MERA, The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, has welcomed five respected industry leaders to the MERA board of directors: Anita Barlow, managing director, N.A. reman, Delphi Technologies; Mike Carr, CEO, CARDONE Industries; Henry Foxx, director, remanufactured products, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Duncan Gillis, CEO, BBB Industries; and Paul Thoms, president, Midwest Fuel Injection.
“Each industry veteran brings valuable experience to the MERA board,” said John Chalifoux, president and chief operating officer, MERA. “This is an exciting time for all involved in sustainable manufacturing, and our new board members will play a key role as we continue to raise the awareness and acceptance of remanufactured goods.”
In addition, David Overbeeke, president and CEO, Brake Parts Inc, has been reelected as chairman of MERA. Overbeeke begins a new term overseeing the association’s strategy to enhance member value and achieve future growth. Peter Butterfield, chairman and CEO, Omega Environmental Technologies, and Russ Schinzing, vice president, electronics business unit, BBB Industries, also were re-elected as officers.
“It is an honor to have Dave Overbeeke serve as MERA chairman,” said Chalifoux. “Our success as a member organization is tied directly to his leadership and the commitment of all of the industry executives on the MERA board.”
Other executives on the MERA board of directors include: Michael Cardone III, president, MC3 Capital; Robert Enright, general manager, new and recon parts, Cummins; Justin Greenberg, CEO, DieselCore; Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO, Motorcar Parts of America; Brian Lewallen, president, Detroit Reman; Enrico Manuele, regional president, automotive aftermarket N.A., Robert Bosch LLC; Scott Miller, vice president, remanufacturing, LKQ Corp.; Jay Robie, CEO, Phoenix Automotive Cores; Paul Schuck, managing director, Undercar Express; Allen Wilkie, general manager, LKQ Best Automotive; Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA; and John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA.
MERA is the home of Manufactured Again Certification, where new manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing are held to the same international quality standards. The program – based on ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 – also promotes corporate social responsibility, particularly environmental stewardship.