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George Huber III, president of Industrial Kinetics, Inc., has been elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association.
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George Huber III, president of Industrial Kinetics, Inc., has been elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association.

George Huber III, president of Industrial Kinetics, Inc., was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent annual meeting in La Quinta, Calif.
As president of CEMA – the voice of the conveyor industry in North America – Huber will lead the 106-member trade group as the material handling industry rebounds from years of economic turmoil.
"It's an opportune time to advance the strategic objectives of CEMA and promote the lynch-pin role conveyors play in today's integrated material handling and logistics systems," Huber said.  "As an industry, our standards and technologies create value, efficiency and elevated safety in so many areas. It's a vital, exciting story to tell."
Founded in 1933, CEMA's mission is to promote the common interests of its members, while specifying and elevating design, manufacturing, application and safety standards in conveyor equipment and components.  As president, Huber will work with the board of directors,
Addiontal CEMA officers elected

Other officers elected at the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association's Annual Meeting:
• Vice President - Ron Arkema, vice president, Van Gorp Corporation, Pella, IA
• Secretary – Warren Chandler, product manager, Stephens-Adamson, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
• Treasurer – Jerry Heathman, sales & marketing manager, Chantland Pulley & Roller Company, Humboldt, IA

Elected to the Board of Directors were:
• Bob Domnick, vice president, engineering, Superior Industries, Morris, MN
• Paul Ross, president, Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc., Pell City, AL
• Geoff Normanton, senior vice president technology, Fenner Dunlop, Pittsburgh, PA
• Todd Swinderman, director and chief technology officer, Martin Engineering Company, Neponset, IL

Carryover members are:
• Joe Forte, director, sales, Portec, Inc., Canon City, CO
• Michael Hoehn, president, Automatic Systems Inc., Kansas City, MO
• Jim McKnight, senior vice president, system sales and marketing, Intelligrated, Inc., Mason, OH
• Garry Abraham, general manager/CEO, Screw Conveyor Corporation, Hammond, IN
• Dean Bogner, vice president of sales and marketing, Webster Industries, Inc., Tiffin, OH
• Mike Mitchell, product manager, Stober Drives Inc., Maysville, KY

committees and CEMA staff to create valuable business content and actively promote the capabilities of its members in North America.  He will serve a 12-month term, ending in March 2012.