Affiliates

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 www.demep.org for more information.

Delaware Manufacturing Association Board of Managers

Chair
Brian Nixon
Invista

Vice Chair
Paul Morris
Delaware Technical Community College

Vice Chair
Scott Welch
Mohawk Electrical Systems, Inc. 

President/Secretary
Rich Heffron
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Members


Bedford "Buff" Bruno
Energizer Personal Care, LLC 

Justin Cressler 
KraftHeinz Foods, Inc.

Louis D'Agostino
BASF Corporation

Jose Dominguez
Delaware City Refining Company

Tony M. Edwards
DuPont Company

Michael Elehwany
Miller Metal Fabrication, Inc.

Joseph P. Farley, Jr.
Associates International

Lou Garzarella
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Eric Graber
Calpine Corporation

Mike Guida
Agilent Technologies

Bryan Horsey
Bloom Energy

Lee Kieffer
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Chuck McClure
Atlantis Industries Corporation

Sean McKeon
Mountaire Farms, Inc.

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

Neal Nicastro
PPG Industries, Inc.

Dan Pierce
FMC Biopolymer

Robert Prybutok
Polymer Technologies, Inc. 

Joe Reinhardt
ALOFT AeroArchitects

Alan Rogers
Kuehne Company

Robert Stewart
Croda

Rustyn Stoops
DEMEP

Sher Valenzuela
First State Manufacturing

Senior Council

Liza Bartle
Agilent Technologies 

Robert Dolan
GM Assembly Plant, Retired

Mitch Magee
PPG Industries, Inc.

James A. Wolfe
Chrysler, DSCC, Retired