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. Ed has served on the MMA board continuously; 2021 marks his 20th year of service to the organization!
2021 is Ed's fourth year in the role of MMA President.
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 and Chair of the Stein & Wine Fest. Mark is employed as the Operations Manager at ITW Heartland in Alexandria.
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 experience with a strong concentration in manufacturing. He is a Partner at BerganKDV located in St. Cloud, MN.
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 4-in-1 website and sponsorship options.
Liz served on the TSMA board from 2017-2020, leaving her mark as facilitator of several strategic planning discussions. As Chair of the TSMA Marketing Committee, Liz spearheaded countless strategies to improve TSMA's brand and promotional efforts.
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 President of Engel Metallurgical, Ltd. located in Sauk Rapids, MN
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 Finance, Marketing/Membership, FabTech, and ET Grant Review committees. Wade is the President of Cast & Color LLC/Zakobe LLC located in Bovey, MN.
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 Committees. Blake is the Marketing Director at GPM, Inc. located in Duluth, MN.
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 serves on the Finance, Marketing/Membership, Programs, FabTech, and ET Grant Review Committees. Jim works in Industrial Business Development for Northern Engineering located in Superior, MN.
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 University Moorhead. She has served as Executive Director since 1995. The office changed to a new business model with the launch of Midwest Manufacturers Association in 2001. MMA, the "central office," now serves AMFA, CMMA and TSMA, with Kashmark at the helm.