Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


CEMA announces new officers and directors

Warren Chandler of Canada-based Stephens-Adamson elected new president of CEMA.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
March 20, 2013

Warren Chandler, operations manager, Stephens-Adamson, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization’s
recent 80th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chandler becomes head of the North American industry trade group founded in 1933. CEMA currently has 122 member companies.

Other officers elected at the Association’s Annual Meeting:
Vice President - Jerry Heathman, sales & marketing manager, Chantland Pulley & Roller Company, Humboldt, IA
Secretary – Jim McKnight, senior vice president, system sales and marketing, Intelligrated, Inc., Mason, OH
Treasurer – Garry Abraham, general manager/CEO, Screw Conveyor Corporation, Hammond, IN

Elected to the Board of Directors were:
Michael Hoehn, president, Automatic Systems, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Mike Shea, general products manager, ABB Baldor-Dodge, Greenville, SC
Rob Yandrick, product manager, Eriez Magnetics, Erie, PA
Dave Zaleski, manager-distribution and integrator sales, Dematic, Grand Rapids, MI.
George Huber, III, president, Industrial Kinetics, Inc., Downers Grove, IL

Carryover members are:
Bob Domnick, vice president, sales, marketing and engineering, Superior Industries, Morris, MN
Paul Ross, president, Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc., Pell City, AL
Geoff Normanton, senior vice president technology, Fenner Dunlop, Pittsburgh, PA
Fred Thimmel, president, Bryant Products, Ixonia, WI
Ned Thompson, president & CEO, Prab, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Zebra gains instant access to complimentary technologies. But first, it needs to integrate a former partner that is 2-1/2 times its size.

Distribution requirements are changing. Few distribution managers would quibble with that statement. The increase in the demand for mixed cases, mixed cartons, aisle ready pallets and, most importantly, the increase in the volume of e-commerce orders is driving new levels of investment in automation.

MDT works with Mitsubishi Electric to ensure technical competence in providing change management support for Mitsubishi Electric Automation products.

This fully updated 7th edition of the “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials”, is a must have source book for end users, designers, engineers, manufacturers and consultants.

While we've been focusing on the warehouse, the next evolution in e-commerce is the last mile delivery and in-store fulfillment. It could be the break brick-and-mortar has been looking for.

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA