MMA Board Elects Two New Members

LANSING (July 9, 2024) — At its June Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors of the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) elected two new members to the body, named a new member of the Executive Committee and re-elected a number of sitting members.  

Guided by its Board of Directors, MMA has for 120 years maintained a proven track record and unwavering commitment to serve Michigan manufacturers through relentless advocacy, resources to address the talent crisis, communication of vital information and numerous cost savings and benefits. To facilitate the Association’s robust activities, the MMA Board of Directors leads the organization with a strong strategic orientation. 

Newly elected to the MMA Board of Directors are: 

  • Erlend Myhre, General Manager of Marathon Petroleum. Mr. Myhre has worked in the refining industry for 33 years, specifically in process engineering, operations and leadership roles. He most recently served as the General Manager of the Marathon refinery in Canton, Ohio.  
  • David Palsrok, Director of State Government Affairs for DTE Energy. Mr. Palsrok served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives before entering the private sector with the Small Business Association of Michigan and, later, the Dykema law firm. Since April 2021, Palsrok has been the utility’s chief in-house representative in Lansing and serves as a member of DTE’s executive office. 

Valerie Knol, Public affairs lead for Stellantis was elected to serve as a member at-large of the Executive Committee. In addition to her responsibilities for state and local government relations and economic development at Stellantis, Ms. Knol serves on the City of Farmington Hills Council and held roles with the Michigan House of Representatives and Johnson Controls.

Re-elected to the MMASC Board of Directors are: 

  • Jeff Daniel, Vice President & CFO, PVS Chemicals 
  • Ron Geisman, President, Lomar Machine & Tool Company 
  • Brad Lawton, Chairman & CEO, Star Cutter Company  
  • Delaney McKinley, Executive Vice President of Operations, Michigan Manufacturers Association 
  • Suzanne Morrison, Director of Marketing, Hatch Stamping Company 
  • Carrie Randles, CPA, Audit Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP 
  • John Walsh, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association 

Jeff Daniel, Chair of the MMA Board of Directors, emphasized, “Representing nearly 1,800 members, the MMA safeguards the backbone of Michigan’s most crucial industry. I am honored to collaborate with our forward-thinking leaders, shaping the future of manufacturing for generations to come.”

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