RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. Michael Cardone Jr., CEO of CARDONE Industries Inc., has been selected as the first chairman of the newly formed Motor Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), an affiliate association of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
“Michael has been a driving force in the establishment of this new association and we are pleased that he has accepted this new role with the organization,” said Bob McKenna, president and CEO of MEMA.
“Michael’s insights and leadership will be invaluable to MERA during its early growth and development,” he added.
Other members of the MERA Board of Directors, appointed at the recent MEMA board meeting, are:
David Coolidge, executive vice president, Americas, global automotive aftermarket division, Bosch Group
Selwyn Joffe, president, chairman and CEO, Motorcar Parts of America
Steve Mance, vice president and general manager, Bendix CVS
Bob McKenna, president and CEO, MEMA
David Overbeeke, president, global brake and chassis, Affinia Group Inc.
Mark Shasteen, vice president global service and engineering,
Jack Vollbrecht, senior vice
president, business development, Remy Power Products
Doug Wolma, general manager, remanufacturing, ArvinMeritor
Additional board members will be appointed soon, representing leading remanufacturing companies. The association will concentrate on five areas of strategic focus: representation of remanufacturers; legislative and regulatory advocacy; vital market research and analysis; technology and data leadership; and member engagement through collaboration, networking and education.
Future association activities include the launch of its website and publication of a remanufacturing environmental and economic market research and analysis report.