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Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

November 12th, 2020 / By: / Awards, Division News, In the Industry, Industry News, Member News, News, People, Press Release

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors.

Newly Elected Directors

Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom Products
Jennifer Fennell is Director of Procurement at Polo Custom Products in Topeka, KS. She was elected to her first three-year director term in October of 2020. This term will expire during IFAI’s 2023 Annual Meeting.

Tony Ehrbar, American Tent LLC
Tony Ehrbar is owner and CEO of American Tent LLC in Green Bay, WI. He was elected to his first three-year director term in October of 2020. This term will expire during IFAI’s 2023 Annual Meeting.

Re-elected Directors

Keith Gardner, Dalco Nonwovens
Keith Gardner is business partner with Dalco Nonwovens in Conover, NC. He was first elected to a three-year director term in October of 2017 and subsequently, to his second three-year term this year. This term will expire during IFAI’s 2023 Annual Meeting.

William Morse, Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Company
William Morse is Vice President/Owner of Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Company in Cleveland, OH. He was elected to his first three-year director term in October of 2017 and to his second three-year term in October of this year. This term will expire during IFAI’s 2023 Annual Meeting.

2021 IFAI Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Kathy Schaefer, IFM, Chairman 
Glawe Awnings and Tents Company

Amy Bircher, 1st Vice Chairman 
MMI Textiles Inc.

Roy Chism, 2nd Vice Chairman 
The Chism Co.

Steve Schiffman, President and CEO 
Industrial Fabrics Association International

Steve Ellington, Immediate Past Chairman 
Trivantage LLC/Glen Raven Inc.

DIRECTORS

Keith Gardner
Dalco Nonwovens

Tony Ehrbar
American Tent

David Segal 
Edward Segal Inc.

Ron Houle 
Pivot Step Consultants LLC

William Morse
Ohio Awning & Mfg. Co.

Marc Shellshear 
Value Vinyls

Jennifer Fennell
Polo Custom Products

Jonathan Palmer 
Autometrix Inc.

RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS

Craig Zola, Herculite Products
Craig Zola was first elected to a three-year director term in 2014 and then to his second in 2017.

Scott Massey, Awning Cleaning Industries
Scott Massey was elected to his first three-year director term in 2017.

On behalf of the IFAI Board of Directors, our membership at large and IFAI staff, we’d like to thank both of these gentlemen for their dedicated service to all of us.