BEMA elects 2015-16 chairman, directors
BEMA, Overland Park, KS, elected new members to its executive committee and board of directors at its 2015 annual meeting, held in Hawaii in June.
Terry Bartsch (right), vice president of sales, Shaffer Manufacturing, Urbana, OH, was elected chairman of the board of directors. He began his carrier in the baking industry in 1981 and has been with Bundy Baking Solutions since 2006. Bartsch has been an active member of BEMA since 1990 and has served on the board of directors for 10 years. He has also served BEMA as the chair of their scholarship and convention and programs committees.
Bartsch played a key role as a member of BEMA’s executive committee in developing the new educational offerings through BEMA-U, additions to BEMA’s meetings such as BEMA-Connect, dedicated pavilions at international trade shows and success at IBIE. He plans to work with BEMA’s board of directors, members and staff to steward these programs well. “We have put a number of new initiatives in place in recent years,” Bartsch states. “I want to make sure we invest the time and resources in these programs to insure their success and growth.”
The membership elected the following executive committee: Bartsch, chairman; Allen Wright, Hansaloy, Davenport, IA, first vice chairman; Don Osborne, Intralox Inc., Harahan, LA, second vice chairman; and Paul Lattan, Sosland Publishing, Kansas City, MO, third vice chairman. Kurt Miller, J&K Ingredients, Edmund, OK, is immediate past chairman.
Darren Jackson, COO of The Henry Group, Greenville, TX, and Jim Warren, vice president of Exact Mixing, Robesonia, PA, were elected to their first term on BEMA’s board of directors. BEMA’s current directors also include Bruce Campbell, AMF Bakery Systems, Richmond, VA; Tim Cook, Shick Solutions, Kansas City, MO; Mike Day, Banner-Day, Saginaw, MI; Rick Hoskins IV, Colborne Foodbotics, Lake Forest, IL; Mark Hotze, Corbion, Lenexa, KS; Jim Kline, The EnSol Group, Erwinna, PA; and Patrice Painchaud, Peerless Food Group, Sidney, OH.
Remaining BEMA’s representative on the IBIE Committee and serving as the chairman for IBIE 2016, is Mike Cornelis, American Pan—A Bundy Baking Solution, Urbana, OH. Remaining as BEMA’s American Bakers Association (ABA) liaison is D. J. LeCrone, LeMatic Inc., Jackson, MI.