The Association is led by a strong group of individuals who cares about manufacturing and who cares about DRMA. Your 2024 Board of Trustees and officers are:
David Reger, Winston Heat Treating, Chair of the Board
Jon Schmiedebusch, Whitworth Tool, First Vice Chairman
Patty Breig, National Oilwell Varco (retired), Past Chair of the Board
Isaac Bokros, USAM, Appointed Trustee
Bill Budde, Production Control Units, Inc, Trustee
David Coomer, Clark Schaefer Hackett & Co., Trustee
Shannon Cox, Montgomery County ESC, Appointed Trustee
Chuck Dryer, Industrial Tube & Steel, Trustee
Tayte French-Lutz, French Oil Mill Machinery, Trustee
Marc Gilardi, A&B Machine, Trustee
Chris Jones, Norwood Medical, Trustee
AJ Rolling, Catwood Metalworks, Inc., Trustee
Mike Sander, MLA Companies, Trustee
Lori Vance, Henny Penny, Trustee
2024 Chairman, David Reger
David Reger is the President of Winston Heat Treating, located in Dayton, Ohio. As a commercial heat treater, Winston serves over 1,200 active customers across a variety of industries both locally and nationally. Although the business’s niche has always been tool & die, its focus and specialty in the aerospace and defense fields has grown immensely over the last decade. Having successfully completed the Nadcap accreditation process several years in a row, Winston is one of a select few heat treaters that has now earned merit status on a 24-month auditing cycle. Most recently in 2017, Winston Heat Treating was awarded the title of Commercial Heat Treater of the Year by Industrial Heating magazine. Becoming the 21st company to receive this international recognition, the award is based on demonstrating excellence in one’s pollution/waste prevention, quality programs and community involvement.
David grew up working at Winston during summers in high school and later college while he attended the Ohio State University. After graduating from the Fisher College of Business with a specialization in operations and logistics, David rejoined the company in 2012. He continued to learn the business serving in various roles on the floor before eventually being promoted to Vice President and then President of the company in 2017. David is passionate for his employees and customers and enjoys the challenge of continuing to grow and strengthen the now third generation family business.
David originally became active within the DRMA through both the golf and young professionals committees. His love for the region and its manufacturers drives him to continue to serve in the organization along with the support of his wife, Katlyn – who he met at Ohio State – and their three children.
New Board Members
Bill Budde, Production Control Units (Manufacturer Member)
Bill Budde is the president of Production Control Units (PCU) located in Dayton. Founded in 1946, PCU provides fluid filling, refrigerant charging, gas and fluid conditioning and recovery systems, along with custom cellular automation and material handling to a wide variety of Fortune 500 manufacturers. Bill has spent his career performing a wide range of engineering, sales support, and management roles in companies ranging from small regional businesses to $1B multi-site global operations. He is energized by the creative process of developing something that has never been done before and enjoys mentoring people coming into the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the GMI Institute and an MBA from Wright State University. Bill has served on committees with DRMA, the Dayton Development Coalition, and the Association for Manufacturing Technology.
Bill fills a regular seat on the Board.
Mark Neilson, Crown Equipment Corporation (Manufacturer Member)
Mark Neilson is a project manager for Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen. Crown Equipment, a privately held, family company, is the leading manufacturer of electric lift trucks in the world. Crown has eight manufacturing plants across the area and 18 total worldwide. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Mark graduated from the University of West Scotland with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he started his engineering career that eventually led him to Vandalia to help lead a lean transformation project and has worked in the U.S. since. During his 15 years at Crown, Mark has held various roles including lean manufacturing, engineering manager, and project manager for their corporate Advanced Manufacturing group. He has a passion for people, processes, and manufacturing. Mark has been active with DRMA since 2019, enjoying igniting enthusiasm for the next generation of manufacturing leaders at career outreach events.
Mark fills a regular seat on the Board.
Lori Vance, Henny Penny (Manufacturer Member)
Lori Vance is the senior director of human resources at Henny Penny in Eaton. Henny Penny is known for making the best commercial food equipment in the world. Every day, 100 million people eat in restaurants operating Henny Penny equipment like McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, KFC, and Wendy’s. Lori has spent her career in the in the human resources field starting at Reynolds & Reynolds Company, then LexisNexis, and has been at Henny Penny since 2017, where she has led all aspects of HR from talent acquisition to training, benefits, and general HR partner support. Lori holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University along with a Senior Human Resources Certification (SPHR). Lori is passionate about the manufacturing industry and advancing awareness of manufacturing as a viable career option in the Dayton Region. Lori serves on DRMA’s DRMWP Committee, attends various DRMA events, and shares best practices and talent-related insights when needed.
Lori fills a regular seat on the Board.
Welcome, 2024 Board of Trustees!