PHOENIX, MD — David Rothwell of Stiles Machinery Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn. (WMIA) at the group’s meeting in April.

Rothwell is a longtime participant in WMIA’s leadership, serving a three-year term on the board of directors in the mid-90s and two-year terms as treasurer, secretary-treasurer and vice president from 2003-2009. He chaired WMIA’s Bylaws, National Affairs and Marketing Committees, and has also served as one of WMIA’s representatives to the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) since 1998. He was the chairman of IWF 2004.

Joining Rothwell in leading WMIA are Vice President John Henderson, Woodworkers Emporium and Secretary/Treasurer John Park, Delmac Machinery Group. Tom Reisert of Edward B. Mueller Co. Inc. will continue to serve on the board as Immediate Past President.

WMIA’s board also includes the following directors:
Roberto Ghizzoni, Omga Inc.
Richard Hannigan, Holz-Her U.S. Inc.
Robert Heskett, West Coast Machinery
Andrew Jowett, SCM Group USA
Scott Mueller, Edward B. Mueller Co. Inc.
Jim Scarlett, Scarlett Machinery Inc.
Joseph Strouse, Hermance Machine Co.

IWF Delegates
Riccardo Azzoni, Atlantic Machinery Corp.
David Rothwell, Stiles Machinery Inc.
Richard Hannigan, Holz-Her U.S. Inc.

One of Rothwell’s first acts as WMIA president was to appoint committee chairs for his term. The committee chairs are:
ANSI Committee - Giordano Checchi, Sunomi LLC
Education Committee - Roberto Ghizzoni
Marketing Committee - Richard Hannigan
Membership Committee - Robert Heskett
National Affairs Committee - Scott Mueller
Technology Review Committee - Dave Rakauskas, Colonial Saw Co. Inc.

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