New FIA Directors and FIERF Trustees Elected at Annual Meeting

New FIA Directors and FIERF Trustees Elected at Annual Meeting

FIA members elected new representatives for the FIA Board of Directors and the FIERF Board of Trustees May 1st at the FIA Annual Meeting of Members in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Jeffrey T. Jones of Forge Resources Group (DeKalb, Illinois) will serve as Chairman of the FIA Board, assuming the role from outgoing Chairman Bill Hoban of Green Bay Drop Forge Div. (Green Bay, Wisconsin). Jones’ term as Chairman will last through May 7, 2018.

Willard T. Walker Jr. of Walker Forge (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will serve as Vice Chairman of the FIA Board. Other members of the 2017–18 FIA Board of Directors include:

The 2017–18 FIERF Board of Trustees will be led by Mark Shirley of Finkl Steel (Chicago, Illinois), who will serve as President. Patrick M. Burke of TECT Power (Cleveland, Ohio) will serve as Vice President. Additional FIERF Board of Trustees members for the 2017–18 term include:

In addition to formal elections, the 2017 FIA Annual Meeting of Members featured business and social learning sessions, activities and a golf outing. At the event, Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company was presented with a 75-year membership award, and 50-year membership awards were presented to Inductotherm Group and Moline Forge.

The 2018 FIA Annual Meeting of Members will be held May 5–7, 2018, at the Four Seasons Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida.