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.