• Board of Directors TSMA

    TSMA is governed by a 10-member board; these volunteers are elected from the membership to serve staggered two-year terms.
    Mark Petersen
    TSMA President
    ITW Heartland
    Mark joined the TSMA board in 2016.  He was elected to his first term as Board President in 2018.  He also serves as Co-Chair of the Program Committee.
    Evan Westra
    TSMA Vice President
    West Tool & Design
    Evan has served two stints on the TSMA board, from 2013 through 2017 and an earlier term from 2002 - 2004.  He held the position of President from 2014-2017 and is active on the Workforce Committee.
    Bob Grove
    TSMA Secretary/Treasurer
    Cosmos Enterprises, Inc.
    Bob Grove has more than a decade of experience on the TSMA board, serving consecutively since his first term began in 2006.  He is Chair of the Workforce Committee.
    Liz Diedrich
    Diedrich RPM
    Liz joined the TSMA Board in 2017, jumping right in as facilitator of the board retreat that year.  As Chair of the newly revived Marketing Committee, Liz has spearheaded countless strategies to improve TSMA's brand and promotional efforts.
    Chuck Gaffaney
    Massman Automation Designs, LLC
    Chuck was elected to the TSMA board in 2016.  He co-chairs the Program Committee and is an active member of the region's Dream It. Do It. Steering Committee.
    Tony Hanson
    Alexandria Technical & Community College
    Tony was elected to the board in 2018, bringing a valued connection to post-secondary education.  He serves on the Workforce Committee.
    Nicole Klimek
    Lowry Manufacturing Company
    Nicole is serving her first term on the TSMA board, having been elected in 2017.  She is active on the Marketing Committee.
    Tom Mastellar
    BlackHawk Industrial - TSMA
    Tom is in his seventh year on the TSMA board; he was first selected in 2012.  He is Chair of the Special Events Committee, with a history of staging an annual Golf Fundraiser. A new fundraising venue was added in 2017; a Stein & Wine Fest held in collaboration with Alexandria Sertoma.
    Todd Peterson
    3M Abrasives Systems Division
    This is Todd's second stint on the TSMA Board of Directors.  He served from 2008-2011 and then left Minnesota for 3M position in Colorado.   He's now back in Alexandria, MN, and was re-elected to the Board in 2017.  Todd serves on the Membership Committee.
    Elroy Vesta
    EJ Enterprises
    Elroy been committed to the success of TSMA since joining the board in 1995, including 13 years in the role of President. He currently Chairs the Membership Committee.  
    Sandy Kashmark
    Midwest Manufacturers Association - TSMA
    Sandy Kashmark started her career with TSMA as 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 when Midwest Manufacturers Association was launched in 1991.  MMA, the "central office," now serves AMFA, CMMA and TSMA, with Kashmark at the helm.
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