A. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee meets at least twice annually and maintains constant communication to actively review and update the day-to-day operations of ERA. Members of the Executive Committee are charged with carrying out the policies of the association as directed by the board of directors. In interim periods between board meetings, the Executive Committee is responsible for establishing short- and long-range programs in the interest of ERA member firms, a duty for which the committee is uniquely qualified. As individuals, each represents: in-depth management experience; small, medium and large member firms; and diverse types of member companies from a variety of industry segments.
|Chairman of the Board
Paul C. Nielsen, CPMR
Brainard-Nielsen Marketing Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL
Norris & Associates, Inc.
|Senior Vice President/Fiscal & Legal
Chuck Tanzola, CPMR
Fusion Sourcing Group, Inc.
|Senior Vice President/Industry
Bob Evans, CPMR,
Rolling Meadows, IL
|Senior Vice President/Membership
Kathie Cahill , CPMR
Net Sales Company
|Senior Vice President/Education
John O’Brien, CPMR
Coakley Boyd and Abbett Inc.
The association’s ultimate governing body – the board of directors – is comprised of the delegates, one from each of the local chapters, plus the Executive Committee and the vice presidents of the marketing groups. The board meets twice yearly to establish the policies and direction that will guide the Executive Committee in its day-to-day administration of ERA programs.
ARIZONA – Cameron English, English Technical Sales Southwest
CAROLINAS – Bruce Scoggin, CPMR, Electro -Rep Assoc., Inc.
CHESAPEAKE – Steve Cooper, Cover 2 sales, Inc.
CHICAGOLAND – WISCONSIN – Jeff Huntsinger, Huntsinger Group, LLC
DIXIE – vacant
EMPIRE STATE – Dave Dasson, CPMR, CSP
FLORIDA -SUNSHINE – Pat Walsh, CBX Electronics
INDIANA/KENTUCKY – Ellen Coan, CPMR, CC Electro
MICHIGAN – Matt Cohen, CPMR, CC Electro Sales
MID-LANTIC – Allan Stitzer, Stitzer Co., Inc.
MINNESOTA – Brad Butler, EI Sales Company
NEW ENGLAND – John Hutson, CPMR, MacInnis Group
NEW YORK – John Beaver, GSA Optimum
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Hugh Shyba, Westech Associates
OHIO – David Gassman, CPMR, CC Electro Sales
PACIFIC NORTHWEST – George Alecci, Halco, Inc.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN – Jim Beam, Component Technology, Inc.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Doug Johnson, O’Donnell South, Inc.
SOUTHWESTERN – Jim Moore, Fralia Company & Associates,Inc.
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS – Mike Long, Seltec Sales
C. Marketing Group Chairs
Communications (COM) – (open)
Components (CM) – Bob Evans, EK Micro
Instrumentation, Automation & Controls (IN) – Tom Diercksmeier, CPMR – Vic Myers Assocs., Inc.
Computer (CP) – (open)
Materials, Assembly & Production (MAP) – Troy Gunnin, Sun Rep
Consumer Electronics (CE) – Mike Pecar, CPMR – Mike Pecar Sales, L.L.C.
RF/Microwave & Wireless (RF) – Michael Harris, E.G. Holmes & Assoc.
Electronic Systems Integration Group (ESIG) – Gary Ponto, CPMR, GP Marketing, Inc.
Semiconductors (SEMI) – Craig Anderson, CPMR, Sumer, Inc.
D. ERA Staff
Conferences and Special Projects Coordinator
William R. Warfield
Director of Finance
Social Media Coordinator