Dear fellow MDNA Members and Premier Venders,
As we approach Thanksgiving, I am very thankful for all of you. It has been a tough couple of years for many of us. But we have remained strong and united. Our 80th Anniversary Convention this past September was a huge success and shows our vitality as an organization has not weakened due to the pandemic.
Penny and I especially enjoyed meeting and speaking to all the “Young Guns” and their significant others that were in attendance. We have much to do and to look forward to in the coming year. And I will continue my goal of getting as many members as possible to become more actively involved with their MDNA memberships.
All of our chapters are planning great chapter meetings. And on the national front, the AMEA will be putting on a Forum in March in Los Angeles. We will be hosting a Weekend with the Pros in May, in Detroit and Toledo. And finally, in September there will be the much-loved Chicago Chapter IMTS Dinner Meeting. You can always get the latest event news at MDNA.org.
As I enjoy time with my immediate family this Thanksgiving, I will also be giving thanks for my extended MDNA family.
Craig L. Ward, MDNA President
F P MILLER CO
Mark Coxon, of Machine Tool Emporium, has been tapped as the new Ohio Valley Chapter Chairman. Mark Coxon is 33 years old, married to Emily Coxon and they have a 2 year old son Dean. Mark is an avid golfer and loves to travel.
Mark formed Machine Tool Emporium with two other partners. Machine Tool Emporium (MTE) specializes in late model chip cutting, robots, and wire EDM machines. MTE has a 20,000sqft warehouse right outside downtown Louisville KY. They have Forklifts to 60,000lbs and are eager to make as many connections as they can in the MDNA. His chapter plans are to grow the chapter membership as well as increase engagement with the current members. Having only been in the machine tool business for 5 years, Mark says “I have a lot to learn but I am passionate about manufacturing and making money. If I can be of any help to anyone, please let me know.”
Also serving the Ohio Valley Chapter Leadership are:
Vice Chmn.: Joe Harpenau, Mohawk Machinery +1 513 771 1952
Secretary: Paul Rensing, Weld Plus Inc. +1 513-941-4411
Treasurer: Davis Rensing, Weld Plus Inc. +1 513-941-4411
Board Rep.: Steve Thompson, Thompson Auction Co. Inc. +1 937 426 8446
Alt. Bd. Rep: Paul Rensing, Weld Plus Inc. +1 513-941-4411
Membership: Ryan Luggen, CIA Company +1 513-241-9701