Delaware Manufacturing Association

The Delaware Manufacturing Association (DMA) is one of the five affiliates of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.
The mission of the DMA is to:

  • Enhance the competitiveness of Delaware manufacturers
  • Serve as manufacturing’s advocate at the state and local government level
  • Advise the State Chamber on topics that specifically impact manufacturers such as government regulation, trade and tax policy
  • Sponsor networking events focused on the needs of manufacturers and assist manufacturers to be more competitive in the global economy

The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) is a partnership created among the U.S. Department of Commerce, Delaware Technical and Community College, the State Economic Development Office and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce to serve the competitive needs of smaller manufacturers in Delaware.

  • The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership keeps Delaware manufacturers competitive by providing professional hands-on assistance and expert consultation.
  • One of DEMEP’s core services involves helping small to medium sized manufacturers to identify, transfer and implement best practices and technology in order to operate more efficiently and effectively.
  • DEMEP offers world-class training programs in lean manufacturing and develops specialized programs as needed.
    Call (302) 283-3131 or visit DEMEP’s web site at for more information.

Delaware Manufacturing Association Board of Managers

Brian Nixon

Vice Chair
Liza Bartle
Agilent Technologies 

Vice Chair
Scott Welch
Mohawk Electrical Systems, Inc. 

Rich Heffron
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce


Bedford "Buff" Bruno
Energizer Personal Care

Justin Cressler 
Kraft Foods, Inc.

Jose Dominguez
Delaware City Refining Company

Joseph P. Farley, Jr.
Associates International

Lou Garzarella
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Jason Gonzalez
DuPont Company

Eric Graber
Calpine Corporation

Bryan Horsey
Bloom Energy

Lee Kieffer
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

K. Scott McNary
Proctor & Gamble, The Dover Wipes Company

Jay Mervine
Miller Metal Fabrication, Inc.

Janice Milheim
FMC BioPolymer

Paul Moran
BASF Corporation 

Paul Morris (Interim)
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Neal Nicastro
PPG Industries, Inc.

Robert Prybutok
Polymer Technologies, Inc. 

Mark Puzzo
Atlantis Industries Corporation

Alan Rogers
Kuehne Company

Robert Stewart

Sher Valenzuela
First State Manufacturing

Senior Council

Michael Crawford
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Retired

Robert Dolan
GM Assembly Plant, Retired

Mitch Magee
PPG Industries, Inc.

James A. Wolfe
Chrysler, DSCC, Retired