ABMA Committees 2015-2017

The American Brush Manufacturers Association sponsors the following committees:

Convention Committee

Mission Statement
The mission of the ABMA Convention Committee is to plan, promote, and deliver an Annual Convention tailored to member needs, including a Suppliers' Display and appropriate networking opportunities to give members a chance to meet each other and exchange ideas and doing so within the Board-approved budget. The Vice President will serve as Chair of this Committee.
CHAIR
David Kalisz
MFC Ltd
Laredo, TX

Jim Benjamin
Precision Brush
Solon, OH
J. Andrew Dailey
Jones Companies, Ltd.
Humboldt, TN
Kristin Draper
Draper Knitting Company
Canton, MA
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY
Bruce M Gale
Michigan Brush Mfg Co Inc
Detroit, MI
Mark D. Godfrey
Felton Inc.
Londonderry, NH
Kevin B Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire
Sutton, MA
Jeffrey J. Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH
Gregory C. Miller
The Mill-Rose Co.
Mentor, OH
Christopher Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc
Arcola, IL
Ian P. Moss
Static Faction Inc.
Salem, MA
Carlos R. Petzold
Bodam Int'l/Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
Tony Ponikvar
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
Daniel Sinykin
Monterey Mills/Roller Fabrics
Janesville, WI
Karl M. Weiler
Weiler Corporation
Cresco, PA

Finance Committee

Mission Statement

ABMA's Finance Committee shall prepare and present to the Board of Directors an Annual Budget, monitor the Association's investment decisions, direct and review an annual audit as well as perform other duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors.

CHAIRMAN
D. Scott Enchelmaier
Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ

ABMA Treasurer
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY
ABMA President
David Kalisz
MFC Ltd
Laredo, TX
ABMA Suppliers Division Chair
Jeffrey J. Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH

ABMA Past President
Carlos R. Petzold
Bodam Int'l / Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
ABMA Vice President



Leadership Development Committee

CHAIRMAN
PAST PRESIDENT

Jeffrey J. Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH

Association Officers Currently Serving

Carlos Petzold
Borghi USA/Bodam Int'l
Aberdeen, MD
D. Scott Enchelmaier
Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY

Incoming Divisional Chairs

Jill Shinners
Pioneer Packaging Inc
Chicopee, MA
James L. Benjamin
Precision Brush
Solon, OH
Gary Townes
Magnolia Brush Mfrs
Clarksville, TX
Connie McKinney
Sherwin Williams
Cleveland, OH
Chris Monahan
Brush Fibers, Inc.
Arcola, IL

Additional (3) Past Presidents

Ian P. Moss
Static Faction
Salem, MA
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
Mark D. Godfrey
Felton Inc
Londonderry, NH


Membership Committee

Mission Statement for Membership Committee

The mission of the ABMA Membership Committee is to encourage eligible companies to join ABMA and to oversee membership retention efforts. The Committee makes suggestions, observations, and recommendations about Membership activities to the Board of Directors. It maintains contact with eligible prospective and new members through correspondence and personal solicitation.

CHAIR
David Kalisz
MFC Ltd
Laredo, TX

Kirk Beatty
Beatty Tool and Machine
Scarborough, ON
James L. Benjamin
Precision Brush Company
Solon, OH
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corp.
Dresden, NY
Kevin B. Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire Products
Sutton, MA
Jeff Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH
Connie McKinney
Sherwin Williams
Cleveland, OH
Enrique Mejia
PMM
Mexico City, Mexico
Gregory C Miller
The Mill Rose Company
Mentor, OH
Chris Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc.
Arcola, IL
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
Jill Shinners
Pioneer Packaging
Chicopee, MA
Carlos Petzold
Bodam Int'l/Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
Tina Burnet
Freudenberg Household Products
Aurora, IL
Mark Scagliarini
Pioneer Packaging
Chicopee, MA


Fred Spach
Carolina Brush Company
Gastonia, NC
Brent Swenson
Linzer Products
West Babylon, NY


Public Relations Committee

Mission Statement
The mission of the ABMA Public Relations Committee is to create a strong image for the Brush, Broom and Mop industry in support of its member companies by: Developing new markets, expanding existing markets; and stimulating interest in ABMA among potential customers, members and the press. One tool is the Association's webpage for which the Committee has creative and maintenance responsibility.
CHAIR
Gregory C Miller

The Mill Rose Companyl
Mentor, OH
Andrew Dailey
Jones Companies
Humboldt, TN
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corp
Dresden, NY
Bruce M. Gale
Michigan Brush Mfg Co Inc
Detroit, MI
David Kalisz
MFC, Ltd
Laredo, TX
Judy McGuire
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA
Chris Monahan
Brush Fibers, Inc
Arcola, IL
Carlos Petzold
Borghi USA/Bodam Int'l
Aberdeen, MD




SAFETY & STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Mission Statement for Safety & Standards Committee

The mission of the ABMA Safety & Standards Committee is threefold:

  1. Recommend changes to existing standards;
  2. Review proposed new standards; and
  3. Develop means to assist Members in coping with their product liability problems. It advises members of new developments affecting the industry. Maintains liaisons with other industry organizations and standards development committees. Interfaces with the Product Liability Prevention and Defense Group and other coalitions seeking tort reform.

It is preferred that Committee members have a familiarity with standards writing and an engineering background.

CO-CHAIR
D Scott Enchelamier
Industrial Brush Co.
Fairfield, NJ

CO-CHAIR
Brian Keiser

Osborn International
Cleveland, OH
Alessandro Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Andrea Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Donald Didier
Brush Research Mfg Co., Inc.
Los Angeles, NJ
Eugene Huegin
Pferd Milwaukee Brush
Leominster, MA

Imre Karetka
Pferd Milwaukee Brush Co.
Leominster, MA
Dieter Lessmann
Lessmann GmbH
Oettingen, Germany
Joerg Lessmann
Lessmann GmbH
Oettingen, Germany
Judith McGuire
Private Brands Specialty
Cresco, PA
Tony Ponikvar
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
Ernest R. Preston III
Spiral Brushes, Inc.
Stow, OH
David Rodigues
JAZ USA
Lincoln,RI
Fred Spach
Carolina Brush Company
Gastonia, NC

Scott Tanis
Tanis, Inc
Delafield, WI
Jim Teeple
Weiler Corp
Worcester, MA
Chris Weiler
Weiler Corp
Worcester, MA
Karl M. Weiler
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA


Statistical Committee

Mission Statement

The Statistical Committee helps determine what surveys, studies, and other activities are helpful to Members in the conduct of their businesses. The Committee also functions to help encourage Membership participation in those surveys, studies and other activities in an attempt to add value. While it reviews existing statistical activities for content and value, the Committee does not have access to individual Members' confidential figures submitted in any Association survey.

CHAIR
Jill Shinners

Pioneer Packaging
Chicopee, MA
Andrea Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
Eugene G. Heugin
Pferd Milwaukee
Leominster, MA
David Kalisz
MFC Ltd.
Laredo, TX
Imre Karetka
Pferd Milwaukee Brush Co.
Leominster, MA
Kevin Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire Products
Sutton, MA
Jeff Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH
Judith McGuire
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA
Tony Ponikvar
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
Mark Scagliarini
Pioneer Packaging
Chicopee, MA
Frederick P Spach
Carolina Brush Mfg Co
Gastonia, NC
Chris Weiler
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA
Karl M. Weiler
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA