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Midwest Manufacturers' Association serves as the “central office” for associations and trade groups focused on manufacturing including AMFA, CMMA, RRMEA, and TSMA. MMA’s primary service region is rural Minnesota, western North Dakota, western South Dakota, and northwest Wisconsin.

MMA serves as a catalyst for the creation of new manufacturing-focused trade organizations and the collaboration of existing organizations throughout the Upper Midwest. By joining forces under one central office, the manufacturing industry in the Midwest region has a way to express its collective voice … to government, to suppliers of common goods and services, and to each other.

 

Current Opening - Executive Director

We have an immediate opening for an Executive Director. This position will work remotely within any of the four affiliate territories: Central Minnesota, West Central Minnesota, Duluth/Superior Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Western Minnesota.

MMA is a member-based nonprofit organization that fosters the creation, growth, and success of manufacturing industry associations throughout the Midwest. MMA is the parent organization to four Affiliates: Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabrication Association (AMFA), Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA), Tri-State Manufacturers Association (TSMA), and Red River Manufacturers and Engineers Association (RRMEA) with a total membership of 530 companies or organizations.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Proven leadership experience in the nonprofit sector

• Strong strategic thinking and planning skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities

• Financial management and fundraising experience

• Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations

• Strong time and task management skills.

 

Starting salary: $75,000

Send cover letter and resume to: Bookkeeping@midwestmanufacturers.com

Job description

Rachel Lolmasteymaugh

Executive Director

Rachel joined MMA as the new Executive Director in January 2022.  She comes from a sales and events background and worked in manufacturing years ago.

Rachel lives in Sartell with her husband and three teenage children.  In her previous position she had served on 19 different boards and committees including CentraCare, United Way Imagination Library, the City of Sartell Economic Development Council, the Sartell CVB board and president of the Sartell Chamber to mention a few.

You can reach out to her at any time at, Rachel@midwestmanufacturers.com or call her at 320-492-3435.

Becky Hauschild

Communications Director

Becky HauschildBecky is proud to hail from West Central Minnesota and is a graduate of the Minnesota State University Moorhead and holds a degree in Mass Communications. She is a graduate of the Second Wind Strategic Marketing Plan course and the Minnesota Digital Marketing Institute.

Becky founded Eggen (her maiden name) Group Marketing in 1994. Since launching EGM she has worked with over 175 businesses to increase sales, increase awareness and drive results. Becky has worked with manufacturers on websites, SEM, SEO, paid search, content creation, video productions, print materials, catalogs, eCommerce and much, much more.

Becky’s passion is to help businesses and organizations grow, and has a keen ability to listen, analyze, and strategize.

Becky joined MMA in 2018 part-time. You can reach her at Becky@MidwestManufacturers.com

Sandy Kashmark

Controller

Sandy Kashmark, Exec Dir

Sandy is happily embracing a transition to part-time employment after a 31-year career with Midwest Manufacturers Association. Her new role includes all bookkeeping duties as well as assisting with various membership tasks. Prior to 2022, she served as Executive Director of the associations. She is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Sandy and her husband, Dennis, live in Hoffman, an excellent location from which to pursue their most recent side hustle - residential real estate/home improvement. Sandy spends her free time with visits to grandchildren (in Buffalo, WY and Fargo, ND), reading, walking, and spending time with friends.

You can reach her at Bookkeeper@MidwestManufacturers.com.

Jenny Theis

Events Coordinator

Jenny is a life-long resident of Central MN. Her career has taken her from the private to public sector, county government and non-profit work. Her specialties include business development, event planning and program management. She is a proud graduate of the College of Saint Benedict.

Jenny loves to meet and connect with new people and businesses. She is a creative problem solver, loves a good spreadsheet and is always open to new ideas. Her love for manufacturing began during her time at United Way of Central MN, and she's excited to learn more about each of your businesses.

In her free time, she and her partner Brandon enjoy summers at the camper near Park Rapids. She's also a life-long reader and tries to teach her old dog new tricks. She's a fan of football and baseball (high school + college are favorites.) Jenny is the mom of four adult children spread throughout the U.S. (Colorado, Oregon, North Dakota and Minnesota.) She's lucky to spend her life with Brandon's young daughter who keeps her up-to-date in the latest TikTok trends, slang and Taylor Swift.

Jenny joined MMA in 2024. You can reach Jenny at jenny@midwestmanufacturers.com or 320.249.2025.

Carolyn Petruga

Executive Assistant

Carolyn has joined the MMA part-time after spending several years in the offices of public education assisting students, parents and staff.  Prior to that she worked as an executive assistant and legal assistant in the Twin Cities.

Carolyn lives in Duluth, Minnesota with her husband Jim, who was once a board member of AMFA and MMA.  They have two adult children, one living in Duluth and the other in Chicago.

In Carolyn’s free time you will find her enjoying outdoor activities, this includes riding her horse through the beautiful trails of Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota  She also loves spending time with family and friends, especially during their weekly board game night.

Carolyn joined MMA in 2024. You can reach Carolyn at Carolyn@midwestmanufacturers.com.

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