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Michael Cardone Named First Chairman of Motor Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA)


12/14/2010

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).
 
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,
Delphi Corp.
•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.












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