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MMA names officers for 2021

MMA names officers for 2021

MMA names officers for 2021

Ed Bolas was recently named 2021 President of Midwest Manufacturers’ Association (MMA). Bolas is the Controller at Dycast Specialties Corporation, a Starbuck-based manufacturer of precision zinc and aluminum die castings. Bolas is a founding member of MMA, serving as Treasurer of the board from 2001 - 2017. This is his forth term as President.
 
Mark Petersen was named Vice President of the association. Petersen is Operations Manager at ITW Heartland, an Alexandria manufacturer specializing in short run, close tolerance CNC machining services and specialty pinion and gears for the aerospace industry.  Petersen has served on the MMA board since 2018.
 
Steve Leen, Partner at BerganKDV, will serve as Secretary of the organization in 2021. The Treasurer position was filled by Jeremy Lehman, R&D Machinist at L&M Radiator, Inc. in Hibbing, MN.
 
Serving as Directors in 2021 are: Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM, Bloomington; Les Engel, Engel Metallurgical, Sauk Rapids; Phil Johnson, PAYDAC Plastics, Fergus Falls; Wade Karnes, Cast & Color/Zakobe LLC, Bovey; Dean Kiffmeyer, Central McGowan, St. Cloud; and Jim Petruga, NECO Solutions, Superior.
 
Midwest Manufacturers Association (MMA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters the creation, growth and success of industry associations throughout the Upper Midwest. MMA is the central office serving three affiliates: 
Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association, serving manufacturers in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin; Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association, serving manufacturers in the greater St. Cloud, Minnesota region; and Tri-State Manufacturers Association, serving manufacturers in west central Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota.  The collective 450 members benefit from peer networking, plant tours, cost savings, legislative voice, industry awareness, promotional opportunities, workforce development efforts, and more.

Photo caption: Ed Bolas of Dycast Specialties Corporation

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