PITTSBURG, CA - Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, a manufacturer of linear and rotary guides for woodworking equipment and other machinery,announced that its president, Pamel Kan, was recently appointed as chairman of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) Board of Directors.

Kan has been a member of the CMTA, a non-profit group that works to improve the business climate for California's 3,000-plus manufacturing and technology companies, since 2004.

"I think it will be a very interesting two years for our state in terms of manufacturing and the laws that govern it," Kan said. "I am excited to help give manufacturing a voice in Sacramento." She added that her main focus will be to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in California schools.

Bishop-Wiscarver was recently re certified as a woman-owned manufacturer by the the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Kan joined Bishop-Wisecarver, a company founded in 1950 by her father, Bud Wisecarver, in 1991 as a corporate programs director. She was appointed president in 2000 and acquired controlling shares of the company in 2009.

Bishop-Wisecarver will exhibit at the International Woodworking Fair, August 22-25, in Atlanta. The technology company will display products based on its DualVee Motion Technology -- a complete offering of vee-edged linear guide wheels and track well-suited for applications exposed to high amounts of sawdust, wood chips and other debris.

On display at Bishop-Wisecarver's booth #4412 will be its flexible mounting carriage locators and self-cleaning, heavy-duty radial wheels. Both products were nominated for a 2012 Challengers Award.




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