ABMA Committees 2019-2021

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
Gregory C. Miller
The Mill-Rose Co.


Precision Brush
Solon, OH
Steve Bellocchio
Zahoransky USA
West Chicago, IL
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ

Kim Erdmann
Schaefer Brush Co
Waukesha, WI
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY
Rachel Hack
Epic Resins
Palmyra, WI
Kevin B Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire
Sutton, MA
RJ Lindstrom
Zephyr Mfg
Sedalia, MO
Miguel Medrano
Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
Christopher Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc
Arcola, IL
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
Jason Saner
Abtex Corporation
Aberdeen, MD
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
Christopher Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc
Arcola, IL

ABMA Treasurer
Gregory C. Miller
The Mill Rose Company
Mentor, OH

ABMA Vice President
D. Scott Enchelmaier
Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ
ABMA President
Carlos R. Petzold
Bodam Int'l / Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
ABMA Past President






Leadership Development Committee

CHAIRMAN
PAST PRESIDENT
Carlos Petzold
Borghi USA/Bodam Int'l
Aberdeen, MD


Association Officers Currently Serving

D. Scott Enchelmaier
Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ
Gregory C. Miller
The Mil Rose Company
Mentor, OH
Christopher Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc
Arcola, IL

Active and Affiliate Member Directors

Charles Coward
Hill Brush Inc
Mere, Wiltshire, UJ

Tim Hack
Epic Resins
Palmyra, WI
Mark Kappes
Tanis Inc
Delafield, WI
Dustin Maninfior
AST Filaments / American Select Tuning
Mattoon, IL
Bruse Massey
InterWire Products
Bristol, CT
Ernest (Chip) Preston
Spiral Brushes Inc
Stow, OH

Additional Past President

D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY



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
Kevin B. Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire Products
Sutton, MA

Steve Bellocchio
Zahoransky USA
West Chicago, IL
Charles Coward
Hill Brush Inc
Mere, Wiltshire, UK
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Company
Fairfield, NJ
Mike Frederickson
Jewel Wire Div Loosco
Pomfret, CT
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corp.
Dresden, NY
Christy Hinnant
Easy Reach Supply
Hattiesburg, MS
Mark Kappes
Tanis Inc
Delafield, WI
RJ Lindstrom
Zephyr Mfg
Sedalia, MO
Dustin Maninfior
AST Filaments / American Select Tubing
Mattoon, IL
Bruce Massey
InterWire Products
Bristol, CT
Miguel Medrano
Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
Chris Megaro
Insustrial Brush Co
Fairfield, NJ
Gregory C Miller
The Mill Rose Company
Mentor, OH
Chris Monahan
Brush Fibers Inc.
Arcola, IL
Carlos Petzold
Bodam Int'l/Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD


Tony Ponikvar
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
Chip Preston
Spiral Brushes Inc
Stow, OH
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
Jason Saner
Abtex Corporation
Dresden, NY
Fred Spach
Carolina Brush Company
Gastonia, NC



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
RJ Lindstrom
Zephyr Mfg
Sedalia, MO
Charles Coward
Hill Brush Inc
Mere Wiltshire, UK
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
D. Mark Fultz
Abtex Corp
Dresden, NY
Chris Monahan
Brush Fibers, Inc
Arcola, IL
Carlos Petzold
Borghi USA/Bodam Int'l
Aberdeen, MD
Kim Erdmann
Schaefer Brush
Waukesha, WI
Gregory C Miller
The Mill Rose Company
Mentor, OH
Chris Megaro
Industrial Brush Co Inc
Fairfield, NJ
Miguel Medrazo
Borghi USA
Aberdeen, MD
Jason Saner
Abtex Corp
Dresden, NY


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
Charles Coward
Hill Brush Inc
Mere, Wiltshire, UK
CO-CHAIR
Brian Keiser

Osborn International
Cleveland, OH
Alessandro Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Andrea Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Grant Fowlie
Brush Research Mfg Co., Inc.
Los Angeles, NJ
Eugene Huegin
Pferd Inc
Mlwaukee, WI

Imre Karetka
Pferd Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Dieter Lessmann
Lessmann GmbH
Oettingen, Germany
Juergan Lessmann
Lessmann GmbH
Oettingen, Germany
Bill Dwyer
Weler Abrasives Group
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
Kim Erdmann
Schaefer Brush
Waukesha, WI
Chris Weiler
Weiler Abrasives Group
Worcester, MA
Karl M. Weiler
Weiler Abrasives Group
Cresco, PA

Marco Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Peter Skaalen
Pferd Inc
Mlwaukee, WI
Mirko Testa
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
D Scott Enchelmaier
Industrial Brush Co
Fairfield, NJ
Mark Fultz
Abtex Corp
Dreesden, NY
Guinea Andar
JAZ Brush USA
Lincoln, RI
Mike Frederickson
Jewel Wire Div Loosco
Pomfret, CT
Andrea Chiapelli
Brush Research Mfg Co., Inc.
Los Angeles, NJ
Heather Jones
Brush Research Mfg Co., Inc.
Los Angeles, NJ
Mark Kappes
Tanis Inc
Delafield, WI
Larry Mell
Weiler Abrasives Group
Cresco, PA
Susan Meng
Beilin Futuo
Ningbo, China

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
Mike Zimmerman
Wooster Brush
Wooster, OH
Andrea Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
D. Scott Enchelmaier
The Industrial Brush Co., Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
Eugene G. Heugin
Pferd Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Mariano Presas
Pferd Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Imre Karetka
Pferd Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Kevin Lannon
Lanoco Specialty Wire Products
Sutton, MA
Jeff Malish
The Malish Corporation
Willoughby, OH
Peter Skaalen
Pferd Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Tony Ponikvar
Felton Brushes Ltd
Hamilton, ON
Kenneth L. Rakusin
Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc.
Commerce, CA
John C Cottam
Industrial Brush Corp
St George, UT
Frederick P Spach
Carolina Brush Mfg Co
Gastonia, NC
Chris Weiler
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA
Karl M. Weiler
Weiler Corp
Cresco, PA
Larry Mell
Weiler Abrasives Group
Cresco, PA
Alessandro Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy
Marco Acquaderni
SIT
Bologna, Italy


Kim Erdmann
Schaefer Brush
Waukesha, WI
James Cottam
Industrial Brush Corp
St George, UT
Mark Kappes
Tanis Inc
Delafield, WI
Steve Bellocchio
Zahoransky USA
West Chicago, IL