Suppliers Elect New Leadership at Summit

The Association’s Supplier Board of Governors elected new leadership last week.
Joe Sampson, vice president of sales for Osmundson Manufacturing Co. in Perry, Iowa, was elected to a one-year term as chairman of the board, which leads the Association’s supplier section. The section is comprised of about 325 companies that provide raw goods, component parts, and services to shortline manufacturers.
Also elected to officer roles were Scott Moss of Comer Industries, who will serve as vice chair; Marc Adams of GBGI, who will serve as secretary; and Mark Czopek of Sharon Tube, who will serve as treasurer. The officers are part of a 9-person leadership team chosen by the broader supplier membership.
The full supplier section held its annual meeting moments before the board elections last week at the Supply Summit & Showcase. More than 50 executives attended the meeting and elected Justen Wahl of Renold Jeffrey as the newest board member. They also reelected Adams to a second term.
Continuing their service to the board are John Brown of Myers Spring, Steve Ford Sr. of Lapham-Hickey Steel, Steve Nichol of TPA/Enok Collective, Mary Sutton of Muir Omni Graphics, and Terry Flanary of National Tube Supply, who represents suppliers on the Association’s Board of Directors.
Among the supplier board’s priorities is to create opportunities for supplier members to form partnerships with manufacturers, which includes leading events at the Summit such as golf, trap shoot, a morning walk, and an exploration of night life.
Sampson said the social events are an entry point for industry conversations.
“This is a challenging time for all of us in agriculture, which makes it a time of opportunity for the businesses that serve this industry,” Sampson said. “In my position at Osmundson, and now through this chairman’s role in the Association, I can work with manufacturers and others in the industry to find creative ways to deliver the highest-quality and most cost-effective solutions to growers, who are continuously seeking ways to do more with less.”
Sampson succeeds Jon Sherrod of Bondioli & Pavesi as chairman.