CHAIRMAN, Vice President of Technical Sales, Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation
Michelle Drew Rodriguez
VICE CHAIR, VP of Corporate Strategy & Development, Tenneco
I believe in the purpose and mission of IMEC and have seen the value it brings to individual businesses as well as the broader manufacturing ecosystem. I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the board and to help drive growth and global manufacturing competitiveness for Illinois based manufacturers.
Craig Van den Avont
1st VICE CHAIR, President, GAM Enterprises, Inc.
I am passionate about USA manufacturing and believe we can compete globally when it’s done well. In being part of IMEC, I can indirectly help other manufacturers achieve success if the services and resources we offer are effective in achieving our mission. I enjoy manufacturing and want to participate in the industry by interacting with other manufactures, the leadership team at IMEC, and being part of the organization.
PAST CHAIRMAN, President, Fusion OEM
My experience with the IMEC team and board members has created some of the most impactful industry relationships I have had in my years in manufacturing.
SECRETARY/TREASURER, Vice President of Supply Chain, Greenleaf Foods
Great food, fun happy hours and the easy commute to meetings. OK -amazing group of talented resources committed to Illinois manufacturing. Engaged board who steps up and steps in, it’s a chance to give back and make a difference, we are making a difference!
Vice President – Finance, Budnick Converting, Inc.
Vice President, Corrugated Metals, Inc.
Retired, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Ashley S. Moy
I am on the IMEC Board because I want to help set the team’s ambitious goals and execute bold strategies that prepare and keep Illinois manufacturers competitive, inclusive, and sustainable in a global market.
President, Pioneer Service Inc.
IMEC helps me stay sharp in the world of manufacturing. It’s an honor to work with other passionate and knowledgeable people in the industry. I’m grateful to have a place on the board, where I can be a voice for small to mid-size manufacturers.
Chief Executive Officer, Ace Metal Crafts Company
I am on the IMEC Board because I believe so strongly in the mission of the organization. They have done so much to help my company and our teammates achieve great things.
President, Mighty Hook, Inc.
Our company experienced significant financial and employee training gains from multiple engagements with the IMEC team. I was offered and opportunity to hopefully give back to an organization that has done so much to transform our company into a leading manufacturer in my industry. It has been my pleasure and my honor to serve on the board of IMEC over these last few years.
Vice President of Operations, DICKEY-john Corporation
President and CEO, Crafts Technology
The reason that I am on the board is to share and leverage my experience in a way that is designed to be additive and helpful to others as they endeavor to improve themselves and their business.
Founder & CEO, Akrete
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation, Deere & Company
I’m a passionate advocate of leveraging industrial technology to drive manufacturing sustainability and competitiveness. IMEC brings forth a collection of talent which provide directions and insights that any manufacturer (small, medium, or large) can leverage to create world class productivity.
CEO, International Filter Manufacturing Corporation
The IMEC Board is an excellent way to collaborate with like-minded leaders facing similar challenges while working together to advance and promote Illinois manufacturing.
Representatives to the Board (non-voting)
Interim Vice President for Research and Innovative Partnerships, Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University is honored to partner with IMEC to promote small to medium manufacturing across the state of Illinois. Our faculty in science, engineering, and business offer broad expertise in support of IMEC and their clients.
Larry Danziger, Pharm.D.
Executive Director, (CADRE), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lynn Andersen Lindberg
Director, Business Innovation and Research Innovation and Economic Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Regional and State Partnerships, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Donald R. Peterson
Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University
To increase regional economic awareness by assisting Illinois organizations and industries to develop successful sustainable competitive futures through collaboration and community engagement.