(USA) Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Region includes Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. AME’s regional boards are made up of dedicated and passionate volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help local companies improve their competitiveness and overall success through shared learning and access to best practices.


Melissa Kaufman
President, Great Lakes Region
Crown Equipment Corporation
President, Great Lakes Region
Jim Orbik
Strategic Consulting Services
Immediate Past President


Mark Balsmeyer
Jasper Engines
Larry Coburn
Spangler Candy
Todd Reese
Abbott Nutrition
David Whitby
AM General LLC
Rich Maguire
Hoffmann Die Cast, LLC
Rick Wiltse
Chad Miller
Masco Cabinetry
Steve Ansuini
Ctr. for Employee Development, LLC
Matt Harrison
La-Z-Boy, Inc.