MESA Releases Results of 2015-2016 Board Elections

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MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International announces new Board members to help steer the future of MESA. MESA's Boards are more active than ever and leaders are stepping up to work on MESA's expanded initiatives. 

For instance, MESA's Leadership Development Committee received interest from an exceptionally high number of Board candidates and the leadership teams are eager to engage with the new Boards to bring continued benefit to MESA's members, and the community at large. Also, Board members recently created a Smart Manufacturing Working Group that discusses timely issues and creates educational resources about the topic. 

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: Ralf Sonnefeld, Siemens
Vice Chair: Mike James, ATS International BV
Treasurer: Jimmy Asher, Savigent
Board Members at Large - click here for full listing (29 total)

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Board
Chair: Uwe Kueppers, Rockwell Automation
Vice Chair: Michael Schwarz, Schneider Electric
Board Members at Large - click here for full listing (11 total)

Americas Board
Chair: Steph Mikelbrencis, Brock Solutions
Vice Chair: Erik Nistad, Mondelez
Board Members at Large - click here for full listing (17 total)

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.

For more information about MESA, visit


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