Board of Directors

Officers

Ron Harper, Chairman
Cogent Power, Inc.
Jason Semovoski, Vice Chairman/Chair-Elect
Rockwell Automation
William Fierle, Treasurer
Conax Technologies
Wayne Pitchford, Board Secretary
Neptune Technology Group
VP of Operations
Greg Williams, Past Chairman
George Saiz, President and CEO
AME

Regional Presidents

Larry Anderson
ResourceSyncing
President - Southwestern Region
Richard Evans
JR Lean
President, Canada Region
Melissa Kaufman
Crown Equipment Corporation
President, Great Lakes Region
Jeff Kopenitz
DVIRC
President, Mid Atlantic Region
Bret Orr
Perrigo
President, North Central Region
James Price
Just-in-Time Enterprise Institute
President, Southeast Region, and member of the AME Board of Directors (National)
David Visco
The 5S Store, LLC
President, Northeast Region
Jerry Wright
LEANwRIGHT, Inc.
President, Western Region

Directors-at-Large

Greg Bruns
Crown Equipment Corporation
President, Great Lakes Region
Leif Kristensen
LGKristensen
Dick Ryan
Barry-Wehmiller

Management Team

Larry Anderson, Vice President of Programming
ResourceSyncing
President - Southwestern Region
Bill Baker, Target Editorial Board Chairman
Speed To Excellence
Michael Bremer, Awards & Certification
The Cumberland Group
Pam Bruggeman
AME
Director of Conferences and Events
Robert Burke, Conference Chair - San Diego 2018
Value Innovation Partners LTD
Patrick Carguello
AME
Director, International Operations
Kim Humphrey, Vice President of Alliances
Newport News Shipbuilding
Darlene King
AME
Director, Administrative Services
Greg MacDougall
GMacDougall Consulting
2019 Chicago Conference Chair
Glenn Marshall, Sponsorships
Ryan Mecham
AME
Director of Consortia
Burgess Oliver, Champions Club Chair
AME
Director of Champions Club
Bret Orr, Chair - Reg Presidents' Council
Perrigo
President, North Central Region
George Saiz, AME President and CEO
AME
Ellen Sieminski, Vice President of Volunteer Support
Littelfuse, Inc.
Maria Elena Stopher, People Centric Leadership
Ultimate Lean Inc.
Jodi Talley
AME
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

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.