Indiana Manufacturers Association names 2022 chair, executive committee, and board

INDIANA – The Indiana Manufacturers Board of Directors has named its 2022 Chair, Executive Committee, and Members.

Bill Champion

Bill Champion, COO at Fratco, Inc., was named 2022 Chair.

Fratco, Inc., is a manufacturer of plastic corrugated pipes, located in Francesville, Indiana. Fratco has been in business since 1923 and is a member of the IMA Hall of Fame. After spending nearly 35 years in the insurance industry as a commercial risk manager Bill made the move to Fratco in 2011. Since that time, Bill has worked with Chris Overmyer (CEO/President of Fratco) and the Fratco team in expanding the companies presence from two to four locations in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.

Bill has also served one term as a Cass County Councilman and three terms as a City Councilman in Logansport, Indiana. 

Bill served as President of the Logansport Plan Commission for 14 years and was a founding member of the Logansport/Cass County Economic Development Foundation. Currently, Bill is a member of the Pulaski County CDC.

Bill refereed high school and college basketball for 17 years and was an assistant basketball coach at Logansport High School for twelve seasons. 

Bill and his wife Kim live on Lake Freeman, in Monticello, Indiana. They have seven children and seven grandchildren. 

Bill holds a BS in Urban and Regional Studies from Ball State University. 

Following are the 2022 IMA Executive Committee Members:
Chair: Bill Champion, FRATCO, Inc., Francesville
Vice Chair:  Rachel Osting, Fort Wayne Metals Research Products, Fort Wayne
Immediate Past Chair: Tim Hollander, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Princeton
Bill Gartland, Atlas Foundry, Marion
Gary Larson, Ford Meter Box Co., Inc., Wabash
Jody Fledderman, Batesville Tool & Die Co., Inc., Batesville
Mike Lunsford, Dart Controls, Zionsville
Following are the 2022 IMA Board of Directors Members:
John Admire, Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc., Ashley
Carmen Andreoli, Constellation, An Exelon Company, Louisville
Clay Barnes, MPI Corporation, Indianapolis
Trevor Beers, Nucor Steel, Crawfordsville
Donnie Brown, BP Whiting Business Unit, Whiting
JB Brown, BCI Solutions, Inc., Bremen
Mike Crossey, CountryMark, Indianapolis
Katie Davis, Indiana Michigan Power, Fort Wayne
Mike Griffith, Major Tool and Machine, Indianapolis
Gretchen Gutman, Cook Group, Inc., Bloomington
Jeff Hansen, Steel Dynamics, Inc. – Corp. Offices, Fort Wayne
Leanne Hardisty, Caterpillar Inc., Lafayette
Doug Hass, Kimball Electronics, Inc., Jasper
John Hiler, Hiler Industries, LaPorte
Angela Holt, Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing, Auburn
Robert Kersey, ALM/Great States Corporation, Muncie
Greg Kincer, Kimball International, Inc., Jasper
Leah Konrady, Konrady Plastics, Inc., Portage
Matthew Linville, Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw
Matt Long, AT&T, Indianapolis
Kristie McKillip, Duke Energy Indiana, LLC, Plainfield
Tom Merrell, IDI Composites International, Noblesville
Zac Overton, Overton Industries Tube Forming Systems, Franklin
Paul Perkins, Amatrol, Inc., Jeffersonville
Richard Pfeil, Pfeil, Inc., South Bend
George Rogers, Eli Lilly, and Company, Indianapolis
Derek Sublette, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Indianapolis
Laurie Thornton, Centerpoint Energy, Indianapolis
James Tuerk, Aero Industries Incorporated, Indianapolis
Paul Vercher, United States Steel Corporation, Hoover
Allen Waitkins, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., New Carlisle
Ed Wulbrecht, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Lafayette
Brent Yeagy, Wabash National Corporation, Lafayette