Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jason Semovoski, Chair
Rockwell Automation
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Ron Harper, Past Chair
Cogent Power, Inc.
William Fierle, Chair-Elect
Conax Technologies
Chief Operating Officer
Wayne Pitchford, Treasurer
Neptune Technology Group
Vice President, Operations
George Saiz
President and CEO

Voting Regional Presidents

Bob Dempsey, Jr.
S & C Electric Company
President, Midwestern Region
Richard Evans
JR Lean
President, Canada Region
Melissa Kaufman
Crown Equipment Corporation
President, Great Lakes Region
Bret Orr
President, North Central Region


Marc Braun, Director-at-Large
Cambridge Engineering, Inc.
Greg Bruns, Director-at-Large
Crown Equipment Corporation
Director Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Leif Kristensen, Director-at-Large
LGKristensen Financial Consulting Services
Manno Siméus, Director-at-Large
IPC Technical Services, LLC.
Vice President, Operations
Jenny Snow-Boscolo, Director-at-Large
Genie, A Terex Brand
Sr. Director of Customer Support & Business Planning
Dick Ryan, Director-at-Large

AME’s North American Board consists of a trusted network of individuals who volunteer their time and industry expertise to ensure that AME fulfills its mission to inspire a commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practices. If you are interested in contacting the AME Board of Directors, please email