David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts, has been re-elected as chairman of MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, for a second term. His predecessor Peter Butterfield, CEO of Omega Environmental Technologies, was also re-elected to the executive committee.
Overbeeke oversaw the rebranding of MERA as a ‘sustainable manufacturing’ body last year. “With Dave’s leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, we will continue to make great strides on behalf of our members,” said MERA chief operating officer, John Chalifoux.
Russ Schinzing, president, Advanced Aftermarket Solutions, and a veteran of electronics and mechatronics reman, has been elected vice chairman. Robert Enright, general manager, new and recon parts, Cummins; Brian Lewallen, president, Detroit Reman; Jay Robie, CEO, Phoenix Automotive Cores; and Allen Wilkie, general manager, LKQ Best Automotive, are also on the board.