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Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Association is led by a strong group of individuals who cares about manufacturing and who cares about DRMA.  Your 2018 Board of Trustees and officers are:

Don Clouser, The Champion Companies, Springfield, Chairman

Jon Foley, Rack Global Enterprises, Dayton, First Vice Chairman

John Bertsch, Detailed Machining, Sidney, Second Vice Chairman

Jim Zahora, GEMCITY Engineering, Dayton, Past Chairman

Patty Breig, National Oilwell Varco, Dayton

Dave Burrows, Goodwill Easter Seals, Dayton

Mitch Heaton, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton

Scott MacDonald, University of Dayton, Dayton

Ben Staub, BasTech, Dayton

Brian Ault, Bruns General Contracting, Tipp City

Michele Mischler, MCM Sales Associates, Cincinnati (Affiliate)

John Masheck, Clark, Schaefer, Hackett, Dayton (Associate)

2019 Chairman, Don Clouser

Don Clouser is the vice president and general manager of Champion GSE in Springfield, Ohio. As a member of The Champion Companies family of businesses, Champion GSE designs and manufactures ground support equipment for the aerospace, military and power-generation markets. It specializes in hermetically-sealed shipping and storage containers for customer assets as well as transportation stands for large jet engines.

Don began his career at his father’s machine shop, Metwood Industries, after graduating from Miami University. In the beginning, he learned to program and operate CNC equipment. This started his love for manufacturing and respect of value created from people who marry their skills with material. Don has developed a passion for continuous improvement as well as cultural implementation of professional management.

Don has served on a variety of boards and committees to support his industry and community. But it is his long standing relationship with DRMA of which he is very proud. Since 1998, Don has served the Association in a variety of ways, always recognizing how much more he has benefitted than has given. This continues with the privilege of serving on DRMA’s Board of Trustees and as its chairman for 2019.

Don calls Troy home where he has enjoyed 25 years of marriage with his wife Angie and their three children.

New Board Members

Brian Ault is vice president of sales for Bruns General Contracting, a third-generation general contractor that offers design/build and general contracting services to commercial and industrial customers.  Prior to joining Bruns, Brian spent over 20 years in the automobile service, body shop, and dealership industry, including owning his own dealership.  He attended the University Of South Carolina Moore College Of Business.  Brian is active on several economic development committees and with the Miami County Republican Central Committee.  Brian has been involved with the DRMA since he started with Bruns in 2009, serving as chairperson of the Member Services Committee and on the Board of Trustees from 2013 through 2015.  He currently serves on the Golf Committee and as co-chair of the Funding Committee.

Brian will fill a regular seat on the Board, focusing on the DRMA Foundation fundraising campaign.

John Masheck is an audit principal with Clark, Schaefer, Hackett and serves as the commercial services chair for the firm and on the manufacturing and distribution industry group.  Since he began his career in 2004, John has worked with a wide variety of companies from start-ups to million-dollar family-owned businesses.  John comes from a family with a long line of business owners and enjoys bringing a strategic focus to his clients to assist them with growth and transition planning.  John also serves as the treasurer for the Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty.  CSH has been a DRMA member for many years.

John will fill the financial seat on the Board and will be the Board liaison to the Finance Committee.

Michele Mischler is the owner of MCM Sales Associates and partners with ThomasNet and other “best in class” solutions providers to help clients implement effective sales and marketing strategies.  Michele began her career providing advertising production and brand strategy consulting to global B2C marketers.  She transitioned that experience to the industrial world when she began representing ThomasNet over 20 years ago.  Michele joined DRMA in 2009, served on the Member Services Committee, and served on the Board of Trustees from 2015 through 2017.

Michele will fill the associate seat on the Board, focusing on member services, member engagement, and member recruitment.

Welcome 2019 Board of Trustees!


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