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IMEC - Downstate
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625

IMEC - Chicago Region
1651 Wilkening Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Fax: 309-677-3289

E-mail: info@imec.org

Board of Directors

To ensure that IMEC's focus is in alignment with the needs of Illinois businesses, IMEC is led by a board of directors comprised of the leaders of companies from across the state. Small and mid-sized manufacturers - IMEC's principal customer segment - are represented, as are larger OEMs such as Deere, Caterpillar, and healthcare organizations. Non-voting members include representatives from partner organizations and stakeholders.

Brad Albrecht, Chair

Vice President - Finance
Budnick Converting, Inc. - Columbia, IL


Jean Pitzo


Ace Metal Crafts - Bensenville, IL

Robert Barnett

Retired Manufacturing Executive


Scott Rempala

President / CEO

Mighty Hook, Inc. - Chicago, IL


Kenneth Carlton

Vice President

Corrugated Metals - Belvidere, IL


Michelle Drew Rodriguez

Manufacturing Leader

Deloitte Center for Industry Insights - Chicago, IL

David Fox


Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Jeff Schertz

Vice President of Operations

DICKEY-john Corporation - Auburn, IL


Mike Loquercio, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Area Director of Manufacturing

D&W Fine Pack - Elk Grove Village, IL

Glen Schwab

Director of Enterprise Supply Chain Operations

Deere and Company - Moline, IL


Zachary Mottl

Chief Alignment Officer

Atlas Tool Works, Inc. - Lyons, IL

Craig Van Den Avont


GAM Enterprises - Mount Prospect, IL


Patrick Murzyn
Director of Supply Excellence
Caterpillar Inc. - Peoria, IL


Tom Welge, Vice Chair

Vice President

Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation - Chester, IL

Aneesa Muthana


Pioneer Service, Inc. - Addison, IL


Craig Zoberis, Vice Chair


Fusion Systems, Inc- Burr Ridge, IL


Representatives to the Board (non-voting)

Gary Anna
Vice President for Business Affairs
Bradley University (IMEC Fiscal Agent)
Peoria, IL

Kyle Harfst

Executive Director Southern Illinois Research Park &

Executive Director of Economic Development

Southern Illinois University Carbondale OERD

Carbondale, IL

Jerry Blazey

Interim Vice President for Research and Innovative Partnerships

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

Phill Wadsworth
Federal Program Officer
National Institute for Standards and Technology
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Gaithersburg, MD

Larry Danziger

Executive Director for CADRE

(Center for Advanced Design, Research & Exploration)

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL