CEMA’s Annual Meeting
Due to the ongoing pandemic the CEMA Annual Meeting will be a Virtual Event held on March 12 & 15 – 17 of 2021. The schedule is listed below and all meetings will be held via the Webex Meetings platform. All meetings are Eastern Standard time zone. As with past meetings, CEMA will be providing a presentation by ITR ECONOMICS. This year’s presentation will be made by Alex Chausovsky. You can learn more about Alex Chausovsky HERE.
Please remember that in order to receive the 25% Meeting Discount off the dues, at least one meeting needs to be attended for the year. Attending this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting will satisfy this requirement.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available but on a limited basis due to the virtual nature of the meeting. Please contact Mike Nisenbaum at email@example.com for information on what is still available.
If you have any questions about the meeting please contact Karen Lampart at 239.514.3441 or her email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule at a glance
CEMA Summary Of Meetings
Chair: Jerry Heathman, Precision Pulley & Idler Co. (PPI)
-Purpose: Provide a mix of business and social events to maximize networking opportunities at CEMA meetings. Recommend meeting venues and speakers for the Board of Directors to consider.
-Value: Create a program to enhance the meeting experience by providing increased value to all attendees. Review prior programs and adjust program content as needed.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Tamara Thimmel, Bryant Products
-Purpose: Provide you with Legislature and Bill activity that affect our industry and provide CEMA (our members) a voice within the government about our concerns.
-Value: Having active involvement in the Bills that are being presented to Legislature.
CO-Chairs: Chris Doyle, SEW-EURODRIVE; Jimmy Swiger, Martin Sprocket & Gear;
Vice-Chair: Kimberly MacLaren, CEMA
-Purpose: Membership – Bring relevant conveyor equipment manufacturers and technical companies into the CEMA organization.
Marketing – Create interest and intrigue of potential new members. Drive Sales and distribution of CEMA Publications and Standards to the conveyor market.
-Value: Learn about who our industry consists of and contribute to the integrity and growth of the overall CEMA organization.
General Business Session
-President’s Welcome and Introductions, Approval of Minutes, Nominating Committee Report, Election of Directors, Financial Report and Statistics Committee Report.
Conveyor Chain/Sprocket Section
Acting-Chair: Jeremy Fogo, PEER Chain; Vice-Chair: VACANT
-Purpose: Provide the most current chain information available within the industry and represent all types of conveyor chain, i.e. drag, engineered, plastic, wire belt, etc.
-Value: Develop a standardized and effective ability to identify chain products and chain condition that best fit the needs of member organizations and end user application requirements; Chain Products, Application Matrix or Hierarchy, Chain Safety, Loads, Installation, Maintenance, and Wear Best Practices.
Joint Screw Conveyor/Bucket Elevator Section
Chair: Andy Blanchard, Syntron Material Handling, LLC; Vice-Chair: Johnny Wheat, 4B Components, LTD.
-Purpose: Provide the most current up to date information for the industry through standards, technical reports, best practices, and address any current industry needs.
-Value: Be involved in a section that is working on industry standards (i.e. 300, 350, etc.), technical reports, best practices, and bringing value to the screw/bucket elevator conveyor industry through engineering efforts.
General Bulk Handling Section
Chair: Chris Hopper, Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI); Vice-Chair: Robert Welker, Argonics, Inc.
-Purpose: Provide the most current ‘Business and Labor Trends’ in the conveyor industry and to provide direction to other CEMA sections.
-Value: Be involved in a committee that is reviewing current industry trends and providing direction to other working sections.
Unit Handling Conveying Section
Chair: Tamara Thimmel, Bryant Product, Vice-Chair: Derrick Shelton, Ralphs-Pugh Co., Inc.
-Purpose: Provide the most current discussion on the ‘Business and Labor Trends’, and additional industry related topics for this portion of the industry.
-Value: Development of standards & technical reports addressing topics that are affecting this portion of the industry.