Meet the Team

Meet the team that works hard to support the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow. These men and women come from different backgrounds, companies, and walks of life, but are united in their passion for this industry and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kathy Gilmore

Kathy Gilmore
President, Director
Since
Valley Industrial Association/GCAMP

Shane Tredup

Shane Tredup
Chairperson
Since
Custom Aluminum Products, Inc.

Troy Waldherr

Troy Waldherr
Vice-Chairperson
Since
Tox-Pressotechnik

Carl Anfenson

Carl Anfenson
Director
Since
Huntington Bank

Cassie Blickem

Cassie Blickem
Director
Since
VALEES (Valley Education for Employment System (EFE#130)

Chris Kaiser

Chris Kaiser
Director
Since
Kaiser Manufacturing

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy
Treasurer
Since
Sikich LLP

Kevin Bates

Kevin Bates
Director
Since
Mazak Corporation

Kevin Clay

Kevin Clay
Director
Since
Manufacturing Consultant

Loretta Daly

Loretta Daly
Director
Since
Invest Aurora

Matt Frank

Matt Frank
Director
Since
Village of Schaumburg

Michael Piwoni

Michael Piwoni
Director
Since
Burgess Norton (Amsted Automotive)

Nancy Awdziejczyk

Nancy Awdziejczyk
Director
Since
NECSS

Paul Rimington

Paul Rimington
Secretary
Since
WA Diemasters

Tracy Tinkle

Tracy Tinkle
Director
Since
Kuriyama of America, Inc.