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The MMA Board of Directors is comprised of delegates from each affiliate; three each from the membership of AMFA, CMMA and TSMA.
Ed Bolas
MMA President/Director Emeritus DyCast Specialties Corp, Controller
Ed Bolas was named MMA Director Emeritus in 2021 in recognition of his role as a founding member of Midwest Manufacturers Association back in 2001....
Mark Petersen
MMA Vice President ITW Heartland, Operations Manager
Mark joined the TSMA Board in 2016.  He was elected to his first term as Board President in 2018.  He serves as Co-Chair of the Program Committee a...
Steve Leen
MMA Treasurer BerganKDV, Partner
Steve was elected to the CMMA board in 2012, and serves on both the Programs and Golf Committees.  Steve is a proactive CPA with over 17 years of e...
Liz Diedrich
MMA Director Diedrich RPM, CEO
Liz has been active on the MMA Board since 2019, jumping right in with ideas to enhance the MMA brand and ultimately, influence the launch of a new...
Les Engel
MMA Director Engel Metallurgical, Ltd., President/Met. Engr.
Les was a Founding Member of CMMA, having served as President of the Board since 2008.  He also serves on the Workforce Committee. Les is the Presi...
Philip Johnson
MMA Director PAYDAC PLASTICS, Inc., President
Philip was elected to the TSMA Board in 2020.  Phil is the President of Paydac Plastics in Fergus Falls, and serves on both the Program and Workfor...
Wade Karnes
MMA Director Cast & Color LLC / Zakobe LLC, President
Wade was elected to the AMFA Board in 2017, and serves as Board President.  Wade is Chair of the Education Committee, and also serves on the Financ...
Dean Kiffmeyer
MMA Director Central McGowan, EVP and General Manager
Dean was elected to the CMMA Board in 2016.   He serves on the Programs Committee. Dean is the VP of Operations at Central McGowan located in St. C...
Blake Kolquist
MMA Director GPM, Inc., Marketing Director
Blake was elected to the AMFA Board in 2018, and currently serves as Vice President as well as active with the Programs and ET Beer Social Committe...
Jim Petruga
MMA Director Northern Engineering, Industrial Business Development
Jim was elected to the AMFA Board in 2015, serving as AMFA President in 2018 and 2019.  He is Chair of the ET Beer Social Committee.  Jim also serv...
Sandy Kashmark
MMA Executive Director Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association, Executive Director
Sandy Kashmark started her career as TSMA Administrative Assistant in 1991, not long after receiving a business degree from Minnesota State Univers...

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