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Committees

MCMA Committees

MCMA members generously serve on committees throughout the year and help direct the activities of the association. The committees do research, make suggestions for changes or new initiatives, provide direction, and help shape our events.

If you are a member interested in serving on a committee, please submit a Committee Volunteer Form or contact MCMA headquarters at +1 734-994-6088.

MCMA Membership Committee

The committee develops membership retention programs and new member development strategies to help strengthen and grow the association.

Chairperson: Gunnar Block, Schunk Carbon Technology, LLC
Kevin McNicholas, Allied Motion Technologies Inc.
Chris Blake, Maxon Precision Motors
Jonathan Dougherty, HEIDENHAIN Corporation
Mike Malcoun, Mechatronics Solutions
Staff Co-Chair: Dana Whalls

MCMA Technical Conference Committee

The committee helps develop engaging and topical conference agendas for the MCMA Technical Conference (TechCon).

Chairperson: Matt Hanson, Bison Gear & Engineering
Michael Sonsogno, Cogent Power Inc.
David Bousfield, Electro-Matic Integrated, Inc.
Dave Graff, Stober Drives Inc.
John Krasnokutsky, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Corey Morton, B&R Industrial Automation
Staff Co-Chair: Dana Whalls

MCMA A3 Business Forum Program Committee

The committee helps develop insightful and engaging conference agendas for the MCMA sessions in the A3 Business Forum.

Chairperson: Matt French, AMETEK
David Carr, AMETEK
Matthew Roberson, Brother International Corporation
Karla Takasumi, Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.
Staff Co-Chair: Dana Whalls

MCMA Market Data Committee

The committee helps guide the strategy and direction for MCMA's market data and research efforts.

Chairperson: Paul Horvat, Parker Hannifin Corp.
Bill Faber, Delta Products Corporation
Dan Jones, Incremotion Associates, Inc.
Paul Murphy, Moog, Inc. Components Group
Eric Rice, Applied Motion Products
Staff Co-Chairs: Alex Shikany & Dana Whalls

Permanent Magnet Division

The committee educates and promotes effective utilization of magnetic materials, assemblies and systems.

Chairperson: Ed Richardson, Thomas & Skinner
Vice-Chairperson: Don VanCott, Hitachi Metalsr
Past Chairperson:  Karla Takasumi, Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.

PMD member companies include:
Adams Magnetic Products Corp.
Arnold Magnetic Technologies
Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.
Electron Energy Corp.
Hitachi Metals America
Magnet Applications Inc.
Max Baermann GmbH
Shin-Etsu Magnetics Inc.
Tengam Engineering Inc.
Thomas & Skinner Inc.
Tridus Magnetics & Assemblies
VAC Sales USA LLC
Walter T. Benecki LLC

Motion Control Education/Certification Committee

The committee works specifically on addressing the need for education in the industry and works to develop programs that fulfill that need. Primary work is on the MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional Program and includes training course development, peer review, instructor development and delivery of the program, including live courses and e-learning programs.

Chairperson: Ken Lechner, AMETEK
Mark Holcomb, Celera Motion
Nate Holmes, National Instruments
John Payne, Yaskawa America, Inc
Jeff Pike, Yaskawa America, Inc.
Robbie Queen, Moog Components Group
Bob White, Kollmorgen
Jim Wiley, Parker Hannifin
Staff Co-Chair: Dana Whalls

Automate Show Committee

The committee helps develop the strategy to best serve attendees and exhibitors and keep our Automate trade show growing. This is a joint committee of MCMA, RIA (Robotic Industries Association) and AIA (our vision and imaging trade association).

Chairperson: Jim Cooper, FANUC America Corporation
Stephanie Stanton, ABB Inc.
Catherine Morris, ATI Industrial Automation
Greg Hollows, Edmund Optics
David Bousfiled, Electro-matic Products, Inc.
Don Bromley, Gudel, Inc.
Yanik Van Coppenolle, Kawasaki Robotics (USA)
Lisa Grogan, Matrox Imaging
Jim Anderson, SICK, Inc.
Kirk Petersen, Teledyne DALSA
Staff Co-Chair: Jim Hamilton

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