NEPIRC Appoints New Members to Industry-Led Board of Directors

October 21, 2016

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) Board of Directors added the following new members to the board during the organization’s Annual Meeting on October 20, 2016:

Mr. Thomas Dellamalva, president and CEO of Custom Seats, Pittston and Backspin Seating, Wilkes-Barre. Custom Seats manufactures seats for a wide variety of industries. Backspin Seating manufactures custom golf cart seating. Mr. Dellamalva has over 45 years of manufacturing experience. He brings his ability to customize products to consumer needs and also develop new product markets to the organization.

Mr. Alan Holbrook, manager of engineering and technical services at Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, Scranton. The company manufactures high-performance thermoplastics and composites. Mr. Holbrook will represent mid-sized manufacturers and provide perspective on current trends in the plastic manufacturing industry.

Christian M. Joest, founding member, Solid Innovations LLC., East Stroudsburg. Solid Innovations is a software company that specializes in a unique and patent pending capability to monitor and control the 3D printing process. Mr. Joest is a leading proponent of Additive Manufacturing and the positive impact it is having on American manufacturing and technology.

Greg Klusewitz, equipment engineering and facilities manager at ON Semiconductor, Mountain Top. Mr. Klusewitz brings extensive engineering experience to the board, particularly in new technologies and advanced manufacturing. He will represent the outlook and concerns of large manufacturers.

Bill Minogue, vice president and general manager at SIMONA America, Archbald. SIMONA America is a subsidiary of SIMONA AG, a publicly traded corporation located in Germany. SIMONA is a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic products. He will represent large manufacturers and provide perspectives on the challenges and benefits of operating in the global marketplace.

Maria Naholnik, quality manager at Greiner Packaging, Pittston. Greiner Packaging is a global manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food and medical industries. Ms. Naholnik has over 25 years of experience working in the manufacturing arena, covering a wide range of disciplines. Ms. Naholnik will bring valuable experience, including how to maintain innovation and strategic focus within a continually evolving industry.

Rudy Singh, director of manufacturing, Berwick Offray, Berwick. Berwick Offray manufactures ribbons, bows, and packaging supplies, serving wholesale, custom, industrial and horticulture markets. Mr. Singh has over 30 years on experience in manufacturing. He brings a depth of knowledge on how to maintain innovation and strategic focus within a 60 year-old company.

Mark Volk, president at Lackawanna College, Scranton. Lackawanna College is a private, accredited two-year college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible. Mr. Volk will act as a liaison between NEPIRC, Lackawanna College and the manufacturing community to ensure the development of curriculum that prepares an employable workforce for the manufacturing sector.

Gregory Stanton, vice president, operations at Gentex Corporation in Carbondale was appointed to Board Vice Chairman and William E. Cockerill, community liaison at the Greater Scranton Council Labor Union, AFL-CIO was appointed to Board Treasurer.