PHILADELPHIA, PA - Mark Chappell, vice president of Alexander Dodds Co. in Grand Rapids, was elected 2010-11 president of the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America.

WMMA members also elected John Schultz, president of Super Thin Saws, in Waterbury, VT, as vice president; and Jamison Scott, corporate officer of Air Handling Systems in  Woodbridge, CT, as treasurer.

The following members were each elected to serve three-year terms on the board of directors:


  • Richard Cowan, president of Rees-Memphis of Memphis, TN;

  • Allen Turk, chairman and CEO of Precision Drive Systems of Bessemer City, NC; and

  • Linda Wyant, vice president of Safranek Enterprises Inc., Her-Saf Products, of Atascadero, CA.

In addition, Kenneth Anselm, CEO of Western Cutterheads Inc. and Mattison Rotary Lathes, LLC, of La Center, KY, was elected to serve a one-year term on the WMMA board.

Read WMMA's press release.

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