MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) recently held its members meeting online. I was able to sit in as a long-time member. The association made it through the difficult times of the pandemic and losing most of its platinum supporting members. I’m sad about the companies I worked with over 20 years who have dropped away from the organization. But that only reflects the major shifts in this manufacturing technology market.

Congratulations to Khris Kammer, the new chair of the international board. I worked with him for many years on the technical (now Knowledge) committee. He should do well leading the organization in these changing times.

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International announces new Board leadership to help steer the future of MESA. The results of this term’s Board elections include an exceptional group of industry professionals who generously contribute their time and expertise. 

International Board

Chair: Khris Kammer, AVEVA 

Vice Chair: Uwe Küppers, Rockwell Automation

Treasurer: Corey Vodvarka, Parsec Automation Corp

Board Members at Large – click here for the full listing (13 total)

Executive Director Brandy Richardson stated about MESA’s new International Board Chair, Khris Kammer, “Khris is a veteran member of MESA, having served in various volunteer capacities throughout the years. We’re looking forward to what he will bring to the organization as both a long-time member of our organization as well as a respected industry luminary.”

Kammer said about the new role, “I am honored to accept the role of International Chair. MESA has been very important to my professional development for more than two decades. I value the relationships offered to me by MESA, and I’m excited about the future of the organization. New leaders are emerging that will propel the organization to the next level on the foundation of the MESA Model for Smarter Manufacturing. My goal is to provide a past, present, and future perspective, as well as an organizational structure that will help the entire organization thrive in the coming decades.”

Additionally, the change in top leadership elevates additional seasoned members of the organization. For instance, Chris Monchinski of Automation Control Systems has assumed Khris’ prior role of Knowledge Committee Chair, overseeing educational content development at MESA. Uwe Küppers of Rockwell has also stepped into the role of International Board Vice Chair.

MESA will also elect leaders for its Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA Board of Directors in the coming weeks.

About MESA International

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions, and best practices. To accomplish this, we:

Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.

Collect, share, and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise.

Educate the marketplace on manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program.

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