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Volusia Manufacturers Association Elects New Board and Begin

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Volusia Manufacturers Association Elects New Board and Begins Manufacturing Work for 2011

Released on: January 26, 2011, 4:12 am
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The Volusia Manufacturers Association appoints its new Board of Directors for 2011, begins work representing the different manufacturing and associate members in its manufacturing association.

Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is the only manufacturing trade association established by Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers. Leading the Volusia Manufacturers Association is the VMA Board of Directors, who represent the various manufacturing member companies and associations. The VMA Board chooses new board members for the upcoming year in December and with this document proudly announces the VMA new board members for 2011.

The new Chairman of the VMA, whose main responsibilities are serving as the chief policy maker and presiding at the General Membership Meetings and VMA Board Meetings, is Mark Madore. Mark Madore is currently the CEO for Sparton Electronics Florida, Inc., a diversified electronics company dedicated to the manufacture of electronics for medical devices, Anti-Submarine Warfare, and many other specialized products located in De Leon Springs, FL. Serving as the Vice-Chairman of Programs and Benchmarking is Mark Andrews. Mark Andrews is the current President of Hudson Technologies, a long-standing VMA-award winning manufacturing member and a leading manufacturer of deep-drawn metal enclosures, or cases, and stampings used in many different industries. Ms. Reba MacLagan was the VMA's Chair last year and moved to the Immediate Past Chair Appointment of the VMA Board and is currently employed by Performance Designs, Inc ., a world-class parachute manufacturer in Deland, Florida .

Tammy Pazmino, an Investment Executive & Assistant Vice-President of Fifth Third Bank , is coordinating the VMA Plant Tours initiative, a very important part of the VMA, allowing viewing of the different manufacturing locations throughout the VMA. Sharon Haga, Controller at Raydon Corporation, is taking responsibility for direction of the Finance Division, and James Hampton, Sales Manager at A.O. Precision Manufacturing, LLC, is directing the Marketing Sponsorships for the VMA. Fifth Third Bank and TD Bank are Associate members who provide VMA members with additional information and services. Raydon Corporation is the top provider of convoy trainers to the United States Armed Services, and the largest domestic commercial source of novice driver trainers. A.O. Precision Manufacturing LLC was started in 1982 in Daytona Beach , Florida and is a leading provider of firearms, parts and components of the M-16 and gun builders in the commercial markets.

The VMA is excited about the newly added Board position for VMA Marketing Social Media. This area will be lead by David Romeo, who is currently a Sales Engineer at Miller-Leaman Inc. Miller-Leaman manufactures three unique filtration products, a patented line of stainless steel liquid filters and strainers commonly known as the Thompson Filter-Strainer , the Helix Screen-Disc Series and the evolution of automatic disc filtration, the Turbo-Disc filter and many custom filtration solutions. The VMA Marketing Social Media Director will be responsible for directing the VMA into social media marketing, informing members and potential new members about all the latest VMA offerings.

Leadership of the VMA Manufacturing Excellence Division is being conducted by Tom Hayden of Teledyne ODI. Teledyne ODI is a leading manufacturer of sub-sea electrical and fiber-optic connector systems used for offshore oil and gas, defense, oceanographic and research projects. Tom Hayden is Director of Strategic Business Improvement at Teledyne ODI. The VMA's Manufacturing Excellence Division presents programs to support quality in manufacturing, quality regulations, and best practices for manufacturing.

The VMA's second division is the Materials Division focusing on manufacturing costs saving programs with special focus given to discuss current inventory, purchasing, or manufacturing issues and regulations. Director of the Materials Division for 2011 is Lois Stuart of Thompson Pump and Manufacturing, Co. Inc. Thompson Pump and Manufacturing is a manufacturer of high quality engine-powered portable pumps for use in construction, by-pass, dewatering, public works, mining, sewer-lift stations, wastewater, and agriculture applications.

Supporting the VMA are Spence Lloyd, President of Lloyd Consulting, leading the Ambassadors Group and Systems, and Mark Figenscher, Vice-President of Commercial Lending at TD Bank, leading the team for VMA Membership Development. Volusia Manufacturers Association is dedicated to examining legislation proposed by national, state, county, and city officials and advising members on issues that will impact their businesses directly or indirectly. An important aspect of the VMA is to keep members informed of new legal legislation that they will need to be aware of, and John Ferguson, Partner of CobbCole, will be the key representative for this task. CobbCole is one of the associate members supporting the Volusia Manufacturers Association specializing in many areas of personal and business law.

Daniel Cox of Volusia County Schools, will head Education Relations to support local quality education at all levels. Mike Sibley, Partner at James Moore & Co. CPAs and Consultants, leads the Legislative Action and Systems, promoting legislative actions for manufacturers to ensure growth and success. Both Ted Shader, President of F.B.I. Systems, Inc., and Michael Williems, Business Account Manager of Florida Power & Light will share the responsibility as the Manufacturers Expo leaders, coordinating all efforts for the annual VMA Manufacturers Expo. F.B.I. Systems, Inc. is a family owned business responsible for manufacture of combined metal fabrications and custom specialty coatings.

The Volusia Manufacturers Association proudly announces the new Board of Directors for 2011 and is looking forward to the opportunities that 2011 brings for Volusia and Flagler counties, local manufacturing, and the VMA manufacturing and associate Members. President/CEO, Jayne Fifer, said, “Each year, creating a new Board of Directors for the VMA, brings in fresh, creative ideas for keeping manufacturers connected with the local job market; connected with the community; connected with city, council, state and national legislation; connected with educational institutions and opportunities; and most importantly connected with each other for support and success.”

For more information about the Volusia Manufacturers Association, please contact:
Volusia Manufacturers Association or Jayne Fifer at 386.673.0505.

About Volusia Manufacturers Association:

The Volusia Manufacturers Association was founded in 1980 in Volusia County , Florida by manufacturers for manufacturers. Volusia Manufacturers Association provides information, education and networking opportunities to help manufacturers grow and succeed. VMA are made up of companies that range in size from one employee to over 500. If you are interested in joining the Volusia Manufacturers Association, please visit

Contact Information:

Jayne Fifer
Volusia Manufacturers Association
Fax: 386.673.6663
Cell: 386.212.4003
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