informative education programs. Councils take an upfront position in identifying and contributing to these events.

Participation is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and help shape the future of your industry. It also lets you share your expertise, make valuable contacts, and exchange ideas on technical and management topics that affect metal processors and fabricators worldwide.

Council Rosters


Mission Statement

The mission of the Certified Education Center (CEC) Council within the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, is to interest today's youths in pursuing careers in the metal forming industry and provide leadership to other CEC schools in developing curriculum and manufacturing labs that support metal forming and fabricating careers of the future. The council will share knowledge and facilitate learning to improve all CEC's in the FMA network of CEC's. (Adopted Oct. 30, 2008)

Members

  • Larry Clark
    Larry Clark, Chairman
    Moraine Park Technical College
  • Timothy Baber
    Timothy Baber, Vice Chairman
    College Of The Canyons
  • Nicholas R Graff
    Nicholas R Graff
    Dallas County Community College District
  • Kurt Billsten
    Kurt Billsten
    Harper College
  • John Calver
    John Calver
    Thomas Nelson Community College
  • Jon Christian
    Jon Christian
    Madison Area Technical College
  • Laura Elsner
    Laura Elsner
    DeWys Manufacturing Inc
  • Randy Emery
    Randy Emery
    College of the Sequoias Tulare Center
  • Mike Kennamer
    Mike Kennamer
    Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Dave Stotelmyre
    Dave Stotelmyre
    Kirkwood Community College
  • Dan Turner
    Dan Turner
    Yuba College
  • Roger Wilson
    Roger Wilson
    CNA
  • Ann Schneider
    Ann Schneider
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Ann Schneider by phone at (815)227-8220 or by e-mail at anns@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Coil Processing Technology Council, within the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, is to provide members and the industry with current and evolving coil processing technology through education programs, expositions, publications, and other means as required to improve the quality and productivity in the coil processing industry. (Adopted April 22, 1997)

Members

  • Peter Swenson
    Peter Swenson, Chairman
    FAGOR Arrasate
  • Steven G Baker
    Steven G Baker, Vice Chairman
    Bradbury Co Inc
  • Jason Cuff
    Jason Cuff
    Butech Bliss
  • Jay Finn
    Jay Finn
    LaserCoil Technologies LLC
  • Rick J Hargrove
    Rick J Hargrove
    Steel & Pipe Supply Co Inc
  • Thomas Hazen
    Thomas Hazen
    TF Hazen Consulting
  • Shale Juster
    Shale Juster
    Juster Industrial Solutions
  • Dean Linders
    Dean Linders
    Red Bud Industries
  • Subramaniam Manivannan
    Subramaniam Manivannan
    Aperam Stainless Solutions USA
  • Clint Martin
    Clint Martin
    Steel & Pipe Supply Co Inc
  • Lee Motluck
    Lee Motluck
    Formtek-Maine
  • Bob Sipp
    Bob Sipp
    SES - Salico
  • Thomas Smrekar
    Thomas Smrekar
    Alcos Machinery Inc
  • David Withrow
    David Withrow
    Withrow Industries Inc
  • Al Zelt
    Al Zelt
    ASKO Inc
  • Ashly Lantz
    Ashly Lantz
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Ashly Lantz by phone at 1(815)399-8700 EXT 204 or by e-mail at ashlyl@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Extrusion, Drawing and Tube Reducing Council is to further educate the industry by disseminating and enhancing technical knowledge in order to achieve excellence in quality and manufacturing methods for the production of ferrous and nonferrous tubular and bar products. (Adopted May 5, 1997)

Members

  • Gordon Dobbie
    Gordon Dobbie, Chairman
    ATI Millersburg
  • Craig Kyle
    Craig Kyle, Vice Chairman
    George A Mitchell Co
  • Randy Bertrand
    Randy Bertrand
    Great Lakes Copper Inc
  • Robert Claywell
    Robert Claywell
    Cerro Flow Products LLC
  • Phillip Cross
    Phillip Cross
    Plymouth Tube Company
  • Frank Joy
    Frank Joy
    GE/Global Nuclear Fuel
  • Phil Meinczinger
    Phil Meinczinger
    Magnetic Analysis Corp
  • Jerry Miles
    Jerry Miles
    Cerro Flow Products LLC
  • John Reinhart
    John Reinhart
    Reinhart Consulting Inc
  • Glen Stapleton
    Glen Stapleton
    Pilger Mill Consulting
  • Ike Tripp
    Ike Tripp
    Etna Products Inc
  • Rocky Trowbridge
    Rocky Trowbridge
    Century Specialties
  • Jen Christian
    Jen Christian
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Jen Christian by phone at (815)227-8207 or by e-mail at jen@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Industrial Laser Technology Council is to improve the productivity of fabricators and manufacturers in a global marketplace through the use of laser materials processing technology. The Industrial Laser Technology Council, within the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, focuses on developing and implementing educational products and programs that enable fabricators and manufacturers to maximize the benefits of utilizing laser technology. (April 23, 2007)

