IMA Leadership

IMA is proud to feature dedicated Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and Staff, all of whom work together as the global voice for magnesium. The Board Members are elected each year during the Annual Group Membership Meeting, traditionally conducted at the annual World Magnesium Conference.

2016 - 2017 IMA Board of Directors

IMA Executive Committee

Jan Guy
IMA President
Phone: +1 (765) 643-5873

Ken White
Magnesium Elektron
Phone: +44 (66) 19 11 1213

Todd Olson
Twin City Die Castings Co.
1st Vice President

Nic Andrews
Magontec, Ltd.
Vice President

David Rix
Magnesium Elektron
Vice President

Cam Tissington
US Magnesium LLC
Vice President

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association
Vice President

Anthony LoCoco
Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.

Dr. Karl Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Immediate Past President

Board of Directors

Richard Berkmortel
Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc.

Ronald Chang
Foxconn Rechnology Pte., Ltd.

Klaus Decking
Georg Fischer

Nick Fantetti
Dead Sea Magnesium

Fernando Franca
RIMA Industrial S/A

Horst Friedrich
Institute of Vehicle Concepts

Shi Lei
Shaanxi Magnesium Association

Oh-Duck Kwon

Walter Treiber
Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.

Paul Uguccioni
Opta Minerals, Inc.

Jinxiang Xu
China Magnesium Association

IMA Committee Chairs

Structural Committee
Michael White
Spartan Light Metal Products

Non-Structural Committee
Arie Shaked

Communications and Statistics Committee
Susan Slade
US Magnesium LLC

Membership Committee
Ken White
Magnesium Elektron
IMA Chairman

IMA Staff

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) staff is dedicated to serving the magnesium industry by implementing IMA's mission and goals.

Ralph Gervasi, CAE
Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 847-447-1702

Sue Peterson
Communication Manager

Erin Wickins, CMP
Conference Manager

Christian Payn
Director, European Representative


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