Alexandria, Va. – The Detroit/Toledo Chapter of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) has elected a new chairman, Hamilton Cauffiel, for the 2023-2024 leadership cycle. As chair, Cauffiel will work to advance collaboration among chapter members and lead advocacy efforts for the industry.
Joining Cauffiel in the chapter’s leadership are the following:
“Serving in MDNA chapter leadership is honor and a privilege,” said Mark Robinson, Executive Vice President, MDNA. “In electing Cauffiel as chair, chapter members have acknowledged he has what it takes to effectively lead his fellow members. It is a privilege to represent fellow chapter members at the national level as well.”
Cauffiel currently works as the Vice President of Business Development at Galaxie Corporation, a worldwide machinery dealer specializing in coil processing, rolling mills and tube, pipe and metal forming equipment. A longtime MDNA member, the company was one of the first used steel machinery firms in the U.S. to venture into the worldwide market, linking nearly all fifty states with more than three dozen countries on six continents.
Throughout his career, Cauffiel has managed equipment sales in multiple countries, including the recent sale of a large seamless pipe plant to Mexico. Cauffiel has coordinated all stages of the process, from inspecting equipment, managing shipments and customs requirements, and even assisting in the installation at the new location.
In his role as Chapter Chair, Cauffiel plans to focus on creating learning opportunities in addition to all the networking that takes place at chapter meetings. “I want people to leave each meeting with something that can help them in their day-to-day business,” he said.
“My family has been involved in the machinery business for three generations,” he continued, “and I was able to start learning that market from a very young age. My father took me on an inspection of a manufacturing plant when I was little. After college and working with a large corporation, I decided to return to my roots at Galaxie.”
According to Cauffiel, the biggest benefit of MDNA membership is the chance to build true friendships with people in the industry. “It’s about forming connections which lead to shared knowledge and expertise, as well as opportunities to invest in equipment with fellow members,” he said.
When he’s not making deals across the globe, Cauffiel enjoys golfing, working out, and spending time with his fiancé.
About MDNA: Recognizing the importance and growth of the used metalworking machinery and used capital equipment industry, the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) has established itself for the purpose of furthering the lawful interests of the industry, promoting higher business standards and ethics, and conducting activities in a manner to improve the objectives of the industry. To learn more about the MDNA, please contact email@example.com.