Members

  • Paul Blizel
    Paul Blizel, Chairman
    Ncell Systems
  • James Rogowski
    James Rogowski, Vice Chairman
    TRUMPF Inc
  • Jason Hillenbrand
    Jason Hillenbrand
    Amada America Inc
  • Robert Krug
    Robert Krug
    ICF Inc
  • Kirk McCauley
    Kirk McCauley
    American Engineering & Metalworking
  • Mark Mercurio
    Mark Mercurio
    Mazak Optonics Corporation
  • Michael Pellecchia
    Michael Pellecchia
    Mitsubishi Laser
  • Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson
    Weil Engineering North America
  • Gregg Simpson
    Gregg Simpson
    Ohio Laser LLC
  • Steve W Ford Sr
    Steve W Ford Sr
    Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp
  • Jen Christian
    Jen Christian
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Jen Christian by phone at (815)227-8207 or by e-mail at jen@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Management Advisory Council is to focus on content and structure in continuing education through a variety of delivery systems providing executives, owners and upper management with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to improve and grow business performance, adapt to a challenging global workplace and prosper in the competitive business domain. (Adopted July 31, 2007)

Members

  • Gary Koester
    Gary Koester, Chairman
    Koester Metals Inc
  • Mark Ernst
    Mark Ernst, Vice Chairman
    Ernst Enterprises LLC
  • Rob Bohn
    Rob Bohn
    Nema Enclosures Mfg Corp LLC
  • Steven Dobos
    Steven Dobos
    Butler Weldments Corp
  • Matthew Koester
    Matthew Koester
    Koester Metals Inc
  • Sarah Richards
    Sarah Richards
    Jones Metal Inc
  • James Rutt
    James Rutt
    Prairie Partners LLC
  • Teresa Beach - Shelow
    Teresa Beach - Shelow
    Superior Joining Technologies Inc
  • Lori Tapani
    Lori Tapani
    Wyoming Machine Inc
  • Michael Zakrzewski
    Michael Zakrzewski
    Festo Corp
  • Steve Zerio
    Steve Zerio
    Form Tech Concrete Forms
  • Jen Christian
    Jen Christian
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Jen Christian by phone at (815)227-8207 or by e-mail at jen@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Roll Forming Technology Council is to encourage and support the dissemination of technical information through educational programs, to promote the Roll Forming Industry and to provide a forum for sharing technology in order to improve the quality and productivity of the roll forming process. (Adopted June 4, 1998)

Members

  • Paul Tiefenthal
    Paul Tiefenthal, Chairman
    Shape Corp
  • Brian Oxley
    Brian Oxley, Vice Chairman
    Shape Corp
  • Brian L Rodgers
    Brian L Rodgers
    FORMTEK Inc
  • Andrew Allman
    Andrew Allman
    AMS Controls Inc
  • Joe Beck
    Joe Beck
    Beck Automation
  • Kevin Dierking
    Kevin Dierking
    Voestalpine Roll Forming Corp
  • Ryan Durst
    Ryan Durst
    Bradbury Co Inc
  • Steve Ebel
    Steve Ebel
    Roll Form Solutions Inc
  • David Kinnard
    David Kinnard
    Tower Oil & Technology Co
  • Michael McGuire
    Michael McGuire
    Novus Machine Group
  • Scott McMeekan
    Scott McMeekan
    Ferret Inc
  • Chuck Summerhill
    Chuck Summerhill
    TEKFAB Inc
  • Mark Volkmann
    Mark Volkmann
    Metform International Ltd
  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams
    FORMTEK Inc
  • Audrey Long
    Audrey Long
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Audrey Long by phone at 1(815)227-8206 or by e-mail at audrey@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Safety Council within the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International is to promote safety in the industry by facilitating training, sharing technical information, and exchanging knowledge of current issues about safety and risk control. (Adopted Nov. 6, 2006)

Members

  • Martin Redshaw
    Martin Redshaw, Chairman
    ADM Mechanical
  • Darrel Shankles
    Darrel Shankles, Vice Chairman
    Playcore Wisconsin Inc
  • Gary Hutter
    Gary Hutter
    Meridian Engineering & Technology Inc
  • Karl Laws
    Karl Laws
    GH Metal Solutions
  • Steven Lehning
    Steven Lehning
    SPX Cooling Technologies
  • Franklin Maccotan
    Franklin Maccotan
    Berkley North Pacific Group
  • Michael Moses
    Michael Moses
    Buhler Aeroglide Corporation
  • Douglas Raff
    Douglas Raff
    Paragon Industrial Controls Inc
  • Brian Roberts
    Brian Roberts
    CNA Risk Control
  • Edward Byron Spencer
    Edward Byron Spencer
    Norman - Spencer Inc
  • Michael Taubitz
    Michael Taubitz
    FDR Safety LLC
  • Aaron Woytcke
    Aaron Woytcke
    SICK Inc
  • Nancy Hatten
    Nancy Hatten
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Nancy Hatten by phone at (815) 399-8700 or by e-mail at nancyh@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sheet & Plate Technology Council is to facilitate training, the sharing of technical information and the exchange of knowledge of current issues to the metal fabricating community. (Adopted April 7, 2016)

Members

  • Jacob Melton
    Jacob Melton
    Amtex Precision Fabrication Inc
  • David Wilber
    David Wilber
    Walker Magnetics
  • Scott Harnett
    Scott Harnett, Vice Chairman
    Sable Metal Fabrication Inc
  • Frank Baeumler
    Frank Baeumler
    Mate Precision Tooling
  • Steve Benson
    Steve Benson
    ASMA / Chronicle
  • Jim Colt
    Jim Colt
    Hypertherm Inc
  • Jon DeWys
    Jon DeWys
    DeWys Manufacturing Inc
  • Michael Dougherty
    Michael Dougherty
    D & S Manufacturing Co
  • Brody Fanning
    Brody Fanning
    Bystronic Inc
  • Alan Gildemeister
    Alan Gildemeister
    International Technologies Inc
  • Vanessa Heim
    Vanessa Heim
    Brenco Industries Ltd
  • Ron Laws
    Ron Laws
    Cincinnati Incorporated
  • Charlie Lenn
    Charlie Lenn
    Kapco Inc
  • Todd Nelson
    Todd Nelson
    SSAB Iowa Inc
  • Scott Ottens
    Scott Ottens
    Amada America Inc
  • John Peterson
    John Peterson
    Atlas Manufacturing
  • Carl Powers
    Carl Powers
    Anchor Danly
  • Edwin Stanley
    Edwin Stanley
    GH Metal Solutions
  • Jerry Ward
    Jerry Ward
    Metcam Inc
  • Julie Maddock
    Julie Maddock
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Julie Maddock by phone at 1(815)399-8700 EXT 214 or by e-mail at juliem@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Toll Processing Council of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is to provide those who process metals for others with current and evolving toll processing technology through education programs, expositions, publications, and other means as required to improve quality, productivity and service to better serve the industry. (Adopted Oct. 3, 1996)

Members

  • Peter Adamski
    Peter Adamski, Chairman
    Taylor Coil Processing
  • Brian Habermel
    Brian Habermel, Vice Chairman
    Steel Technologies Inc
  • Tim Bilkey
    Tim Bilkey
    Voss Clark
  • Leroy Davis
    Leroy Davis
    Prometal Management LLC
  • Bob Demyan
    Bob Demyan
    Flat Rock Metal Inc / Bar Processing Corp
  • John Favorite
    John Favorite
    Delaco Steel Corp
  • Jerome Hack
    Jerome Hack
    Dearborn Steel Center Inc
  • Bruce Johnson
    Bruce Johnson
    Olympic Steel Corporate
  • Arturo Marroquin
    Arturo Marroquin
    ACERO PRIME S De RL De CV
  • Mike McIntosh
    Mike McIntosh
    SteelPro - Wayne Industries
  • Edward Panek
    Edward Panek
    All Metals Service & Warehousing
  • David Pettigrew
    David Pettigrew
    Coilplus - Alabama Inc
  • Rob Woerdehoff
    Rob Woerdehoff
    Arlington Metals Corp
  • Cindy Day
    Cindy Day
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Cindy Day by phone at (815)227-8208 or by e-mail at cindyd@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tube and Pipe Fabricators Council is to enhance the educational level of tube and pipe fabricating professionals worldwide, by providing exceptional programs and educational materials. (Adopted Feb. 3, 1998)

