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New IMA Leadership Elected

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Rick McQueary elected president. Four members re-elected to the board and two new members join the board of directors of the International Magnesium Association

2020 12 18 130806Members of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) have cast their ballots for leadership for the 2021-2022 terms.

 New leaders elected to three-year terms on the board of directors include:

  • Jon Weiler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies
  • Fusheng Pan, Chongqing University, China

In addition to the newly elected board members, the following members were re-elected to serve on the board of directors:

  • David Klaumunzer, Volkswagen AG
  • Fernando Franca, Rima Industrial
  • Jan Guy, Amacor
  • Michael Just, GF Casting Solutions AG

IMA thanks Kazumasa Yamazaki of Japan Magnesium Association, Ronald Chang of Foxconn Technology Pte. Ltd, and Shi Lei of Shaanxi Magnesium Association (SXMA) for their service and leadership as their terms expire on the IMA Board of Directors.

The 2021 IMA Executive Committee elected by the Board of Directors is as follows:

  • President: Rick McQueary, Mag Specialties Inc.
  • Vice President: Jan Guy, AMACOR
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Nic Andrews, MAGONTEC GmbH
  • At-Large: Hartmut Fischer, Andreas-Stihl AG & Co. KG Magnesium Druckguss
  • Ex-Officio/Past President: Todd Olson, Twin Cities Die Castings

Prior to his election as President, Rick McQueary served on the IMA Board of Directors, as the Chair of the IMA Safety Committee and he is actively involved in the IMA Americas Committee. Rick McQueary is the Senior Vice President and COO of Mag Specialties Inc with over 37 years of experience in the Magnesium Industry.  

“It has been an honor to serve as the IMA President for the past three years. I am grateful for the strong base of member support. l am looking forward to helping Rick transition into his role as president.”  - Todd Olson, Past President IMA

Full details on the organization and board are available at the IMA website.

About the International Magnesium Association (IMA)

IMA was founded in 1943 and works to promote the use of magnesium in material selection and to encourage innovative applications of this versatile metal. Among the members of IMA are primary producers of magnesium, recyclers, foundries, fabricators, end-users and suppliers. As a global voice for the magnesium industry, IMA serves members through a variety of avenues.

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