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Chairman’s Message

The weather has cooled, and Fall is fast approaching. Our first meeting this fall will be at Summit Products. This is
rescheduled from this Spring. Summit makes a variety of products, but most are fabricated aftermarket RV
components. Please join us September 19th at 5:30 pm for this exciting tour of an Iowa founded and
headquartered company.

Our last tour of the Spring was at Weiler Equipment. Weiler makes paving equipment for the niche market of
smaller machines. Small is a relative term as some products were still quite large. Weiler was an interesting
shop to tour due to quick time to market and unique customer support strategy. They are truly focused on
customer support. They have also opened part of their factory floor space to Vermeer as Vermeer continues to
rebuild from last year’s tornados. Another great Iowa company we were lucky to tour!

SME also hosted our First Annual Family Picnic late July. It was a beautiful day to enjoy Joe’s special hamburgers and
hot dogs and get to know each other outside of the professional settings. I look forward to next year’s picnic!

We have some unique meetings coming this fall. October’s meeting will be at the Fareway Distribution
Center in Boone. This will be a joint meeting with APICS, a supply chain professional organization. SME members
also have the opportunity to attend the SAE Joint Section Meeting in Platteville, WI (see attached flier). Anyone
interested in the SAE meeting should reach out to me and we can organize a carpool. SME is excited to partner with
SAE and APICS to provide better networking opportunities for members.
Another note, members have been receiving spam emails asking for gift cards/money. Please scrutinize all emails
and never hesitate to verify with myself or other officers in a separate email or phone call.

The Des Moines Chapters has also started a LinkedIn page. Don’t forget to connect!

Mike Butler
Chapter 80 Chair


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Michael Butler,
(641) 754-2939
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Joseph Vanstrom
(515) 294-9955
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Iowa State Web Site

Todd Trogu     
(515) 239-6280
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James McCormick      
(515) 956-5434
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Membership Retention
Craig Bossard
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Chris Riegel, CMfgE, PE
(319) 524-2962, Ext. 748
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Student Advisor
Ryan Saxon
(515) 294-TBD
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Student Chapter Consultant
John Howell
(515) 294-5534
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Iowa State Web Site

Harry Mundt
(515) 231-9005
Email Harry
Des Moines, IA 50316
United States