Members

  • John Bell
    John Bell, Chairman
    Lochinvar Corp
  • Ron Bochat
    Ron Bochat, Vice Chairman
    Innovo Corp
  • Brian Havlovic
    Brian Havlovic
    Kawasaki Motors Mfg Corp USA
  • Jack Downer
    Jack Downer
    OMNI-X USA Inc
  • Gary Morphy
    Gary Morphy
    Excella Technologies
  • Joe Ryan
    Joe Ryan
    Miller Electric Mfg Co
  • Walter Sperko
    Walter Sperko
    Sperko Engineering Services
  • Lisa Wertzbaugher
    Lisa Wertzbaugher
    Superior Tube Products
  • Bob Wolbrink
    Bob Wolbrink
    Eaton Leonard
  • Audrey Long
    Audrey Long
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Audrey Long by phone at 1(815)227-8206 or by e-mail at audrey@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tube and Pipe Producers Council is to guide the TPA in creating, developing, and delivering effective educational programs and materials to the industry in the area of tube and pipe production. (Adopted Nov. 3, 1998)

Members

  • Rick Olson
    Rick Olson, Chairman
    Roll Machining Technologies & Solutions Inc
  • James M Petkus
    James M Petkus, Vice Chairman
    James Steel & Tube Co
  • Christopher Smith
    Christopher Smith
    Cooper Standard
  • John Anton
    John Anton
    Independence Tube Corp / Marseilles Div
  • Jerry Hemmerling
    Jerry Hemmerling
    RathGibson LLC
  • Brian Kopack
    Brian Kopack
    FORMTEK Inc
  • Kent Li
    Kent Li
    TMK-IPSCO
  • Peter Meglin
    Peter Meglin
    Thermatool Corp
  • Bret Molnar
    Bret Molnar
    Roll - Kraft
  • Mark D. Prasek
    Mark D. Prasek
    Rafter Equipment Corp
  • Leonard Steinmeyer
    Leonard Steinmeyer
    Royalton Industries Inc
  • Michael Strand
    Michael Strand
    Roll Machining Technologies & Solutions Inc
  • Daniel Ventura
    Daniel Ventura
    Ventura & Associates
  • Audrey Long
    Audrey Long
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Audrey Long by phone at 1(815)227-8206 or by e-mail at audrey@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mexico Advisory Council is to integrate and promote the interests of Mexico-based companies in the North American marketplace. Through educational programs, expositions, publications, and other means, the council strives to improve the productivity of metal fabricators and manufacturers in Mexico to become more globally competitive. (Adopted June 2, 2011)

Members

  • Cesar Medellin
    Cesar Medellin, Chairman
    Ulbrinox Inc
  • Steffan Leyva
    Steffan Leyva, Vice Chairman
    Tim Containers
  • Ruben Herrera
    Ruben Herrera
    Combined Metals of Chicago
  • Arturo Marroquin
    Arturo Marroquin
    ACERO PRIME S De RL De CV
  • Carlos Mendizabal-Perez
    Carlos Mendizabal-Perez
    Industrias Selbor SA de CV
  • Arturo Rodriguez
    Arturo Rodriguez
    ACERO PRIME S De RL De CV
  • Alex B Trevino
    Alex B Trevino
    FORMTEK Inc
  • Gerardo Villarreal
    Gerardo Villarreal
    Metalforte Sa De Cv
  • Michael Webber
    Michael Webber
    Amada De Mexico
  • Cindy Day
    Cindy Day
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Cindy Day by phone at (815)227-8208 or by e-mail at cindyd@fmanet.org.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Software Technology Council, within the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, is to provide members and the industry awareness of the benefits of software solutions and automation through educational programs, expositions, publications and other means as required to improve the quality of products and the profitability of businesses in the metal fabrication industry.(12/1/2014)

Members

  • Shane Peltier
    Shane Peltier, Chairman
    Ncell Systems
  • Bridget Lazlo
    Bridget Lazlo, Vice Chairman
    Guardian Business Solutions Inc
  • Michael Boggs
    Michael Boggs
    Striker Systems
  • Nancy Brehmer
    Nancy Brehmer
    KeyedIn Solutions
  • Adam Grabowski
    Adam Grabowski
    Global Shop Solutions
  • Christine Hansen
    Christine Hansen
    Epicor Software Inc
  • John Kemp
    John Kemp
    Bystronic Inc
  • Ashly Lantz
    Ashly Lantz
    Staff Liaison

    FMA

If you are interested in volunteering on this council please contact Ashly Lantz by phone at 1(815)399-8700 EXT 204 or by e-mail at ashlyl@fmanet.org.