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MERA Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Officers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Justin Greenberg, CEO, DieselCore, was elected as chairman of MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing. Greenberg will oversee the organisation’s strategy to enhance member value and achieve future growth. In addition, David Overbeeke, owner, Maval Industries, and Duncan Gillis, CEO, BBB Industries, were elected as immediate past chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

“It is an honour to see Justin Greenberg succeed me as MERA chairman,” said Overbeeke. “Justin demonstrated strong leadership as a MERA director and his ongoing commitment to our association and the industry will be well received by our members. I also wish to congratulate Duncan Gillis on his election to the MERA Executive Committee.”

Two industry leaders were also elected to the MERA Board of Directors: Robert Grady, president, Rebuilders Automotive Supply, and Houman “H.K.” Kashanipour, president, Diesel Forward. MERA is also recognizing two inaugural board members for their outstanding service during the organization’s first 10 years of operation. Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO, Motorcar Parts of America, and Paul Schuck, managing director, UCX Calipers, have both reached their term limits and will exit the board.

“I welcome Bob Grady and H.K. Kashanipour to the board and, on behalf of all members, express sincere thanks to Selwyn Joffe and Paul Schuck for their 10 years of service,” said MERA President and COO John Chalifoux. “It is an exciting time for MERA and our members as we continue our quest to elevate and mainstream remanufacturing.”

Other executives on the MERA Board of Directors include:

Anita Barlow, managing director, AFM reman, BorgWarner;
Peter Butterfield, chairman and CEO, Omega Environmental Technologies;
Michael Cardone III, president, MC3 Capital;
Mike Carr, CEO, Cardone Industries;
Robert Enright, general manager, new and recon parts, Cummins;
Brian Lewallen, president, Detroit Reman;
Enrico Manuele, regional president, automotive aftermarket N.A., Robert Bosch LLC;
Scott Miller, vice president, remanufacturing, LKQ Corp.;
Jay Robie, CEO, Phoenix Automotive Cores;
Russ Schinzing, vice president, electronics business unit;
Paul Thoms, general manager, Midwest Fuel Injection;
Allen Wilkie, president, ARW Capital;
Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA;
and John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA.


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