We are pleased to announce the results from the 2022 OMAC Board of Directors'' election! There were five nominees on the ballot for three open seats.
The following individuals were re-elected, in alphabetical order:
Spencer Cramer, ei3 Corporation (Technology Provider) Spencer Cramer founded ei3 in 1999 to pursue his passion for building highly reliable, secure,and efficient internet technologies for manufacturing. Under his direction, ei3 has become an award-winning global leader in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). His experience in establishing and managing technology companies for over 30 years is the driving force behind ei3. Spencer provides leadership and creative thinking for developing strategic plans, financing projects, licensing technology, and inspiring innovation. Spencer serves on the boards of PaceWorx, an energy assessment company, and OMAC, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Spencer is also a USCG licensed Captain and enjoys sailing with family and friends.
Jason Debruler, Procter & Gamble (End-User) Jason Debruler developed the Procter & Gamble (P&G) PackML template now used across all P&G business units. He has trained over 400 system integrators, OEMs, and internal engineers on PackML and programming examples throughout his career. Since 2008, Jason has been programming and consulting on PackML machines. He received the OMAC 2018 Past Chairman’s Award and was a member of the OMAC PackML 2020 Update Team.
Ron MacDonald, Nestlé (End-User) Ron MacDonald is the Senior Principal Research Engineer with Nestlé Purina Global Packaging Group, with 33 years at the company in both research and manufacturing engineering roles. His key focus areas include packaging equipment engineering and controls. A frequent presenter at PACK EXPO trade shows, you may have heard him speaking on topics related to utilizing PackML to drive line performance. Ron has a long history of involvement with OMAC and serves as the current OMAC Chairman.
Each board member was re-elected to serve another term. Allow us to also take this opportunity to acknowledge the rest of the board members, serving the technical community, influencing key operational decisions, and furthering the mission of the organization.
· Larry Elliott, WestRock
· Mike Hogan, Milacron Plastics Technologies Group LLC
· Christopher Hough, ProMach
· Kjell Erik Meier, Tronrud Engineering
· John Uber, Mettler Toledo
The entire OMAC Board of Directors thanks all the nominees from this year’s election, as well as all the members who took time to participate in the election process. Engaged members further the commitment to improve our organization and the entire automation industry.