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IMA Board Elections Announcement

Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Lee Helgen, Executive Vice President
International Magnesium Association |

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) is pleased to announce the results of its annual election for Board of Directors. IMA uses a staggered approach to electing board members where approximately 1/3 of the board seats are elected each year. This year, the Board was looking to fill six seats. The Nominations Committee was pleased to have a competitive election with 11 well-qualified candidates on the ballot.

Please join us in congratulating the following members on their election to the IMA Board of Directors. The directors will serve three-year terms from September 2020 through Fall 2023:

  • Fernando Franca (i) | Rima Industrial (Brazil)
  • Jan Guy (i) | Amacor (United States)
  • Michael Just (i) | GF Casting Solutions AG (Switzerland)
  • David Klaumunzer (i) | Volkswagen AG (Germany)
  • Prof. Fusheng Pan | Chongqing University (China)
  • Jon Weiler | Meridian Lightweight Technologies (Canada)

(i) Denotes incumbent board members re-elected.

The Board of Directors thanks all the candidates for their willingness to serve and their ongoing support of IMA.

As a reminder, there are many IMA leadership opportunities available for members interested in serving on one of our committees or initiatives. For more information, please contact Lee Helgen, IMA Executive Vice President, at

IMA would also like to express its sincere thanks to outgoing board members Kazumasa Yamazaki, Japan Magnesium Association; Ronald Chang, Foxconn Technology Pte. Ltd; and Shi Lei, Shaanxi Magnesium Association (SXMA). We appreciate your dedication and service to IMA.

About: IMA is the global resource for the magnesium industry and the voice for its membership and international user communities. Founded in 1943, the mission of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) is to promote the use of the metal magnesium in material selection and encourage innovative applications of the versatile metal. IMA's members consist of primary producers of the metal, recyclers, foundries, fabricators, end-users and suppliers. The global voice of the magnesium industry, IMA serves the industry and its membership through its Annual World Magnesium Conference, seminars, statistical programs, research and publications. Through IMA's efforts, manufacturers and consumers are increasingly aware of the numerous options and benefits the metal magnesium provides.

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