Updated: Apr 12
The Association is led by a strong group of individuals who care about manufacturing and who care about DRMA. Due to the challenges of the past couple years adjusting to COVID, the officer positions (chairman, past chairman, first vice, second vice) have remained the same from 2021 for continuity purposes. Your 2022 Board of Trustees and officers are:
John Bertsch, Detailed Machining, Sidney, Chairman
Jon Foley, The Champion Companies, Springfield, Past Chairman
Patty Breig, Retired, First Vice-Chairman
David Reger, Winston Heat Treating, Dayton, Second Vice-Chairman
Phil Brockman, Techmetals, Dayton
Dave Burrows, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton (Appointed trustee)
David Coomer, Clark, Schaefer, Hackett, Co., Dayton
Shannon Cox, Montgomery County ESC, Dayton (Appointed trustee)
Chuck Dryer, Industrial Tube & Steel, West Chester (Affiliate trustee)
Scott MacDonald, University of Dayton, Dayton (Associate trustee)
Michele Mischler, MCM Sales Associates/Thomas Net, Cincinnati
Joe Osterday, Production Control Units, Dayton
Brian Roos, Morris Bean & Co., Yellow Springs
Jon Schmiedebusch, STAP Industries, Dayton
2021 Chairman, John Bertsch
John Bertsch is the founder, president, and CEO of Detailed Machining Inc., a full service machine shop located in Sidney, Ohio. He started the company in 1997 in a one-car garage and has grown it into a 38-person one-stop job shop that caters to all types of manufacturing such as Honda, Toyota, Airstream, and many machine builders.
John is a 1981 graduate of Anna High School with no collage training but a lot of common since and a passion for building things. John is a graduate of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, has received Dale Carnegie training, and is active in many of Aileron’s programs. John was a mechanic at John Deere and a maintenance technician at Stolle Diversified Products where he became skilled at various manufacturing trades and acquired his supervisory experience. He became skilled in HVAC and rebuilding gas and diesel engines before going out on his own and starting Detailed Machining.
John has been active for several years in DRMA’s government advocacy initiatives, and he’s passionate about promoting manufacturing trades in the 13 Shelby County schools by telling his story to motivate students to pursue careers in the industry.
John is a president-elect Rotarian, is a board member of the Shelby County Workforce Partnership, and serves on the advisory committee of the Upper Valley Career Center’s manufacturing/machine trades program. He was instrumental in re-establishing the program after it closed several years ago.
John loves to ride motorcycles in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. He has a son and daughter who are both active in the business.
New Board Members
Jon Schmiedebusch is the senior vice president of global operations of STAP Industries in Dayton and Louisville, Kentucky; STAP designs and manufactures ground support equipment, tooling, and components for the commercial and military aerospace markets and provides machined components for beverage, pharmaceutical packaging, automotive, and general commercial customers.
While attending Findlay College, he began his career at United Aircraft Products and has been hands-on in the manufacturing arena ever since. Jon has served on the Upper Valley Career Center’s manufacturing and machining advisory committee since 2000 and has served on DRMA’s Dayton Region Manufacturing Workforce Partnership committee since 2020.
Jon will fill a regular seat on the board.
Chuck Dryer is a territory manager for Industrial Tube and Steel in West Chester, Ohio, a provider of steel tubing and continuous cast iron, serving manufacturers throughout the Midwest. He is responsible for cultivating relationships and ensuring that all customers’ expectations are met. Chuck began his career in manufacturing in 2008 at Dayton Forging & Heat Treating. He has been an active participant in many DRMA initiatives, including Operations Meet Ups, career awareness events at schools, and serving as chair of the Government Relationships Committee.
Chuck will fill an affiliate seat on the board.
Welcome to the 2022 Board of Trustees!