CMMA names 2009 Board of Directors

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Les Engel was recently named President of Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA). Les owns and operates Engel Metallurgical Ltd., a St. Cloud-based independent materials, engineering, consulting and testing company, specializing in material selection, application and evaluation, product failure analysis. Les has served on the Board since 2008, and is a founding member of CMMA. Linda Besse was named Vice President. Linda is the Human Resource Manager at Komo Machine Inc, est. 1966. Komo manufactures high-speed CNC Machining Centers for domestic and international markets for a wide rage of industries, including aerospace, wood, metal and composites companies. Lisa Koll, Doherty Staffing Solutions,St. Cloud, was named Treasurer; and Doris Illies, Productive Alternatives, Little Falls, was named Secretary. Serving as Directors in 2009 are Henry Fischer, St. Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership, St. Cloud; Wayne Anderson, St. Cloud Workforce Center / DEED, St Cloud; Kurt Helgeson, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud; Harry Larson, Enterprise Minnesota, St. Cloud; Tim Zipoy Minnesota Workforce Centers, Monticello; Nick Weis, Crystal Cabinet Works, Princeton; and Nicole Snell, Pro Staff, St. Cloud. Central Minnesota Manufacturers' Association (CMMA), established January 2008, is a membership-based organization serving manufacturers and related industries in Central Minnesota. CMMA members benefit from peer networking, low-cost training, plant tours, benefit programs, promotional opportunities and more. For more information about CMMA, call (800) 654-5773 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .