Committees

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Education/Technical

Chair: Jonathan Morgan
Mission: To educate NIBA members by providing technical information and training materials relative to conveyor belting, power transmission belting and accessories.

Education/Technical Committee

Mission Statement

To educate NIBA members by providing technical information and training materials relative to conveyor belting, power transmission belting and accessories.

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of thirteen members plus the Chair. Both distributor/fabricator and manufacturer members are represented on the committee. Their product or service background is taken into account as much as possible. 

Duties

  1. The committee surveys the membership to determine specific training and education needs. 
  2. The committee studies, monitors, and presents to the membership updates in advances in EDI, bar coding and other technologies important to the membership. 
  3. The committee provides belting-related training materials in a variety of mediums. 
  4. The committee is responsible for maintenance of, and additions to, the Engineering Handbook and NIBA Tech-Notes. 
  5. The committee organizes and conducts Technical Seminar trainings.
  6. The committee participates in the annual Convention by making technical presentations as requested by the Program Committee.
  7. The committee collects various current belt standards and maintains a library of them for distribution to the NIBA membership upon request.

Committee Chair

Jonathan Morgan, Forbo Siegling LLC

2016-17 Committee Members

Thomas Archer, Vaughn Belting Company Inc
Al Bonneau, Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions
Raymond Borup, III, Regional Conveyor Services Inc
Steve Fournier, Apache Inc
Mike Francis, Dunham Rubber & Belting Corporation
Doug Gilg, ContiTech - NAFTA
Joe Haen, Beltservice Corporation
Beth Miller, Flexco
Don Rabb, Chemprene Inc   
Sergio Restagno, Belterra Corporation
Ron Schuring, Precision Pulley and Idler
Gene Torres, Chiorino Inc
Wes Tyre, Shaw Almex Industries

2014-16 Strategic Goals

There are two priorities to be owned by the Education / Technical Committee...

  1. New and Improved Lightweight Training
  2. Improved Training Program delivery methods and revised course offerings

Two more potential priorities for the Education / Technical committee were discussed before the group decided that they would not be priorities going forward.

  • Develop stronger and more recognized engineering standards –(We are not a standards setting organization)
  • Update the engineering manual – not needed over the next three years

Marketing

Chair: Kerry Meacham
Mission: To promote the services, benefits, and value of NIBA, to the global markets through effective communication and research.

Marketing Committee

Mission Statement

To promote the services, benefits, and value of NIBA, to the global markets through effective communication and research.

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of eight members plus the Chair.

Duties

  1. The committee periodically surveys the NIBA membership regarding various NIBA programs.  These surveys are on behalf of all other NIBA committees.
  2. The committee maintains the NIBA sales catalog of all items offered for sale to NIBA members.
  3. The committee oversees production and publication of the NIBA Beltline newsletter.
  4. The committee promotes the use of the NIBA logo, and assures it is used properly.
  5. The committee is responsible for all promotional activities on behalf of other NIBA committees.
  6. The committee is responsible for direction, content, and maintenance of the NIBA web site.    

Committee Chair

Kerry Meacham, Flexco

2016-17 Committee Members

Jenny Dakos, Gates Mectrol Corp
Troy Cobb, D E Shipp Belting Company
Frank Hyclak, ContiTech - NAFTA
Mark Jadwin, Midwest Industrial Rubber Inc
Kerry Mosher, Beltservice Corporation
Gregg Hanson, Apache Inc
Jackie Robb Britt, Rubber & Accessories Inc
Michael VandenAkker, Sparks Belting Company 

2014-16 Strategic Goals

There are four priorities for the Marketing Committee. (#3 requires extensive participation from two other committees)

  1. Build the NIBA brand recognition and value in the eyes of members, prospective members, and end users.
  2. Explore the rebranding from NIBA-The Belting Association to... ?
  3. Develop value propositions for each membership category both Nationally and Internationally (Marketing lead, with participation from Membership and Products and Services)
  4. Continue to use new communications methods to increase the breadth and depth of communications within member companies and increase the effectiveness of member communications.

Membership

Chair: Glenn Siemer
Mission: To ensure the perpetuation of NIBA by maintaining an active plan to preserve existing membership and to sustain a continuous recruitment of qualified prospective members.

Membership Committee

Mission Statement

To ensure the perpetuation of NIBA by maintaining an active plan to preserve existing membership and to sustain a continuous recruitment of qualified prospective members.

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of eight members plus the Chair.

Duties

  1. The committee is responsible for all membership recruiting and retention activities, including promotional materials.
  2. The committee publishes an annual membership directory.
  3. The committee verifies eligibility of all applicants for NIBA membership, and recommends approval or disapproval to the Board of Directors.

Committee Chair

Glenn Siemer, Accurate Industrial Inc

2016-17 Committee Members

Rich Holderman, LewisGoetz
Dell Gutknecht, Reichel-Korfmann Co Inc
Crystal Shi, Shanghai YongLi Belting Co Ltd
Mandy Lushch, Jerry Bros Industries Inc
Todd Miller, Beltservice Corporation
Susan Moir, Shaw Almex Industries
Michael Wieland, Mulhern Belting Inc
Shannon Zirkle, International Rubber Tech Pvt. Ltd.

2014-16 Strategic Goals

There are two priorities to be owned by the Membership Committee.

  1. Review, clarify, and revise existing membership categories and come up with a recommended road map for adding new member types
  2. Global Market Intelligence – Use a third party resource to research the global market and develop a comprehensive prospect list for each member category. Develop a strategy to grow membership based on the results. 

Products & Services

Chair: Laura Hoggan
Mission: To enhance the value of NIBA Membership by providing economic benefit through various products & services.

Products & Services Committee

Mission Statement

To enhance the value of NIBA Membership by providing economic benefit through various products & services.

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of nine members plus the Chair. Both distributor/fabricator and manufacturer members are represented on the committee. Their product or service background is taken into account as much as possible. Committee should contain four Distributor/Fabricator members.

Duties

  1. The committee administers NIBA’s scholarship program.
  2. The committee seeks out products and services that will enhance the value of NIBA membership.

Committee Chair

Laura Hoggan, Rubber & Plastics Inc

2016-17 Committee Members

Bo Fisher, Maxi-Lift Inc
Chad Ackerman, Ammeraal Beltech Inc
Terri Boyle, AccuPad Inc
Jeff Ciminera, REMA TIP TOP - NA
Jessica Stroup, Stroup & Son Ltd
Chris Jacobs, Power & Rubber Supply
Jeff Leach, Passaic Rubber Company
René Morf, VIS USA LLC (Historian)
Ana Laura Muñoz Enriquez, Vysisa de CV

2014-16 Strategic Goals

The Product & Services Committee has one priority...

  1. Look to develop additional menu items and increase participation to complement the success of scholarships. Consider offerings of interest to both manufacturers and distributors, both local and global. 

Program

Chair: Brian Schachner
Mission: To develop a program for the NIBA annual Convention that provides a forum for members to communicate, learn, and promote their common business interests.

Program Committee

Mission Statement

To develop a program for the NIBA annual Convention that provides a forum for members to communicate, learn, and promote their common business interests.

Committee Members

The Committee is comprised of eight members plus the Chair. Committee members should represent both distributor/fabricator and manufacturer members from various product lines and geographic areas including, if possible, the city where the following annual Convention will take place.

Duties

  1. The committee organizes the annual Convention, with concurrence of the Board of Directors.
  2. At the June meeting of the Board of Directors, the committee chair will present the Executive Committee-approved budget for the upcoming Convention.
  3. Additional ad-hoc committee members appointed by the chair as necessary.

Committee Chair

Brian Schachner, Vaughn Belting Company Inc

2016-17 Committee Members

Paul Drechnowicz, Forbo Movement Systems Transtex Belting
John Grasmeyer, Sparks Belting Company
Scott Holquist, LewisGoetz
Robert Labossiere, Colmar Belting Company Inc
Scott Frenz, Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions
Rohan Christian Prabhakar, International Rubber Tech Pvt Ltd
James Smith, Universal Belting Resource
Chip Winiarski, Flexco 

2014-16 Strategic Goals

The Program Committee has three priorities...

  1. Develop new offerings in combination with the convention that will encourage member companies to send additional people to attend at least a portion of the convention. Seattle convention is a good target.
  2. Review the existing Convention format and come up with recommendations to increase participation from each of our membership categories.
  3. Evaluate the potential for opening up the Expo beyond just manufacturers.