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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.

2018 - 2019 IMA Board of Directors

IMA Executive Committee

Todd Olson
Twin City Die Castings Co.
IMA President

Cam Tissington
US Magnesium LLC
Vice President

Kazumasa Yamazaki
Japan Magnesium Association
Vice President

Nic Andrews

Jan Guy
Immediate Past President


Board of Directors

Chris Barnes

Ronald Chang
Foxconn Rechnology Pte., Ltd.

Fernando Franca
RIMA Industrial S/A

Horst Friedrich
Institute of Vehicle Concepts

Michael Just
Georg Fischer

Karl Kainer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

David Klaumuenzer

Oh-Duck Kwon

Shi Lei
Shaanxi Magnesium Association

Alan Luo
The Ohio State University

Rick McQueary
Mag Specialties

Walter Treiber
Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.

Paul Uguccioni
Opta Minerals, Inc.

David Wanless
ICL/Dead Sea Magnesium

IMA Committee Chairs

Annual Conference Program Chair
Alan Luo
Ohio State University

European Committee Chair
Martin Tauber
Critical Raw Material (CRM) Alliance/ Brussels

Americas Committee Chair
Samir Mesanovic
Twin City Die Castings Company

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
Website/Communication Manager

Amanda Beneke
Conference Manager

Jason Accord

Christian Payn
European Representative


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