2023 Executive Board

2023 Executive Board
Executive Board Wichita Manufacturers Association Kansas
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Leaders in Manufacturing

Since its inception, the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) has been led by a volunteer board of leaders from manufacturers and regional support companies in the Wichita and South Central Kansas region. Just like past leadership, the executive board is committed to promoting the general welfare of the region’s manufacturing industry.

WMA Executive Board

  • Craig Duerksen
    President
    Commerce Bank
  • Brad Hewitt
    First Vice President
    Kuhn Krause, Inc.
  • Scott Lucas
    Second Vice President and Education Chair
    WSU Tech
  • Dave Burger
    Treasurer
    Pinion
  • Amanda Duncan
    Secretary and Communication Chair
    Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
  • Stacy Edmundson
    Immediate Past President
    Red Door Three LLC
  • Jim Callaway
    Membership Chair
    Powder Tech (Retired)
  • Ethan Eck
    Audit Chair
    Eck Fabrication
  • John Trowbridge
    Scholarship Chair
    Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
  • Jim Turner
    Legislative Chair
    Kelly Manufacturing
  • Erin Bettles
    Director
    KGD Aerospace Mfg
  • Kelly Bielefeld
    Director
    Wichita Public Schools
  • Ben Bigham
    Director
    The Bradbury Company
  • Angie Elloitt
    Director
    Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Brandon Findley
    Director
    Advance Catastrophe Technologies
  • Eric Haskins
    Director
    Koch Engineering Solutions
  • Scott Kailer
    Director
    JR Custom Metal Products
  • Jeff Methe
    Director
    Great Plains Industries
  • Steve Slack
    Director
    LS Industries
  • Miles Smith
    Director
    Conco Construction
  • Ron Weddle
    Director
    Weddle Consulting
  • Jan Baggett
    Executive Assistant
    WMA

Our Past Presidents

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    The 2020s
    • Stacy Edmunson, 2022
    • Ethan Eck, 2021
    • Kyle Blasdel, 2020
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    The 2010s
    • Scott Kailer, 2019
    • Mark Koch, 2018
    • Sean Weaver, 2017
    • Gary Winegar, 2016
    • Kris Wessel, 2015
    • Seth Albin, 2014
    • Jim Callaway, 2013
    • Gabe Schlickau, 2012
    • Ken Seaman, 2011
    • Donna Funk, 2010
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    The 2000s
    • Ellen Shofler, 2009
    • Terry Marx, 2008
    • Dave Burger, 2007
    • Ron Weddle, 2006
    • Mac Barnett, 2005
    • George Kreidler, 2004
    • Carl Kelly, 2003
    • Jim Stoffle, 2002
    • Kendall Wendt, 2001
    • Tony Hain, 2000
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    The 1990s
    • Lois Waln, 1999
    • Neil McGee, 1998
    • Mike James, 1997
    • Marc Childs, 1996
    • Mike Moriarty, 1995
    • Gary O’Neal, 1994
    • Richard Graham, 1993
    • Roger Bowles, 1992
    • Marc Wendt, 1991
    • Eddy Goodwin, 1990
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    The 1980s
    • Sam Jones, 1989
    • Kay Francis, 1988
    • Waldo Leisy, 1987
    • Cecil Miller, 1986
    • Fred Wendt, 1985
    • Herb Coin, 1984
    • Stan Smeltzer, 1983
    • Joe L. Childs, 1982
    • Floyd Piper, 1981
    • Charles F. Coburn, 1980
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    The 1970s
    • Erich Wendt, 1979
    • Leo J. Hendrich, 1978
    • Dale E. Greenlee, 1977
    • W.J. Easton, Jr. 1976
    • H.C. Menne, 1974-75
    • Warren Hembree, 1974
    • J. Pat Bowman, 1973
    • Harold L. Patterson, 1972
    • Paul H. Edwards, 1971
    • Albert H. Nelson, Jr., 1970
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    The 1960s
    • Otto C. Irby, 1969
    • Joseph W. Spriggs, 1968
    • A.M. Angulo, 1967
    • Bill Fouty, 1966
    • H.D. Martens, 1965
    • A.G. Richmond, 1964
    • C.R. Nibarger, 1963
    • Lynn W. Whiteside, 1962
    • Harold Fryar, 1961
    • George T. Harkin, 1960
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    The 1950s
    • George Weckel, 1959
    • Clyde W. Priddle, 1958
    • John P. Miller, 1957
    • J. Alden Trovillo, 1956
    • VirDen Mayo, 1955
    • Robert D. Love, 1954
    • Martin V. Lyle, 1953
    • Harold A. Major, Jr., 1952
    • W. Harold Mooney, 1951
    • H.W. Cardwell, Jr., 1950
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    The 1940s
    • Floyd D. Quinlisk, 1949
    • J.C. Wodin, 1948
    • Warren E. Blazier, 1947
    • Earl K. Duke, 1946
    • O.J. Eastman, 1945
    • H.N. Carver, 1944
    • P.T. Cantrell, 1943
    • F. Russell Jump, 1942
    • J.J. O’Connor, 1941
    • Walter L. Love, 1940
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    The 1930s
    • H.H. Minard, 1939
    • Harry R. Christopher, 1938
    • H.S. Mueller, 1937
    • C.H. Armstrong, 1936
    • Charles Riley, 1935
    • R.J. Miller, 1934
    • Harry R. Horner, 1933
    • George L. Wall, 1932
    • Brace Helfrich, 1931
    • A.R. Barnum, 1930
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    The 1920s
    • Leon Lambert, 1929
    • J.B. Bradford, 1928
    • H.W. Strong, 1927
    • Ben Sibbitt, 1926
    • L.E. Best, 1925
    • D.S. Jackman, 1924
    • Wilbur Loveland, 1923
    • George E. King, 1922
    • E.R. Trout, 1921
    • E.A. Watkins, 1919-20
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    The 1910s
    • J.F. Daniels, 1918
    • W.M. Knights, 1917